Asian Elephant Support is delighted to announce the addition of a new director to our board, growing our number to a magnificent five in total!
Seriously, our board grows slowly and carefully, and our new director, Janet B. Dray, is an addition each present director is thrilled to welcome aboard. Janet's hometown is Dallas, Texas, so she is in comfortable territory with Vanessa and Turk. Linda met Janet through the Elephant Managers Association conferences and she and Janet did Kenyan safaris together in 2017 and 2018. When you can travel 24/7 for three weeks as roommates, you have a pretty good idea of another person's personality, temperament, and capability.
Janet has a BSEE and MSEE - electrical engineering and worked for 30 years in new product development at Xerox Corporation. She started zoo work at Seneca Park Zoo as a docent (including live animal presentations) evolving into a zookeeper volunteer. After retiring from Xerox she became a Zookeeper at Seneca Park Zoo, working with elephants, primates, and rhinos.
Now, really retired, she's stepped up to join the board of Asian Elephant Support and will help us as we continue to grow in coming years.
Welcome to our team!
Linda, Vanessa, Turk, and Barbara