With 10 years experience in the animal services field, Meaghan began her career at spcaLA in Los Angeles. As a Humane Educator, she was part of a team that ran violence-prevention programs pairing youth from at-risk communities with adoptable shelter dogs in positive reinforcement dog training classes. The Humane Education department also included a court-ordered juvenile offender program, 8-week long summer camp, and a foster program for the pets of victims of domestic violence. Meaghan moved on to become Volunteer Manager at spcaLA, overseeing almost 300 volunteers and helped implement a new volunteer levels-based dog enrichment program.
In Cincinnati, Meaghan was the Surrender Prevention Specialist at SPCA Cincinnati. While there, she was a founding member of SAFE (Saving Animals from Eviction), and continued to work with the group when she became Shelter Director at Ohio Alleycat Resource (OAR). While at OAR, Meaghan’s team strategically implemented best practices for lifesaving which resulted in the doubling of applications, adoption and rescue transfer numbers. She also led efforts to initiate a new, robust FeLV+ cat adoption program – the first of its kind in Cincinnati. Meaghan is excited to bring her experience and passion for animal sheltering to Cincinnati Animal CARE!
Meaghan holds both a B.S. and M.S. in Education, from The Ohio State University and Canisius College, respectively. She played varsity tennis at Ohio State and is a certified high-performance coach who has worked with nationally-ranked junior players from all over Ohio. Meaghan lives in Covington with 3 cats and 2 Golden Retrievers.