Our Team

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Jan White, DVM
Executuve Director

Dr. White is a UC-Davis (CA) Veterinary graduate (1990) and one of the earliest Corrections and Social Welfare from Sacramento State University (1975). She has always seen community work as a priority. She was of the earliest veterinarians to have an educational focus on native wildlife rehabilitation. She entered an MS degree program in Social Work and left it to complete an application to UC Davis Veterinary School.   Alida Morzenti, MS trained her in falconry methods and raptor rehabilitation, at UC Raptor Center (UC Davis) in the mid-1970s and later taught course work at UC in the early 1990s as a graduate.  She worked in various capacities from a Board Member to Executive Director of the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC) and was a shared BOD member to the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA) for many years.  She led the charge to develop a set of National Wildlife Rehabilitation Standards while on both boards of directors and was awarded a significant achievement award from the NWRA for getting the first set of minimum standards established in the United States.  The IWRC also acknowledged her contributions to the wildlife rehabilitation field when she left that ED position in the late 1980s.  Dr. White wrote the first Wildlife Rehabilitation 1AB Manual, which was used in the IWRC Skills Seminar Program (taught worldwide) for 30+ years.  A new manual is now in use for which she wrote the forward to introduce to a new generation of wildlife rehabilitators.  She worked on many oil spill responses in the 1980s and 1990s and learned the details of caring for seabirds literally with the birds in her hands. She helped in research to find ways to offset the effects of oil on birds.  These birds are difficult to provide care and in this period of time, wildlife rehabilitators learned how to do it successfully.  Dr. White has trained wildlife rehabilitators via the skills seminars, oiled wildlife training programs, and trains potential wildlife care professionals from veterinary technicians, veterinary doctors, and wildlife rehabilitators to this day.  Our veterinary internship program has ushered many new veterinary students into professional school to hopefully return to her chosen profession.  Dr. White has worked hard with many other contributors in her life to produce professional journal articles on how to successfully rear and release many wildlife species in the journal of IWRC, which laid the path for many wildlife rehabilitators to follow the path that she has made.  At PSWC, she is the chief trainer for the internship program and has worked to develop a very detailed online training program with the help of many staff and interns over the years.  This program involves online training, in-person training, and skills and online testing. 

 

As the ED of PSWC, she oversees the programs operated by staff and implemented by the Board of Directors.  She is unpaid in her work.  She has many publications in the field and is largely acknowledged for her efforts to transition the field of wildlife rehabilitation from a group of dedicated early workers to a professional trade with career jobs.

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Craig Moran, Education Manager

Craig Moran received a bachelor of science in biology with minors in psychology and geography from Southwest Missouri University. He also has a master's in education from Pacific Lutheran University. He began working with raptors in 1980 as a Bald Eagle researcher at Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, MO. Craig has been a licensed falconer since 1988. He became a full-time zookeeper and educator, continuing to work with Bald Eagles in education programs and presented a paper published in “Animal Keeping Forum” on the Bald Eagle breeding program in Fresno, CA. He spent three years researching Golden Eagle capture, banding, and release projects for Wildlife Research Institute in Montana. He presents environmental concepts and avian biology for zoo volunteer trainees, educational programs on raptor biology and ecology to audiences ranging from elementary students to adults for various organizations. He served as Conservation Chairmen for Rainier Audubon Society and the Education Coordinator for Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, Virginia. Collectively Craig has dedicated most of his working life to understanding raptors and their important role in global ecology. His passion is to help students and adults have a broader understanding of the important value raptors have in the world today. With his many years with exotic and raptor education, his programs on animal ecology, animal behavior, and animal care have created interesting and informative programs. 

 

Craig is a member of the following associations:

  • National Falconers Association

  • Washington Falconers Association

  • Raptor Research Foundation

  • International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council

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Scott is the chief caretaker of the kittens in our Feral Kitten Program.  On a daily basis, he ensures our kittens are fed and cleaned up after.  Also, he works with the staff to ensure all the kittens get the required shots and health checks prior to adoption.  He also ensures any sick kittens get the care they need and are administered any medical care or medicine required.

