Our People

GARC has a dedicated team of people working across the world to support national and international efforts to eliminate rabies.

  • US Board

    US Board

    Deborah Briggs headshot

    Dr. Deborah Briggs

    Adjunct Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University

    Dr. Briggs is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, and former (and founding) Executive Director of GARC. Dr Briggs has contributed to the World Health Organization expert consultations on rabies and rabies vaccines. Her interests focus on veterinary and human diagnostics, laboratory quality assurance, educational awareness, and emerging infectious diseases.

    Dan Hoffman

    Mr. Daniel S Hoffman

    Accountant, Pottberg, Gassman & Hoffman Chartered

    Dan Hoffman is a Certified Public Accountant and an owner of the firm Pottberg, Gassman & Hoffman Chartered. He specializes in corporate, individual and trust taxes, also providing services related to accounting software and business management. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as being involved in the community and volunteer activities in Manhattan.

    Andrew Huszar

    Mr. Andrew Huszar

    Senior Fellow, Rutgers University Business School

    Mr Andrew Huszar is a senior fellow at Rutgers University Business School. Until June 2012, he was a Managing Director and U.S. Head of OTC Derivatives Client Clearing for Morgan Stanley. Previously, Andrew managed the $1.25 Trillion Agency MBS Purchase Program for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and was a senior vice president at RBS Greenwich Capital and co-head of the Transaction Advisory Group.

    Louis Nel headshot

    Prof. Louis Nel

    Executive Director, Global Alliance for Rabies Control

    Professor Nel has established a world-renowned research program at the University of Pretoria, focused on a better understanding of the rabies virus and other lyssaviruses, towards improved treatment and control of rabies. He has published more than 150 papers in scientific journals and books. Professor Nel is a permanent member of the World Health Organization (WHO) expert advisory panel on rabies and served as Chair for a recent WHO Expert Consultation on Rabies. He was also on the steering committee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation/ WHO rabies control programs (2009-date), and rabies committees of the OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health).

  • Management Team

    Management Team

    Executive Director: Prof. Louis Nel
    Chief Operating Officer: Mr. Kim Doyle
    Research: Dr. Louise Taylor
    Networks: Dr. Sarah Jayme
    Outreach: Dr. Deepashree Balaram