As PIAI grows the Board of Directors will be elected from the Organizational Members.
The corporation bylaws allow for a Board of Directors as detailed below. Until such time the Board is fully established the following individuals are Stewarding the Organization.
Niki Tudge, Don Hanson, Debra Millikan and Louise Stapleton-Frappell
PIAI will be a 501c4 nonprofit organization. The nonprofit will be set up with 9 founding organizations that will be represented on the PIAI’s Board of Directors.
About the coalition
The Pet Industry Advocacy International (PIAI) believes there is a need for a high level of oversight in the pet industry across all professional disciplines. Licensing has been a proposed option, but licensing without a strong underlying ethical code of conduct and a minimum standard for knowledge and skills of service providers does not provide the protection and level of service needed by pet owners and their pets