He is the main contact for all kitten adoptions, setting appointments, seeing visitors and processing the applications through adoption. He also tracks all the kittens coming in and processes their paperwork in Pet Point and lists the kittens on Pet Finder.

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Sasha Greeneschmitz, Internship Coordinator
Sasha is a Biology/Pre Vet student at the University of Puget Sound. She was an intern at the Marine Mammal Center in California from 2016-2017 and continues to volunteer when she is back home in California. She was a pre-veterinary intern here at PSWC from the fall of 2020 to the summer of 2021. After finishing the program, she became our internship coordinator and now aids in the organization and training of our wildlife and pre-veterinary interns. She has revamped our intern training materials to include not only animal handling and care information but information about understanding subtle behavioral cues that can aid in keeping both our animals and our interns safe. 

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Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager


Patrick Hogan started his wildlife rehabilitation career at Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA's Wildlife Care Center in San Mateo, CA as a volunteer in 2006 while working as a Vegan Chef at Google Headquarters. He quickly switched careers into wildlife rehabilitation after being hired on as staff in 2007 and finding his true passion of giving sick, injured, orphaned and oiled wildlife hands-on care, with the intention of setting them free again.  As a lifelong animal activist, Patrick sees the inherent value of wildlife rehabilitation as a direct way to give back to the animals that humans have displaced, orphaned and harmed. In 2010 Patrick spent 7 consecutive months with International Bird Rescue in the Gulf responding to the Deepwater Horizon (BP) Spill working in supervisory positions in 3 different states doing everything from search and collection, to cleaning birds and managing care of both oiled and non-oiled birds during different months of the spill response. Patrick then came back to PHS/SPCA in 2011 to manage the Wildlife Department and move the operations to a new facility in Burlingame, CA.
 
In 2018 Patrick accepted a job as Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager at the Hawaii Wildlife Center where he was able to specialize in pelagic seabird species such as Albatross, Storm-Petrels and Shearwaters (and many other native species like the endangered Hawaiian Hoary Bat), create programs for interns, soft release program of White Terns, and research projects on plastic ingestion. He also did oil spill response planning for the NW Hawaiian Islands, including a 48 hour Hazwoper training on Guam and consultation for biologist field crews working on Midway and Kure Atoll.

Patrick also spent time as the Rehabilitation Manager at Wildlife Center of the North Coast in Astoria, OR (2020-2021) which sees mostly aquatic birds admitted from up and down the Oregon coast. Patrick absolutely loves the Pacific Northwest and species found in this region, and in 2022 was elated to have accepted the position of Rehabilitation Manager at Puget Sound Wildcare. He is dedicated to providing the best care possible and teaching others about the specifics of rehabilitation, hoping to help create and instill that same passion in others that led him to this very fulfilling career.  He brings a wide array of experience and has 14 years in the field.

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Wildlife Rehabilitation Assistant Manager
Rhett is a licensed veterinary technician and certified wildlife rehabilitator with 14 years of wildlife and avian medicine experience. Originally from North Carolina, their love of wildlife began at the age of 16 as a clinic volunteer at the Carolina Raptor Center, where they were a regular volunteer for 2 years. Afterwards they completed their bachelor degree in biology with a concentration in animal sciences at a work college, where they were Poultry Operations Manager and oversaw a pasture-raised poultry department. They attended their veterinary technician program in Asheville, NC and completed their veterinary technician externship at C.R.O.W. a wildlife hospital on Sanibel Island, FL under the direction of Dr. Heather Barron. Afterwards they joined the team at South Florida Wildlife Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, a busy hospital admitting around 250 different species, and 13,000 individual animals per year. In 2021 Rhett moved to Washington with their partner, cats, dog, and geriatric snake, and became a proud part of the PSWC the following year. They love working with raptors, seabirds, and shorebirds, as well as the rest of wildlife Washington has to offer!