Aileen Walden is the Director of Community Programs & Support. Walden oversees the National Cat Help Desk—which receives an average of 1,200 requests for assistance a month, Community Engagement—which develops and manages the outreach activities of Alley Cat Allies, and the highly successful Atlantic City Boardwalk Cats Project. She has two decades of experience in operational management and leadership in for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and over a decade of nonprofit executive experience in the animal protection movement. Walden is a lifelong animal lover. She currently cares for four cats, two dogs, and one hamster.