The Raptor Center staff are also faculty within several departments at the University of Minnesota. Many are active in professional organizations, and recognized as leaders within their respective fields.

Raptor Center Staff

Annette Ahlmann, DVM

Research Assistant / Resident

Rachel Amato

Veterinary Intern

Gail Buhl

Program Coordinator, Partners for Wildlife

Jamie Clarke

Senior Veterinary Technician

Hilary DeVries

Clinic Manager

Dana Franzen-Klein

Medical Director

Dr. Victoria Hall

Patrick T. Redig Endowed Chair in Raptor and Ecosystem Health

Michael Huffaker

Veterinary Intern

Rob Kulhanek

Program Director, Partners for Wildlife

Melissa Moore

Education Operations Manager

Ellen Orndorf

Development Officer

Julia Ponder, DVM, MPH

Project Lead for Partners for Wildlife and Former Director of The Raptor Center

Patrick T. Redig, DVM, PhD

Co-founder and Director Emeritus

John Sammler

Education Program Manager

Kelly Scott

Interpretive Naturalist

Libby Steger

Front Desk

Tracy Swanson

Veterinary Intern

Corryn Vitek

Senior Veterinary Technician

Anna Voss

Interpretive Naturalist

Alyssa Weidner

Administrative Specialist, Partners for Wildlife

Michelle Willette, DVM

Senior Veterinarian