External partners to date are the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium (CZA), the Wilds, Ohio Wildlife Center, Ohio 4-H Youth Development, PBJ Connections, Franklin County Dog Shelter, and Pilot Dogs.

Current Supporting Members include:

Daniel Fischer

Robert Williams

Jane Ann Aanestad

Anne Alden

Mark Finkler

Ed Klopfer

Kathy Lechman

Melissa Muth

Molly Muth

Abby Simon


Name Position title Contact
Brittany Fischer, M.S. Program Coordinator of CHAIRE 614-292-1073
Dr. Kelly George, PhD CHAIRE Co-Director, Assistant Professor - Professional Practice 614-688-3224
Dr. Tony Parker, PhD CHAIRE Co-Director, Interim Associate Chair of the Department of Animal Sciences and Associate Professor 330-263-3938
Kelle Andrews, J.D., B.A.
Dan Beetem Director of Animal Management, The Wilds 740-638-5030 Ext: 2110
Yolonda Bradshaw, B.S. Graduate Student
Dr. Jeremy Bruskotter, PhD Professor
Dr. Teresa Burns, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM Assistant Professor - Clinical, Equine Medicine and Surgery 614-292-6661
Grayson Cahal, B.S. Graduate Student
Dr. Kimberly Cole, PhD Associate Professor, Unit Supervisor: OSU Equine Center 614-292-2625
Dr. Holly Dabelko-Schoeny, PhD Associate Professor 614-292-4378
Dr. Alia Dietsch, PhD Assistant Professor in Parks, Protected Areas, Natural Resources Management 614-292-8654
Zach England, B.S. Graduate Student
Dr. Mark Flint, BVSc, BSc(Hons), MApplSc, MPhil, PhD Assistant Professor-Clinical, Program Head of Zoo and Wildlife Conservation Medicine and Ecosystem Health Residency 614-292-6166
Dr. Jodi Ford, PhD, RN Associate Professor, Director of Stress Science Lab 614-292-6862
Dr. Stanley Gehrt, PhD Professor & Wildlife Extension Specialist 614-292-1930
Shannon Kelley, B.S. Graduate Student
Nicole Lorig, B.S. Graduate Student
Dr. Lucinda Miller, PhD Extension Specialist - 4-H Livestock, Companion & Small Animal Programs 614-292-7453
Dr. Laurie Millward, DVM, MS, DACVP Assistant Professor - Community Practice and Dentistry 614-292-3551