Leah Ann Tibbitts is the Director of the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (TVMF) and serves as the organization’s chief administrative staff. She is responsible for promoting Foundation events and programs, growing Foundation donations and developing new revenue streams. A Houston native, Leah Ann originally set out to become a veterinarian, but found professionally that event coordination and communications were more her forte. Since joining TVMF in 2011, she has helped implement a number of programs and events to achieve the Foundation’s goal of celebrating and enriching the human-animal bond. Among the most popular programs have been the free annual heatstroke seminars, which have been held in cities across Texas each summer. Leah Ann also helped establish the TVMF LEAP program with Meals on Wheels to provide free veterinary care to the pets of homebound, elderly or disabled community members. Leah Ann lives in Austin with her husband and seven-year old son where the three of them enjoy biking, golfing and embarking on traveling adventures.