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Our staff is committed and compassionate because, like our supporters, we are animal lovers, too. We believe in Morris Animal Foundation's mission to improve the health and welfare of animals.

The Foundation staff includes talented and respected professionals with diverse backgrounds in science, animal health, and nonprofit and private business.

Marketing & Brand Strategy
Scientific Programs


John Reddington, DVM, PhD, President and CEO
Kathryn Holm, Chief Operating Officer
Laurie Peterson, Vice President of Development
Barbara A. Wolfe, DVM, PhD, DACZM, Chief Scientific Officer


Peggy Dixon, Accounting
Hillary Gurman, Customer Relations 
Dan Liphardt, IT Coordinator
Darcy Nelson, Office Service Coordinator
Stacy van Buren, Accounting Manager
Lisa Whipple, Executive Assistant


Annual Giving
Carole Brown, Cultivation Specialist
Helen Carpenter, Database Administrator
Jackie Poliseo, Cultivation Team Manager
Leslie Parker, Database Manager
Tamsen Reed, Donation Relations Specialist

Major Gifts & Planned Giving
Rachelle Beisel, Development Officer
Rebecca Richman, Research Specialist
Sara Yeransian, Development Officer

Organizational Giving
Roxanne Davis, Director of Organizational Giving

Marketing & Brand Strategy

Carol Borchert, Director of Communications
Kelly Diehl, Scientific Writer and Science Curator
Jeanne Horne, Director of Digital marketing
Nicole Maluso, Associate Art Director
Jean Vore, Senior Specialist, Scientific Communications

Scientific Programs

Internal Research
Annie Li, Volunteer Manager
Erin Searfoss, CLHP/GRLS Project Manager
Missy Simpson, DVM, PhD, Internal Research Scientist
Nancy Kay Clark, CVT, BSBM, Participants Manager
Sharon Albright, DVM, CCRT, Study Veterinarian

External Research
Cherie Cassel, Senior Grants Administration
Liz Nahon, DVM, Director of External Research

Veterinary Community Engagement
Lindsey Katapski, Associate Director of Veterinary Community Engagement