New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Our Leadership

Our Dean

Dr. Andrew Hoffman, Penn Vet

Dr. Andrew M. Hoffman, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM

An acclaimed researcher, clinician, teacher, and mentor, Dr. Andrew Hoffman served since 2012 as Director of the Regenerative Medicine Laboratory and Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University before coming to Penn Vet. 

Our Board

A board of advisors is the advisory body to the dean of a school or the director of a major center at the University of Pennsylvania. While formal institutional governance and fiduciary responsibility for the University rests solely with its Board of Trustees, Advisory boards serve as a vital channel of communication with the Trustees on the activities of Penn's schools and centers.

Boards of advisors afford Penn ready panels of professionals, experts, and informed lay people who provide volunteer leadership and financial support to the areas they serve. Advisors also serve as ambassadors and spokespersons by linking the campus to the world.

Board of Advisors

  • Mr. Mark D. Spitzer, W’71, Chair
  • Mr. Martin E. Winter, G’76, W’76, Vice Chair
  • Mrs. Roxanne Bok C’81
  • Mrs. Kathryn L. Champ
  • Mr. Christopher B. Cowan, WG’91
  • Mr. Michael Dana, WG'85
  • Mrs. Ilona S. English, WEV’77, GFA’88
  • Dr. Juan Luis Ferrer Perez, C’78, V’82
  • Ms. Wendy Grubbs
  • Mr. Marc A. Hembrough, W’84
  • Dr. Pamela R. Henderson
  • Mr. Christian Herr, ex officio
  • Ms. Abigail R. Kazam, C’02
  • Jennifer A. Keeler, CAE, ex-officio
  • Mr. David Lentz, ex-officio
  • William R. Levy, Esq.
  • Mr. Richard Lichter
  • Mr. Keith A. Morgan, C’83
  • Hon. Dan Moul, ex officio
  • Hon. Eddie Day Pashinski, ex officio 
  • Hon. Russell Redding, ex officio
  • Mrs. Linda Richardson
  • Mrs. Gail Petty Riepe, CW’68
  • Dr. Deborah S. Rothman, C’95
  • Ms. Christa B. Schmidt
  • Hon. Judith L. Schwank, ex officio
  • Mr. Michael Stolitca, ex officio
  • Mrs. Tamara Totah Picache, W'94
  • Mr. Christopher Torres, ex officio
  • Dr. Anson J. Tsugawa, V'98
  • Hon. Elder A. Vogel, Jr., ex officio
  • Mrs. Lucy Zungailia, C'85


  • Mrs. Patricia Billhardt
  • Ms. Christine C. Connelly
  • Mrs. Mindy Heyer, C’79, W’79, WG’80

Dean's Council

Dean's Council comprises senior leadership from our School, including faculty and senior management from research, clinical service, education, and administration.This governing body meets regularly with the Dean to discuss strategic priorities and serves to support the Dean in guiding the School.

Council Members

Gary Althouse, DVM, PhD

Marion Dilley and David George Jones Endowed Chair in Animal Reproduction
Associate Dean for Sustainable Agriculture and
Veterinary Practices Professor of Swine Health and Reproduction

Brady Beale, VMD, DACVO

Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer, Ryan Hospital
Clinical Instructor, Ophthalmology

Igor E. Brodsky, AB, PhD

Robert R. Marshak Professor of Pathobiology
Associate Professor of Microbiology, Perelman School of Medicine
Chair, Pathobiology

Claire Bruno

Assistant Dean of Students & Admissions

Barbara Dallap Schaer, VMD, DACVS, DACVECC

Professor of Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Medical Director, New Bolton Center Hospital

Amy Durham, VMD, DACVP

Assistant Dean for Education
Associate Professor of Anatomic Pathology

Roderick Gilbert, MPH, DrPH(c)

Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer

Katrin Hinrichs, DVM, PhD, DACT

Harry Werner Endowed Professor of Equine Medicine & Professor of Reproduction
Chair, Clinical Studies-New Bolton Center

Olena Jacenko, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs & Diversity

Christopher J. Lengner, PhD
Harriet Ellison Woodward Professor
Chair, Biomedical Sciences

Jillian Marcussen

Assistant Dean of Administration & Chief of Staff
Office of the Dean

Kathryn E. Michel, DVM, DACVN

Professor of Nutrition
Associate Dean, Education


Charlotte Newton Sheppard Endowed Chair of Medicine
Chair, Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine

Jennifer Punt, VMD, PhD

Associate Dean for One Health

Phillip Scott, PhD

Professor of Pathobiology
Vice Dean for Research & Academic Resources

Robert Schieri, MBA, CPA

Vice Dean and Chief Financial Officer

Hyemi Sevening

Associate Dean of Institutional Advancement