Our People

We work in communities around the country, hail from a host of different backgrounds, and regularly spar over who has the best pet in the universe. But the one thing we all have in common? We are unequivocally committed to saving animals’ lives — and try our best to having fun doing it.

Co-Chairs of our Diversity Committee

Creating a bright, safe future for pets and those who love them means genuinely welcoming people from all walks of life to our community. That’s why we’re making diversity, equity and inclusion part of everything we do, from how we approach and implement our lifesaving programs to how we build partnerships, listen to and communicate with one another.

Amy Davila Sanchez

Beth Wolfer

Carolyn Fitzgerald

Christina Pham Linhoff

Christine Quesada

Dawn Binion-Stewart

Jane Jetabut

Jessica Schonberg

Karl Ruetz

Michael Kabella

Mike Bricker


Leadership & Founders

They began, simply, as a ragtag group of friends with an extraordinary vision. Through their unwavering determination, our founders changed the way this country views homeless and mistreated animals.

Today, the founders and our entire leadership team — comprised of some of the most knowledgeable, experienced and passionate animal welfare advocates from around the world — continue to shape the future of the no-kill movement.


More Best Friends

At each level and in every division, office, and meet-and-greet room across the organization, we’ve gathered people with the skills and experience best able to make a difference for our country’s homeless pets. Meet just a few of the pet-obsessed humans working every day to save lives.


Do we sound like your cup of kibble?

Come work with us and help make a difference for all. But only if you're interested in having some fun while you're at it.

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