Copy Leadership #4

Vicki Deisner, Esq.

Vicki currently serves as the Government Affairs Representative in Ohio for the Animal Welfare Institute and is currently working to pass legislation requiring cross-reporting of animal/human violence as well as conducting regional workshops on the issue. She was formerly the Midwest Legislative Director of the ASPCA, where she was primarily responsible for legislative and advocacy initiatives in the states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky. Prior to that, she served as the Associate Director of the National Water Resources Campaigns for the National Wildlife Federation in Washington, DC; Executive Director of the Ohio Environmental Council; and Ohio Assistant Attorney General, Environmental Enforcement Section, in Columbus, Ohio. Vicki is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Animal Law Committee, and she has developed a resource tool for the Animal Law Committee to assist advocates in working to repeal breed-specific regulations and pass breed-neutral ordinances.

Vicki received her J.D. from Salmon P. Chase Law School at Northern Kentucky University, her clinical degree in Respiratory Therapy from the University of Chicago, her M.S in Physiology from the University of Cincinnati Medical College, and her B.S. in Zoology from The Ohio State University. Vicki resides in Columbus with an indoor rescue cat Buzz, and two outdoor community cats Pumpkin and Shaggy.