Jodi Lytle Buckman, CAWA
Jodi Lytle Buckman just recently shared the news that she’s joined the Dumb Friends League in Colorado as the Vice President of Veterinary Services, where she will be working with the League’s veterinary operations and programs in shelter medicine, public veterinary hospitals and a pet resource center.
Before joining the League, Jodi most recently served as the Vice President of National Outreach and Grantmaking for the ASPCA. In National Outreach, her work included cultivating partnerships between the A and others at the national level, often supporting the success of those partners by serving on boards of directors, including the Certification Council of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, Animal Grantmakers and Shelter Animals Count. Jodi also led the ASPCA’s grantmaking program, which has provided more than $100 million dollars in grants over 10 years to animal welfare and protection organizations throughout the United States. Jodi oversaw the integration of grantmaking and ASPCA’s program areas to ensure strategic alignment, improved efficiency, and positive impact on the lives of animals.
With over 30 years of experience working in nonprofit animal welfare and protection, Jodi has worked at the local, regional and national level, including leading animal shelters in Maine, Minnesota and Ohio. She has served on over a dozen boards of directors, often in a leadership role, and remains passionately engaged in work that supports pets and their people. She achieved the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) designation in 2006.
With her children, Sam and Zoë, and canine companions, Owen (Dumb Friends League alum) and Ollie (ASPCA alum); Jodi currently lives in Flagstaff, Arizona and is planning a move to Denver, Colorado in June.