Stephanie (Steph) relocated from Portland, OR to San Diego and immediately began working for La Jolla Veterinary Hospital in 2006. She left her position as Hospital Director in 2021 to join The FACE Foundation. She also founded Paws and Pints La Jolla, a fundraiser in...

Christine Spencer is a native of Southern California and has lived in San Diego most of her life. She has worked in almost every area of non-profit fundraising for over 14 years. Christine received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Texas Christian University. While...

Annie has been involved in the area of animal welfare for her entire life. Her previous experience includes over ten years with the San Diego Humane Society as the Education Manager, where she developed and implemented their humane education programs. Prior to her work at SDHS, she worked...

Patty has been in the animal welfare sector for nearly 2 decades. She worked for the SPCA of Tampa Bay for three years prior to moving to California. She then worked for the San Diego Humane Society for eight years. Patty has extensive experience in...

As a passionate animal advocate and nonprofit professional, Rachel has been involved in the animal welfare community for nearly a decade. Her experience includes work and internships with the Humane Society of the United States, Compassion Over Killing, and Expand Animal Rights Now, a law...

Maureen Sullivan, MBA, grew up in a military family and calls San Diego home. She has worked in the corporate and non-profit arenas and believes building solid relationships are key to success. Maureen received her Bachelor of Arts in History from UC Santa Barbara and...

With three decades of experience, Karen has made a career in non-profit animal welfare. In 1992, she moved from Indiana to Southern California where she obtained a degree in Urban Geography and Environmental Studies from UCLA. Karen worked full time while in school in a...

Lisa has been writing the FACE Foundation blog since July 2014. With Master’s degrees in English and Library and Information Science, she has been a librarian for many years, and is currently working as a freelance writer. Originally from New Jersey, Lisa has also lived in...