President – Member AAT
Melissa Y. Winkle, OTR/L, FAOTA
Dogwood Therapy Services, Inc.
1111 Alameda Blvd, Suite ”I”
Albuquerque, NM 87114
+1 (505) 228.4650
Email: Melissa Winkle

Vice President – ADI
Danny Vancoppernolle
Konkelstraat 87 / 89
BE-1150 Brussels
+32 2 7723012

Secretary – Founding member
Elma Burg
Koningin Wilhelminaweg 18
NL-6562 KZ Groesbeek
The Netherlands

office: Every even week – Friday 11:00 – 16:00 CET

Treasurer – ADEu
Peter Gorbing
Dogs for the Good
The Frances Hay Centre
Blacklocks Hill
Banbury, Oxon OX17 2BS
United Kingdom
+44 1295 759806

Member AAA

Member AAE

Member AS
Teo Mariscal
Fundación Bocálan
Madrid / Barcelona
+34 687514530

Member AAE
Jennifer Rogers
Columbia , SC 29224
+1 803-788-7063
South Carolina, USA

Maria Daniela Balduzzi
Big team Argentina

Petra van Benten
Hulphond Nederland
the Netherlands

In Memoriam
Graham Ford, ThM eV, Germany 1938-2015

Graham was a founder board member of AAII. He sadly died in 2015.

We are all grateful for Graham’s outstanding contribution to AAII and lifetime of dedication to animal assisted activity.



A Permanent Board has been elected by the members at the first Annual General Meeting (AGM). This meeting took place on November 5 and November 6 2013 at Spa, Belgium. The composition of the Board will be as described in the Statutes, Article 7.

According to the AAII Internal Regulation 4, Assistance Dogs International (ADI) and Assistance Dogs Europe (ADEu) will appoint a non-voting member of the Board. The appointed persons are Danny Vancoppernolle for ADI and Peter Gorbing for ADEu.