National Shelter Engagement Director
Gina Knepp is the national shelter engagement director for the Michelson Found Animals Foundation. Her primary focus is increasing the return-to-home rate by engaging animal sheltering organizations in finding innovative ways of locating missing pet people and, even more important, helping people to avoid losing their pets to begin with. Gina’s background includes managing the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, California. Her experience leading a municipal open-intake, high-volume shelter adds to her passion for helping lost animals get back home where they belong. Previously, she managed high-volume call centers to include 911 and 311. Gina is on the board of directors of the California Animal Welfare Association, and she is on the executive committee of Human Animal Support Services (HASS), a project affiliated with American Pets Alive that deals with national animal shelter reform.