Heather Owen

Executive Director, Board President

Heather Owen
Heather Owen co-founded One Tail at a Time in 2008 while attending law school. She helped run the organization while practicing litigation in Cook County until 2015, when she left her career to help One Tail at a Time open the adoption center and begin to reach its potential. Since then, she has served as the Executive Director and has been passionate about implementing progressive programming to address the problem of needless euthanasia. Heather is passionate about social justice, good books and finding the best veggie tacos in Chicago. She is almost always accompanied by her One Tail alum and adventure buddy, Trout.