width="250"Diane Blankenburg is CEO and Principal Consultant of Humane Network

Work Experience:

  • CEO & Founder of Humane Network (since 2007)
    • Leads non-profit, providing low-cost consulting services to humane organizations and animal services agencies across the country to help responsibly increase lifesaving for dogs and cats and create successful sustainable organizations
  • Community Programs & Development Director of Nevada Humane Society (6 years)
    • Helped lead open-admission shelter handling over 10,000 animals annually and producing a 94% community-wide save rate
    • Developed animal help desk and successful adoption promotions; dramatically increased volunteer support to over 7,000
    • Created signature fundraising events and programs
  • Katrina Rescue and Recovery Director for Alley Cat Allies (2 years)
    • Network Director for Best Friends Animal Society (3 years)
    • Project Manager for Computer Sciences Corporation (2 years)
    • Founder and Lead Consultant for Teaming Technologies (5 years)
    • Department Manager & Software Engineer for General Dynamics (10 years)


  • 2012 Maddie’s Fund Community Lifesaving Award

Other Experience:

  • Author of weekly column for Reno Gazette Journal and Times Picayune (6 years)
  • Frequent speaker at national and regional conferences
  • Professor, Webster University (three international campuses)
  • Professor, University of the Pacific Shelter Management Certificate Program


  • BA/MBA, University of San Diego, 1979/1993