Elizabeth Oreck

National Manager, Housing Initiatives

Best Friends Animal Society

Elizabeth Oreck is the national manager of Best Friends Animal Society’s housing initiatives, which focuses on keeping pets with their families through legislation, policies and programs to increase pet-inclusive housing and remove barriers that lead to unnecessary pet surrender. Elizabeth has worked in animal welfare for more than 20 years. She is a wildlife rehabilitator who has served on the boards of the California Wildlife Center, Pets90210 and the Coalition for Pets and Public Safety, as well as the regional council of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). She began her career as a managing director for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles and has been with Best Friends since 2008. She is also the national manager of Best Friends’ puppy mill initiatives.