Our Leadership

American Pets Alive! is a program of Austin Pets Alive!. The program's Executive Leadership is listed below, along with the APA! Board of Directors.

AmPA! Executive Team

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Ellen Jefferson, DVM

President & CEO & Maddie's® Director of Lifesaving Leadership
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Kristen Hassen

Maddie’s® American Pets Alive! Director
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Maggie Lynch

Development Director
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Katie Jarl

Director of Government Affairs and Policy

APA! Board of Directors

Dr. Ellen Jefferson

Executive Director

Rusy Tally

Board Member

Mike Rovner

Board Member

Gerri Kappler

Board Member

Bill Symon

Board Member

Gretchen Meyer

Board Member

Meredith Young

Board Member

Laura Villagran Johnson

Board Member

Alexander Devine

Board Member

Monica Dermott

Board Member

Kristen Tollefson Serra

Board Member

Cynthia Konieczny

Board Member

Dr. Milton J. Guiberteau

Board Member

Dr. Jodi Denyszyn

Board Member
Thursday March 21st, 2019

What Was Your Match? A Single Spark Can Start a Movement

Fourth-century philosopher St. Augustine once said that hope has two ingredients—anger and courage. Anger at the way things are, and the courage to make a change.