WRC was founded at the University of Minnesota in 1979 as a student club of the Veterinary College. From those humble beginnings of just a few dozen animals a year, the WRC has grown into one of the nation's busiest wildlife hospitals and has set the standard for other wildlife rehabilitation centers.
A year-round staff of just nine people, four of whom are medical staff, keeps WRC's budget focused on providing care to its patients. During the summer, WRC adds six seasonal staff to run its three nurseries (Avian, Mammal and Waterfowl).
To contact staff, click on a name to email or call 651-486-9410 for a staff directory.
Phil Jenni, Executive Director
Tami Vogel, Communications Director
Liz Cross, Director of Recruitment and Volunteer Services
Lynnette Scott, Director of Nursery Programs, coordinator of internships
Karen Koeper, Volunteer Trainer
Leslie Reed, DVM, coordinator of veterinarian educational opportunities
Renee Schott, DVM
Katie Heino, CVT, coordinator of vet tech educational opportunities
Chris Lewellen, CVT
The WRC Board of Directors works with Executive Director Phil Jenni in providing guidance to WRC.
WRC BOARD MEMBERS
John Faricy, Chair
Kate Johnson, Vice Chair
Jay Mutschler, Treasurer
Kathy Knauth, Secretary
Trevor Ames, DVM
Phil Jenni, WRC Executive Director
HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS
Mrs. David (Babs) Koch
Robert Teetshorn (deceased)