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Campaign Coordinator (Hong Kong, Taiwan) 活动专员(香港,台湾)

Campaign Coordinator (Hong Kong, Taiwan) 活动专员(香港,台湾)

活动专员(香港,台湾)

雇佣条款:全职,独立合约员工

报道给:全球活动经理

职位地点:香港台灣

职位目标:

指导并管理活动,从而鼓励并帮助主要的食物零售商,餐厅,食物服务公司,消费品公司,生产商,以及其他食物工业的公司采用改善农场动物福利的政策

主要工作职责:

  • 与在香港,台湾,内地的食品行业公司的高管沟通交流,并鼓励其动物福利政策的改变
  • 针对大型的食品工业公司执行负面的宣传活动,以促使他们改善动物福利
  • 管理各种不同的活动,包括志愿者活动,社交媒体发布,派发传单,物资生产,以及其他相似的活动范围
  • 引导细致的关于食品工业公司的研究,以及针对这些公司实施活动的压力的机会
  • 与其他同样在食品行业中改善动物福利的非牟利组织保持超强的合作关系
  • 与法律部共同检阅活动策略,以确保符合相关法律法规
  • 不断了解其他相似组织使用的新型活动策略,创建并实行创新的活动策略
  • 在新闻发布会,行业活动,会议,以及其他所需活动上,担任MFA悯惜动物的发言人
  • 遵守所有MFA人力资源,管理策略与步骤
  • 执行管理人布置的其他所有任务


岗位要求:

  • 英語能力(中等水平;並不需要您是英語專家,因為我們可以為您購買學習英語的工具幫助您改進)
  • 在有需要面对并执行挑衅性的负面宣传活动时保持良好心态
  • 优秀的人际交往技能,以及专业并富有说服力的沟通技能
  • 出色的组织技能,以及同时管理多项任务和关系的技能
  • 非常有职业道德以及成功的动力
  • 能够用富竞争力的驱动自我激励
  • 愿意并能够在需要时旅行
  • 支持MFA的哲学理念,并能够专业地代表组织宣传

如果您對該職位空缺有任何問題或建議,請郵件至emh@MercyForAnimals.org

Contract Attorney: Corporate Outreach, Taiwan 合約制代理律師: 企業外展部, 台灣

Contract Attorney: Corporate Outreach, Taiwan 合約制代理律師: 企業外展部, 台灣

Terms of Service: Part Time Contractor

僱傭條款:兼職獨立合約員工

Reports to: General Counsel

報道給:總顧問

Location: Remote, Taiwan

職位地點:遠程,台灣

 

Objective:

職位目標:

To provide legal support and guidance for Mercy For Animals’ corporate outreach efforts in Taiwan and ensure all campaign materials and correspondence published by the organization are legally compliant

為MFA憫惜動物在台灣的企業宣傳工作提供法律支持與指導,確保所有活動物料及組織媒體發佈的合法性。

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

主要工作職責:

  • Review all documents created by MFA’s corporate outreach department in furtherance of their corporate campaigns and edit, as necessary, for compliance with applicable laws and policies

審核所有MFA企業宣傳部門的所有文件,促進企業宣傳的發展,并編輯文件,從而確保其合法性

  • Research and analyze Taiwan laws and policies on free speech, defamation, and intellectual property

研究并分析台灣有關言論自由、誹謗,及知識產權的法律法規

  • Assist MFA’s corporate outreach efforts by drafting documents and attending meetings

協助MFA企業宣傳的工作,草擬文件并參與會議

  • Coordinate with MFA’s other corporate outreach attorneys

與MFA其他企業宣傳的律師合作

  • Respond to communications from companies that are the subject of current or proposed MFA corporate campaigns

回應與MFA企業宣傳活動現時或計劃中企業的交流

  • Work with the animal welfare specialist and members of the corporate outreach department to help determine appropriate content for new campaigns

與動物福利專家及企業宣傳部門的成員合作工作,從而幫助確定新活動的內容

  • Handle any other legal issues that may arise during the day-to-day operations of MFA’s corporate outreach work

需處理本組織每日執行過程中遇到的任何有可能發生的法律問題

  

Requirements:                   

崗位要求:

  • Law degree from an accredited law school

需要有經認可之法律學校的法律學士學位

  • Preferred minimum of 3–5 years’ experience practicing law

優先考慮有法律工作至少3-5年經驗的人士

  • Fluency in English

流利的英語

  • Thorough knowledge of animal rights legal issues and MFA’s campaigns

對動物權益相關的法律問題,及MFA的活動,有相當透徹的了解

  • Demonstrated ability to create and deliver presentations, address and overcome problems, and negotiate with third parties

