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Janelle Dixon, Chair, Animal Humane Society

Lisa LaFontaine, Vice Chair, Washington Humane Society

Anne Reed, Secretary, Wisconsin Humane Society

Jodi Lytle Buckman, Treasurer, ASPCA

Sharon Harmon, Past Chair, Oregon Humane Society

Madeline Bernstein, SPCA-Los Angeles

Sharon Harvey, Cleveland Animal Protective League

Mary Jarvis, Washington Animal Rescue League

Betsy McFarland, Humane Society of the United States

Shelly Moore, Humane Society of Charlotte

Gary Tiscornia, SPCA for Monterey County

Dr. Gary Weitzman, San Diego Humane Society & SPCA

Leslie Yoder, CO Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies


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Mission, Values & Code of Ethics


To unite the animal welfare community and be a powerful advocate to improve the lives of animals.

We pursue our mission with honor, fairness and respect for animals, individuals and organizations. We are committed to act honestly, openly and in good faith, to comply with the rule of law, the policies established by our members and our own conscience.

We are committed to discovery and continuous improvement in developing and implementing our services. We will strive for member satisfaction and enthusiasm by dedicating ourselves to anticipating the changing needs of members and our movement and to provide timely, innovative responses as a force for change in the industry.  To support our mission, we are willing to take prudent risks.  We strive to be proactive, innovative creative and inclusive.

Sensitivity & Diversity
The Federation strives to operate in a respectful climate of openness and trust.   The Federation will set an example for maintaining a collegial environment that promotes inclusiveness, diversity, debate and divergent viewpoints to achieve a shared vision.

Code of Ethics
he Federation leadership will:
- Be honest and ethical in their conduct, including their handling of actual or apparent conflicts of interest between
   personal and professional relationships.
- Deal fairly with all stakeholders; members, suppliers, competitors, volunteers and employees.
- Proactively promote ethical behavior as a responsible member of the humane community and uphold ethical
   standards among peers and within decision making groups, avoid personality conflicts and cliques that disrupt
   the unity of the group and the environment of trust and respect. 

"There is a strong voice for animals when we all speak as one"(c)

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