National Programs Director
Bryan Kortis is the cofounder and national programs director for Neighborhood Cats, a community cat advocacy group with handson programs in New York City, New Jersey and Maui. He has served as a consultant on freeroaming cat issues to the Humane Society of the United States and as a grants manager for PetSmart Charities, overseeing more than 21 million in trapneuterreturn TNR and spayneuter projects during his tenure. A frequent presenter at national conferences, Bryan has authored or coauthored many of the leading educational guides on TNR, including the Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook published by Neighborhood Cats, Community TNR Tactics and Tools PetSmart Charities and, most recently, The ReturntoField Handbook Humane Society of the United States. He has personally trapped a few thousand cats, several of whom ended up released in his apartment, and believes the lives of all animals should be valued and protected. Bryan has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.