Darlene Duggan is Vice President of Quality and Best Care and also serves as the Chief Operations Officer where she oversees the clinic and shelter services including intake and field services. Darlene is born and raised in Chicago a received her undergraduate degree from The University of Chicago and also holds a Master’s of Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has 20 years of experience in animal welfare from a variety of organizations including private shelters, municipal organizations, and the for-profit sector.
Darlene approaches animal sheltering as both an art and a science where the intersection of compassion and reason dovetails well with her training in bio-statistical and epidemiological methods. She sees the future of animal welfare expanding beyond the shelter walls and into the community where services are most needed to reduce overpopulation and celebrate the human-animal bond.