Pet Peace of Mind Names Animal Policy CEO to Board of Directors

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Photo: Mark Cushing

Pet Peace of Mind is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Cushing to the board of directors.

Mark is the CEO and Founder of the Animal Policy Group, LLC, based in Scottsdale, AZ, Portland, OR, and Washington, DC. APG’s clients represent a wide-range of veterinary, animal welfare and pet health interests. Mark focuses his practice on providing high-level strategic advice, lobbying, regulatory and policy services, and consulting to clients with needs at any level of government, and universities and industry groups throughout North America. “I have followed Pet Peace of Mind from its inception, watched it grow and serve a crucial niche, and look forward to being part of its next era.”

Mark is a frequent speaker at veterinary medicine and other animal policy conferences. He has served as an adjunct professor of law at the LMU Duncan School of Law in Knoxville, Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, and the University of Oregon School of Law. Mark is an honors graduate with distinction from Stanford University and the Willamette University College of Law.

“We are delighted to welcome an accomplished professional to our board,” said Dianne McGill, President of Pet Peace of Mind.  “As a long-time supporter of Pet Peace of Mind’s work, he will be an excellent addition to further our continued growth and expansion plans.”

Pet Peace of Mind’s purpose is to enrich the quality of life for seriously ill patients and the pets they love. Pet Peace of Mind (PPOM) supports the human animal bond by training human healthcare organizations to build robust volunteer-driven programs to help patients preserve the bond with their pets.

About Pet Peace of Mind
Pet Peace of Mind is a 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Salem, Oregon.  Since 2009, we have partnered with hospice, home health care organizations, and hospitals to enrich the quality of life and well-being of their patients by providing programming to help care for the pets they love.  Our program provides a turnkey approach to help healthcare partners establish a local program to train volunteers to help patients with their pet care needs.   We envision a nation where all critically ill patients have the support they need to maintain the loving bond with their pets and to ensure that no pet is left homeless after the passing of their human companion.