CEO, Robert Armbrust, leads Palo Alto Humane in our mission, preparing the next generation of animal welfare advocates and shaping compassionate communities. With a lifelong passion for animals, Robert is continuing a long career in nonprofit leadership and partnership building. He has held fundraising, operations, and leadership roles at Humane Society Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz SPCA & Humane Society. At these organizations, he led fundraising initiatives that continue to raise millions in proceeds today and spearheaded the effort to build a new animal shelter facility in Santa Cruz. He has also worked with youth and voluntary health organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs, JDRF, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. A long-time resident of California, Robert enjoys hiking the redwoods, being by the ocean, and believing we all have great capacity to build a more humane world. Click here to read a Q&A with Robert Armbrust.
Jilliann Matteucci is our Director of Development. Being an animal lover her whole life, Jilliann entered the nonprofit world with a passion for generating change in animal welfare. Her experience at Town Cats solidified her love for charitable work (especially in sharing programs and service successes that highlight the connection between animals and people of all ages). She continues to serve the needs of animals in our community by building relationships to grow Palo Alto Humane’s mission impact. Jilliann comes to us with more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and fundraising; she received her B.S. in Health Sciences from CSU East Bay. In her free time, Jilliann travels, bakes, and spends time with her family — including her two dogs and rescue cat.Contact Jilliann
Nineveh Parker joined Palo Alto Humane in 2023 as Community Engagement Manager. Being passionate about animals her whole life, Nineveh left the corporate world to pursue her passion for animal welfare at Town Cats. Managing and growing the foster program at Town Cats, she ensured more animals were in homes and fewer in shelters. In her role at Palo Alto Humane, Nineveh continues to bring people and animals together by delivering community programs and services for animals (and their human companions) in greatest need, all while developing programs and activities for humane education, youth engagement, “animal therapy” sessions, and numerous community partnerships. Nineveh received a B.S. in Chemistry from Santa Clara University and has 20 years of experience in biotechnology, sales, and program development. Nineveh enjoys spending her free time with her daughter and four cats (Shadow, Tito, Bamboo, and Linus).Contact Nineveh
Meg Minto serves as Office and Programs Assistant, with focus on Palo Alto Humane’s veterinary and community support programs, development projects, and many other aspects to ensure the success of our mission. If you’ve made a contribution to Palo Alto Humane over the past few years, you may have received a lovely handwritten note of gratitude from Meg for your generous gift. She wears multiple hats here at Palo Alto Humane and is meticulous and dedicated — and remains a passionate advocate for all animals in need.