Executive Team

Howard Chi

Chief Operating Officer

Mary D’Agostino

Senior Vice President of Community Engagement &
Chief Marketing Officer

Alice Jordan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Senior Vice President of People Development and Education
Jeannine Berger, DVM, DACVB, DACAW, CAWA
Senior Vice President of Rescue and Welfare

Dr. Berger first obtained her veterinary degree in 1991 in Zurich, Switzerland. She moved to Davis, California in 1998, where she completed her residency in veterinary behavior and attained board certification with the American College for Veterinary Behaviorists from UC Davis in 2007. In 2014, she attained board certification from the American College of Animal Welfare. Since 2011, Dr. Berger has overseen all aspects of clinical…

Brandy Kuentzel

Senior Vice President of Advocacy & Public Policy, and General Counsel

Brandy Kuentzel is Senior Vice President and General Counsel at the San Francisco SPCA. Since joining the SF SPCA in 2012, Brandy has advanced numerous animal protection laws in California, among them prohibiting the use of gas chambers to kill dogs and cats and empowering judges to award pet custody in divorce based on what is best for the animal. She has also been a key player in countless community-based reforms for shelter animals, including successfully securing millions of dollars in increased government funding for animal shelters and enacting ordinances that support welfare-centric sheltering practices…

Brandy Vause

Senior Vice President of Development


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