American Humane Association names Ellen Taylor Director of Animal Welfare & Education

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Ellen Taylor has joined American Humane Association as Director of Animal Welfare & Education, a position in which she will expand and enhance the organization’s work to educate and support animal welfare professionals throughout the United States.

Ms. Taylor was previously director of community initiatives for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) based in New York City. Her extensive experience in animal welfare also includes positions as director of animal care services at the Humane Society of South Mississippi, executive director at the Humane Society of El Paso (Texas), director of operations at the Cleveland Animal Protective League, and director of operations and interim executive director at the Larimer Humane Society in Fort Collins, Colo. 
“My passion for protecting animals has fueled 20 years in the animal welfare field, and this new position is the culmination of everything I have learned and achieved in those two decades,” said Ms. Taylor.  “I am thrilled to be bringing my experience and enthusiasm to American Humane Association as part of our renewed commitment to being the premier knowledge- and resource-sharing organization in the animal welfare industry.”


Ms. Taylor attended Northern Virginia Community College. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and a Certified Dialogue Education™ Practitioner (CDEP).
“Ellen’s diverse career in shelter operations and professional dog training, combined with her national reputation as a dynamic collaborator, make her a truly exciting addition to this organization,” said Dori Villalon, Vice President of American Humane Association’s Animal Protection Program. “Her expertise in curriculum development and delivery, professional mentoring, grant management and strategic planning will be instrumental in revitalizing and broadening our support for the shelter professionals who spend every day on the front lines of protecting animals.”

About American Humane Association

Since 1877, the historic American Humane Association has been at the forefront of every major advancement in protecting children, pets and farm animals from cruelty and abuse and neglect. Today we’re also leading the way in understanding human-animal interaction and its role in society. As the nation’s voice for the protection of children and animals, American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. You can help make a difference, too. Visit American Humane Association at www.americanhumane.org today.

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