Meredith Jones, Chief Community Initiatives Officer
Meredith Jones joined Operation Kindness as Chief Community Initiatives Officer in July of 2022. She has an extensive background in grassroots advocacy and activism, as well as leadership experience with nationally-renowned animal welfare organizations. She has fought passionately for equal access for underserved pets and their people throughout her career.
Prior to joining Operation Kindness, Meredith:
- Led the fundraising and marketing efforts as Senior Vice President of Advancement for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County
- Led all daily shelter and clinic operations as the Vice President of Operations for the SPCA of Texas
- Managed spay/neuter and community pet program grants at PetSmart Charities
- Served as Executive Director for PetFix Northeast Ohio, an ASPCA-affiliated high-volume spay/neuter clinic
- Managed the daily operations of one of North Carolina’s most successful mobile spay/neuter clinics, Pet Overpopulation Patrol
- Was a charter member of the nationally-acclaimed community outreach organization, Beyond Fences
As the Chief Community Initiatives Officer for Operation Kindness, Meredith strives to ensure that all community programs provide accessible, compassionate, and nonjudgmental assistance. These programs strengthen the bond between pets and their owners, keep pets in their loving homes, eliminate economic euthanasia, and improve the health and quality of life for all animals in our priority communities.
Meredith graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in Government and from Duke University with a master’s degree in Political Science.