Director, Companion Animals and Engagement
Humane Society International
Alexandra Rothlisberger is Director of Companion Animals and Engagement for Humane Society International (HSI). She joined HSI in 2010, with the task to develop and implement programs for dogs and cats in Latin America and the Caribbean. In her role, Alexandra has built effective and sustainable programs, and has created and led HSI veterinary teams in her region of focus. Together, these small teams positively impact the lives of thousands of animals each year, and influence governments and other stakeholders in the creation of humane dog and cat population management programs.
Alexandra’s commitment to building sustainable programs led her to create a veterinary training program for veterinarians in Latin America and the Caribbean, focusing on the quality of the spay/neuter surgery. Through this program, trained veterinarians return to their countries to implement spay/neuter programs within the communities they serve and beyond, multiplying the number of animals that now have access to quality care.
Under her leadership, programs in her region have collected animal care data that measures HSI’s positive impact on animals and the people around them. In addition, Alexandra seeks to help build and strengthen the capacity of local animal welfare organizations working to improve life conditions for dogs and cats. Her strategies are based on the long-term sustainability of any efficient program with the purpose of making a difference in the lives of animals and the communities they live in.
Alexandra was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, and holds a B.A. in International Studies from California State University, East Bay.