Dr. Nancy Barr joined MAPI in January 2023 and brings her experience in regulatory medicine, grant management and stakeholder collaboration to work for the Michigan poultry industry.
A native of Michigan, Dr. Barr practiced small animal medicine before joining the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). At MDARD, Nancy spent 23 years in various roles within the department. She began as a field veterinarian, then the poultry and emergency preparedness program manager for several years before becoming an assistant state veterinarian and coordinator for the bovine tuberculosis program, focusing on statewide animal disease and regulatory issues.
As the poultry program manager, she focused on the implementation of protocols for disease preparedness, surveillance, and response. Dr. Barr also oversaw the avian influenza surveillance component of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) and developed the state avian influenza response and containment plan for poultry in conjunction with NPIP partner groups while at MDARD.
Dr. Barr received both Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Michigan State University. She and her husband reside in East Lansing, Michigan. They have a daughter, Anna, who is studying writing at the University of Houston, and two golden retrievers, Harry and Rosie.