About Robin Ganzert and American Humane Association

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About Robin Ganzert and American Humane Association

Robin Ganzert has been president and CEO of the American Humane Association since late 2010, leading the nation’s oldest organization dedicated to the protection of animals and children. Dr. Ganzert utilizes the insights she gained as deputy director of the prestigious Pew Charitable Trusts and, prior to that, as Wachovia’s national director of philanthropic strategies, to bring visionary leadership and a renewed vibrancy to the 134-year-old American Humane Association.

Since 1877 the historic American Humane Association has been at the forefront of every major advancement in protecting children, pets and farm animals from abuse and neglect. AHA also leads the way in understanding human-animal interaction and its role in society. As the nation’s voice for the protection of children and animals, American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses.

Under Dr. Ganzert’s leadership, American Humane Association has been named a “Top-Rated Charity” by CharityWatch and achieved the prestigious “Gold Level” charity designation from GuideStar.

A familiar face to millions of Americans from her frequent TV appearances and the highly-watched Hallmark Channel’s American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards, she also hosts her own radio show, Be Humane™ with Dr. Robin Ganzert, which mixes practical expert pet advice with guest appearances by some of America’s best known pet lovers from the movies, music and sports.

She is the author of Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors. She authored the foreword of Animals and the Kids Who Love Them: Extraordinary True Stories of Hope, Healing and Compassion.

Meanwhile, the Association’s best known program, the “No Animals Were Harmed®” animals in entertainment certification, which appears during the end credits of films and TV shows, today monitors more than 1,000 productions yearly with over 3,400 production days with an outstanding safety record. American Humane Association’s farm animal welfare program ensures the humane treatment of over a billion farm animals, the largest animal welfare program of its kind.

Most recently, Dr. Ganzert spearheaded a groundbreaking clinical trial that hopes to provide scientific substantiation for animal-assisted therapy (AAT) in the treatment of children with cancer and their families. The trial is now underway at five pediatric cancer hospitals across the nation.

A graduate of Wake Forest University with undergraduate degrees in business and accounting and a Masters in Business Administration, she served as Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration at the university’s Babcock School of Business while pursuing her doctorate in higher education finance.

Robin has appeared on NBC’s Today, ABC World News Tonight, Fox & Friends, On The Record with Greta Van Susteren as well as other local and national television programs. She has been a guest on The Diane Rehm Show, Sean Hannity’s radio show and many other radio programs. Robin has written for or been quoted in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Foxnews.com, USA Today, Fast Company, The Boston Globe, The Tennessean and other news outlets.

Robin and her husband Bart reside in North Carolina and are the proud parents of three human children. Fur children include dogs Gatsby, Daisy and Chas, as well as feline family members Rosebud, Poochie and Cedes.

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