Council Of Advisors - One Health Commission

Council Of Advisors

The Commission’s founders saw a need to involve many minds in leading its One Health work and thus created a non-voting Council of Advisors (COA). These One Health leaders are called on from time to time to share expertise and guidance to the Commission. Participants may be invited by the Board, nominated by ‘Leader’ Corporate sponsors or by choosing to get involved and support the Commission as Individuals sponsors at the ‘Leader’ level. The Commission ‘Thanks’ COA participants for sharing their thoughts and insights for advancing the One Health paradigm shift.


Barbara Bischoff, DVM, MA, APR - Retired from USDA APHIS Veterinary Services One Health Coordinating Office, Fort Collins, Colorado

Bernadette Dunham, DVM, PhD   Former Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Rockeville, Maryland. Currently, Professorial Lecturer, The Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, Washington, DC (USA)

Carrie La Jeunesse, DVM, CT, CFE   Owner and Principal, LaJeune Consulting, Policy analysis, organizational development, strategic advising and program leadership in One Health / public health, international development, disaster preparedness / planning  / response, biosecurity, and crisis management (U.S. and International)

Carol Rubin, DVM, MPH   Retired, Former Associate Director for Zoonoses and One Health in the National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) and Director of the One Health Office in the Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology at the Centers for Disease Control

Charla Smith, DVM   Dallas, Texas

George Lueddeke, PhD   Consultant in Higher and Medical Education, Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Gerald Keusch, MD   Professor of Medicine and International Health, Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Associate Director, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Gretchen Kaufman, DVM   Veterinary Initiative for Endangered Wildlife, Spokane, Washington

Gwendolyn Y McCormick, DVM, MS, DACLAM   European Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians (ESLAV), Raleigh, NC

James Roth, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVPM  Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, Director of the ISU Center for Food Security and Public Health, Executive Director of the Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics, and Adjunct Professor in the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa

Laura Streichert, PhD   Co-founder of the One Health Commission’s One Health Social Sciences (OHSS) Initiative, Founding Board Member and One Health Advisor, Rural Water Initiative for Climate Action (RWICA), Uganda

Margaret Wild, DVM, PhD   Chief Wildlife Veterinarian, Biological Resource Management Division, National Park Service

Mark Starr, DVM, MPVM, DACVPM  Director, Center for Environmental Health, and Deputy Director, California Department of Public Health; Adjunct Faculty, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis. Email:

Richard Goldstein, DVM, DACVIM  Chief Medical Officer at the Animal Medical Center in New York, NY

Richard Seifman, BA, JD, MBA, Author, Board Member at United Nations Association of the National Capital Area, Washington, D.C.,  former World Bank Senior Advisor, Washington D.C., USA (Retired), One Health Initiative Advisory Board Member

Roger Mahr, DVM, Past President, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and former Chief Executive Officer of the One Health Commission (USA)

Tracey McNamara, DVM, DACVP   Professor of Pathology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the Western University of Health Sciences at Pomona, CA


One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team:

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Becky Barrentine, MBA, Crozet Biopharma, Partner, Head Business Operations & Communications

Bruce Kaplan, DVM - Contents Manager/Editor One Health Initiative website, Sarasota, FL

Craig Carter, DVM, DVM, PhD, MS, DACVPM, DSNAP, Director of the University of Kentucky (UK) Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, Professor of Epidemiology for the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the UK College of Public Health

Helena Chapman, MD, MPH, PhD, Associate Program Manager (Booz Allen Hamilton), Health and Air Quality Applications, NASA, Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP - Research scholar, Program on Science and Global Security, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Thomas P. Monath, MD - Crozet BioPharma, Managing Partner and Chief Science Officer

Tom Yuill, PhD, OHI PROMED Mail liaison


Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH - Deputy Commissioner and Chief Science Officer, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Tallahassee, FL (Deceased November, 2020 and terribly missed)

John (Jack) Woodall, PhD -  Co-founder and Associate Editor of ProMED (Deceased October, 2016)

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