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About Carol Novello


Byline BIO: Carol Novello has served as President of Humane Society Silicon Valley since 2010. Under her leadership, HSSV became the first organization to meet all model shelter guidelines set forth by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. Her work at HSSV has also resulted in marked increases in the rescue organization’s adoption numbers, save rates and animals receiving extended care through their shelter medicine program. Prior to HSSV, she was a senior executive at Intuit. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. For more information, visit www.HSSV.org.

Broadcast BIO:
Our guest today is Humane Society Silicon Valley President Carol Novello, upon whom Maddie’s Fund recently bestowed their newly created Maddie Hero Award for innovation in the field of animal welfare. Welcome, Carol. Tell us, how has HSSV come to be recognized as an innovator in the animal-welfare community?

Full BIO: Carol Novello is President of Humane Society Silicon Valley, serving one year on their Board of Directors prior to her current role. Under her leadership, HSSV became the first organization to meet all model shelter guidelines set forth by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. Her work at HSSV has also resulted in marked increases in the rescue organization’s adoption numbers, save rates and the number of animals receiving care. Prior to entering the field of animal rescue, Carol was a senior executive at Intuit where she held numerous positions including President of MasterBuilder Software, Vice President/General Manager of QuickBooks Online and Vice President of Marketing for QuickBooks and Small Business Services. Carol earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and is proud to include three rescue animals in her family: a German Shepherd dog named Tess and two cats, Herbie and Bode. For more information, visit www.HSSV.org and subscribe to Humane Society Silicon Valley YouTube channel.

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 only a handful of 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 www.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 only a handful of 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 www.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 a Saint Bernard named Emma, a Basset Hound named Monty and three cats: Dante, Donatella and Isabella.

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 a Saint Bernard named Emma, a Basset Hound named Monty and three cats: Dante, Donatella and Isabella.

About Humane Society Silicon Valley


Full BIO: Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) is an independent, privately funded, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving people and pets for over 85 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.
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