ILAR Council

ILAR’s advisory body, the ILAR Council, serves four principal functions:

  • to provide program direction and strategic planning;
  • to oversee information and communication programs (e.g., the ILAR website and the quarterly ILAR Journal); 
  • to oversee studies, reports, workshops, and other projects; and 
  • to direct ILAR’s international programs. 
To fulfill ILAR’s mission, Council members serve on one of three subcommittees: the Development and Outreach Subcommittee, International Subcommittee, and ILAR Journal Editorial Board.
The ILAR Council meets for two days twice per year.

ILAR Council Members 
Joseph J. DeGeorge
Merck Research Laboratories

Karin Blumer
Novartis International AG


Ron DeHaven
American Veterinary Medical Association

Cory Brayton
Johns Hopkins University

Lewis B. Kinter
Independent Consultant

Malak Kotb
University of North Dakota

Melinda A. Novak
University of Massachusetts

Paul A. Locke
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Lawrence B. Schook
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign    


Daniel S. Marsman
Procter and Gamble Healthcare

Sheldon Sloan
Janssen Research and Development, LLC

Patricia Turner
Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph, Canada