January 01, 2016


 Women’s leadership initiative announces new officials

Posted Dec. 16, 2015

​On Jan. 1, Dr. Stacy Pritt begins her tenure as president of the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative, and Dr. Rachel Cezar becomes president-elect.

 ​​Dr. Stacy Pritt ​ Dr. Rachel Cezar

Dr. Pritt is director of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee in the Research Administration Department at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She serves as the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates, is a member of the AVMA Political Action Committee Board, and is a candidate for AVMA vice president in 2016.

Dr. Cezar is the national coordinator for the Horse Protection Program in the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. She serves as the District of Columbia VMA’s alternate delegate to the AVMA HOD.

Continuing as treasurer is Dr. Douglas G. Aspros, Pound Ridge, New York.

The WVLDI board of directors also chose three new board members. Dr. Pritt said, “Individuals are invited to the BOD based on their experience, expertise, and sincere desire to work with others to see all veterinarians achieve their potential while working to promote female leaders in the profession.”

New board members as of Jan. 1 are Drs. Lisa Greenhill, associate executive director for institutional research and diversity at the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges; Kathleen Ruby, director of counseling and wellness skills development at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine; and Lorrie Gaschen, associate dean for diversity and faculty affairs and professor and section chief of diagnostic imaging at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.