Jeanine Foucher

Executive Director

Acadiana Animal Aid

Jeanine Foucher is an enterprising animal welfare executive broadly versed in philanthropy, relationship building, creation and implementation of operational efficiencies, and data analysis. In 2018, she moved to Lafayette, Louisiana, to assume the role of executive director at Acadiana Animal Aid, the region’s leader in animal welfare, sheltering and transport.

Prior to moving to Louisiana, Jeanine was the executive director of Pet Net Washington, a family foundation in Seattle, where she provided leadership, vision and strategic direction to fulfill the foundation’s mission of ending the euthanasia of adoptable animals and reducing animal overpopulation in Washington state. Jeanine led the first-ever Washington state animal shelter data and pioneered statewide data collection by a private foundation. She uses data to create policies and save lives.

Currently, Acadiana Animal Aid is working in conjunction with leadership at Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center to act as mentors for two rural Louisiana shelters as part of the Best Friends’ shelter collaborative program.