Lauren Lipsey, Vice President of Community Programs, first joined the team in 2014 as the Director of Rehoming for our legacy organization, the Washington Humane Society. She has been in her current position since early 2017. She is responsible for driving the strategic direction of the foster, humane education, community cat (CatNiPP), and Help Out Partner and Engage (HOPE) programs. Prior to joining HRA, she worked at the Humane Society of the United States, the Smithsonian Institution, and other animal welfare organizations—including in Santiago, Chile, where she discovered her passion for helping animals. Her animal welfare experience includes adoptions, public relations and online communications, shelter and outreach program development, event direction, and fundraising. She has two dogs, Oreo and Lily, who she found in Chile, and a cat, Snake, who she has raised since he was just two days old. Outside of work, Lauren likes to train for and compete in triathlons, and has raced in such world-class events as the Ironman 70.3 World Championship and USA Age Group National Championships.
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