Jill Goldstein, Executive Director & Founder

Jill Goldstein became the Founder and Executive Director of Pause 4 Paws in 2011. Creating this organization was a continuation of a lifelong commitment to fundraising and volunteerism, modeled on the extensive work of her parents. Jill is an astute networker and advocate in the animal welfare community, guiding the organization through five years of financial growth and giving. She was inspired to found P4P after she adopted her dog and cats from Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue and Second Chance Animal Rescue, and learned about the prevalence of euthanasia, over-population and abuse and neglect of animals.  In addition to her tireless volunteer efforts on behalf of Pause 4 Paws, Jill is the founder and owner of Goldstein Mediation, a divorce mediation firm located in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Jill has a B.A. in criminal justice and Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. She also serves on the board of the Mission Animal Hospital, the only non-profit animal hospital in Minnesota.