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Emeritus Members

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Emeritus Members  

We are proud to recognize our retired IAABC members who continue to support the IAABC and the profession with their wisdom and experience. Emeritus members no longer take behavior cases, but may accept speaking and writing engagements.

Kim Bear, CPBC Retired

Ms. Bear accepts speaking and writing engagements.

Flip Biondi, ACDBC Retired

Ms. Biondi does not accept speaking or writing engagements.

Joyce Clemens, CDBC Retired

Ms. Clemens does not accept speaking or writing engagements.

Heide Coppotelli, Ph.D. CDBC Retired

Dr. Coppotelli accepts speaking and writing engagements. 

Gail Fisher, CDBC Retired

Ms. Fisher accepts speaking and writing engagements.

Suzanne Rogers, CEBC Retired

Ms. Rogers accepts speaking and writing engagements.



Tara McLaughlin, CDBC Retired

Ms. McLaughlin does not accept speaking or writing engagements.

Charlotte Peltz, CABC Retired

Ms. Peltz accepts speaking and writing engagements.

Patricia Wiltse, ACDBC Retired

Ms. Wiltse accepts speaking and writing engagements.

Meredith Lunn, CDBC Retired

Ms. Lunn accepts speaking and writing engagements.

Richard Polsky, Ph.D., CDBC Retired


Dr. Polsky accepts speaking and writing engagements.

James O'Heare, CDBC CPBC Retired


Mr. O'Heare accepts speaking and writing engagements.



Applying for Emeritus Status 

Have you retired from the field, but wish to maintain your credentials? 

To apply for emeritus membership, please fill out this FORM.


Client Testimonials

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  • Here I get support, information and training on current, evidence-based knowledge. A great community of international consultants offers great exchange on each relevant topic to support each other helping animals, their owners or even organizations that take care of animals of different species.

    By Sylvia Czarnecki, Certified Horse Behavior Consultant

  • I am proud and honored to be certified by, a member of, and educator for the IAABC. I consider the organization to be the industry standard for well-rounded, quality, ethical animal behavior information that is disseminated in a supportive, effective, collaborative environment. The IAABC works very hard to produce not only quantity of educational resources, but also quality.

    By Katenna Jones, Certified Dog & Cat Behavior Consultant

  • As a member, I get to network with experts in my field all over the world. This allows me to expand my knowledge in cat behavior as well as shelter behavior. As the feline behavior manager in an open intake shelter, this opportunity to learn from the best has allowed me to ensure the mental health and behavior needs are met for the cats in our care. The IAABC is the "go to" place for people all over the world to find experts in animal behavior. As a certified member my profile is available for the public to view. Since I earned my certification, I've seen my private business almost triple.

    By Lisa Stemcosky, Certified Cat Behavior Consultant

  • IAABC has been an invaluable learning tool for both myself and staff. As a shelter professional, the webinars provide relevant and up to date information to be used in multiple formats. The online convenience allows for continuing education, minus the travel.The mentorship programs are nothing short of amazing, including the pricing . This organization is always looking forward and growing.

    By Amy Schindler, Shelter Behavior Affiliate

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