People & Positions

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  June 2012:

The Center for Animals & Public Policy on May 29,  2012 confirmed the appointment of former associate center director for education Allen T. Rutberg as permanent director,  and named as assistant director  Emily McCobb,  DVM.  Rutberg had for three years been interim director of the center,  founded in 1983 within the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.  A zoologist,  Rutberg is best known for overseeing deer contraceptive research funded by the Humane Society of the U.S. at sites including Fire Island,  New York,  and the 578-acre National Institute of Standards & Technology campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  The first two years of the Fire Island project cut the deer population by 46%.

The Gaithersburg program achieved a reduction of about 8% per year over 10 years.  The International Wolf Center,  of Ely,  Minnesota,  on May 14,  2012 announced that former St. Paul Police Foundation executive director Rob Schultz would succeed 25-year Wolf Center executive director Mary Ortiz,  who has retired.  Schultz formerly held leadership positions at the YMCA camp at St. Croix  and the Humanities Education Retreat Center near Lake Phelan,  and is a member of the Boy Scouts of America’s President’s Cabinet.

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