Humane Society Silicon Valley

About Humane Society Silicon Valley

About Kurt Krukenberg


Byline BIO:
Kurt Krukenberg joined Humane Society Silicon Valley as President in January 2020 after previously serving as Chair of HSSV’s Board of Directors. He is thrilled to lead a talented and passionate team that is advancing the cause of animal welfare locally, regionally, and nationally through shelter medicine, scalable rescue partnerships, effective homeless animal prevention strategies, and innovative community engagement programs. For more information, visit HSSV.org.

Broadcast BIO: Our guest today is Humane Society Silicon Valley President Kurt Krukenberg (SAY Crew-can-berg). Welcome, Kurt. Tell us, how has HSSV come to be recognized as an innovator in the animal-welfare community?

Full BIO: Kurt Krukenberg joined Humane Society Silicon Valley as President in January 2020 after previously serving as Chair of HSSV’s Board of Directors. He is thrilled to lead a talented and passionate team that is advancing the cause of animal welfare locally, regionally, and nationally through shelter medicine, scalable rescue partnerships, effective homeless animal prevention strategies, and innovative community engagement programs.

Prior to HSSV, Kurt spent 20 years helping companies create sustainable growth in a variety of operating and advisory roles. As an executive coach, he worked with business and nonprofit leaders to design effective organizations, build high-performing teams, and develop their own leadership skills. As a management consultant at Oliver Wyman, Kurt led engagements for Fortune 500 clients in media, technology, healthcare, and life sciences. He also has deep cross-functional experience in marketing, sales, and product development at industry-leading technology companies including HP/Agilent and Tektronix.

Kurt received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Rice University. Kurt is eternally grateful to have been rescued by his wife Charu and their dogs including Cooper, a pittie/chihuahua mix and proud HSSV alum.
For more information, visit HSSV.org.



About Dr. Cristie Kamiya


Byline BIO: Dr. Cristie Kamiya (say Kuh-ME-Uh) serves as Chief of Shelter Medicine at Humane Society Silicon Valley and is one of the only residency-trained veterinarians in the specialized field of shelter medicine. A member of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV), Dr. Kamiya led the HSSV initiative to become the first model shelter in the nation to meet all the ASV Guidelines. She travels all over the country and the world providing volunteer veterinary support to organizations in need. For more information, visit HSSV.org.

Broadcast BIO: Our guest today is Dr. Cristie Kamiya (say Kuh-ME-Uh), Chief of Shelter Medicine at Humane Society Silicon Valley. Dr. Kamiya, what is the difference between regular veterinary medicine and shelter medicine?

Full BIO: Dr. Cristie Kamiya (say Kuh-ME-Uh) serves as Chief of Shelter Medicine at Humane Society Silicon Valley and is one of the only residency-trained veterinarians in the specialized field of shelter medicine. She completed her three-year shelter-medicine training program at University of California – Davis and now oversees both Shelter and Medical Operations for HSSV. She holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from Colorado State University. A member of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV), Dr. Kamiya led the HSSV initiative to become the first model shelter in the nation to meet all the ASV Guidelines. She travels all over the country and the world providing volunteer veterinary support to organizations in need. She also fosters underage shelter kittens and loves spending time with her adopted shelter dogs. For more information, visit HSSV.org.


About Sandy Mallalieu


Byline BIO: Sandy Mallalieu is the Director of Marketing at Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV), the first organization to meet all model shelter guidelines set forth by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. Sandy has 15+ years experience leading marketing and communications efforts for nonprofits and is mom to her dogs, Milo and Linus, and her four cats: Leonardo, Lidia, Donatella, and Isabella. For more information, visit HSSV.org.

Broadcast BIO: Our guest today, Sandy Mallalieu, has spent 15 years leading marketing and communications teams for nonprofits and she is now serving as Director of Marketing at Humane Society Silicon Valley in California. Sandy, tell us more about what HSSV does to help homeless animals find forever homes?

Full BIO: Sandy Mallalieu is the Director of Marketing at Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV), the first organization to meet all model shelter guidelines set forth by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. Sandy has 15+ years experience leading marketing and communications efforts for nonprofits. Prior to joining HSSV, she led communications and technology teams at Harvard Business School, MIT and Saint Mary’s College of California. She has also served in a range of roles for the Board of Directors of the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College, and was a 2016 recipient of the school’s Medal of Honor. Sandy holds degrees from Mount Holyoke College and Syracuse University as well as a professional photography certificate; her specialty is pet photography. She has volunteered with a number of shelters, telling their stories through photo essays for marketing and fundraising and helping pets get adopted. Her first word as a baby wasn’t mom or dad; it was Bruno, the family Saint Bernard who was her best buddy. Sandy is currently mom to her dogs, Milo and Linus, and her four cats: Leonardo, Lidia, Donatella, and Isabella. For more information, visit HSSV.org.



About Humane Society Silicon Valley


Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) is an independent, privately funded, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving people and pets for over 90 years. In 2017, HSSV became the first organization ever to earn model shelter status according to the guidelines set forth by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. As an independent non-profit organization, HSSV does not receive funding from Humane Society of the United States, ASPCA, or state and federal government entities. HSSV offers quality adoptions, affordable spaying/neutering, vaccinations, microchipping services, pet care services, and education programs to enhance the human-animal bond. Established in 1929, HSSV has adopted more than 500,000 animals into permanent, loving homes. Animal welfare is their top priority and their mission is to save and enhance lives. For more information, visit HSSV.org.
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