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Our Board of Directors

(2019 Board meeting at our 2020 Symposium site, South Padre Island, TX)

Current Listing of NWRA Board Members

Bettina Bowers, Vice President; 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Julie Maron

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

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

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

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


Join the Board of Directors


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.

A complete list of past National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association Board members can be found here.