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Get to know the Banfield Foundation®

About us

Banfield Foundation believes that every pet deserves access to veterinary care, shelter and disaster relief. Our board of directors and associates are committed to making a better world for pets because they make a better world for us.

Our team

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Executive Director
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Director of Finance
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Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives
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Community Programs Manager
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Community Programs Coordinator


Our board of directors

Jam Stewart

President and Chairman of the Board, Banfield Foundation VP, Corporate Affairs, Banfield Pet Hospital

Julia Georgesen, DVM

VP Strategic Sourcing, Mars Veterinary Health

Alea Harrison, DVM

Chief Medical Officer, Banfield Pet Hospital

Julie L. Lawless

Community Member

Brent Mayabb, DVM

Treasurer, Global Chief Medical Officer, Royal Canin

Helen Mills

Global VP of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Mars Petcare

Hannah Peters

Secretary, Executive VP, Corporate Reputation + Brand Purpose, WE

Charlotte A. Rossetter

Mars Family volunteer

About the Banfield Foundation

At the core of the Banfield Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the belief that all pets deserve access to veterinary care. In support of this belief, the foundation funds programs that enable veterinary care, elevate the power of the human-animal bond, provide disaster relief for pets, and advance the science of veterinary medicine through fostering innovation and education. It also leverages the expertise and passion of Banfield Pet Hospital® associates to care for pets in need. At the Banfield Foundation, we are committed to making a better world for pets because they make a better world for us.


See our Impact Reports

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Donate now

Help our efforts to provide veterinary care for pets in need, critical medical equipment for shelter and rescue organizations, shelter and disaster relief, resources for survivors of domestic abuse to transition to safety with their pets, and more.

All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Donate to the Banfield Foundation