Gail Hansen is a public health veterinarian with her own consulting business, Hansen Consults. She came to DC in 2008 for what was to be a one year Fellowship in Congress and like so many before her, was lured by the wonder that is the nation’s capital. Before founding her own business on human and animal health policy, she worked on the Hill for 18 months and for five years with The Pew Charitable Trusts. Dr. Hansen is also the current executive director of the DC Veterinary Medical Association. Before DC, Gail was in Kansas for 12 years as the state epidemiologist and state public health veterinarian for the Kansas State Health Department, working mostly on disease outbreaks. In Kansas she was involved with two community theaters: Topeka Community Theatre and Theatre Lawrence. She understands the absolute necessity of a vibrant theater and arts community in civilized society. She is delighted to have the opportunity to serve on the Keegan Theatre Board at such an important time and with a tremendous group.