Women's Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative
Who We Are
The mission of the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative (WVLDI) is to support women in seeking and achieving leadership, policy, and decision making positions within all areas of professional veterinary activity. Its vision is to develop leaders for the benefit of the profession and to deliver on the promise of veterinary medicine to society. The WVLDI is committed to nurturing inclusive leadership by developing inclusive leaders. Thus, membership on the Board of the WVLDI and participation in WVLDI leadership activities are not restricted by gender; all are welcome!
Our vision is to inspire and empower veterinary leaders to harness diversity and equity by creating an inclusive professional community where all members can deliver on the promise of the veterinary oath.
Our mission is to be a strong and impactful voice to achieve WVLDI’s vision by supporting women and allies seeking leadership positions, providing professional development and educational content, developing student leaders, and engaging in social media discussion.
Our purpose is to strengthen and elevate our profession.
Layne Freeman – President
Rebecca Fuentes – Vice President
Tayla Regenbaum – Historian
Julia Lazo – Secretary
Camryn Leavitt – Treasurer
Bonnie Boudreaux, DVM, DACVIM
Henry W. Green, III, DVM (LSU 1999), DACVIM
Donnie Watkins, MS, SHRM-CP