Profile Lee Ann Shenefiel

Lee Ann Shenefiel

Interim Chief Animal Services Officer at Austin Animal Center

Lee Ann Shenefiel is Interim Chief Animal Services Officer at Austin Animal Center in Austin, Texas overseeing Animal Protection, outreach and prevention programming and the center’s volunteer program. A recognized leader in no-kill animal sheltering, the Austin Animal Center saves over 94% of the almost 18,000 animals it takes in each year. Community-focused programs serve thousands of area residents and help keep pets with their families. Prior to coming to Austin, Lee Ann was the Business Operations Manager at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter in northern Virginia and has over a decade in public service with a focus on connecting the community and government resources.

My Sessions

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Sat. February 2nd

8:30 am - 9:30 am Map Icon Zlotnik Family Ballroom

Opening Keynote Part I: Becoming No Kill

This opening session is designed to give you context about the obstacles, the challenges, the successes and the strategies that made Austin, TX the largest truly No Kill shelter and how they apply to everyone everywhere.


10:50 am - 12:05 pm Map Icon Salon 1-2

How to Be the Boss of Your Organization's Save Rate

The only way to stop the deaths of shelter animals is to actually stop the deaths of shelter animals. Sound simple? It sort of is.


Mon. February 4th

9:50 am - 11:20 am Map Icon Salon 1-2

Using YOUR Data for Strategic Planning

Join Dr. Jefferson and Lee Ann Shenefiel to learn how to use your data for strategic planning and how it can help you achieve your goals.


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Map Icon Amphitheater M2 204

The Modern Municipal Animal Agency: Targeted Neighborhood Programs to Improve Public Safety and Serve the Community

Learn how modern shelters develop targeted neighborhood programs that serve the larger community's desire to be no kill AND serves the public safety needs of specific areas.


2:20 pm - 4:20 pm Map Icon Salon 1-2

Leadership Roundtables

Participants will have the opportunity to connect with successful shelter leaders to learn pearls of wisdom and specific strategies.


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