About Friends of PACC

The Friends of Pima Animal Care Center is the nonprofit partner to our county animal shelter. We grant critically needed resources to Pima Animal Care Center so that it can continue the amazing lifesaving progress it has made in recent years.


Our mission

To support Pima Animal Care Center and enhance its efforts to save the lives of pets in need.

Our vision

Every pet who comes to Pima Animal Care Center is supported with the resources needed to find a loving home.


Who we are

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Jennifer Camano, CFRE, 

Executive Director

Jennifer Camano is an experienced development professional who has been an integral part of the Tucson non-profit community for 14 years. A University of Arizona graduate and an (almost) native, Jennifer has most recently served as a major gift officer for the American Red Cross across 7 Southern Arizona counties. Prior to that, she worked as directors of development for the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and UA Presents, as well as the Children’s Museum Tucson. Her expertise lies in developing systems for new organizations, identifying opportunities for new funding, and creating authentic relationships between donors and charities. She is passionate about raising funds for a variety of worthy causes that make our community a better place to live. She lives with her two daughters and two dogs.

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Tamara Barrick, Board Chair

Tamara serves as president of the Animal Welfare Alliance of Southern Arizona, a network of animal welfare organizations working toward ending companion animal overpopulation through increased spay/neuter and education efforts, as well as supporting fostering, adoption and sheltering. Tammi also serves on the board of Pima Paws for Life. She makes the world a better place by spending her time fostering animals and helping them find homes in our community.

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Mike Anglin, Secretary

Mike Anglin, AIA, LEED AP is a Principal/Partner of Line and Space Architects, a firm he’s been with for over 15 years.  Mike has worked on projects in Asia, throughout the United States, and currently in Tucson as the lead design Architect for the new Pima Animal Care Center project (PACC).  Community service has long been an important part of Mike’s life.  He serves on the multiple boards, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Southern Arizona Chapter, the City of Tucson Design Review Board. He is also a passionate supporter of animal welfare in his community.

A summa cum laude graduate of the U of A, Mike is a true Wildcat for life. He also loves spending time outdoors with his wife, Jen, their three young children and two rowdy dogs, one of whom is a PACC medical foster turned permanent family member.  

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Laura O'Brien, Board Member

Laura is a local Realtor who enjoys volunteering at Cody's Friends Charity which supplies numerous local animal rescues and organizations with pet food and supplies. She also volunteers at free vaccination and spay/neuter clinics that are held throughout the Tucson area.  During her free time, she enjoys traveling with her family and spending time at home with her husband, 2 dogs, 1 cat and desert tortoises.