FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic taps development and non-profit executive as new Executive Director

(Indianapolis, Ind.) FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic announced today that it has selected Jen Hancock to serve as the executive director for the state’s largest low-cost, high volume animal clinic. Her appointment is effective Jan. 4, 2018.

Jen Hancock brings more than 15 years of development and non-profit management experience to the FACE executive director position. She joined FACE in December 2015 as director of development, and has led the organization’s $3.6 million “Imagine” capital campaign for a new clinic, which is currently at 89 percent of goal.

A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Hancock has worked for United Cerebral Palsy (Springfield, Ill.), Habitat for Humanity of Anderson Co. (Oak Ridge, Tenn.), and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. She earned a fundraising management certificate from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and is member of the 2015 Leadership Indianapolis LEAD class. She also spent three years as a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor.

“Jen Hancock has the perfect mix of experience in fund development, non-profit management, and collaboration with partners to lead our organization into the future,” said Catherine Parker, board chair of FACE. “She is a strong and diplomatic leader with consensus building skills that will serve FACE and our clients well as we prepare for an exciting new chapter with the expansion of our clinic and the life-saving services we provide each year to companion animals in central Indiana.”

FACE will officially open its new clinic in February, which consists of a 7,000 sq. foot expansion to its current space at 1505 Massachusetts Ave. In addition to the renovation of the current clinic, a new second story addition has been constructed. For the first time, FACE will offer X-ray services on site, as well as the following features:

  • Increased surgery space
  • ICU and other advanced equipment for critical patients
  • Designated infectious disease zones to treat animals with parvovirus and panleukopenia
  • Diagnostic equipment to enhance patient care
  • More kennels for larger dogs who are more at-risk for euthanasia
  • Meeting space for FACE’s education and outreach efforts

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead such a dynamic team at FACE to continue our mission of providing high quality, low-cost care to our companion animals,” said Jen Hancock. “In 2017 alone, we served more than 30,000 dogs and cats in central Indiana, while our clinic was under construction. These services are making an impact in curbing needless pet euthanasia, while ensuring families of all backgrounds share in the joy of responsible pet ownership.”