Speaker: Debbie LoVerde, Community Education Coordinator for Shy Wolf Sanctuary
Shy Wolf Sanctuary provides refuge and rehabilitation to non-releasable wild and captive-bred exotic canines, including wolves and wolfdogs. Their team works diligently to share the message of the preserving wolves in natural ecosystems, respecting wild and captive-bred exotics and encouraging coexistence with wildlife.
About the Speaker:
Debra LoVerde joined Shy Wolf Sanctuary in September of 2020 as the Community Education Coordinator. In her role with the organization, Debra is responsible for building relationships with organizations and communities to educate people about the work of the Sanctuary and to expand on the Healing Hearts Program. This program provides experiences for participants of partner organizations to learn how animals cope with a variety of stressful situations that may mirror those experiences in humans. She is developing a new initiative called “Tell me your Story” to empower children to speak up about the stresses they have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Debra holds a Doctorate in Education, with certifications as a school psychologist, elementary education instruction, and school administrator from her home state of New York. She has extensive experience in developing and managing special education programs.