About Naima Cortes-Stoneberger
Naima brings more than 10 years of project management experience in the nonprofit sector to the Million Cat Challenge, a project of Maddie’s Fund, the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida, and the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program designed to save the lives of millions of cats in animal shelters. Using her skills in developing structure, streamlining processes, and building collaboration, she coordinated the works that brings the Million Cat Challenge to life. Nurturing a longtime passion in animal welfare, Naima has served on the Board of Directors for Gainesville Pet Rescue since 2004 and now for Humane Society of North Central Florida, an organization formed from the partnerships of Gainesville Pet Rescue, Alachua County Humane Society, and Helping Hands Pet Rescue, to serve animals and the community of north central Florida. Originally from New York City, she now calls Gainesville home. She shares her life and everyday adventures with her husband, son, 2 dogs, and red-footed tortoise.