Robin R. Ganzert, Ph.D., serves as president and CEO of American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the first to serve animals, whenever and wherever they are in need of rescue, shelter, or protection.
Since her appointment in 2010, Ganzert has spearheaded unprecedented growth and transformational change at the historic 145-year-old nonprofit. American Humane is the largest certifier of animal welfare in the world, overseeing the care of nearly one billion animals annually. This remarkable growth represents a 2,000 percent increase during her tenure in the numbers of animals protected every year.
Ganzert has also dramatically expanded the scope and scale of American Humane’s programs globally, while providing oversight for iconic humane programs such as No Animals Were Harmed® that protects animal actors on production sets around the world. She also created the famed Pups4Patriots™ program. Pups4Patriots provides lifesaving service dogs to wounded warriors struggling with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.
In addition to her role at American Humane, Ganzert is the executive producer of the award-winning documentary Escape from Extinction; the author of Mission Metamorphosis (2020) and Animal Stars (2012); and executive producer of the long-running television special, American Humane Hero Dog™.