Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services
Galiena Cimperman has been actively involved with Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services (MAARS) for over 16 years. As the executive director since 2010, she is focused on providing the highest quality of life possible for the flock of 79 parrots. Recent achievements include obtaining grants to cover approximately 40 percent of the annual operating budget. This has enabled significant upgrades to the building, flock space and overall welfare. In addition to her work at MAARS, Galiena undertakes behavioral consultations, and provides foster and adoption placement guidance. She has formed relationships between veterinary networks, the sheltering community and other animal welfare organizations to promote a supportive community for those who care for the captive parrot population in the Midwest.