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 at [email protected] or 202-337-2332.

Susan Millward
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Issues: marine and terrestrial wildlife, general issues

Nancy Blaney 
Director, Government Affairs

Issues: congressional issues, companion animals

Joanna Grossman, PhD 
Director, Equine Program

Issues: equine

Johanna Hamburger, Esq.
Director and Senior Staff Attorney, Terrestrial Wildlife Program

Issues: Endangered Species Act, threatened and endangered species, predator management, wildlife killing contests, Wildlife Services, and the National Environmental Policy Act

Georgia Hancock, Esq. 
Director, Marine Animal Program

Issues: marine life

Dena Jones 
Director, Farmed Animal Program

Issues: farmed animals

Joanna Makowska, PhD
Director and Senior Scientist, Applied Animal Behavior Animals in Laboratories Program

Issues: animals in laboratories

Mary Lou Randour, PhD 
Senior Policy Advisor, Animals and Family Violence Program

Issues: animal abuse

Naomi Rose, PhD 
Senior Scientist, Marine Mammal Biology, Marine Life Program

Issues: marine mammals, captivity

D.J. Schubert 
Senior Scientist, Wildlife Biology, Terrestrial Wildlife Program

Issues: wildlife, wildlife trade, general issues