證明有能力創造并傳達演說,處理問題,并與第三方溝通協商

  • Proven exceptional organizational and writing skills

證明有出色的組織及寫作技能

  • Ability to work well in a team setting

有能力在團隊中良好合作工作

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills

出色的人際交流技能

  • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle

專業的形象,及符合純素食生活方式

  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

對於組織的目標作出承諾

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Operations Coordinator

Operations Coordinator

Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Director of Operations
Position Location: Los Angeles

Position Objective:

To assist the vice president of operations in day-to-day office functions, including serving as the organization’s representative at MFA headquarters during normal business hours; responding to general phone and email inquiries; and providing accounting, vendor, and logistical support

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manage all means of general inquiry, including telephones, visitor reception, mail, shipping, and MFA’s general email account
  • Take primary responsibility for day-to-day office functions, including photocopying, scanning, ordering and stocking office supplies, monitoring and paying utilities, and maintaining storefront
  • Collect, sort, and file incoming mail and provide support for all incoming mail for the vice president of operations
  • Maintain the organization’s electronics inventory
  • Maintain a complex schedule on multiple calendars and coordinate meetings with internal and external parties
  • Support team meetings by maintaining notes and scheduling follow-up meetings when necessary
  • Create and distribute meeting agendas, attachments, and information decks
  • Provide administrative and accounting support to the vice president of operations

Position Requirements:         

  • Two to four years of relevant office experience (preferred)
  • Proficiency in the use of office software, including QuickBooks Online and Google
  • Careful attention to detail and a well-organized workstyle
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to learn a variety of processes and to use new software
  • Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, and a pleasant vegan work environment.

Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Recruiter

Recruiter

Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Nonexempt
Reports to: Vice President of Operations
Position Location: Los Angeles or Remote

 

Position Objective:

To assist in the development, oversight, and implementation of Mercy For Animals’ recruitment strategy, including advertising jobs, optimizing recruitment software functionality, and training managers in recruitment software platforms and recruitment best practices while promoting MFA as an employer of choice among animal protection organizations

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Work with vice president of operations, human resources coordinator, and key leadership to develop MFA recruitment strategies and diversity and inclusion action plan
  • Meet with department vice presidents and hiring managers to develop recruitment plans
  • Create and implement Facebook job ads and other recruitment programs to ensure high visibility among potential internal and external candidates
  • Develop and conduct interviewing and applicant tracking training programs with a goal of improving recruitment efficiency and quality of hires
  • Participate in the development and implementation of applicant testing policies and procedures to maximize predictive value while minimizing adverse impact
  • Serve as the main administrator for a third-party applicant testing service and as the main trainer for test selection and interpretation
  • Maintain validity reports and business cases for test selection for each position
  • Collect and retain all test results from third-party testing service
  • Conduct full-cycle recruiting for hard-to-place jobs in all departments and locations
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with college and university placement offices as sources of qualified applicants
  • Schedule and attend job and career fairs to identify qualified applicants
  • Provide information on MFA’s mission and job opportunities to potential applicants
  • Screen applicants and, if necessary, ensure completeness of applications regarding work history, education, training, job skills, and salary requirements
  • Refer qualified applicants to hiring managers for interviewing
  • Arrange travel and lodging for applicants, if necessary
  • Conduct reference checks
  • Maintain data for hiring reports and presentations
  • Follow all human resource and administrative policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Position Requirements:

  • At least one year’s experience as human resources assistant, recruiting assistant, or recruiter
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in human resources
  • Human resources professional credentials (PHR, SPHR) (preferred)
  • Extensive knowledge of federal and state employment laws and practices and ability to explain laws, regulations, policies, and procedures to hiring managers (preferred)
  • Ability and willingness to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with Greenhouse recruiting software (preferred)
  • Considerable skill in interview techniques
  • Experience negotiating salaries and benefits packages
  • Willingness to travel to recruitment events as needed
  • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, and a pleasant vegan work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Staff Attorney, Hong Kong 律師:香港

Staff Attorney, Hong Kong 律師:香港

Terms of Service: Contractor

僱傭條款:獨立合約員工

Reports to: General Counsel

報道給:總顧問

Position Location: Hong Kong

職位地點:中國香港

 

Position Objective:

To assist MFA’s legal advocacy efforts in Brazil by advocating on behalf of farmed animals and ensuring the organization’s legal compliance in all aspects of its operations.

