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CROW board of directors welcomes new members

By CROW - | May 5, 2021


The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife held its 2020 Membership Meeting on March 31 via Zoom, with those in attendance including members, staff, and the board of the directors.

New board members elected were Karen Buck, Ron Clayton and Dave Nichols.

Originally from the Chicago area, Buck has resided at least part time on Captiva since 1997 with her family. A retired medical assistant, lab tech and medical office manager, she grew up in rural Indiana surrounded by wildlife. She has been involved with many fundraisers and is currently serving on the entertainment committee at The Sanctuary Golf Club.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Clayton moved to Southwest Florida in 2004 with his family. In 2008, he began working for Veolia Environmental Service which was later acquired and is now a franchised account manager for Waste Management. Clayton also sits on the board for Keep Lee County Beautiful and has been involved with many environmental projects and programs.

Nichols is retired from the Coral Veterinary Clinic. He was a partner since 1990 and majority owner and president since 2008. He has served as veterinarian on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at Florida Gulf Coast University since 2000. He is a member of the Caloosa Veterinary Society, the FVMA, the AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association.


The 2020 board officers are: Nichols as president, Murphy as vice president, Cindy M. Hawkins as treasurer and Birdt as secretary. Exiting board members Amanda Curran, Bill Horvath and Paul Ben-Susan were acknowledged for their service and commitment.