Our partners are so important and we accomplish a lot when we work together. Meet our board members, community allies, friends and learn all about us!
Fox Run is a volunteer-powered organization with a board that works closely with the Executive Director.
Ame Vanorio, Ms ed, MS Env. Sc, Founder, and Executive Director
Ame Vanorio (or Farmer Ame to the kids) has been a life-long organic farmer, environmentalist, off-grid homesteader, and educator. Ame has always had a deep reverence and concern for native wildlife and it was a natural extension for her to become a Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator.
In doing so she became aware of the tremendous need for rehabilitation services as well as education concerning wildlife. So Fox Run Environmental Education Center was born!!
Ame has graduate degrees in Education and Environmental Science. She is a certified Kentucky teacher in Special Education, Biology with an endorsement in Environmental Education and has taught in both public and private schools. While in college she worked in the education and archaeology department of the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History and later as an educator for the National Wildlife Federation.
Ame teaches classes in the community and online via Zoom and Teachable.
After 30+ years gardening in Zone 6, Ame recently “retired” (not really) and moved to the Madison, Wisconsin area in Zone 5A. She is a board member with the Bock Community Garden, is volunteering on a prairie restoration project, and is doing consulting with a local school to build more wildlife-friendly habitats.
Ame is the primary author of our blog and the editor for guest posts from college students. She is a member of Project 24 an online school that teaches blogging and video creation skills. Feel free to ask questions about their program!
Ame has written several books. Check out her latest children’s book on our very own Goober Goose.
nathan Glaza; dvm, Board member and vet
Dr. Glaza is our farm and wildlife vet as well as a Board Member. We greatly appreciate his being open to whatever problems and creatures we encounter!! Dr. Glaza graduated in 2010 from Auburn University as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Glaza purchased a new building in Butler Ky in December 2019. We are excited as he expands his services with a larger space as well as, more services for small animals, exotics and contemporary medicine. Dr. Glaza also sponsors several education opportunities each year for all ages and is a mentor teacher for veterinary students. His website is http://www.lickingvalleyvet.com/
Jan Scaglione, B.S., M.T., PharmD, Clinical Toxicologist
Jan is a passionate organic gardener and an avid cook of her gardens bounty. There is always some experiment going on in her garden each year, designed to enhance her understanding of the balance of sun, water, and soil with various varieties of heirloom plants. She is a longtime advocate of animals and their safety, and has helped amass a respectable set of animal toxicology resources at the Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center where she has been employed since 1994. She is a graduate of both Wright State University and University of Cincinnati, and holds 3 Bachelor of Science degrees and a doctorate in pharmacy. She became Board Certified in Clinical Toxicology in 2002, and specializes in animal and human toxicology, with a special emphasis on substance abuse.
Tony Hoess, MS.ED Business Education
Tony is a recently retired teacher with 25+ years of experience teaching business classes to high school students and adults. Tony helps keep us organized and our business running efficiently. His hobbies include gardening and cooking and he frequently comes up with recipes for the gardening blog.
Fox Run Environmental Education Center does not discriminate against animals or people due to race, income, religious practice, or sexual orientation.
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