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Stephanie Boyles Griffin

Senior Director of Wildlife Response, Innovations, and Services

The Humane Society of the United States

  • Stephanie Boyles Griffin brings academic expertise to her hands-on work saving wildlife in the field. Tom Pelton/NPR

Stephanie Boyles Griffin is Senior Director of the Wildlife Response, Innovations, and Services, having come to The HSUS in 2007 as a wildlife scientist.

Boyles Griffin leads a team responsible for identifying, developing, and implementing programs that promote humane, innovative, and sustainable wildlife management policies and practices.

These programs focus on direct intervention to:

  • Stop the exploitation of wildlife for human profit, recreation, and entertainment
  • Reduce the reliance of government agencies, corporations, municipalities, and communities on lethal, inhumane, and indiscriminant wildlife management methods
  • Promote the protection of threatened, endangered, candidate, and proposed species
  • Advance humane wildlife management practices that preserve biological diversity and functional ecosystems

In 2011, Governor Martin O'Malley appointed Boyles Griffin to serve on the Maryland Wildlife Advisory Commission. She also serves on steering committees for the International Conference on Ecology and Transportation (ICOET) and the Human-Wildlife Conflict Collaboration (HWCC).  

She was the principal investigator of a study funded by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) that demonstrated the efficacy and cost benefits of using water-flow devices to resolve conflicts associated with North American beavers along roadways in the Coastal Plain of Virginia.

Boyles Griffin holds an M.S. in environmental science from Christopher Newport University of Virginia and a B.A. from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

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