Sue Leary has a B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Nonprofit Management. Her career has focused on coordination of programs and services; education and advocacy; administration and planning; and membership development in nonprofit organizations. Since 1995, she has served as President of American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS) and the Alternatives Research & Development Foundation (ARDF). ARDF funds and promotes the development of non-animal alternative methods for use in biomedical research, product testing and educational demonstrations. Activities include: the Annual Open Grant program, the William and Eleanor Cave Award, and sponsorship of scientific meetings. ARDF was the lead plaintiff in (ARDF) v. Glickman, 101 F. Supp. 2d 7 (D.D.C. 2000) that argued for inclusion of birds, rats, and mice in the definition of animal in the AWA regulations. AAVS, founded in 1883, opposes the use of animals in experimentation, and engages in public education and advocacy. Activities include producing publications and reports on topics such as: primate use in research and testing, genetic engineering, cloning, and sources of animals used in science education. AAVS also provides grants to sanctuaries that care for animals released from laboratories. Sue is Chair of the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC), which operates the Leaping Bunny Program in the U.S. and Canada, and is a Board member of the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and the World Federation for Animals.
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