Our team

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Diane Blankenburg

Co-Executive Director, Maddie’s® Pet Project in Nevada

CEO, Humane Network

In addition to being Co-Executive Director of Maddie’s® Pet Project in Nevada, Diane Blankenburg is the Co-Founder, CEO, and Principal Consultant for Humane Network that provides personalized consulting services to animal welfare groups in order to increase lifesaving in a responsible, sustainable manner. She was the Community Programs & Development Director of Nevada Humane Society for six years, creating and sustaining a 94% community-wide save rate. She also worked for Alley Cat Allies, leading Katrina rescue and recovery projects, and Best Friends Animal Society, where she managed their community network.

Before entering the animal welfare field, Diane was a software engineer and IT manager for Computer Sciences Corporation and General Dynamics. She also managed her own consulting business that provided organizational behavior services and training. She now lives in Reno with her three dogs—Beignet, Boomer, and Bayou.

Bonney Brown

Co-Executive Director, Maddie’s® Pet Project in Nevada

President, Humane Network

 

In addition to being Co-Executive Director of Maddie’s® Pet Project in Nevada, Bonney Brown is the Co-Founder, President, and Principal Consultant for Humane Network that provides personalized consulting services to animal welfare groups in order to increase lifesaving in a responsible, sustainable manner. She was the Executive Director of Nevada Humane Society for seven years, creating and sustaining a 94% community wide save rate. Bonney was also the Chief Operating Officer, National No More Homeless Pets Director, and Communications Director for Best Friends Animal Society.

 

Bonney is also a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences and is currently manager and professor for the University of the Pacific Animal Shelter Management Certificate Program.

Mark Robison

Co-Executive Director, Maddie’s® Pet Project in Nevada

Lead Consultant, Humane Network

 

Mark Robison is the Co-Executive Director of Maddie’s® Pet Project in Nevada and Senior Consultant for Humane Network, which provides personalized consulting services to animal welfare groups in order to increase lifesaving in a responsible, sustainable manner. He is also the Founder and President of CockadoodleMoo Farm Animal Sanctuary outside Reno.

 

Mark was a journalist and editor for several newspapers, including 24 years at the Reno Gazette Journal. He has additional experience in partnership development, social media promotion and analysis, and data analysis.