Drs. Kirsten Gilardi and Michael Ziccardi are Co-Directors of the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center. They develop and refine the programs of the WHC and serve as advocates for its faculty and staff under Dr. Jonna Mazet, who is Director of the One Health Institute

Administrative Staff

  • Matt Blake: Chief Operations Officer
  • Lavonne Hull: Business Services Officer
  • Katie Leasure, Lori Faherty and Liz Leasure: Support to teaching activities, development and general administration of the Center's programs
  • Paulina Zielinska: Executive Assistant to OHI Director 
  • Desiree Aguiar: Executive and Development Assistant
  • Justin Cox: Content Marketing Manager

Program Personnel

  • PREDICT - Principal Investigator is Jonna Mazet, who is assisted by Paulina Zielinska. The team includes David Bunn, Tracey Goldstein, Chris Johnson, Terra Kelly, Woutrina Miller, Dan Rejmanek, Joe Silva, Brett Smith, Lisa Stevenson, Kate Thomas, Liz Vanwormer and David Wolking as UC Davis personnel.
  • Gorilla Doctors - Directed by Kirsten Gilardi and Michael Cranfield.
  • Oiled Wildlife Care Network - Team includes Director Michael Ziccardi, Response Veterinarian Christine Fiorello, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Becky Elias, Recovery and Transportation Specialist Kyra Parker, Animal Care Specialist Emily Whitmer, and Facility Coordinator Tim Williamson.
  • SeaDoc Society - Directed by Kirsten Gilardi with Joe Gaydos, community scientist, Joe Thoron, Communications Officer, and Jean Spalti in administration, based in Washington State. Ignacio Vilchis is a postdoctoral fellow with SeaDoc. The Lost Fishing Gear Project is also run by Kirsten Gilardi with Jen Renzullo.
  • One Health Institute Laboratory - Run by Tracey Goldstein with assistance from Brett Smith.
  • Southern California Puma Project - Directed by Walter Boyce; regional staff are led by Winston Vickers.
  • HALI (Health and Livelihood Improvement) - HALI employs a number of Tanzanians and supports two UC Davis postdocs and one grad student in the field, all working together to discover and prevent disease. HALI is directed by Jonna Mazet and includes Liz Vanwormer (currently residing in Tanzania), Woutrina Miller and David Wolking.
  • Zoological Medicine - Led by Dr. Ray Wack, the program provides veterinary services to the Sacramento Zoo, with training of veterinary students and zoological medicine residents. Dr. Wack is assisted by Dr. Anne Burgdorf.