Becca Britton, native to Cleveland Ohio, has been working in animal welfare since 2003. Outside of animal welfare, her work experience includes more than 10 years in the nonprofit sector with a focus on community development, art culture community programming, public art and program management. In 2003, Becca founded and became executive director of Friends of the Cleveland Kennel, a nonprofit organization that served as a support agency for Cleveland Animal Control. Through her nonprofit, she funded supportive care and programming for animals in need. She also led the efforts to host large-scale pet vaccine clinic events throughout the city of Cleveland. In 2016, Becca founded Neighborhood Pets Outreach and Resource Center, a community-based nonprofit focused on supporting low income pet owners. Britton used her community outreach experience and training, certification from the HSUS Pets for Life program and experience in nonprofit management to create a dynamic and intuitive model based on relationship and trust building within the community, while providing accessible and affordable resources to low income pet owners. Becca is a graduate of the Leadership Development Program Initiative and has attended Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. She was recently awarded the HSUS Humane Leader of the Year award and has been highlighted in various northeast Ohio media outlets showcasing her work in the community. Becca’s focus as a “big picture thinker” is to create sustainable change in Cleveland by being an advocate for animals and the people who love them.