Full Name
Kathy Powelson
Job Title
Executive Director
Paws for Hope Animal Foundation
Speaker Bio
Kathy is the founder and Executive Director of Paws for Hope Animal Foundation. Prior to working in animal welfare, Kathy spent 20 years working in social services. Through her experience in the social services, Kathy recognized many parallels between animal welfare and social service work and is a strong advocate that the two sectors should link together to support healthy and vibrant communities. Kathy has a Master's Degree in Criminology from Simon Fraser University and is a published author.

She lives in Maple Ridge, BC with her husband, daughter and cats, Nala and Cinnibar and dog, Henry.
Kathy Powelson