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  • Planning Committee

    Planning Committee Co-Chairs:

    Jori K. Leszczynski, DVM, DACLAM, Director for the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources; Assistant Professor of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

    Natalie L. Mays, BA, LATG, CPIA, Director of the IACUC and IBC, New York University Langone Medical Center



    B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW, Management Consultant and Senior Scientific Advisor, National Association for Biomedical Research

    Carol Clarke, DVM, DACLAM, Research Program Manager, USDA, APHIS, Animal Care

    Barbara A. Garibaldi, DVM, DACLAM, Director, Animal Research Facility, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    Ken Gordon, Executive Director, Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR)

    F. Claire Hankenson, DVM, MS, DACLAM, Director, Campus Animal Resources; Attending Veterinarian; Professor, Laboratory Animal Medicine, Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University

    Melinda Hollander, MS, CPIA, IACUC Administrator; Animal Compliance and Training Officer, West Virginia University

    Tanise L. Jackson, DVM, DACLAM, CPIA, Director, Animal Welfare and Research Integrity, Florida A&M University

    Christian E. Newcomer, VMD, MS, DACLAM, Executive Director, Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International

    Jon D. Reuter, DVM, MPVM, DACLAM, Director of the Office of Animal Resources; Attending Veterinarian, University of Colorado Boulder

    Mary Jo Shepherd, DVM, CPIA, Executive Director, Office of the IACUC, Columbia University

    Robert S. Sikes, PhD, Professor of Biology; Director, Basic Animal Services Unit, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; President-Elect; Chair, Animal Care and Use Committee, American Society of Mammalogists

    Susan Silk, MS, Director, Division of Policy and Education, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, National Institutes of Health

    Janet D. Stemwedel, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, San José State University

    Sally Thompson-Iritani, DVM, PhD, CPIA, Director at the Office of Animal Welfare, University of Washington