Who We Are



Darin Collins, DVM - Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer MacLeay, MBA, DVM, PhD, DACVIM - Chief Scientific Officer
Coady Egan - Executive Assistant


Bradford Brady - Director of Development
Joan Caviness, CPA - Development Specialist


Katherine Brantley, MAC, CPA - Director of Finance

Research Programs

Andrea Fiumefreddo, MS - Vice President of Programs & Operations
Rebekah Borgert, MS - Senior Programs Specialist
Sharon M. Albright, DVM, CCRT - Manager of Communications & Veterinary Outreach

Board of Directors

The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc. is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.  The Directors bring a variety of experience in finance, marketing, human resources, human medicine and of course, canine health.  Click on the Directors names to learn more about each of them.

J. Charles Garvin, MD, FACS - Chairman
Mary Smith, BVM&S, PhD, DACVIM  - Vice Chairman
Steven Hamblin - Treasurer
Ann Viklund - Secretary
Kristin Bloink, DVM, MPH, PA-C, DACVPM
A. Duane Butherus, PhD
William I. Christensen, MD, MPH
Sue Copeland
Susan LaCroix Hamil
Rhonda Hovan 
Wayne Jensen, DVM, PhD, MBA
Karolynne McAteer
John Russell
Nancy Shaw
Tina Truesdale

Previous Board Chairs

A. Duane Butherus, PhD, 2013 - 2015
Lee Arnold, 2011 - 2012
Cindy Vogels, 2007 - 2010
Wayne Ferguson, 2005 - 2006
John Studebaker, 2003 - 2004
Howard Falberg, 2001 - 2002
Robert J. Hritzo, MD, 1995 - 2000

Scientific Review Committee

The CHF Scientific Review Committee is responsible for the general oversight, funding and stewardship of the grants program of the AKC Canine Health Foundation.  The committee's recommendations and scientific expertise are utilized by the CHF Board of Directors in determining how to best distribute the available grant funds.  View the Scientific Review Committee Members.

Help Future Generations of Dogs

Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.

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