width="250"Bonney Brown is President and Principal Consultant of Humane Network

Work Experience:

  • President and Founder of Humane Network, a non-profit organization that provides low-cost consulting services to humane organizations and animal services agencies across the county to help sustainably and responsibly increase lifesaving for dogs and cats (since 2007 years)
  • Executive Director of Nevada Humane Society (6 years)
    • Led open-admission shelter handling over 10,000 animals annually
    • Sustained 94% communitywide save rate (communitywide intake: 16,000)
    • Increased adoptions by 53% for dogs and 84% for cats in first year
  • National Campaign Director for Alley Cat Allies (2 years)
  • Chief Operating Officer, National No More Homeless Pets Director and Communications Director for Best Friends Animal Society (7 years)
  • Founder and Executive Director of Neponset Valley Humane Society (7 years)
  • Retail manager and buyer, Lord & Taylor and Filene’s (10 years)


  • 2012 Maddie’s Fund Community Lifesaving Award
  • 2009 Henry Bergh Leadership Award
  • 2007 NKAC Shelter Director of the Year Award

Other Experience:

  • Author of grassroots fundraising and management manuals for humane organizations
  • Columnist: Reno Gazette Journal (2007-2013), Animal Sheltering Magazine (2013 present)
  • Frequent speaker at national and regional conferences
  • Professor, University of the Pacific Shelter Management Certificate Program


  • BFA, Boston University, 1980