職位目標:

為了農場動物的利益,以及確保組織一切操作的合法性,協助MFA憫惜動物在巴西的法律援助工作。

  

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

主要工作職責:

  • Provide legal support to the investigations department by conducting necessary legal research into all relevant laws and regulations and addressing any legal issues arising during the course of investigations

為調查部門提供必要法律援助,引導與所有相關法規的法律研究,并解決處理任何與調查期間引發的法律問題

  • Assist in the organization’s requests for criminal prosecutions of animal abusers by reviewing investigative footage, drafting legal petitions, and meeting with and assisting law enforcement

應組織要求,審核調查視頻,草擬法律請願書,協助執法,從而刑事訴訟動物施暴者

  • Work to advance farmed animal interests through legislation

通過法律來宣傳農場動物福利

  • Undertake legal review of corporate campaigns materials

承擔企業宣傳活動材料的法律審核

  • Research, develop, and implement proactive legal initiatives, including lawsuits, petitions, and complaints to government agencies

研究,發展,并實施主動的法律倡議,包括訴訟,請願書,以及向政府機構提交投訴

  • Draft and review contracts, leases, and other legal documents

草擬并審核合同,租約,及其他法律文件

  • Assist the general counsel with governmental compliance and labor and employment issues

在政府法規,勞工及僱傭問題上,需協助總顧問

  • Handle any other legal issues that may arise during the day-to-day operations of the organization

需處理本組織每日執行過程中遇到的任何有可能發生的法律問題

  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with attorneys in private practice and other animal protection organizations

發展并維繫與私營及其他動物保護組織的律師的緊密工作關係

  • Follow all human resource and operational procedures

遵守所有人力資源和操作流程

  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

執行任何管理者發布的任何其他工作

 

Position Requirements

崗位要求

  • Law degree from an accredited law school

需要有經認可之法律學校的法律學士學位

  • Preferred minimum of 3–5 years’ experience practicing law

優先考慮有法律工作至少3-5年經驗的人士

  • Fluency in English

流利的英語

  • Thorough knowledge of animal rights legal issues and MFA’s campaigns

對動物權益相關的法律問題,及MFA的活動,有相當透徹的了解

  • Demonstrated ability to create and deliver presentations, address and overcome problems, and negotiate with third parties

證明有能力創造并傳達演說,處理問題,并與第三方溝通協商

  • Strongly preferred ability to conduct press conferences and interviews with media

極為優先考慮能夠發布新聞發布會,并接收媒體訪問的能力

  • Proven exceptional organizational and writing skills

證明有出色的組織及寫作技能 

  • Ability to work well in a team setting

有能力在團隊中良好合作工作 

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills

出色的人際交流技能

  • Willingness and ability to travel on short notice

願意并有能力臨時通知出差

  • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle

專業的形象,及符合純素食生活方式

  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

對於組織的目標作出承諾

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Staff Attorney, India

Staff Attorney, India

Terms of Employment: Full-Time, At Will
Reports to: General Counsel
Position Location: India 

 

Position Objective: To assist MFA’s legal advocacy efforts in India by advocating on behalf of farmed animals and ensuring the organization’s legal compliance in all aspects of its operations

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide legal support to the investigations department by conducting necessary legal research into all relevant laws and regulations and addressing any legal issues arising during the course of investigations
  • Assist in the organization’s requests for criminal prosecutions of animal abusers by reviewing investigative footage, drafting legal petitions, and meeting with and assisting law enforcement
  • Work to advance farmed animal interests through legislation
  • Undertake thorough and accurate legal review of corporate campaign materials
  • Research, develop, and implement proactive legal initiatives, including lawsuits, petitions, and complaints to government agencies
  • Draft and review contracts, leases, and other legal documents
  • Assist the general counsel with governmental compliance and labor and employment issues
  • Handle any other legal issues that may arise during the day-to-day operations of the organization
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with other animal protection organizations and attorneys in private practice
  • Follow all human resource and operational procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

 

Position Requirements:

  • Law degree from an accredited law school
  • Preferred minimum of five years’ experience practicing law
  • Fluency in English and Hindi
  • Thorough knowledge of animal rights legal issues and MFA’s campaigns preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to address and overcome problems and negotiate with third parties
  • Strongly preferred ability to conduct press conferences and interviews with media
  • Proven exceptional organizational and writing skills
  • Ability to work well in a team setting
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel on short notice
  • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Vice President, India

Vice President, India

Terms of Service: Independent Contractor
Reports to: Executive Vice President
Position Location: Remote, India

 

Position Objective:

Oversee Mercy For Animals’ work in India, including staying abreast of all programs and activities, managing new hires and key relationships, and assisting with all strategic decisions

