Rita McManamon, DVM

GAHP Pathology Organizer/UGA Team Coordinator

Director, Zoo & Exotic Animal Pathology Service,

University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Co-Pathology Veterinary Advisor to Orangutan SSP


Vickie Clyde, DVM

Staff Veterinarian, Milwaukee County Zoo

Veterinary Advisor, Bonobo SSP

Founder of the Bonobo Cardiac Database


Pam Dennis, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACZM

Adjunct Professor, Dept of Biology, Ohio State University

Clinical Assistant Professor, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Director of Gorilla Health Project

Veterinary Advisor, Gorilla SSP and Ape TAG


William H. Devlin, M.D., F.A.C.C

GAHP Cardiac Advisor for Orangutans

Interventional Clinical Assistant Professor, Oakland University

William Beaumont Hospital School of Medicine


Ilana Kutinsky, D.O., F.A.C.C.

GAHP Cardiac Advisor for Gorillas

Co-Founder of the Gorilla Cardiac Database

Clinical Associate Professor, Oakland University

William Beaumont Hospital School of Medicine


Linda Lowenstine, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP

Professor of Veterinary Pathology, University of California at Davis

Pathology Veterinary Advisor to Ape TAG, Gorilla and Orangutan SSPs

Principal Pathologist, Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project


Kristen Lukas, PhD

Curator of Conservation and Science

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Chair, Gorillas SSP


Tom Meehan, DVM

Chicago Zoological Society-Brookfield Zoo

Veterinary Advisor, Gorilla SSP


Suzan Murray, DVM, Dipl. ACZM

Program Director, Smithsonian Wildlife Health Program

Member, Gorilla Health Project

PI- Brain naturietic peptide as a Serum Biomarker for CVD in Gorillas


Lori Perkins

Education & Science Line of Business Director

Animals, Science & Environment, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Chair, Orangutan SSP


Steve Ross, PhD

Director, Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes

Lincoln Park Zoo

Chair, Chimpanzee SSP


Deb Schmidt, PhD

William R. Orthwein, Jr. Family Animal Nutritionist

Saint Louis Zoo

Nutrition Advisor, Gorilla and Orangutan Species Survival Plans (SSPs)


Joe Smith, DVM

Director of Animal Programs, Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

Veterinary Advisor, Orangutan SSP


Karen Terio, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP

Clinical Associate Professor, Zoological Pathology Program,

University of Illinois

Pathology Veterinary Advisor, Chimpanzee and Bonobo SSPs

Lead Pathologist, Gombe Ecosystem Health Project