Senior Vice President
and Chief Operating Officer
Jennifer Brehler brings 20 years of executive leadership animal welfare experience to her role as Chief Operating Officer. At San Diego Humane Society, Jennifer oversees all Operations functions for the organization, which includes: Operations of three campus locations, Admissions, Adoptions, Animal Care, Facility Management, Project Wildlife and the Behavior Center.
Before joining San Diego Humane Society in 2014, Jennifer served as the interim Executive Director of Asheville Humane Society for 14 months, and previously worked as the VP of Operations and Government Affairs for more than 5 years. She has a Bachelors degree in Humane Leadership from Duquesne University and has worked in and held executive level positions in open admission animal shelters for 20 years. Jennifer is also an active member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA) and is a regular lecturer at national animal welfare conferences and webinars.
Prior to beginning her career in animal welfare, Jennifer was an Intelligence Analyst in the U.S. Army, serving during Desert Storm. She was the first woman to graduate from the Air Assault School in Germany.
Jennifer currently lives in Ramona with her husband, daughter, three dogs, four cats and two parrots.