The Friends of Oakland Animal Services (FOAS) is happy to announce that a new program and fundraising director has been hired! Lisa Franzetta will be joining the FOAS team and working closely with the board of directors, volunteers, supporters and other organizations to coordinate FOAS community programs that aim to reduce the number of homeless animals in the city of Oakland. The primary program she’ll be working on initially is a community spay/neuter program targeting dogs and cats in Oakland.
Lisa brings over 15 years of experience in nonprofit animal welfare work and has been a shelter volunteer since she was a college student, including doing weekly cat care shifts at Oakland’s Hopalong Animal Rescue for the past two years. She has developed and implemented campaigns as a senior coordinator at PETA and directed marketing and communications teams at the Animal Legal Defense Fund and, most recently, at the University of San Francisco. In addition to her work with FOAS, Lisa is also enrolled in a master’s program at Berkeley’s Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College. She has two rescue cats, including grey tabby Gus, himself an OAS alumnus.
Lisa starts her work with FOAS on July 31.