The PetSmart Charities & Meals on Wheels America Partnership

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Recorded On: 12/03/2020

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The partnership between PetSmart Charities and Meals on Wheels America was forged out of a commitment to ensuring that more seniors and their pets live healthy, nourished lives together, which has taken on new meaning in these physically-distant times. During this session, you’ll hear the key points of this partnership as well as future plans. You’ll also learn more about how your organization can partner with local Meals on Wheels affiliates to help protect the bond between seniors and their pets. 

This session was originally recorded during The Fall Conference for Animal Welfare Advancement 2020 and was sponsored by Pethealth. Inc. It is approved for CEs towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). 

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Shanna Gauvin

Manager of Strategy and Impact

Meals on Wheels America

Shanna Gauvin is Manager of Strategy and Impact at Meals on Wheels America, overseeing grants, research, and communications for a three-year strategic partnership with PetSmart Charities®. Prior to this role, she spent four years building organizational capacity as Program Management Specialist and Donor Services Coordinator at the United Service Organizations (USO). Shanna earned her BA in Human Services and Social Justice from The George Washington University. 

Melisa Pratt

Sr., Manager Community Relations and Corporate Partnerships

PetSmart Charities

Melisa Pratt is a seasoned non-profit professional with more than 20 years in the field, having worked with the Boys and Girls Club, United Way, the U.S. Air Force, the Institute for Supply Management, and Make-A-Wish America. Melisa brought her ability to manage strategic partnerships, build relationships and generate revenue to the PetSmart Charities team in 2015 where she oversees the community relations and corporate partnerships team for PetSmart Charities in the U.S. and Canada.

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