Diane Webber has 38 years of experience as an advocate for animals. Prior to joining Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control, Diane worked for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) as a Regional Director and Director of Disaster Preparedness and Shelter Management. She also served as executive director of humane organizations in Colorado and Washington State. While in Washington, she assisted Kitsap County Washington rewrite their animal control ordinances, served as Kitsap County Hearing Examiner on Dangerous Animals, wrote their first disaster plan for animals, and served as President for the Washington State Federation of Animal Care & Control.
Ms. Webber served on the National Animal Care & Control Association board of directors as Vice President and President, is a NACA ACO 1 Course Development instructor, and currently serves on the Shelter Animals Count – the National Database Project (SAC-NDP) board. She has also served on several other national boards and committees, including the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition (NARSC) and the National Alliance of State Animal & Agricultural Emergency Programs (NASAAEP) Sheltering Committee.
Ms. Webber is an international speaker on Animal Disaster Preparedness and Response, and has presented on numerous animal welfare topics including Shelter Management, Volunteer Programming, Fundraising, Vehicle Safety and Maintenance, Officer Health & Safety, Humane Education, Media Relations, and Board Development. Aside from her role as Program Manager for Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control, she is an adjunct instructor for Kirkwood Community College’s Humane Officer Training Program, Chairs the Linn County Animal Care Committee, and co-authored the operational guide for handling reptiles in the shelter environment for the American Humane Association (AHA).