Mandi Wyman, Great Plains regional manager

Mandi Wyman with a swaddled kitten in front of some cat kennelsmandiw@bestfriends.org

Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota

Mandi Wyman joined Best Friends as the Great Plains regional manager. In her role, Mandi supports animal welfare organizations in this region, helping them to create lifesaving and collaborative strategies in order to achieve no-kill by 2025.

Prior to joining Best Friends, Mandi served as the executive director of Carver Scott Humane Society in Chaska, Minnesota. During her time with CSHS, she introduced trap-neuter-return and intake diversion programs, lowered adoption barriers, and shifted to a focused, community-based approach to increase capacity. This prevention-focused philosophy increased CSHS’ live release rate from 85 percent to nearly 98 percent.