Our history 

 

2005 - 2006

New England Zebrafish Husbandry Association (NEZHA) is formed. Claudia Harper is elected as the President.

 

2007 - 2008

Christian Lawrence is elected President. Name officially changed to Zebrafish Husbandry Association (ZHA). Working groups are established to evaluate methods on spawning and reproduction of zebrafish.

 

2009

President: Joe Sillitti, President Elect: Dan Castranova, Vice President: Jason Cockington, Secretary: Jeffery Burt, Treasurer: Marie Ortega

 

ZHA becomes an affiliate organization of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS)

 

2010

President: Dan Castranova, President Elect: Isaac Adatto, Vice President: Bill Trevarrow, Secretary: Amy Doherty, Treasurer: Doreen Bartlett

ZHA becomes an affiliate organization of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). Membership dues begin to be collected. ZHA's first annual meeting is held at the WAS conference. The first peer reviewed session is held at the Husbandry Workshop of the WAS conference. Membership reached to 100.

 

2011

President: Isaac Adatto, President Elect: Mark Rath, Vice President: Mike Wisnieski, Secretary: Bobbi Baur, Treasurer: Doreen Bartlett

First peer reviewed working group paper is published: Castranova, D., Lawton, A., Lawrence, C., Baumann, D. P., Best, J., Coscolla, J., ... & Wilson, C. (2011). The effect of stocking densities on reproductive performance in laboratory zebrafish (Danio rerio). Zebrafish, 8(3), 141-146.

 

2012

President: Mark Rath, President Elect: Lauren Pandolfo, Vice President: Eric Herbst, Secretary: Carrie Barton, Treasurer: Doreen Bartlett

Collection of dues is organized, vendor members increase, record breaking election participation.

 

2013

President: Lauren Pandolfo, President Elect: Carrie Barton, Vice President: Brad Goodwin, Secretary: Susan Farmer, Treasurer: Rebecca Larson

ZHA increases its presence at meetings and conferences such as Asilomar, Turnkey, BioConference Live, and Regional AALAS.

 

2014

President: Carrie Barton, President Elect: Jim Burris, Vice President: Marcus Crim, Secretary: Kara Maloney, Treasurer: Rebecca Larson

ZHA launches its new website and LinkedIn page. A semi-annual webinar series and newsletter is established. Membership doubles from previous year.

ZHA presents its inaugural Outstanding Steward of Zebrafish Award to Mark Francis.

 

2015

President: Jim Burris, President Elect: Mark Tye, Vice President: Kara Maloney, Secretary: Lauren Krug, Treasurer: Meghan Aguirre

ZHA gets new booth and advertising materials. New membership management software is purchased, membership is now over 250 individuals. Website content is expanded to including webinar videos, slides, protocol database, etc. First photo contest is won by Dan Castranova. ZHA hosts a seminar at the national AALAS meeting titled "Zebrafish Husbandry and Veterinary Care: Multiple Perspectives". For the first time ZHA attends the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science (CALAS) meeting and Zebrafish Disease Models Conference (ZDM8).

ZHA presents its Outstanding Steward of Zebrafish Award to Christian Lawrence.

 

2016

President: Marc Tye, President Elect: Dante D’India, Vice President: Susan Farmer, Secretary: Lauren Krug, Treasurer: Stephen Canter

ZHA presents its Outstanding Steward of Zebrafish Award to Hugh Hammer.

 

2017

President: Dante D'India, President Elect: Ana Catarina Certal, Vice President: Susan Farmer, Secretary: Tami Sanchez, Treasurer: Stephen Canter

ZHA presents its Outstanding Steward of Zebrafish Award to Bobbi Baur.

 

2018

President: Ana Catarina Certal, President Elect: Claire Allen, Vice President: Patty Oden, Secretary: Tami Sanchez, Treasurer: Stephen Canter

ZHA listserv is launched, and soon became a key tool for ZHA members sharing questions and thoughts on any subject related to zebrafish husbandry.

ZHA presents its Outstanding Steward of Zebrafish Award to Michael Kent.

 

2019

President: Claire Allen, President Elect: Rory Francis, Vice President: Patty Oden, Secretary: Dante D’India, Treasurer: Stephen Canter

ZHA presents its Outstanding Steward of Zebrafish Award to Susan Farmer.

 

2020

President: Rory Francis, President Elect: Mollie Millington, Vice President: Kristen Merrill, Secretary: Dante D’India, Treasurer: Stephen Canter

During sars-coV-2 pandemic, ZHA community shared emergency plans and experiences, helping each other as possible. ZHA supported the implementation of the "Friday Zoom Talks", hosted by Chistian Lawrence as an iniciative to bring the zebrafish community together in such difficult times.

ZHA presents its Outstanding Steward of Zebrafish Award to Carole Wilson.

2021

President: Mollie Millington, President Elect: Christine Archer, Vice President: Vacant, Secretary: Joana Monteiro, Treasurer: Haley Engle

Return of monthly webinars in 2021, recorded and available to members on the website. 100+ additional members added to ZHA.  Updated Website to meet needs of the ZHA community.