CEO, Placer SPCA
After a ten-year career with the Woodland Police Department, Leilani entered the world of animal welfare in 1998. Working at the Sacramento SPCA, Leilani pioneered a number of new behavior, outreach and adoption programs.
Leilani joined the Placer SPCA as Chief Executive Officer in 2002. The Placer SPCA is contracted to provide animal control sheltering services for the City of Roseville. The Placer SPCA also receives owner surrendered animals from throughout Placer County. Annual intake ranges between 3000-4000 animals. The PSPCA’s annual budget is $3 million. The Placer SPCA in partnership with the City of Roseville and recently constructed Phase 1 of a new animal care campus. Phase 1 is a 20,000 square foot project with a cost of just over $14 million dollars and includes the adoption education and administrative components of the organization. Phase 2 is expected to be another 20,000 square feet and will include the medical and intake departments.
Leilani has served as a Board member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals and she is currently on the Executive Committee of CalAnimals. Leilani is also a member of the Roseville Rotary Club and she is an appointee to the Roseville Board of Appeals.
Leilani received the Roseville Chamber’s Business Person of the Year Award in 2014 and was recognized by the American Association of University Women as a “Woman of Distinction” in 2016. In 2017 Leilani was the local recipient of the Athena Award. The Athena Leadership Award is presented internationally to a woman, or man, who is honored for attaining professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their achievement of professional excellence and leadership skills.
Leilani lives in Roseville with her husband and several ill-behaved dogs.