Pet Peace of Mind Names Marcia Whichard to Board of Directors

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Pet Peace of Mind is pleased to announce the appointment of Marcie Whichard to the board of directors.

Marcie is currently the Vice President for Professional and Community Relations at NAVC.  Prior to that she was the Vice President, Industry and Public Affairs for Petco Animal Supplies, Inc.  A seasoned professional with broad U.S. and global experience, including internal & external corporate communications, community outreach, crisis management, message development, brand management, advocacy, ally development, and budget accountability.

Prior to leading the animal care initiatives at Petco, Marcie was the Vice President of Operations for the West Coast with P&L responsibility for $870M in annual sales revenue from 300 retail units.  In this role she co-developed company business imperatives to align with company strategy.

“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, she 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.

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