A Shared Vision

ACC&D Staff

Joyce Briggs MS
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ACC&D President

Valerie Benka MS, MPP
Valerie Benka
ACC&D Director of Programs

Adelia Hwang JD
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ACC&D Operations and Project Manager

ACC&D Board of Directors

John Boone PhD (Vice Chair)
John Boone
Research Director, Great Basin Bird Observatory; Consultant, HSI, HSUS

Elly Hiby PhD (Chair)
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ICAM Coalition Scientific Coordinator; Independent Animal Welfare Consultant 
Betsy Banks Saul MS
Founder, Petfinder.com; Founder, HEAL House Call
Joyce Briggs MS (Secretary)
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President, ACC&D
Kevin Morris PhD (Treasurer)
American Humane Endowed Chair & Research Assoc. Prof., Graduate Sch. of Social Work, Univ. of Denver; Dir. of Research, Inst. for Human-Animal Connection


G. Robert Weedon DVM, MPH
Retired Clinical Assistant Professor, Shelter Medicine, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
Gregory Castle MS
Gregory Castle
Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, Best Friends Animal Society

Amy Nichols 
Vice President, Outreach, Engagement & Training, The Humane Society of the United States
Camille DeClementi VMD
Camille DeClementi


Vice President, ASPCA Animal Hospital


Linda Rhodes VMD, PhD
Independent Consultant

ACC&D Scientific Advisory Board

Cheryl Asa PhD
Cheryl Asa
Retired Director of Research and Director of the AZA Wildlife Contraception Center, St. Louis Zoo
Michelle Kutzler DVM, PhD, DACT
michelle kutzler
Associate Professor of Companion Animal Industries, Department of Animal Sciences, Oregon State University
Marie-Paul Lachaud DVM
Head, Program Management Europe, Aratana Therapeutics
Margaret Slater DVM, PhD
Margaret Slater
Senior Director of Research, Strategy & Research, ASPCA® 
Linda Brent PhD, MBA
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Executive Director, Parsemus Foundation

Julie Levy DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Julie Levy
Director, Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
Cathy Moldave MBA
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Founder, Turnstone Animal Health
Steve Zawistowski PhD CAAB
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Science Advisor Emeritus, The ASPCA; Adjunct Professor of Animal Behavior and Conservation, Hunter College

M.A. Driancourt PhD, DSc
Former Associate Director, Research & Science, MSD Animal Health Innovation
Joanne Maki MS, DVM, PhD
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Technical Director, Veterinary Public Health, Global Commercial Development, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health 

David M. Petrick VMD, JD
David Patrick
President, The Delta Consortium Regulatory Consulting, Ltd.
Amy Fischer PhD
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Teaching Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois

Phil Miller PhD
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Senior Program Officer, Conservation Planning Specialist Group, Species Survival Commission, IUCN

Andrew N. Rowan PhD
President, WellBeing International; Retired Chief Scientific Officer, The HSUS

ACC&D International Advisory Board

Heather Bacon BSc (Hons), BVSc, CertZooMed MRCVS
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Veterinary Welfare Education and Outreach Mgr, Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education, Univ. of Edinburgh

Katherine Polak DVM, MPH, MS, DACVPM, DABVP (Shelter Medicine)
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Head of Stray Animal Care - Southeast Asia, FOUR PAWS International


Beaux Berkeley MS, PhD
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Independent Consultant

Elly Hiby PhD

Elly 2018 4 website
ICAM Coalition Scientific Coordinator; Independent Animal Welfare Consultant 

Darryn Knobel BVSc, MSc, PhD, MRCVS, Dipl. ACVPM (Epi)
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Director, Research Ctr. for Conservation Medicine & Ecosystem Health; Prof. of Epidemiology & Population Health, Ross Univ. School of Vet. Med.