A group of individuals from diverse backgrounds have been appointed to the AVMA 20/20 Vision Commission, which is charged with creating a vision for the near future of the Association.
The vision will encompass characteristics necessary for the AVMA to be increasingly relevant and responsive to the membership and the public in the next six to 10 years. The commission members are as follows.
Chair Lonnie J. King, dean, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine; past director, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases at the CDC
Dr. Bonnie V. Beaver, professor, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences; AVMA past president
Dr. Grace F. Bransford, owner, Ross Valley Veterinary Hospital, a small animal practice in San Anselmo, Calif.
Dr. Ann S. Hale, CEO, Animal Blood Resources International, Stockbridge, Mich.
Steve Kess, vice president, global professional relations, Henry Schein; past board member, American Dental Association
Joanna M. Morel, third-year veterinary student, Tufts University; Tufts' senior delegate to the Student AVMA
Dr. Stacy L. Pritt, director, Biological Test Center at B. Braun Medical, Irvine, Calif.; alternate delegate in the AVMA House of Delegates for the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners
Dr. Stephan L. Schaefbauer, area epidemiology officer, Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Raleigh, N.C.
Dr. Christina V. Tran, shelter and relief veterinarian, North Plains, Ore.
Peter Weber, executive director, Illinois State VMA
Dr. Michael L. Whitehair, partner, Abilene Animal Hospital, a mixed animal practice in Abilene, Kan.; past chair of the AVMA House Advisory Committee