August 9, 2022
Categories: Announcements

Maddie’s® Candid Conversations are back!

Our open, informal 30-minute conversations and Q+A with influential BIPOC leaders in our field are back with a fresh lineup of speakers. You will be inspired by their unique pathways to promoting equity, inclusion and diversity in their daily work. 
In our Season 2 premiere on Wednesday, August 24 at 12:00PM PT/3:00PM ET, Elijah Brice-Middleton, Director at Plainfield Area Humane Society (PAHS) in New Jersey, reveals the values and skills he uses to face challenges of being, in his words, “a brown face in a white world.” Maddie’s Fund® Executive Leadership Team member Mary Ippoliti-Smith hosts the discussion and Q+A. 
Growing up in a household that cared for a menagerie of dogs, cats, snakes, monkeys, tarantulas and a bird named Diablo, Elijah learned early on to love all living creatures. That passion drove him to undergraduate degrees in behavioral ecology and evolutionary biology. On his way to a PhD in ecology, he realized something was missing. After a stint in the financial technologies sector on Wall Street, a happy, accidental interview led him into the field of animal well-being, and straight into the kennels of Animal Care Centers of New York.  Now, as a leader at PAHS, he advocates cultivating the talents of his team so they have what they need to excel as professionals. After the conversation, continue the conversation with Elijah on Maddie’s ® Pet Forum.

Before the kickoff, be sure to check out the previous conversations, available in either video format or audio.

Register now for Maddie’s® Candid Conversation featuring Elijah Brice-Middleton.