Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.

Sir Cecil Barton

Maya Gupta, Ph.D. – Executive Director

Lisa Lunghofer brings organizations a set of skills dearly needed in the nonprofit sector: critical tools for organizational strategic planning, program design and implementation, and evaluation. Combined with this background, her passion for bettering the lives of both animals and humans–especially through the ways in which animals and humans connect with one another–gives her a keen understanding of the key issues in our field. Her work is helping organizations like the Animals and Society Institute build a bridge between science and practice.

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