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American Humane Association Senior Staff

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

Stephanie Carmody, Esq.
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Clifford Rose
Chief Financial Officer

Audrey Lang, MS, SPHR
Sr. Vice President & Chief of Staff

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

Marion Garcia, DVM
Chief Veterinary Officer and Director, Animal Welfare Research Institute

Mark Stubis
Chief Communications Officer

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

Edward T. Creagan, MD, FAAHPM
Professor of Medical Oncology
John and Roma Rouse Professor of Humanism
Palliative Care Consultant
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

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

Debra S. Fair
Senior Director
Global Internal Communications and Community Engagement
Mars, Inc. Franklin, TN

Naomi Judd
Singer, Songwriter and Philanthropist
Nashville, TN

Andrea Ledford
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
NCR Corporation
New York, NY

Elizabeth Lyman
Managing Director
Corporate Communications
MUFG Union Bank N.A.
New York, NY

J. Michael McFarland, DVM, DABVP
Group Director, CAD Veterinary Operations
Florham Park, NJ

John Payne
President and CEO
Veterinary Specialists of North American, LLC
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

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
Retired Instructor and Staff Veterinarian
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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Q&A with Our Staff

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

Amy McCullough
National Director, Humane Research & Therapy