Emily Gelb

Emily Gelb

Director of Community Solutions
Asheville Humane Society

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Emily Gelb is the Director of Community Solutions at Asheville Humane Society. A NH native, she has worked at AHS for the last 5.5 years and has expanded the department to include multiple community-based programs aimed at increasing access to pet services in underserved communities, providing assistance for individuals in crisis, and keeping pets in homes. As a Returned Peace Corps volunteer she is dedicated to using a participatory approach to community-based programming and is particularly passionate about serving the immigrant community. Emily is currently finishing her Human Animal Support certificate through UTK’s VSW program and has focused her work around homelessness and pets and is also a Veterinary Social Work Coordinator for the AlignCare Program. Emily resides in Asheville, NC with her beloved dog Sisa, who is an Ecuadorian jungle dog, and her recently-adopted cat, Sundew.

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