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Liz Holtz
Director of Legislative Affairs

Elizabeth (Liz) Holtz is For All Animals’ Director of Legislative Affairs. She is an animal rights attorney and lifelong animal advocate. After working as a veterinary assistant through high school, she realized that policy and research were a better channel for her passion for animals than veterinary medicine. As a law student at Georgetown University Law Center, she volunteered and interned with multiple national animal nonprofits including the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Compassion Over Killing, and The Non-Human Rights Project. She graduated with her JD in 2011 and accepted a position as a legal fellow at Alley Cat Allies, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of cats. She assisted dozens of counties and cities across the country in developing and passing ordinances protecting community cats and Trap-Neuter-Return. She left Alley Cat Allies as the Associate Director of Law and Policy in 2015 to pursue animal advocacy across a broader range of issues and joined For All Animals in 2016.

As the Director of Legislative Affairs, Liz manages all of For All Animals’ coalition efforts to pass state laws that protect animals—like strengthening anti-cruelty laws—and defeating laws that harm animals—like ag-gag laws. Liz also oversees For All Animals’ Attorney at Paw program, which provides assistance to advocates interested in passing laws and ordinances that protect animals on a local level.

She lives with her husband, two cats—Jabba the Catt and Pinguino—and a rescue chihuahua named Alvin in Washington, D.C.

 

Christie Rogero
Program Manager, Photographers for Animals

Christie RogeroChristie Rogero has worked in the non-profit sector since 1997 and in the animal protection field since 2004. At Philadelphia-area organizations she managed mobile spay/neuter programs; built community coalitions; wrote and managed grants; and developed and implemented multi-year, targeted feline spay/neuter plans, resulting in municipal animal shelter intake reductions of up to 40% in areas of focus. Christie also worked extensively on model Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) legislation for local municipalities, and on several community cat initiatives to expand training opportunities and TNR resources for community cat caregivers.

At national conferences such as Animal Care Expo and the Best Friends National Conference, she has spoken about new approaches to community cat outreach and legislation. In addition, she managed the Pets for Life Camden program, providing access to veterinary services to the beloved pets of people living in some of the most underserved neighborhoods in the country. Her efforts in Camden led her to recruitment by the Humane Society of the United States’s (HSUS) national Pets for Life program, where she worked until joining Jackson Galaxy Foundation (JGF) in 2015. Christie splits her time working for both the JGF and For All Animals—with a focus on helping shelter animals in both capacities.

As For All Animals’ Photographers for Animals program manager, Christie actively pairs animal shelters and rescue groups, who are implementing proactive, life-saving programs and working hard to increase their live release rates, with photographers in their area to help with adoption photography.

Christie serves on the advisory board of the Harcum College Veterinary Technology program, and she and her husband are the proud parents of several indoor cats and a small colony of community cats.

Summer Interns

Adrienne Craig

Lewis & Clark Law School, Candidate for J.D., June 2019. Guardian to Snyder the rescue cat. Best friend to Spencer the pig.

 

 

“I want to be an effective legal advocate for all animals and this internship is a great way to gain experience with a grassroots policy organization.” 

 

 

Kim Herbert

Cornell University: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Candidate for Bachelor Science Degree in Animal Science, May 2018. Guardian to Phoebe, a Brittany Pointer, and Chester and Harley, two tuxedo cats.  

 

“I am so excited to be interning at For All Animals because I want to become a more effective advocate for animals and help others to do the same!” 

 

 

Arielle Plavcan

University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, May 2017. Guardian to Lucca.

 

 

“I chose to intern at For All Animals because, like them, I believe the best way to end animal cruelty and enact change is through working with and empowering grassroots activists.”

 

 

Joe Sedlak

George Washington University Law School, Candidate for Juris Doctor, June 2019. Joe is a wildlife advocate and hopes to apply the skills he’s learned in his first year of law school to make positive changes in the ways people treat wildlife.

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