The Northern Tier Shelter Initiative (NTSI) is an ASPCA program that provides consultations, training, and grants to animal welfare agencies in Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The NTSI works with brick-and-mortar shelters, non-profit veterinary clinics, and Indigenous communities in the Northern Tier to improve the quality of life for companion animals. We know our partners are strapped for time, so our Zoomies are streamlined and focused to get you back to your lifesaving work ASAP.
With community need for services on the rise and budgets already stretched thin, making smart, strategic decisions based on data and trends is more important than ever. Join colleagues from the seven Northern Tier states, plus a data expert from Pethealth, Inc., as we explore exclusive data and share ways to use these insights when making tough program choices. During this interactive session, presenters will answer your questions as you engage with colleagues, industry experts, and the Northern Tier Shelter Initiative team.
Access to your exclusive Shelter Animals Count Northern Tier coalition data
Tips to better understand and apply the Northern Tier’s coalition data when making programmatic and budget decisions
Opportunity to network with colleagues throughout the Northern Tier states
Animal shelter professionals, program administrators, budget developers, and directors of boards
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Jessi Culkin's career started with a bachelor's in Zoology and the dream of working in Animal Welfare. Beginning as an Adoption Specialist, she has held varying positions to oversee Intake, Foster, Transfer, Behavior, and Medical care in-shelter. Since moving to Pethealth in 2013, Jessi has worked with Animal Welfare Organizations across North America to install software technology for data collection and reporting. Jessi lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband Patrick, two senior dogs named Daphne and Molly, and two quarrelsome cats named Tipsy and Izzy.
MPA, Senior Manager, NTSI
As the NTSI Senior Manager, Brit is responsible for managing the program budget and administrative processes, including overseeing the group’s strategic plan, data collection, reports, and grant management. She has a Bachelor of Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Public Administration from Hamline University.