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.

For press inquiries, please contact AWI's Public Relations Coordinator, Amey Owen, at or directly at (202) 446-2128.

Cathy Liss, President

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

Nancy Blaney, Director, Government Affairs

Issues: congressional issues, companion animals

Dena Jones, Director, Farm Animal Program

Issues: farm animals

Susan Millward, Director, Marine Animal Program

Issues: marine life, wildlife trade, general issues

Mary Lou Randour, PhD, Senior Advisor, Animal Cruelty Programs and Training

Issues: animal abuse

Naomi Rose, PhD, Marine Mammal Scientist

Issues: marine mammals

D.J. Schubert, Wildlife Biologist

Issues: marine life, wildlife, wildlife trade, general issues

Tara Zuardo, Wildlife Attorney

Issues: lethal control of wildlife, endangered species act, predator/carnivore protection, legal issues/animal law