Director Team

Mark Doty
Director of Individual Giving
Belinda Getler
Director of Principal Gifts
June Hom, Director of Planned Giving
June Hom
Director of Planned Giving
Liora Kahn

Director of Volunteer Services

Marcus Pon

Director of Learning and Development

Yulanda Smith, Director of Marketing
Yulanda Smith

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Wailani Sung, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB

Director of Behavior and Welfare Programs

As one of 89 board-certified veterinary behaviorists in the United States, Dr. Wailani Sung has a passion for helping owners prevent or effectively manage behavior problems in companion animals, enabling them to maintain a high quality of life. Dr. Sung obtained her master’s degree and Doctorate in Psychology, with a special interest in animal behavior from The University of Georgia. Upon completion of these graduate programs, she obtained a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. After practicing general medicine, emergency, exotics and behavioral medicine…

Lindsay Tang

General Counsel

Lindsay Tang serves as General Counsel and oversees all legal matters at the SF SPCA.

After earning her J.D. from Northwestern University, Lindsay began her career in-house at a leading technology company where she had a broad international corporate governance practice. She then practiced at national law firms in Silicon Valley, counseling clients on intellectual property issues in mergers and acquisitions. In her current role, Lindsay applies her corporate experience by handling governance issues and working directly with the SF SPCA Board of Directors…

Sara Taylor, RVT

Vice President of Nursing

Bridgid Twomey

Shelter Medicine Director

Jena Valdez, DVM

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Jena Valdez fell in love with the Bay Area as an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley. She is a graduate of Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and is an active volunteer with RAVS, or Rural Area Veterinary Services, a non-profit group which provides veterinary care to underserved areas. Her professional interests include feline medicine, pain management and acupuncture. She is a…
Nicolette Zarday, DVM, MPH

Hospital Medical Director

Dr. Zarday grew up in New York City. After finishing her undergraduate degree at Brown University, she moved to the west coast and spent a year in San Francisco before enrolling in veterinary school at UC Davis…

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