Director of Prevention
Dr. Jeannine Berger
Vice President of Rescue and Welfare

Dr. Berger first obtained her veterinary degree in 1991 in Zurich, Switzerland. She moved to Davis, California in 1998, where she completed her residency in veterinary behavior and attained board certification with the American College for Veterinary Behaviorists from UC Davis in 2007. In 2014, she attained board certification from the American College of Animal Welfare. Since 2011, Dr. Berger has overseen all aspects of clinical...

Joe Boothby
Director of Information Technology
Howard Chi
Chief Financial Officer
Erika Dokman, RVT
Nursing Care Director-Pacific Heights Campus
Suzanne Hollis
Director of Adoptions
Alice Jordan
Senior Vice President of People Development and Education
Liora Kahn with Steely
Director of Volunteer Services
Dr. Lisa Killian
Vice President of Veterinary Services, Mission Campus

Dr. Lisa Killian is the Vice President of Veterinary Services for our Mission Campus.  Dr. Killian, her husband and daughter are the guardians of a Calico Torti rescue named Pixel. Dr. Killian is proud to be part of the Bay Area’s animal welfare community.  She continues to find inspiration in the committed staff, volunteers and supporters of the SF SPCA.

Dr. Killian received her DVM from Texas A &M University in 1999....

Cynthia Kopec
Chief Operating Officer
Brandy Kuentzel
General Counsel and Director of Advocacy
Vice President of Development


Director of Shelter Medicine
Sara Taylor, RVT
Nursing Care Director-Mission Hospital
Medical Director, Prevention Programs

Dr Jena Valdez fell in love with the Bay Area as an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley. She is a graduate of Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and is an active volunteer with RAVS, or Rural Area Veterinary Services, a non-profit group which provides veterinary care to underserved areas. Her professional interests include feline medicine, pain management and acupuncture. She is a...

Director of Finance / Controller
Director of Human Resources