Hired & promoted

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, September 2005:

Joyce D’Silva, heading Compassion In
World Farming since 1991, retired on August 8,
2004, succeeded by former World Society for the
Protection of Animals communications director
Philip Lymbery. D’Silva continues with CIWF in
the newly created position of ambassador,
representing CIWF in foreign affairs.
WSPA has promoted two-year staffer Leah
Garc├ęs to director of campaigns, hired former
advertising executive Emma Hall as public
relations director, and added ex-British Army
Air-borne Forces officer Nigel Wilson as disaster
relief director.
The Escondido Humane Society has hired
Sally Costello, 46, to succeed former executive
director Phil Morgan, who now heads the Northern
Arizona Second Chance Center for Animals in
Flagstaff. Costello, reported San Diego
Union-Tribune staff writer Craig Gustafson, “is
a former health and safety manager for Air
Products & Chemicals Inc.,” who cofounded a
local nonprofit organization called San Diego
Community Awareness & Emergency Response.

Anna Gonce, formerly public information
manager for American Humane in Englewood,
Colorado, is new executive director of the
Denver-based Gabriel Foundation, “founded in
1996 by Julie Weiss Murad to promote education,
conservation, rescue, rehabilitation, adoption
and sanctuary for parrots. We have cared for
nearly 1,000 parrots and adopted over 600 into
new homes,” Gonce said. Murad on August 19
broke ground for a $1 million aviary at
Elizabeth, Colorado, to house up to 350 parrots
in semi-natural surroundings.
John Berry, 46, was on July 28, 2005
introduced as next National Zoo director, to
start fulltime on Oc-tober 1. Berry has no prior
zoo experience and will be the first
non-scientist to head the zoo, operated by the
Smithsonian Institution. He has headed the
National Fish & Wildlife Foundation since 2001,
was an assistant Secretary of the Interior under
former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and is a
senior policy adviser to the Smithsonian. His
predecessor, former National Zoo chief
veterinarian Lucy Spelman, resigned in mid-2004
after a National Academy of Sciences
investigative panel criticized her management
style and veterinary deficiencies at the zoo.

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