The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement Learning Center
2-27-24 The Roundtable: Widen Your Talent Pool
Includes a Live Web Event on 02/27/2024 at 4:00 PM (EST)
Join us for a discussion with industry leaders about building a fair and just workforce. Learn how they’re recruiting and onboarding talent through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Panelists will share highlights and challenges they experienced along the way, while attendees will walk away with next steps for updating their recruitment and onboarding initiatives.
Panelists will share ways they have:
- Widened their talent pool to make opportunities accessible to a broader range of candidates
- Minimized unconscious bias in the interviewing process, ensuring all applicants are evaluated based on consistent criteria
This session will benefit hiring teams and hiring managers who are preparing to recruit new talent at their shelters and organizations.
The Roundtable Panel:
- Meshia Burrell, Vice President of People and Culture, The Anti-Cruelty Society
- Aubrey Daniels, HR Manager, Pasado's Safe Haven
- Mark Neff, Executive Director, Forsyth Humane Society
- Jasmin Robinson, Director of DEI Initiatives, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement
This roundtable has been approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.
Vice President of People and Culture
The Anti-Cruelty Society
Meshia Burrell has nearly 20 years of human resources generalist experience with non-profits in health care and broadcasting. Prior to joining The Anti-Cruelty Society in 2009, she worked in human resources for a retirement community where she was directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of human resource functions.
Meshia holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management with a concentration in Human Resources, PHR (Professional Human Resources) certification, SHRM – CP (Society of Human Resources Certified Professional) certification and is a certified Caliper Expert. She continues to work hard to strengthening connectivity and engagement at all levels and develop successful leaders through various HR initiatives.
Senior Human Resources Manager
Pasado’s Safe Haven
Aubrey Daniels is the Senior Human Resources Manager for Pasado’s Safe Haven. She has over ten years of experience in Human Resources in the nonprofit, manufacturing, and retail sectors. She brings her personal passion for equity work to her professional endeavors and strives to continuously find ways to improve the employee experience and create a more diverse and inclusive work environment.
President & CEO
Forsyth Humane Society
Mark Neff is the President and CEO of Forsyth Humane Society, bringing over a decade of experience within the organization to his leadership role. Starting as the Director of Operations and Human Resources, he has consistently focused on recruitment, onboarding, and exploring ways to integrate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) into their operations. His tenure at Forsyth Humane Society showcases a commitment to animal welfare and organizational growth, reflecting his dedication to both the mission of the humane society and the well-being of its team members.
Director of DEI Initiatives
The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement
Jasmin M. Robinson is The Association's Director of DEI Initiatives. She is also the CEO and Founder of I.D.E.A.L. Education, LLC., and a consultant with MSM Global Consulting. She has over 10 years of experience leading efforts to foster and maintain inclusive work environments that welcome, embrace, empower, and celebrate people. She is actively pursuing a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership at Indiana State University.