Senior Strategist, Learning Advancement
Best Friends Animal Society
Principal, Don Jennings Consulting
Don Jennings joined Best Friends in April 2019. Prior to joining Best Friends, he spent 13 years as a Montessori elementary school teacher, a decade with the YMCA, and the last seven years in animal welfare (focusing on organization recovery). Don is adept at creating consensus environments that help communities realize their best potential.
Don is a cheerful problem-solver with a passion for details, data, and observation, all in service of “making things work.” His jack-of-all-trades skillset provides support for Best Friends’ education and embed programs, which involve a) leadership training for animal welfare professionals, and b) staff members working onsite with partner organizations. The goal is to increase lifesaving sustainably, an important part of Best Friends’ efforts to achieve no-kill nationwide by 2025.