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 or (202) 337-2332.

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