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Member Spotlight

Rhiannon Lynn Annin


This month APHE is thrilled to spotlight Rhiannon Lynn Annin, the Humane Education Coordinator at the Potter League for Animals in Rhode Island!

The Potter League for Animals is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promote, protect and advance the well-being of Rhode Island’s companion animals. In addition to impacting more than 10,000 companion animals each year, the Potter League’s Youth Programs celebrate their community’s love for animals. Children are encouraged to get involved with the Potter League and their mission, while learning about safety, compassion, and respect for animals.

About Rhiannon:

Rhiannon Lynn Annin is new to the Potter League, but far from new when it comes to working with children. After graduating with degrees in Creative Writing and Theater Arts from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, in 2013, she started a family alongside her husband that has now grown to include three sons and two rescue dogs.

Rhiannon taught theater to differently abled adults while directing and writing her own plays on the side. She ran several theater programs in elementary schools before relocating and spending a marvelous year teaching theater at Hopkinton Center for the Arts in Massachusetts.

Switching to become the Humane Education Coordinator at the Potter League has given Rhiannon the opportunity to combine her passion for animals with her years of experience with children. Her work at the Potter League includes designing and running summer and vacation camps, designing curriculum for classroom lessons, hosting tours and events, and setting an example for hundreds of children for how humans and animals can happily and symbiotically co-exist.

About APHE’s Member Spotlight: 

Each month, APHE seeks to spotlight members of the organization that has done one of the following: 

  1. Demonstrated leadership and commitment to the field of humane education
  2. Created a program or activities that have created accessibility and/or inclusion for others
  3. Expanded learning opportunities 
  4. Used creative approaches to education and learning
Have a member you would like to recommend?  Submit your recommendation to members@aphe.org.  
Past Member Spotlights
  1. Kylie Wiest, Charleston Animal Society
  2. Nicole Green, Animal Learn
  3. Robin O'Brien, Wisconsin Humane Society
  4. Maddie Krasno, Farm Sanctuary
  5. Adora Negron, Humane Society of Puerto Rico
  6. Shawna Weaver, Walter Munk Foundation 
  7. Valerie Ingram and Alistair Schroff, Lakes Animal Friendship Society


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