Meredith Ayan

Meredith Ayan, Executive Director

Meredith thinks she has the best job. She has served as executive director at SPCA International since 2014. She manages and inspires SPCAI's innovative team of animal advocates while striving for exceptional program achievements. Under her leadership, SPCA International programs have expanded to serve more animals, grant distributions have significantly increased and SPCA International is active in more countries than ever before. She has led field work in Brazil, Guatemala, Iraq, the Philippines, Romania and Tanzania. She lives in New York, NY, with her husband and rescue dog, Lilah. (Full Bio)

Stephanie Scott, Director of Communications

Stephanie thinks she has the best job. As the director of communications she delights in telling the world about the life-saving work being accomplished by SPCA International and our partners. She is responsible for supporter engagement, marketing, media placements, social media and the SPCAI website. She enjoys traveling in a support role for program field work whenever possible. With over 10 years of experience in the animal welfare work, Stephanie brings expertise and passion to the team. She lives in Seattle, WA, with her husband, two children and rescue cat, Blueberry. 

Lori Kalef, Program Manager

Lori thinks she has the best job (ever). From the moment she made her way across the street to pet the neighbor's dog at age 2, Lori's life has been all about animals. As an avid advocate for the welfare of all creatures great and small, Lori started volunteering at local shelters in her teens. Her career experience includes being veterinary assistant, managing an animal hospital and saving countless unwanted furry lives in the process. As the program manager for all SPCA International programs, Lori leads rescue efforts around the world and builds partnerships with innovative shelters and rescue groups. By holding hands with strangers across the world, Lori has witnessed thousands of animal lives saved. Lori lives in Victoria, BC, Canada with her husband and 3 rescue dogs, Bosco, Duckie and Woody.

Anne Abbot, Development and Donor Services Manager

Anne thinks she has the best job. With over 25 years of non-profit fundraising experience, Anne joined the SPCAI team in 2014. She has the great opportunity to speak with SPCA International supporters on a daily basis; serving their needs, sharing SPCAI’s success stories and forming strong bonds with the individuals who make SPCAI’s work possible. She oversees direct mail fundraising and works closely with her colleagues to support SPCAI’s work on behalf of animals worldwide. Anne lives in southern NH with her husband Jim and their cat, Charlie.  

Emma Koeniger, Executive Assistant

Emma's happy motor is always running because she thinks she has the best job. As the executive assistant she is the first voice you hear when calling SPCA International's head office. She works closely with all team members, supporting program work and internal operations. With a bachelor's in Veterinary Technology and 5 years of experience as a certified veterinary technician in emergency and general practice, Emma is always ready to dive into a challenge. She lives in New York, NY with her boyfriend and Shiba Inu, Kuma.

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