Chief Programs Officer
Bobby Mann is the chief programs officer for the Humane Rescue Alliance. In his role, Bobby oversees HRA's advocacy efforts, community programs, humane education and public pet services — all with the goal of uplifting and keeping people and pets together. Bobby also oversees the WayStation program, HRA’s best-in-class animal relocation program. With more than a decade of experience at municipal animal shelters, Bobby’s deep operational expertise, leadership and creativity have helped change the public’s perception of the animal welfare industry. In his most recent role for American Pets Alive as the Maddie’s® human animal support services (HASS) pilot director, Bobby's work focused on developing programs and protocols to implement community supported sheltering and help keep pets in homes with families who already love them. Previously, Bobby spent more than a decade working in Sacramento animal shelters, at both the Sacramento SPCA and later at the state capital’s municipal organization, Front Street Animal Shelter. Bobby is passionate about implementing and expanding programs that instill a people-first mindset, support youth engagement, further the inclusion of historically marginalized communities and celebrate the love between people and pets.