Proven Barrier-Busting Strategies That Send Animals Home - Fast Track for Spring 2023 Shelter Summit
Spring 2023 Shelter Summit
Fast Track #4 - Proven Barrier-Busting Strategies That Send Animals Home
Uncover hidden and not-so-hidden roadblocks that are keeping animals in the shelter, contributing to shelter team overwhelm and fatigue, and tying up precious resources. Discover how to clear the way to ensure more pets are reunited with their families or placed in new homes. Tap into opportunities to increase live outcomes and build relationships with potential partners, volunteers, fosters, and adopters in your community.
Lead Coach: Nadia Oseguera, California Program Manager at the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
Co-Coach: Allison Cardona, California State Director at the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
Fast Track Live Meetings Schedule:
Wednesdays (and on-demand after)
- March 29th, 11 AM Pac
- April 19th, 11 AM Pac
- May 3rd, 11 AM Pac
- May 17th, 11 AM Pac
Optional Office Hours Schedule:
Thursdays (and some on-demand after)
- April 13th, 9 AM Pac
- April 27th, 9 AM Pac
- May 11th, 9 AM Pac
- May 25th, 9 AM Pac
About Fast Tracks from Maddie's Million Pet Challenge Learniverse:
Ready to make change happen? Choose one or more of the five eight-week Fast Tracks and start doing—with support! Sprint from idea to implementation and ongoing improvement by connecting with coaches and fellow participants along the way.
Join a Fast Track to get guidance from your coach in four one-hour live Zoom meetings over the weeks of 3/27, 4/17, 5/1, and 5/15, and pop in for optional office hours during off-weeks.
Fast Track participation is open to everyone, no application required. Just click on the name of the Fast Track you are interested in below and you’ll get access to all of the meetings in that track.
Attendance at any of the meetings or office hours is optional to make it easy for you to attend what you can. Live meetings will be recorded and available on-demand shortly after each meeting ends.
Use the "Register" button below to get your own meeting log-in link for each meeting and to add the meetings to your calendar.
Information on CE (Continuing Education Credits)
Each 1/2 hour session of the Spring 2023 Shelter Summit has been approved for 0.5 hours of continuing education credits through Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA). Each session of this Summit when viewed on demand here on Maddie's University has been approved for 0.5 hours of continuing education credit until March 27th, 2025 in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. Upon viewing each session and passing the session's short quiz, you can download your RACE CE certificate and upload it to https://CEBroker.com. This is the broker used by the AAVSB to track your continuing education credits.
Fast Track meeting live attendance and on-demand viewing have been approved for 1.0 hours of continuing education credits through Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA). RACE approval is pending for Fast Tracks but is anticipated to be available as 4.0 units for attendance of all 4 live meetings (links to claim CE will be shared with participants at the end of the series once approved by RACE). On-demand session viewing is available through RACE after completion of a short quiz on each live meeting, valid through 4/4/2025.
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Veterinary Social Worker Oregon Humane Society
Oregon Humane Society
Kelly Bremken is the Veterinary Social Worker with Oregon Humane Society. Kelly has a Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a certification in Veterinary Social Work (VSW). This program trains MSSW students in the four areas of Veterinary Social Work. Those areas are Compassion Fatigue & Conflict Management, the Link Between Human & Animal Violence, Animal Assisted Interventions, and Animal-Related Grief & Bereavement.
At Oregon Humane Society, Kelly is on the forefront of utilizing social work practice to attend to the human needs that arise at the intersection of veterinary medicine & animal welfare, and social work practice. She serves as Oregon Humane Society’s first veterinary social worker and is paving the way in the field for greater workplace wellbeing and community partnership.
California Program Manager UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
Nadia Oseguera joined the Koret Shelter Medicine Program (KSMP) in September 2022 as California Program Manager. Prior to joining the KSMP, Nadia received a Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Her desire to help animals combined with her profound understanding and appreciation for people’s diverse experiences and motivations encouraged her to pursue a career in animal welfare.
Nadia’s professional background in customer care and education enabled her to approach animal sheltering with compassionate communication and collaboration, open-mindedness and solution-driven problem-solving.
California State Director, UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
Allison Cardona joined the Koret Shelter Medicine Program in January 2022 as California State Director. She is thrilled to serve on this esteemed team and make an impact for animals and the people who care for them. Prior to this, Allison worked for nearly five years as deputy director for the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. In that role, she oversaw two full-service animal care centers, a communications center, public relations, adoption partners, behavior and enrichment, and volunteer programs.
Allison also served as liaison to the County’s Homeless Initiative ensuring that people experiencing homelessness have options and resources for their pets as well as participating in the County’s Anti-racism, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, assisting with the implementation of an anti-racist policy agenda. Before that, Allison spent fourteen years as a senior program director at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in a variety of departments including adoptions, spay/neuter, disaster response, large-scale cruelty operations, animal hoarding cases, cruelty intervention programs and community engagement.
She serves on the Leadership Council and volunteers on-site at the Downtown Women’s Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing trauma-informed care to unhoused women in Los Angeles. She received a bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs from Empire State College and is a graduate of the USC Price School of Public Policy Executive Leadership Development Program and Southern Utah University Certificate in Executive Animal Services. The proud daughter of Colombian immigrants, Allison is deeply committed to racial justice and equity work. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner, Yvonne and beloved dog, Emma.