2018 ND Animal Welfare Conference
Minot, September 22nd, 2018

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From: September 22, 2018
To: September 22, 2018

2018 ND Animal Wefare Conference
Meet the Presenters

Dr. Chumkee Aziz

Chumkee obtained her DVM degree at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She completed a rotating internship at the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in NYC in 2013 and a shelter medicine residency with the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the University of California, Davis in 2016. She currently works for the ASPCA as a senior director with the Northern Tier Shelter Initiative. Her areas of focus include the role of community collaboration in mitigating pet homelessness, proactive shelter population management, and infectious disease prevention in shelters. She serves on the Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ Board.


Michael Barrett

Michael Barrett has led the ASPCA Grants Management department since its inception in 2008. Over the past 10 years, the ASPCA has granted over $120 million to more than 3,000 unique organizations in every state and most U.S. territories in support of programs ranging from anti-cruelty and disaster response to forensics sciences and shelter veterinary medicine, equine and farm animal initiatives, and collaborative or community-based approaches to pet adoption, retention and spay/neuter. Previously, Michael served as a research associate for Philanthropy New York’s (post-Hurricane Katrina) Gulf Coast Task Force. Michael lives in New York City with his dog, Binah, who was rescued by the ASPCA from a puppy mill in 2010. 


Tricia Sebes

Tricia is the ASPCA’s Northern Tier Shelter Initiative Director working with animal welfare organizations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Alaska. She is tasked with improving positive outcomes of shelter animals through consultations, training and strategic grant making. Tricia graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services Management giving her a solid foundation for work in the nonprofit sector. After graduation Tricia worked at the Humane Educational Society in Chattanooga, TN where she developed skills for engaging the community in coalition building and fulfilling the shelter’s mission to save more lives. Prior to being hired at the ASPCA, she worked at McKamey Animal Center in Chattanooga, TN. As part of the senior management team she played an essential role in decision making and program building. In 2016 Tricia achieved her certification as a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator through the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators. She serves as the board secretary for a high volume spay and neuter clinic in her hometown Chattanooga where she lives with her adopted dog and cat.

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