Meet our leaders

Thank you to our diverse leadership team & board of directors and their institutions for the unpaid, in-kind donation of their time, expertise, and passion.

Our Leadership Team

Dr. Elizabeth Nunamaker, PhD, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW
Our President

Director of Animal Welfare, Charles River Laboratories

Dr. Sally Thompson Iritani, DVM/PhD, CPIA, CCFP
Our Vice President

Assistant Vice Provost, Animal Care, Outreach, & 3Rs; Associate Professor, School of Public Health 
University of Washington

Benjamin Cappiello, BSE
Our Past President

Chief Business Officer
AxoSim, Inc.

Jennifer McMillan, CMAR
Our Treasurer

Training Coordinator
Yerkes National Primate Research Center
Emory University

Dr. Norman Peterson, DVM, PhD
Our Secretary

Director of In Vivo Science & Technologies

Our Board of Directors

Dr. Alan Hoberman, PhD

Executive Director of Global Developmental, Reproductive, & Juvenile Toxicology
Charles River Laboratories

Jim Curry, MS

Principal Scientist

Jerry Poling, BS, CPIA

Animal Welfare Officer
Eli Lilly & Company

Jessie Carder, MS

Supervisory Technical Information Specialist
Animal Welfare Information Center

Dr. Joseph Garner, PhD

Associate Professor
Stanford University

Shayna Halverson, RQAP-GLP 

Associate Director of Quality Assurance, AltaSciences 

Chris Manuel, DVM, PhD, DACLAM 

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Meaghan Loy, MS, ALAT

Category Director, In Vivo Services

Clive Roper BSc, PhDCBiol, CSci, ERT, FRSB

Director, Roper Toxicology Consulting Limited 

Our Ad Hoc Advisors

Dr. Armand Mensen, PhD

Deputy Director & Scientific Officer
Swiss 3R Competence Center

Dr. Vicky Robinson, PhD

Chief Executive

Natalie Bratcher-Petersen 

3Rs Scientific Liaison & Animal Welfare Specialist, AbbVie 

Our Staff

Dr. Megan LaFollette, MS, PhD

Program Director

Alice McVey, BS


Our Interns and Volunteers

Sara Zeman

University of Oregon

Lauren Young

University of Guelph

Caroline Clement

Stanford University

Liv Brancato-Buentello

Colorado State University

Our Board of Directors Emeritus