Maddie's Candid Conversations - Season Two

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Revealing conversations with influential animal welfare professionals, hosted by Maddie's Fund Executive Team Leader Mary Ippoliti-Smith. 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, Maddie's Fund Executive Leadership Team

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    In-depth discussion about diversity, equity and inclusion with Elijah Brice-Middleton, Director at Plainfield Area Humane Society (PAHS) in New Jersey

    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.

    Ask questions or comment on this program on Maddie's Pet Forum https://maddies.fund/candidcon...

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    Mary Ippoliti-Smith (Moderator)

    Executive Leadership Team

    Maddie's Fund

    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.

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    As America celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for a conversation with José and Maddie's Fund Executive Leadership Team member Mary Ippoliti-Smith.

    From a very early age, José Ocaño learned to care for animals thanks to his mom who instilled a love of living things and helping people. Growing up in Barrio Anita gave José the grit, tenacity and life skills he would later need to work in some of the most challenging ecosystems. But just like the people from his community, José's resilience and heart carry him forward. Nothing shows that more than his success as Senior Director of People and Culture with Best Friends Animal Society.

    As America celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for a conversation with José and Maddie's Fund Executive Leadership Team member Mary Ippoliti-Smith.

    This webinar has been pre-approved for .5 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by the National Animal Care & Control Association.

    Visit Maddie's Pet Forum to comment, follow a discussion or ask questions: https://maddies.fund/candidcon...

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    Watch an inspiring look at one woman's journey across the globe and learn how her unique approach to adversity helped change the lives of animals and the people who love them.

    Presenters: Mary Ippoliti-Smith and Geraldine D'Silva

    Growing up in India, Geraldine D'Silva developed a deep understanding of equality and the human-animal bond.  From an early age, she’d care for stray dogs in her neighborhood, feeding them and taking them to a local shelter for further care.  Later, that compassion expanded using her degree in Sociology which took her to remote villages to study the caste system and women’s empowerment, and then volunteering with those experiencing homelessness.  An M.B.A. from the Edinburgh Business School gave her even greater skills, but as a foreigner both in Scotland and then in the U.S., finding meaningful work was a serious challenge.  Join us for an inspiring look at her journey across the globe and learn how her unique approach to adversity helped change the lives of animals and the people who love them.

    Visit Maddie's Pet Forum to comment, follow a discussion or ask questions: https://maddies.fund/candidconvoGeraldineDSilvaMU

    This presentation has been pre-approved for .5 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by the National Animal Care & Control Association.

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