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Create and build relationships with key companies, supporters, politicians, and others to grow MFA’s reach and impact
  • Ensure strong team cohesion and high morale among all contractors in India by developing necessary processes and communication channels
  • Assist with development of corporate outreach and policy work as needed
  • Aid in identifying, recruiting, interviewing, and selecting new staff and contractors
  • Help execute areas of work for which dedicated staff have not been hired or for which vacancies have arisen
  • Serve as a spokesperson for MFA at press conferences and other events
  • Work closely with program heads and other vice presidents to ensure program activities in India are carried out successfully with all necessary cultural knowledge
  • Help develop MFA’s brand in India with proper tone, approach, positioning, and branding
  • Provide all necessary conditions for all departments to achieve their goals
  • Maintain strong working relationships with other nonprofit organizations focused on farmed animal welfare and other causes related to MFA’s mission
  • Identify new opportunities for MFA in India including program growth, novel programming concepts, fundraising opportunities, and partnerships

Position Requirements:

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Hindi
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate professionally and persuasively
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Strong work ethic and drive to succeed
  • Keen judgment with respect to hiring and other decisions for MFA in India
  • Highly organized workstyle and ability to manage multiple projects and relationships simultaneously
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently

Commitment to the objectives of the organization

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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Our Team

Changing Hearts. Changing Minds. Changing the World.

Nathan Runkle

President

Nathan Runkle is the founder and president of Mercy For Animals. Raised on a farm in rural Ohio, Nathan has long had a deep connection with farmed animals. After a local farmed animal abuse case involving a piglet slammed headfirst into a concrete floor during an agricultural project at a nearby high school, Nathan founded MFA to give "food" animals a much-needed advocate in his local community.

Since founding MFA over a decade ago, Nathan has overseen the organization's growth into a leading international force in the prevention of cruelty to farmed animals and promotion of compassionate food choices and policies.

A nationally recognized speaker on animal advocacy, factory farming, and veganism, Nathan has presented at colleges, conferences, and many other forums from coast to coast.

Through his work with MFA, Nathan has been an outspoken advocate for animal rights, featured in hundreds of television, radio, and newspaper interviews, including on ABC's World News Tonight, Nightline, and 20/20, CNN, and National Public Radio, and in USA Today, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune.

Nathan works closely with MFA's diverse group of members, supporters, and employees to develop and fulfill objectives within the organization's four areas of focus: education, legal advocacy, corporate outreach, and undercover investigations.

Nathan has worked alongside elected officials, corporate executives, heads of international organizations, academics, farmers, celebrities, and film producers to pass landmark farmed animal protection legislation, raise public awareness about vegetarianism, and implement animal welfare policy changes.

VegNews magazine has recognized both MFA and Nathan for making substantial contributions to the vegetarian movement, naming Nathan one of the "25 Most Fascinating Vegetarians" and one of the country's "Top 20 Activists Under 30 Years Old," and twice naming MFA "Non-Profit of the Year." In 2009, at the age of 25, Nathan became the youngest person ever inducted into the US Animal Rights Hall of Fame.

 

Matt Rice

Executive Vice President

Matt Rice, our executive vice president, works with MFA’s Investigations, Legal Advocacy, Communications, Development, and Operations departments. A former U.S. Marine, Matt now has well over a decade of experience in the animal protection movement, coordinating cutting-edge campaigns, releasing hard-hitting undercover investigations, and helping secure landmark criminal animal cruelty convictions against animal abusers.

Jake Morton

Vice President of Operations

Jake Morton is our vice president of operations, managing the organization’s day-to-day operations, finances, IT, merchandise, and human resources. A longtime MFA supporter and once volunteer, Jake first became involved in animal protection as a teenager after meeting MFA’s president, Nathan Runkle, during an outreach event in his hometown.

Vandhana Bala

General Counsel

Vandhana Bala serves as our general counsel, working to put animal abusers behind bars. Vandhana became interested in animal rights in law school, became a vegetarian, and spent nearly a decade working at animal shelters and hospitals. Vandhana is now a committed vegan, and envisions a day when animals are viewed as more than personal property in the eyes of the law.

Robin Moler

Director of Philanthropy

Robin Moler, our Director of Philanthropy, loves to share MFA’s impact and vision with our supporters, whose generous investments are changing the lives of millions of farmed animals. After watching footage of a brutalized pig, Robin quickly decided she could do the most good by focusing on farmed animal advocacy. That was 26 years ago and it has been her passion ever since. Her family of six includes four rescued cats and an exceedingly affectionate Chihuahua. 

Ari Solomon

Vice President of Communications

Ari Solomon is our vice president of communications, managing all things social media. He also serves as the liaison to celebrities involved in MFA’s campaigns. Ari is a prolific writer whose work appears regularly on The Huffington Post and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and The Advocate. Ari’s videos on veganism, including Sh*t Vegans Say, have become viral sensations, with nearly 2 million combined views.

