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American Humane Association Senior Staff

Robin R. Ganzert, Ph.D.
President & Chief Executive Officer

Audrey Lang, MS, SPHR
Chief Operating Officer

Jack Hubbard
Chief Marketing Officer & Vice President of Communications

Stephanie Carmody, Esq.
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Clifford Rose
Chief Financial Officer

Mark Stubis
Chief Communications Officer

Kwane Stewart, DVM
Chief Veterinary Officer and National Director,
No Animals Were Harmed® Program

Randy Collins
National Director, Red Star® Emergency Rescue Services for Animals

Amy McCullough, Ph.D.
National Director, Humane Research & Therapy

Captain Jason Haag, USMC (Ret.)
National Director, Military Affairs

Board Members

William Abbott
President and CEO
Crown Media Family Networks
New York, NY

Dawn Assenzio
Philanthropic Services
Palm Beach, FL

Marty Becker, DVM
Veterinarian, Television Correspondent and Author
Bonners Ferry, ID

Amanda Bowman
Policy Consultant
New York, NY

Timothy Lane
CEO of Everest Advisors, Inc.
Palm Beach, FL

Col. Scott Campbell
Stafford, VA

William P. Davis, Esq.
Davis Law & Associates, P.C.
Dallas, TX

Debra S. Fair
Communications Consultant
Brentwood, TN

Naomi Judd
Singer, Songwriter and Philanthropist
Nashville, TN

J. Michael McFarland, DVM, DABVP
Group Director of US Companion Animal Marketing, Zoetis
Florham Park, NJ

John Payne
President and CEO
Compassion-First Pet Hospitals
Tinton Falls, NJ

Lois Pope
The Lois Pope Foundation
Delray Beach, FL

Candy Spelling
Author, Producer and Philanthropist
Los Angeles, CA


John Payne

Candy Spelling
Vice Chair

William P. Davis, Esq.

Robin R. Ganzert, Ph.D.
President & CEO

Humane Conservation Scientific Advisory Committee


James F. Peddie, DVM
Distinguished Faculty Chair and Staff Veterinarian, Retired
Exotic Animal Training and Management (EATM) Program
Moorpark College

Linda Reeve Peddie, DVM

Committee Members:

Barbara Baker, DVM
President & CEO
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Tim Binder
Executive Vice President of Animal Care
Shedd Aquarium

David R. Blasko
Director of Animal Care
Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage

Kathleen M. Dudzinski, Ph.D.
Dolphin Communication Project

Theodore Friend, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Animal Behavior & Wellbeing
Texas A&M University

Daniel García Párraga, DVM, DECAAH, DECZM
Director of Animal Health
Oceanográfic. Valencia

Ramiro Isaza, DVM, MS, MPH, DACZM
Professor of Zoological Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida

Xavier Manteca Vilanova, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Animal and Feed Science
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

James F. McBain, DVM
Veterinary Consultant

David S. Miller, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, Ph.D.

Tom Otten
Reef Experience, LLC

Ken Ramirez
Executive Vice President & Chief Training Officer
Karen Pryor Clicker Training

Tracy Romano, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist & Vice President of Research
Mystic Aquarium

Grey Stafford, Ph.D.
Incoming President
International Marine Animal Trainers' Association

F. William Zeigler
Senior Vice President of Animal Programs
Chicago Zoological Society

Scientific Advisory Committee - Humane Hollywood

Bonnie V. Beaver, DVM, MS, DPNAP, DACVB, DACAW
Dept. of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A&M University

Thomas M. Edling, DVM, MSpVM, MPH
Vice President, Veterinary Medicine
Petco Animal Supplies, Inc

Mark Forbes
Professional Animal Trainer

Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D.
Utah State University
Dept of Psychology
Dept of Special Education

Gail C. Golab, Ph.D., DVM, MACVSc, DACAW
American Veterinary Medical Association

Debborah Luke, Ph.D.
Vice President, Conservation & Science
Association of Zoos & Aquariums

James F. Peddie, DVM
Distinguished Faculty Chair and Staff Veterinarian, Retired
Exotic Animal Training and Management (EATM) Program
Moorpark College

Bernard E. Rollin Ph.D.
University Distinguished Professor
Professor of Philosophy
Professor of Animal Sciences
Professor of Biomedical Sciences
University Bioethicist

Charlie Sammut
Professional Animal Trainer

Claudia Sonder, DVM
Director of the UC Davis Center for Equine Health

Victoria Stilwell
Certified Animal Trainer

Scientific Advisory Committee - Humane Heartland

Jason K. Apple, PhD
Professor, Department of Animal Science
University of Arkansas

S.F. "Sarge" Bilgili, DVM, PhD
Professor and Extension Specialist
Department of Poultry Science
Auburn University

Candace C. Croney, PhD
Director, Center for Animal Welfare Science
& Associate Professor, Animal Behavior and Well-being,
Department of Comparative Pathology
& Department of Animal Sciences
Purdue University

Terry Engle, PhD
Professor, Department of Animal Sciences
Colorado State University

Inmaculada Estévez, PhD
Ikerbasque Research Professor

Anne C. Fanatico, PhD
Assistant Professor
Appalachian State University

Temple Grandin, PhD
Professor, Department of Animal Sciences
Colorado State University

Charles L. Hofacre, DVM, MAM, PhD
Director of Clinical Services,
Department of Population Health,
College of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Georgia

Darrin Karcher, PhD
Extension Specialist
Michigan State University

Janice Kritchevsky VMD, MS
Professor, Large Animal Medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine

Guy Heaton Loneragan, PhD
Professor of Food Safety and Public Health,
Department of Animal and Food Sciences,
College of Agricultural and Natural Resources
Texas Tech University

Joy A. Mench, PhD
Professor of Animal Sciences
& Director of the Center for Animal Welfare
University of California- Davis

David J. Newman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Swine Extension Specialist
North Dakota State University

Thomas D. Parsons, VMD, PhD
Professor and Director, Swine Research and Training Center
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

James Reynolds, DVM, MPVM
Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
Western University

Simone T. Stoute, DVM, PhD, DACPV
Assistant Clinical Professor
California Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) Laboratory
University of California- Davis 

Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton, PhD
Professor and Director, Center for Food Animal Wellbeing
University of Arkansas

Paul B. Thompson, PhD
Professor & W. K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

Cassandra B. Tucker
Professor, Department of Animal Science,
University of California

Kurt D. Vogel, PhD
Assistant Professor of Animal Science
Department of Animal and Food Science
University of Wisconsin- River Falls

Ann C. Wilkinson, DVM
Director of APAC Business Development and Global Alliances
Zoetis Animal Health

Susan E. Watkins, PhD
Professor, Center of Excellence for Poultry Science
University of Arkansas

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President & Chief Executive Officer

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National Director, Humane Research & Therapy