Advisory Council

Meet the Collaborative Care Coalition’s Advisory Council

Because the Collaborative Care Coalition believes that collaborative care is good for the entire veterinary profession, we believe including many voices in the discussion is necessary. Beyond our Board of Directors, we have sought to include a wider ring of input and experience. The Advisory Council is just that, a less structured but no less thoughtful group of individuals that provide guidance and opinions to the board on everything from identifying potential sponsor partners to recommending channels for communicating the research results, and most importantly, promoting the mission of the organization. Through conference calls and meet ups at industry events, we gain valuable insight, perspective, and feedback on strategies and tactics to move the message forward.

Interested in joining our advisory council. Apply here


Paul Camilo, CVPM

Founder, Veterinary Consultation Services

Joan Coates, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)

Professor, Veterinary Neurology & Neurosurgery,
University of Missouri

Karen Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM, CVA

Owner, PantheraT Veterinary Practice Management Consulting

Mary Gardner, DVM

Co-Founder, Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, Speaker

Benjamin Haas, DVM, MBA, MA

Vice President of Emergency Services – MedVet

Laurie Hess, DVM, DAVBP

Owner, Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics

Aaron Jackson, DVM, MBA, DACVS-SA

Medical Director and Surgical Department Head, MedVet Chicago

Ralph Johnson

CEO, Veterinary Medical Association Executives

Bonnie Lefbom, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Partner, CVCA, Cardiac Care for Pets
CCC Founding Member

Carol McConnell, DVM

Chief Veterinary Officer, Nationwide Pet Insurance

Lucas Pantaleon, DVM, MS, DACVIM (LAIM), MBA

Founder, Pataleon PLLC

Matt Russell

Senior Director, Idexx Enterprise Platforms

Christine Schupe

Executive Director – VHMA

Maryann Vande Linde

Founder, Vande Linde and Associates