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Who We Are

Our Team

The Fauna team members who make it all possible

Meet the Fauna team who lovingly spend their time, knowledge, skills and talents to care for our Sanctuary residents, in a multitude of ways, day in and day out.


Our Healthcare Support

  • Richard Allan, D.V.M.
  • Lisa Carioto, D.V.M.
  • Jean Moreau, V.T.
  • Richard Carrier, D.V.M.
  • Ismail Hirji, D.V.M.
  • Frederique Pilon, D.V.M.
  • Richard Johnson, M.D.

Fauna Leadership & Board Members

Fauna Board of Directors

The Fauna Foundation is governed by volunteer board members, who lead the organization toward fulfilling its mission in accordance with its strategic plan and governing documents. This team of board members sets policy, establish the organization’s strategic directions, provides sustained leadership opportunities including growth and development, engages in resource development functions, and manages risk by appointing key personnel. Fauna’s board members are:

  • Gloria Grow
  • Mary Lee Jensvold, Ph.D.
  • Dawna Grow
  • Ken McAuslan
  • Richard Allan, D.V.M.
  • Patrick Ring
  • Tony Smith
Fauna Advisory Board

The Fauna Foundation Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Fauna Board of Directors and Trustees on issues including legal, ethical and practical matters. Various advisory team members also provide networking connections between Fauna and other organizations within the sanctuary, animal rights and environmental communities. Fauna’s Advisory Board members are:

  • Deborah Fouts
  • Roger Fouts, Ph.D.
  • Diane Frank, D.V.M.
  • Jane Goodall, Ph.D., CBE
  • John Mulcahy
  • Michael Seres
Fauna Trustees

The Fauna Trustees are the legal guardians responsible for the welfare and actions of the organization. With the assistance of our Board of Directors and Advisory Board, the Trustees team oversees day-to-day operations and upholds Fauna’s values and mission. Fauna’s Trustees are:

  • Gloria Grow
  • Dawna Grow
  • Richard Allan, D.V.M.

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Providing sanctuary for chimpanzees since 1997!