Leadership Team

    Our leadership team consists of nonprofit professionals, veterinarians, wildlife rehabilitators and animal care specialists. Read more to learn about us.

  • Debra Parsons-Drake
    Executive Director

    Debra Parsons-Drake, SFWC Executive Director since late 2016, brings with her a decades-long commitment to…
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  • Dr. Renata Schneider
    Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation

    Renata Schneider, DVM, is a graduate of the University of Montreal, Canada…
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  • Dr. Antonia Gardner
    Medical Director

    Dr. Antonia Gardner graduated with her veterinary degree from the University of Florida in 2004, and completed a small animal/ exotic animal internship at Florida…
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  • Jan Del Sesto
    Sr. Director of Development

    Jan Del Sesto came to Florida from Boston, where she spent decades as a manager, CEO, and consultant to nonprofit organizations, foundations, philanthropists…
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  • Deborah Millman
    Director of Outreach

    Deborah Robbins Millman’s background includes for-profit and non-profit management, public relations, and award-winning…
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  • Lynn Miller, PhD
    Wildlife Education Director

    Lynn Miller, a certified wildlife rehabilitator (CWR) and former president of the International Wildlife Rehabilitators’ Council (IWRC)…
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    Board of Directors

    South Florida Wildlife Center’s board of directors includes nationally renowned animal experts and advocates.

    Jeffrey J. Arciniaco, Chair
    Eric L. Bernthal
    Holly Hazard
    Ardath Rosengarden
    Melissa Seide Rubin



    OFFICERS

    Jeffrey Arciniaco – President/Chair
    Eric L. Bernthal – Vice President/Vice Chair
    G. Thomas Waite, III – Treasurer
    Michaelen Barsness – Assistant Treasurer
    Rebecca Brennan Branzell – Secretary

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