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Founders and Executives

Bill and Ellen Crain
Bill and Ellen Crain

Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary was founded by William and Ellen Crain.

Dr. Ellen Crain, President

Ellen Crain, MD, PhD is a pediatrician at one of New York City’s municipal hospitals. Through the Academic Pediatric Association, she founded the first national fellowship in environmental pediatrics, which won a Children’s Environmental Health Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2006.

Ellen now devotes her energies to taking care of all the animals at Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary.

Dr. William Crain, Vice-President

William Crain, PhD is a child development specialist and Professor of Psychology at the City College of New York. He has written and lectured on the importance of nature to child development and the role of animals in stimulating children’s creativity and compassion.