Joyce Briggs, MS, has worked full time in management positions in animal welfare for more than 25 years, with a special passion for effective, humane population control of companion animals. She has been President of the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs since 2008, where she works to advance non-surgical alternatives to control dog and cat populations.
Joyce was previously Executive Director of PetSmart Charities, where she guided investment in innovation for high-quality, high-volume spay and neuter approaches and redistribution of shelter pets. Joyce also worked with the American Humane Association to develop and launch the first marketing materials for pediatric sterilization. As a consultant to Banfield Pet Hospital, Joyce helped create an Animal Shelter Advisory Board and helped with an industry transition to an ISO-standard microchip reader.
Locally, Joyce is co-founder of and active with the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland, Oregon, which has completed more than 100,000 cat spays for low-come owners in less than 10 years, increasing the regional save rate to 96%. Passionate about peer-to-peer pet foster, Joyce is a strategic advisor to 911Fosterpets. Joyce has a Master’s degree from Northwestern University.