Jeanne T. Hampl R.N. is a registered nurse by profession and a dog trainer by avocation. She was the Executive Director of the Prison Pet Partnership Program at the Washington Correction Center for Women from 1994 to 1998. She served on the Program’s Board of Directors from 1991 to 1994 and 1998 to 1999. Under her guidance a new kennel and Service Dog training center was constructed on the prison grounds. Jeanne has trained dogs and instructed clients for the past twenty years. She teaches private obedience classes as well as assisting person with disabilities to train their own service dog. She has also served on Delta Society’s Service Dog Education System’s curriculum committee as well as sharing a place on a Pet Partner team with her golden retriever, Blaze. Jeanne is the co-founder and past president of The Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound. She is a member of NADOI and serves as the chair of the Committee on disabilities. Jeanne shares her home in Gig harbor, Washington with husband Peter, golden retriever, Luke, and two cats, Cleo and Lily.
Lola Ball is a graduate of MIT with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a Minor in Economics, as well as a M.S. in Technology and Policy. She volunteers at Pasado’s Safe Haven, a local animal sanctuary, where she enjoys being surrounded by dogs, cats and farm animals of all kinds. She is also an active volunteer in the local and national MIT Alumni Association. She currently serves as Secretary on the AHELP board and is a Founding Member of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care. She has been an avid animal lover since she was a little girl, but wasn’t allowed to have a pet as a child due to family allergies. Once she was settled in her late 20′s, she bonded quickly with her first puppy, a chocolate lab named Porter. It was when Porter was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma that Lola inadvertently employed hospice care to ensure that his last few months would be of a high quality of life. After his death, she decided to capture her canine hospice experiences in her book entitled, “When Your Dog Has Cancer: Making the Right Decisions for You and Your Dog.” During the writing of her book, a dog she adopted from Pasado’s was diagnosed with mast cell tumor and she again used hospice techniques on the path to a natural death.
Recorded OnDemand Lecture: Canine Cancer Insights: A Holistic and Balanced Approach
Dr. Mariana Bentosela is a comparative psychologist and researcher of the National Research Council (CONICET) in Argentina. She is interested in animal behavior and works in the area of experimental comparative psychology. In the last years, she created the Canid’s Behavior Research Group (ICOC) to study how learning and experiences during ontogeny modify communicative responses towards humans in domestic dogs.
Recorded OnDemand Lecture: Communication between dogs and humans: are dogs naturally smart or good learners?
Charles Berger is a graduate of Cornell Veterinary College and was the owner and medical director of Campus Veterinary Clinic in Berkeley, California for 35 years. He was the veterinarian, as well as served on the Board of Directors, of the institute that oversaw the largest collection of captive wolves. He also served on the Board of Directors of the International Sled Dog Veterinary Medical Association and has been the veterinarian for over 30 mid and long distance sled dog races, including many Iditarods and Yukon Quests. This seminar on “Of Wolves and Dogs” was taught in the spring of 2007 and in 2009 at Dartmouth College through the Ilead program, emphasizing the ‘big picture’ of evolution, domestication and canine biology. For more information on Charles Berger go to www.ofwolvesanddogs.com
Recorded OnDemand Lecture: Of Wolves and Dogs: From The Big Bang to the Chihauhau
Anindita Bhadra, PhD, is a behavioural biologist, working with free-ranging dogs in India. She uses the dogs as a model system to explore interesting questions in behavioural ecology, and to understand the evolution of the dog-human relationship. She is particularly interested in the social lives of dogs that live as free individuals in the human dominated environment. Anindita is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata. She is actively involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate level teaching and in various outreach activities. She is the founding chairperson of INYAS, the young academy of India. Webinar, April, 2017- The Great Indian Joint Families of Free-Ranging Dogs