Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives
Paula brings more than 20 years of fund development leadership and contemporary perspectives on nonprofit and philanthropic sectors to the Banfield Foundation. Spearheading initiatives to educate and engage associates and donors in the work of the foundation, she works with the team to raise awareness and financial resources to increase the impact and care for vulnerable pets. Paula also utilizes her expertise in strategy and program development to guide leadership and the board in building and supporting foundation programs and partnerships. Outside of work, Paula volunteers with nonprofit organizations supporting youth education, including serving on the board of Social Venture Partners Portland. Originally a city girl from the East coast, Paula moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2005 to enjoy the beauty and bounty (as a foodie!) of the region. She currently resides in Southwest Washington with her husband, two daughters, dog, cat, and seven chickens.