Staff

 

Suzanne Roy, Campaign Director

Suzanne Roy, Campaign Director, is a 25-year animal welfare professional. During her career, she has worked to improve the plight of elephants, chimpanzees, marine mammals and other animals both in captivity and in the wild. In the 1990's, she launched the fight to save America's Air Force Chimpanzees, an effort that ultimately led to the retirement of these deserving animals to a Florida sanctuary. An avid horse lover and mother of a horse-crazy daughter, she turned her attention to the fight to save America’s wild horses and burros in 2009.

Prior to entering the animal welfare field, Roy was a political consultant, working on a variety of campaigns from local state senate to congressional to presidential election bids.  She currently resides in Davis, CA with her family, including an amazing horse named Cobalt (nose pictured at left.)

 

 

Deniz Bolbol, Field Director

Deniz Bolbol, AWHPC Programs Director, has extensive experience observing and video documenting BLM wild horse roundups which has contributed to exposing the brutality of wild horse roundups. Deniz has been instrumental in securing a public-private partnership with the State of Nevada to humanely manage the wild horses under the State's jurisdiction -- once fully implemented this will be the largest humane management of wild horses in the world. 

Prior to her tenure at AWHPC and following a 15-year career in communications and corporate public relations, Bolbol worked on other animal protection and First Amendment-related issues. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Grace Kuhn, Communications Director

Grace Kuhn attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia with studies concentrated in Arts and Humanities. She has worked with the AWHPC since 2012, and is responsible for bringing you the latest information surrounding wild horses and burros. 

In addition to her passion for the protection of these animals, she lends her time to other animal, environmental and social justice issues. She currently resides in the Washington, DC area with her husband David and dog, Bella.