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Tammy Jo Hallman, national shelter support strategist

Tammy Jo Hallman bioTammy Jo Hallman is a national shelter support strategist for Best Friends Animal Society, providing professional development and training for animal welfare organizations. She creates customized support for organizations and their communities utilizing change management techniques and program implementation proven to build sustainable lifesaving capabilities. 

Tammy Jo has nearly two decades of extensive hands-on experience with shelter operations and management, programming, behavior & enrichment, shelter medicine, and field & emergency services. She has helped many communities achieve greater lifesaving measures through foundational development and through mentorships. Tammy Jo has worked with hundreds of shelters, 1000s of staff and volunteers, a myriad of government officials, and some of the best animals on the planet.   

Throughout her career, Tammy Jo has worked to promote a sense of synergy between animal shelters and the communities they serve with the goal of creating healthier and happier life opportunities for everyone, both animals and people alike.   

Tammy Jo dual-majored in English and Computer Science at the University of Roll Tide and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her cat Ninja Tickles and her fluffy soul mate Spenciepants.  When not out and about assisting shelters across the nation save more lives, Tammy Jo can be found volunteering within her own animal sheltering community, binge-watching Star Trek episodes, and celebrating Halloween year-round.