AWI Issue Experts

AWI is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1951 to reduce the sum total of pain and fear inflicted on animals by humans.

If you are a reporter who would like to speak to a member of our staff, please call (202) 337-2332 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or (202) 423-8689 (after hours) and refer to our directory below.

Cathy Liss, President
Issues:
animals in laboratories, animal dealers, companion animals, humane education, trapping, general issues

Chris Heyde, Deputy Director, Government and Legal Affairs
Issues:
congressional issues, horses

Dena Jones, Farm Animal Program Manager
Issues:
farm animals

Susan Millward, Executive Director
Issues:
marine life, wildlife trade, general issues

Mary Lou Randour, Senior Advisor, Animal Cruelty Programs and Training
Issues:
animal abuse

Naomi Rose, Ph.D., Marine Mammal Scientist
Issues:
marine mammals

DJ Schubert, Wildlife Biologist
Issues:
marine life, wildlife, wildlife trade, general issues

Tracy Silverman, Esq., General Counsel
Issues:
elephants