Planned PEThood Blog

Meet Our New CEO: CJ Bentley

CJ BentleyPlanned PEThood of Georgia has some exciting news to share with you. We are pleased to welcome CJ Bentley to our team as Chief Executive Officer. CJ brings with her an impressive background.

After a career in corporate advertising, CJ felt moved to work with animals. Her animal welfare-related career began at the Michigan Humane Society, where she spent 15 years, starting in their canine behavior department and eventually becoming their Senior Director of Operations. During that time, she also served as an Adjunct Professor at Oakland University in Michigan as part of their Animal Assisted Therapy Certification Program. 

For the past 5 years, CJ has been the Vice President of Animal Welfare for the Atlanta Humane Society, responsible for Community Outreach, Animal Sheltering/Intakes & Adoptions, Shelter Medicine, Volunteers, and their Animal Protection Unit. 

A native to Detroit, CJ now lives with her husband and 2 rescue dogs, Porter the Bernese Mountain Dog and Jammer the Feist, in Roswell. She has a son who is a sports writer and podcaster and a stepdaughter in college. She’s a fan of sports including baseball, football, college football, MMA, and all things Halloween. When CJ isn’t helping pets and their owners, she enjoys time reading, gardening, refurbishing old furniture, and tending to her 75-gallon freshwater aquarium. She admits to being mildly obsessed with octopuses and cuttlefish. Whatever floats your boat CJ!

CJ says she’s thrilled to be welcomed to the Planned PEThood team and is “looking forward to doing great things together to help pets and the families who love them!!!”. We are equally thrilled to have her on board. 

Please join us in welcoming her to the team. The future looks bright!

If you ever want to reach out to CJ Bentley, feel free to email