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Our service monkeys are provided at no cost to our recipients.

Michele Cunneen

Board Member

Ms. Cunneen is the founder and president of Animal Research Consulting LLC., a life sciences consulting firm specializing in animal care programs. Prior to starting the consulting business, she was the Associate Director of Pre-Clinical Biology at Genzyme Corporation. She has been active in the preclinical, veterinary and livestock industries for more than 30 years. Ms. Cunneen lectures nationally and internationally on the subject of environmental enrichment and is active in the veterinary community as mentor and teacher. For the past 19 years she has served as a faculty member at Mt. Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts, where she teaches third-year veterinary technology. She joined Helping Hands with twenty-five years’ experience in the management of animal care facilities. Ms. Cunneen’s knowledge of facility design, humane animal management, and corporate management has been vital to the most recent successes of Helping Hands. She is the board liaison to the veterinary advisory committee.