I am happy to announce some new changes to the management of the OWCN’s Recovery & Transportation (R&T) program!
First, after filling the R&T Specialist position since Aug 2010 with distinction, Kyra Parker has accepted a promotion to R&T Co-Coordinator. As everyone is aware, with our program losing both Nils Warnock and Yvette Hernandez two years ago, Kyra has done an excellent job working with me, Winston Vickers of the Wildlife health Center/OWCN, Curt Clumpner of Bird Rescue and Diana Humple of PRBO Conservation Science to keep the field program moving forward in order to provide the best proactive capture of oiled wildlife should spills occur here in CA. Congratulations Kyra on the well deserved advancement!
I am also very happy to announce that Dr. Nancy Anderson will be joining Kyra in the management of the OWCN’s field program as of September. Nancy joins us most recently from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, where she has been acting Staff Veterinarian since 2010. Prior to that, however, she worked for ten years as the Director of Wildlife Services/Veterinarian for Lindsay Wildlife Museum – a well-established OWCN Member Organization. She has participated in several oil spills, has attended many OWCN trainings, and has also filled a key spot as a member of the OWCN’s Scientific Advisory Committee in the past. In addition to her clinical veterinary skills, Nancy joins us with a PhD in Ecophysiology from The Ohio State University emphasizing field work and conservation medicine.
Please join me in warmly welcoming our new senior staff to the OWCN!