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America for Animals is a new type of animal welfare organization
– one that empowers advocates to promote compassion and fight
cruelty in the communities where they live. We are building state-
of-the-art web and mobile applications (“apps”) to help advocates
connect, organize, participate, and, most importantly, make a
difference in the lives of animals.

These new technologies hold tremendous potential for doing good.
We see cities that are full of animal advocates who have no outlet for
their passion; of groundbreaking animal welfare organizations
that no one has even heard of; of horrible animal abuse that remains hidden from concerned citizens. Through well-designed and easy-
to-use web and mobile apps, we believe we can change this reality.

America for Animals is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We are headquartered in San Diego, but work with highly skilled volunteers
around the world.

Tim Drees

is a director and the Chief Technology Officer of America for Animals. He was previously the co-founder and CEO of Webmetrics Inc., a leader in advanced website monitoring and testing solutions, and remains active as an investor in emerging technologies related to mobile and social networking. Tim is a mentor at the Founders Institute – helping tech startups get off the ground. His philanthropy work is centered around animal welfare; he is currently serving on the national council of the Humane Society of the United States and has developed an app to improve the lives of farm animals.

Erika Keaveney

is a director of America for Animals. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Lotus Outreach International, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to expand access to education and economic opportunity for tens of thousands of women and children in the developing world. Erika has volunteered with several environmental and animal advocacy organizations throughout California, including Save the Bay, EarthSave and Cat Adoptions Services and currently serves as the volunteer chapter leader for Dining for Women San Diego. Erika has completed extensive coursework in grants writing and received her B.A. in Political Theory magna cum laude from the University of California-San Diego. She is a current member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha honor societies.

Meredith MacCracken

is Treasurer of America for Animals. She is the owner of MacCracken Accounting Services, which she operates out of San Diego. She has served as a volunteer and activist for animal welfare organizations large and small. As Precinct Leader in the 2008 election, she helped achieve the passage of the historic Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University.

Alexandra Metz

is Secretary of America for Animals. She is also the Membership Development Coordinator with Girl Scouts San Diego-Imperial Council, where she serves on the Spanish language programming committee. She was previously the Outreach Director for a San Diego-based animal protection nonprofit. Before relocating to San Diego, Alex volunteered with several animal welfare organizations in New York and acted as Secretary for an organization that focused on alleviating farm animal suffering. Alex holds her B.A. in English Literature with a concentration in Women's Studies from the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Jonathan Wadley

is a director and the Chief Executive Officer of America for Animals. He has been involved in grassroots animal advocacy for more than a decade. When not helping critters, he teaches courses in political science at the University of San Diego. He holds a Ph.D. in political science and a B.S. in Business Administration.