About Joy Smith
Joy Smith maintained a successful 30+ year career in Health Information Management, ICD-9-CM/ICD-10/CPT coding, and software product management. During that time, she has volunteered with various California animal organizations in Marin County, Benicia, and Santa Cruz. In 2003, with her sister, Jann Flanagan, they co-founded FieldHaven Feline Rescue.
In 2007, she became a partner in The FieldHaven Group, a healthcare revenue cycle consulting company where a percentage of all the income was donated to FieldHaven. After the new shelter for FieldHaven was completed in 2011, the organization grew. In 2012, the name was changed to FieldHaven Feline Center. By 2014, it was apparent that FieldHaven had grown to the point where it required her in more than a volunteer position and she became the full-time Executive Director. When not devoting her time to the shelter and cats in need, Joy and her husband Preston enjoy boating in classic wooden boats and riding with Red Rock Hounds.
- FieldHaven Mission Statement