Christy Counts


Christy is originally from Oklahoma City and received her BA in Communications from the University of Oklahoma in 1997. Christy brings a diverse background of for-profit business management, municipal management and non-profit management experience to the WaterShed Animal Fund. In 2007, Christy founded the Central Oklahoma Humane Society (OK Humane.) She remained the CEO of OK Humane until moving to New York in December of 2013. Christy was a founding director and Vice-President of the Metro Alliance For Animal Life and served as the Vice-Chairman on the Oklahoma State Commercial Pet Breeder Board.

In 2009 Christy was in OKC Biz 40 Under 40, and the Journal Record’s Achievers Under 40. She was also in Leadership Oklahoma City class XXVII and in Leadership Oklahoma class XXVI. She currently is a board member of Community Pet Care Clinic.

An advocate and horsewoman, Christy has been involved in equine welfare as a foster, adopter and volunteer. She combines years of industry experience saving thousands of animals with a passion for horses to bring innovative solutions and strategies to the equine and animal welfare worlds.

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