Del Rey Oaks, CA, November 19, 2019 — Max's Helping Paws Foundation (MHPF), which provides a financial lifeline for pet owners with a pet in a health crisis, has announced Shelley Wise as its new Assistant Executive Director.
Wise has 20-plus years as a healthcare professional and two years nonprofit management experience. Her last position was as full-time Assistant Director at Valley Health Associates in Salinas, California from 2017-2018.
“I am excited to find an organization that shares the same values that I do — helping families care for and protect their animals,” she wrote in applying for the position. “I am a passionate animal advocate with a mission to serve, which is why I returned to school. I have worked in both the private sector and non-profit settings, and have participated in all aspects of running a non- profit including budgeting and fundraising, which will enable me to support your mission and growth.”
Prior to Valley Health she was co-owner and chiropractor at Carmel Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, in Carmel, California from 1990 to 2017. She received her bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Kaplan University in Chicago, Illinois, and doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa. She received a master’s degree in Health Policy and Law from UC San Francisco and UC Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, California in 2018.
Wise’s hobbies include therapy dogs, paddle-boarding, working out, and volunteering for Gathering for Women. She is also a board member for Power Over Parkinson’s in Carmel.
About Max's Helping Paws Foundation
Max's Helping Paws Foundation was founded in 2016 to provide a financial lifeline for responsible Monterey County pet owners with a pet in a health crisis. Since it first started providing financial assistance in mid-2017, Max’s Helping Paws has approved more than $135,000 in financial assistance to pet families dealing with financial hardship.
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