Schaumburg, Ill. -- The American Veterinary medical Association (AVMA) has appointed 11 individuals to its 20/20 Vision Commission, a group tasked with creating a vision for the near future of the association.
The group will identify characteristics necessary to keep the AVMA increasingly relevant and responsive to its membership and the public in the next six to 10 years. The 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; and
- Dr. Michael L. Whitehair, partner, Abilene Animal Hospital, a mixed animal practice in Abilene, Kan.; past chair of the AVMA House Advisory Committee.