Liana Moss, CA is the Keeping Families Together Implementation Coordinator with American Pets Alive!. In this role, she helps animal welfare organizations and communities across the United States and Canada access the tools they need to keep pets with their families and avoid preventable surrender due to change in housing status, as well as any other reasons that could prevent people and their pets from remaining together. While leading a working group of animal welfare experts, Liana helped create the Keeping Families Together Eviction Response Toolkit.
Previously, she was the Community Outreach Specialist with Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) in Tucson, Arizona, where she worked with people experiencing homelessness and those facing extreme poverty to keep and care for their pets. She developed and coordinated multiple community outreach programs, including those created in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The relationships with fellow Pima County community members and their pets, created through boots-on-the-ground engagement, are some of the most meaningful and transformative of her life. A strong believer in a strengths-based approach and community assets driven engagement, she is honored and excited to be a part of the HASS team. She is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work and a certificate in Animal Assisted Social Work at the University of Denver, where she concentrates in Organizational Leadership & Policy Practice and will be engaging in research with the Institute for Human Animal Connection starting Fall 2021. She obtained her Credentialed Advocate Certification in 2021 through her work as Victim Advocate.