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Dr. Kaufman is a board-certified ophthalmology and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He graduated from Yale University in 1981, where he received several awards of distinction before completing his medical studies at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1985. He then went on to specialize in […]

Stacy Lopresti-Goodman earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2009. She is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology, and the Honors Program Director, at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. Dr. Lopresti-Goodman’s research focuses on the psychological harms of exploiting animals in laboratories, and on alternatives to the use of animals in […]

Liza Heavener is Chief Operating Officer at NEXUS Global Summit. She has wide-ranging experience working nearly ten years in federal politics, grassroots and campaign strategy and with the United States Congress. Liza was a healthcare lobbyist for a large membership organization, running their national advocacy program to engage hundreds of thousands of advocates across the country. […]

Rebecca Coffman is the Chief Operating Officer for Citizen Data and formerly worked at Concerned Veterans for America, Freedom Partners, and Generation Opportunity. She is committed to limiting government and advancing freedom. Rebecca became a vegetarian to improve her track and field performance but quickly fell into the “veg” lifestyle because of the health and […]

Lyndsey is the Social Media Manager at the Heritage Foundation.

David Gortler, Pharm.D. FCCP is a pharmacologist and pharmacist and a Yale-trained bench research trained scientist in molecular biology with a subspecialty in the field of vascular medicine. He was later hired as professor of pharmacology and biotechnology at the Yale University School of Medicine, where he also served at Yale’s Center for Bioethics and […]

Dr. Milless graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a major in Anthropology in 2004 and went on to graduate from the University of Toledo College of Medicine in 2008. She completed a residency in anatomical and clinical pathology from the Yale-New Haven Hospital in 2012 followed by a fellowship in dermatopathology in 2013. […]

Philanthropist, actress, and filmmaker Louise Linton has been an animal advocate since childhood. Today, she supports animal protection efforts through her activism, fundraising, lobbying, and financial contributions. She recently founded the Louise Linton Charitable Fund which aims to protect the wellbeing of people and animals both locally and in under-resourced communities around the world.

Katie McHenry has served as an assistant at D.C.-based public affairs firm BGR Group since 2007. Prior to joining BGR Group, she was a political appointee under the Bush Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she served as confidential assistant to the Secretary of Commerce. In her spare time, Katie volunteers for the […]

Dr. Hansen received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature in 1974 from North Central College in Naperville, IL. He was granted a Medical Degree in 1977 from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL. Following an internship in Psychiatry at Loyola in Maywood, Dr. Hansen spent four years in combined Anatomic […]