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Jeff Boehm

Jeff Boehm, DVM, Dipl. ACAW

Chief Executive Officer

I’m passionate about making a difference in environmental conservation, whether through the communities I work with, the organization I lead, or the policies and practices I influence.

Dr. Jeff Boehm traces his career path back to a volunteer position he held at The Marine Mammal Center as a young adult. He returned to the Center as Executive Director in 2008 and has since expanded the organization’s efforts to advance global ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research and education. As Chief Executive Officer, Jeff leads a dedicated workforce of more than 100 staff and 1,300+ volunteers.

Previously, Jeff served as the Senior Vice President of Animal Health and Conservation Science at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, where he worked for 16 years. There, he oversaw the veterinary medical program and led and coordinated the aquarium’s conservation science division, including conservation partnerships, in-house programs, and educational and advocacy programs and partnerships. 

Jeff received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at San Diego and his veterinary medical degree from the University of California at Davis. He is a diplomate and founding member of the American College of Animal Welfare and served as its president in 2019. 

Residing in Mill Valley, California, Jeff lives with his partner, two children and an ever-changing menagerie of animals.


Areas of Expertise

  • Wildlife Health
  • Animal Welfare
  • Conservation
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership



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