The Team

The Center Team is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds ranging from animal behavior to corporate communications and marketing who love animals; especially dogs. 

We want to attract canine researchers whose canine study interests align with the Center’s. We also want to attract and build a significant community of citizen scientist volunteers willing to participate in canine behavior studies to save dogs.  


Chief Scientific Officer – 

Dr. Dodman is the Center’s Chief Scientific Officer.

Dr. Dodman is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, and Professor, Section Head and Program Director of the Tufts Animal Behavior Department of Clinical Sciences. Dr. Dodman is one of the world’s most noted and celebrated veterinary behaviorists.

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Executive Director - Chris P. Janelli

Chris is the Center’s Executive Director. To learn more about Chris visit his LinkedIn profile.


IT Director – Daniel McMullan

Daniel founded Small Fish Technologies, LLC to provide software development, program and social media marketing services. ; equally importantly to engage, teach and provide opportunities for young people to develop software technology and Internet business skills.


Lead computer programmer – Sean Russell  

Sean has an Associate degree in Liberal Arts and Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology in which he is currently pursuing a Graduate degree. For this Sean is developing a software model to connect and integrate three separate mangrove systems models of soil accumulation, mangrove tree growth and tidal actions.  If that isn’t enough, Sean is also finishing another degree for a Bachelor of Computer Science.


Tufts-REDCap Technology Coordinator – Ian Dinwoodie

Ian is the Center’s Tufts technology coordinator responsible for developing the inaugural survey on the Vanderbilt University REDCap data capture system and coordinating integration with the Center.  Ian is the  founder and chief consultant for Ian Robert Enterprises, LLC, which focuses on software development tailored to bridge the gap between research, industry, education, and technology. Since its 2014 inception, the company has developed rapidly with backing from institutions such as the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the Veterans Health Administration, and TD Bank.


Accounting – Vivian L. R. Nasiatka

Vivian is the Managing Director of Rockwell and Wheeler Accounting, LLC.  She has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting, and has worked for organizations such as ABB Combustion Engineering and State-funded educational non-profit organizations.


Web Design – Dianne McKenzie & Aeowyn

Dianne is executive producer and senior Web architect at Comet Studios Web Design & Development in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Aeowyn is an apricot standard poodle, service dog, Comet Studios visionary, receptionist and CFO (Chief Fun Officer). Visit Aeowyn’s web


Strategic Advisor – Reid L. Holloway

Reid is an independent consultant whose practice focuses on strategic development. Since 1988, Mr. Holloway’s consulting practice has concentrated in corporate, financial and marketing strategies. His client roster has included Young & Rubicam, Inc., Philip Morris, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and The Trump Organization. Read full bio »