Our Instructors

Our instructors are national No Kill leaders and programmatic experts. They developed or improved the proven solutions Austin Pets Alive! and Austin Animal Center use to create the safest city for pets in the nation.

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Ellen Jefferson, DVM

President and CEO
Clare Callison

Clare Callison

Maddie's® Director of National Pet Supply and Demand
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Faith Wright

Maddie's® Shelter Management Advisor
Monica Frenden

Monica Frenden-Tarant

Maddie's® Director of Feline Lifesaving
Jordana Moerbe

Jordana Moerbe

Maddie's® Medical Program Advisor
Aaron Caldwell

Aaron Caldwell

Maddie's® Canine Lifesaving Specialist
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Dr. Nipuni Ratnayaka

Maddie's® Lifesaving Academy Veterinarian

Carrie DeFeo

Dog Behavior Co-Manager
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Lara Cirkovic

Matchmaker Program Manager
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Hana Garner

CGC/TOP Dog Trainer
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Rory Adams

Maddie’s® Training and Education Manager
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Bobby Mann

Maddie’s® Human Animal Support Services Pilot Director