Our Instructors

Our instructors are national No Kill leaders and programmatic experts. They developed or improved the proven solutions Austin Pets Alive! and Austin Animal Center use to create the safest city for pets in the nation.

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Ellen Jefferson, DVM

President and CEO
Clare Callison

Clare Callison

Maddie's Canine Lifesaving Advisor
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Faith Wright

Shelter Management Advisor
Monica Frenden

Monica Frenden

Maddie's Director of Feline Lifesaving
Jordana Moerbe

Jordana Moerbe

Maddie's Medical Program Director
Casandra Mensing

Casandra Mensing

Maddie's Neonatal Program Director
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Dr. Nipuni Ratnayaka

Maddie's Lifesaving Academy Veterinarian
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Carrie DeFeo

Dog Behavior Co-Manager
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Regan Goins

Dog Foster Co-Manager
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Mark Sloat

Program Manager
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Lara Cirkovic

Matchmaker Program Manager
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Hana Garner

CGC/TOP Dog Trainer