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Our Board
Of Directors
Dr. Kim Danoff - Executive Director

Dr. Danoff is a licensed veterinarian in Florida and Virginia.  She graduated from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.  She completed a 1 Year internship at Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.  She was an emergency and critical care veterinarian for 3 years following her internship.  For the next 10 years she had her own practice that offered animal physical therapy and holistic medicine, where clients came from all over the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States for her services. She has extensive training in Animal Rehabilitation, Veterinary Acupuncture, and Chinese Veterinary Medicine.  In 2010 she completed Dr. Susan Friedman’s 8 week bird behavior program for professionals, and has used these skills with great success in her own flock, with patients, and with wildlife.   She is currently a relief veterinarian in Northern Virginia which allows her the time needed to manage The Center for Avian Welfare.  She has a special love for physically challenged animals, geriatrics, and blind birds.

Outside of her professional life, Dr. Danoff has always been very involved in animal welfare.  She was born with a passion for animals of all kinds, and her first pet of her own was a cockatiel named Tinkerbell, that was given to her in elementary school.   She became an animal advocate at a very young age.  She went vegetarian at the age of 17. Over the years she became more educated on animal agriculture and the effects on human health and our planet, and she evolved into a vegan lifestyle.  She feels it is her responsibility to make daily personal choices that are both humane and earth friendly in an effort to save our rainforests and ensure the long term existence of parrots in the wild.   Dr. Danoff shares her home with a large flock of various species, mostly wild caughts, but fiery Amazons have a very special place in her heart.

Bill White 

Bill was a firefighter for the City of Manchester, New Hampshire for 35 years until his retirement in 2021. Shortly thereafter, Bill went vegan. Throughout Bill's life he has loved nature and all animals, both wild and captive.  Bill now focuses all of his love and attention on his flock of 16 parrots, his dogs, cat, and their pet rat. Bill also assists his wife Shannon with building feral cat houses to ensure their community cats have a safe place to rest, especially during New Hampshire's rough winters.  From 2008-2015 Bill donated his time to Great Dog Rescue in Massachusetts, doing home visits for potential adopters. Bill feels strongly that parrots have the right to fly. He has assembled four outdoor aviaries in their backyard, one of which is 18ft tall x 16ft round. His latest project is building a flight aviary 10ft x 10ft x 20ft to give all his 16 feathered companions the ability to stretch their wings in the sun and fly safely.

Shannon White

Shannon is a huge lover of all animals and has been active in the rescue community for over a decade.  She has a flock of 13 birds at home, ranging in size from large macaws to small lovebirds.  She is a big believer in flight and has 3 large outdoor aviaries.  She has extensive behavior experience and indoor flight trains all of her parrots, with recall and fly down training.   Shannon has a bachelor's of science degree in human services with a minor in psychology.  She has worked with mentally and physically challenged children, and was an emergency medical technician (EMT) and worked in a Level 2 Trauma Center for 15 years.  She later became an oncology technician and eventually became the practice manager of a large Massachusetts General Hospital oncology clinic where she has worked for over 10 years. Shannon went vegan in 2021.


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