Luanne Hinkle, OPHS Executive Director
Ms. Hinkle has over a decade of experience in executive-level positions leading major fundraising and program development efforts in the non-profit arena. She joined OPHS in December of 2017 after an extensive search conducted by the Board of Directors to find a leader for the next generation of growth planned for OPHS.
“I am thrilled to help lead this agency, whose caring and compassion has provided hope and forever-homes to the over 1500 animals that come through our doors year over year,” says Hinkle.
In her position, Luanne continues to build-out programs and services for OPHS. “When the public thinks of animal welfare, I want them to think of OPHS. Every day we receive wounded, stray, lost, abused or abandoned animals that are put in our charge. We go to extraordinary methods to care for these animals and rehabilitate them for a second chance for a new lease-on-life. This even includes expensive surgeries and medications that many do not realize we provide. I am very proud to say, we really do save lives.”
Prior to Luanne’s non-profit tenure with Meals on Wheels San Diego, she was Co-Founder and Managing Director of Full Spectrum Consulting, a business consulting firm working with a myriad of industries including nutriceuticals, luxury apparel, large scale internet and association initiatives, as well as non-profit organizations. As VP Strategy and Development for iXL, a digital consulting firm working with Fortune 500 companies during the heyday of the dotcom movement, Luanne headed up e-commerce global and localization projects in the United States, Europe and China, working with clients such as Virgin, Franklin Templeton, Morgan Stanley Dean Whitter, American Booksellers Association, WholeHealthMD, Levi, Strauss & Company, GE Capital and more.
Luanne’s personal interests include animal welfare, playing the piano, gardening and spending time enjoying family, including her 4-legged family members, Spirit and Gregio, both adopted from OPHS. She enjoys all things digital, including graphic design, and video and web creation. She is an avid writer and has authored a historical fiction novel (Until the Birds Sing Again), based on a Ukrainian ballerina growing up during Stalin’s induced hunger holocaust in Kiev in the 1930s.
Our Management Team
Michelle Gentry - Kitty City Manager
Britt Walker - Kitty City Assistant Manager
Nicole Miller - Bark House Manager
Alexis Wendleton - Office Manager
James Miller - Operations Manager