Maddie's Candid Conversation with Elijah Brice-Middleton
Recorded On: 09/27/2022
Join us for a brand new season of revealing conversations and Q+A with influential animal welfare leaders, hosted by Maddie's Fund Executive Team Leader Mary Ippoliti-Smith. With nine discussions already available, you will be inspired by each speaker’s pathway to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in their daily work. When we respect and appreciate the journeys our community members have taken, we are reminded of the importance of keeping pets and people together.
Presenter: Mary Ippoliti-Smith, Elijah Brice-Middleton
Elijah Brice-Middleton, Director at Plainfield Area Humane Society (PAHS) in New Jersey reveals the values and skills he uses to face challenges of being, in his words, "a brown face in a white world." Maddie's Fund Executive Leadership Team member Mary Ippoliti-Smith hosts the discussion and Q+A.
Come away with ideas to keep more people and pets together through respect and appreciation as valuable members of your staff and your community.
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keywords diversity, equity, inclusion, keeping pets and people together, Elijah Brice-Middleton, Plainfield Area Humane Society
Mary Ippoliti-Smith (Moderator)
Executive Leadership Team
Mary joined Maddie's Fund® in 1998 and currently serves on the Executive Leadership Team, with responsibility for the development of the strategic direction, annual operating business plan and policies to fulfill Maddie's Fund's mission. Prior to this role, Mary was the Vice President of Operations at Maddie's Fund, where she was involved in every facet of corporate and philanthropic activities, supervising the day-to-day operations of the foundation and managing a multi-million dollar budget and distributions of more than $10M in grants annually.
Previous to Maddie's Fund, Mary spent seven years at the San Francisco SPCA and saw firsthand how much a dedicated group of staff and volunteers could accomplish to save animal lives in unprecedented ways.
Mary has a degree in development studies from the University of California, Berkeley (Go Bears!). She and her husband share their home in Oakland, California, with an assortment of canine companions, including Daisy, Ziggy and Roxie.