Human Animal Support Services Project Manager
Jamie Case is the Maddie’s® Human Animal Support Services project manager overseeing the organization and management of the Human Animal Support Services Project. Prior to joining the team in January of 2021, Jamie was the executive director of Gateway Pet Guardians (GPG) for more than a decade. GPG’s work is concentrated in the metro East St. Louis, Illinois, community where almost half of the residents live at or below thepoverty line. Jamie led a strong team of volunteers and staff to create community change through boots-on-the-ground outreach efforts. In 2014, she worked with city officials to eliminate breed-specific verbiage and update outdated inhumane verbiage in the city ordinance.Under Jamie’s leadership, to solve for the lack of essential services and resources in the area, GPG in March of 2019 purchased a former elementary school, which has been renovated into the region’s largest pet resource center. This facility which includes the city’s first veterinary clinic, opened in the summer of 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic that left many people needing low-cost and subsidized services. Jamie also serves as a board member of the St. Louis Petlovers Coalition, which is dedicated to increasing lifesaving and family support in the entire St. Louis metro bistate region.