(Oakland, CA) The Oakland Police Department Animal Services Division is proud to introduce Megan Webb as its new director. Webb accepted the position of Oakland Animal Services (OAS) director on April 11, 2009.
“I’m excited about working closely with staff, volunteers and community members to find innovative ways to expand our services and improve the quality of life of the animals in our care,” Webb said in regard to the announcement.
A native and resident of Oakland, she has been with Oakland Animal Services since 2002 as the community outreach program manager. Among her endeavors, Megan has built and maintains a volunteer program of over 150 volunteers who donated close to 13,000 hours last year. In 2007, Webb co-founded the Friends of the Oakland Animal Shelter (FOAS), a successful 501c3 nonprofit that brings additional funding and attention to the shelter to improve the lives of the animals in its care.
Webb has successfully administered all aspects of Oakland Animal Services since 2002 and previously served as the director of a regional and statewide public health project. With over a decade of management and animal shelter experience, a BA in biology from UC-Santa Cruz, and an MBA from UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Webb’s background is a solid fit for the director’s role. Augmenting these credentials, Webb is also a certified conflict mediator, has created and taught courses for the Humane Society of the United States, and speaks Spanish – making her a well-rounded appointee.