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Biographical Information about the NWRA Board:

Michele Goodman, VMD, President; Director of Veterinary Services, Elmwood Park Zoo, Norristown, PA

Jennifer Convy, Vice President; Wildlife Director, PAWS Wildlife Department; Founding board member, Washington Wildlife Rehabilitation Association. Lynnwood, WA

Leslie Lattimore, Vice President; Founder and past President, Louisiana Wildlife Rehabilitators Association; Director, Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary; At home independent rehabilitator for over ten years. Livingston, LA

Jenny Schlieps, Vice President; Program Manager and Rehabilitation Manager, Focus Wildlife; Founding Member, Washington Wildlife Rehabilitators Association. Seattle, WA

Lisa Smith, Secretary; Executive Director, Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.; Past board member and senior clinic supervisor at Tri-State. Newark, DE

Sherri Cox, DVM, MBA, Treasurer; President and Wildlife Veterinarian, National Wildlife Centre Canada; Executive Director Global Development, University of Guelph, Canada; Past Head Veterinarian, Toronto Wildlife Centre, Canada

Bettina Bowers, Past Animal Care Director, Walden's Puddle Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center. Founding member and Vice-President, Tennessee Wildlife Educators and Rehabilitators Association. Past board member and Secretary, Tennessee Bat Working Group. PTA, third generation wildlife rehabilitator, Reiki master. Nashville, TN,

Rebecca Duerr, DVM, PhD, Veterinarian and Director of Research, International Bird Rescue; Wildlife rehabilitation center volunteer, staff person, or Board of Directors member since 1988. Vallejo, CA

Richard Grant, Founder, Howell Nature Center. Howell, MI

Jackie Kozlowski, Senior Bird Show Trainer, Tracy Aviary; Past Relief Clinic Supervisor, Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research Inc.; Past Avian Trainer, Animal Behavior and Conservation Connections LLC. Salt Lake City, UT

Jeffrey S. Meshach, Deputy Director, World Bird Sanctuary. Valley Park, MO

Elaine M. Thrune, NWRA founding board member and past President; Wildlife rehabilitator for 20 years, WILD AGAIN Wildlife Rehabilitation Program; Founding board member and past president Minnesota Wildlife Assistance Cooperative. St. Cloud, MN



The Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the Board of Directors. Each term is four years. Canadians and other international members are encouraged to nominate candidates. Seven positions will be open. All positions need not be filled; the bylaws require a minimum of 13 and a maximum of 18 directors. Fill out an application online.

To receive an official copy of the approved minutes of the most recent Board meeting, send a self addressed stamped envelope to NWRA Central Office, 2625 Clearwater Rd, Suite 110, St. Cloud, MN 56301. A complete list of past National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association Board members can be found here.