A Permanent Board has been elected by the members at the first Annual General Meeting (AGM). This meeting took place on November 5 and November 6 2013 at Spa, Belgium. The composition of the Board will be as described in the Statutes, Article 7.
According to the AAII Internal Regulation 4, Assistance Dogs International (ADI) and Assistance Dogs Europe (ADEu) will appoint a non-voting member of the Board. The appointed persons are Danny Vancoppernolle for ADI and Peter Gorbing for ADEu.
FORMER BOARD MEMBERS
Sven-G Hultman 2009-2014
Sven has been Board Member of AAII from 2009-2014. He has been the first Chair of the Board 2009-2010.
Sven has been Chair of Hälsans Natur (Nature’s Health), a national non-for-profit organization with the purpose to “promote and develop activities where the healing power of the human-animal bond and the contact with nature is used.” Also he has been Chair of the Vårdhundskolan (The Caredog School), a training programme for both caredog teams, and professional care staff (nurses, physiotherapists etc). Both organizations are established in Sweden.
Cecilia Marre 2014-2015
Cecilia has been Board Member of AAII from 2014-2015.
She is “Directora” of Bocalan Confiar Chile; the first organization in Latin America that has been accredited by Assistance Dogs International (2017).
Lucia Katalenic 2011-2016
Lucia has been Board Member of AAII from 2011-2016; representing the AS-field.
The AAII-logo and many other documents have been designed by Lucija.
Teo Mariscal 2009-2018
Teo has been Board Member of AAII from 2009-2018; representing the AAT-field. He always has been very inspiring with his ideas and solutions.
Teo is Director of Fundación Bocalan with offices in Madrid, Cantabria, Catalonia, Galicia, Guatemala, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile and Japan.
Elma Burg 2009-2018
Elma is Founder Director of AAII and has been Board Member of AAII from 2009-2018; secretary from 2009-2016.
She has been lector at the University of Wageningen, Netherlands in Animal, Plant and Cell Biology.
Graham Ford, Tieren helfen Menschen e.V., Germany 1938-2015.
Graham was a founder board member of AAII. He sadly died in 2015.
We are all grateful for Graham’s outstanding contribution to AAII and lifetime of dedication to animal assisted activity.