Geetika Sripathi

Vice President of Education

Geetika Sripathi, vice president of education, oversees efforts to generate public awareness around farmed animal suffering and inspire compassionate food choices. With a background in integrated marketing communications and digital media, Geetika applies best practices from the corporate sector to advocate for farmed animals. A lifelong vegetarian, Geetika felt compelled to go vegan after seeing shocking undercover footage of the dairy and egg industries. She lives in New York City with her rescued pup, Mookie.

Brooke Mays

Editor in Chief

Brooke Mays, MFA’s editor in chief, reviews all of MFA’s written material. After an MFA investigation revealed startling animal abuse at an egg factory farm that supplied to Trader Joe’s, her letter to Trader Joe’s led the grocery giant to drop the cruel egg producer. Brooke has proven time and again that the pen is mightier than the sword!

Cody Carlson

Staff Attorney

Cody Carlson serves as our staff attorney handling legislative affairs. A former MFA undercover investigator, Cody was inspired to go to law school after seeing factory farm suffering firsthand. Cody now works to pass laws improving conditions for farmed animals nationwide and to defeat “ag gag” laws that aim to turn his fellow investigators into criminals.

Alice Müller Coleman

Executive Assistant

Alice Müller Coleman serves as our executive assistant, providing high-level project execution and administrative support. Alice declared her transition to vegetarianism at the mere age of five thanks to the realization that all species were created equal. During her university days, she discovered that the dairy and meat industries were one and the same and quit all animal products for good. Grateful to live in Los Angeles, which happens to be her hometown and the vegan mecca, she shares her life with rescued companion animals Oliver Twist, Tesla, and Bob Dylan. Alice spends her spare time playing outdoors and seeking new vegan eats, sweets, and treats. 

Kelcey Meadows-Lucas

Philanthropy Officer

Kelcey Meadows-Lucas serves as philanthropy officer, helping our donors fulfill their dreams of ending farmed animal cruelty. Adopting a feisty terrier 15 years ago opened her heart to all animals. Kelcey soon became vegan and dedicated her life to helping animals. She brings more than a decade of fundraising experience to her position. Kelcey shares her home with her still feisty dog, Patches, his sister, Maizy, and her husband and toddler son.

John Karas

Philanthropy Officer

John Karas is our philanthropy officer for the East Coast and the South. He works with friends and supporters who wish to match their personal philanthropic goals with MFA strategic initiatives. John is a graduate student researcher of social change and brings more than a decade of development experience to his position. John and his wife are parents of three great kids and share their home with adopted cats Rico and Captain, and rescue labs Baylor and Lola.

Mikael Nielsen

Global Campaigns Manager

Mikael Nielsen is our global campaigns manager, running international campaigns against major food retailers, restaurants, foodservice companies, consumer packaged goods companies, producers, and other food industry entities to bring about improved farmed animal welfare policies around the world. While Mikael had always been an animal lover, it was a friendly turkey on TV that inspired him to become veg in 1996.

Susan Weingartner

Events Director

Susan Weingartner is our events director, organizing major events and other fundraising projects. She is an accomplished photographer, and for years her touching photos of rescued animals have raised much in vital funds for several organizations, including MFA. Susan and her son share their home with their three extremely outgoing cats, Aragorn, Kali, and Michael.

Liz Quick

Development Manager

Liz Quick serves as our development manager and supervises all of MFA’s fundraising campaigns. Liz went vegan after becoming aware of the harsh realities of factory farming. She lives in sunny Los Angeles and is a proud pug mama to her very, very lazy pug, Penny.

Jamie Berger

Media Production Manager

Jamie Berger serves as our media production manager, executing mass media vegan advocacy efforts. Her professional experience includes both federal lobbying and public relations. The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and other major national news outlets have featured her written work. 

 

Kate Ziegler

Research and Investigations Manager

Kate Ziegler is our research and investigations manager, analyzing evidence documented by MFA’s undercover investigators for potential violations of law. Kate credits her family with shaping her into the socially conscious and compassionate person she is.

Mark Devries

Special Projects Coordinator, Investigations

Mark Devries serves as special projects coordinator for investigations, with a focus on directing short-form documentaries about factory farming and animal rights. Before joining Mercy For Animals, he directed Speciesism: The Movie and conducted the world's first drone-based investigation of factory farming. The movie is widely used as an introduction to animal rights, and the drone footage has amassed tens of millions of views globally. Mark is also an attorney licensed to practice in Washington, DC.

Paula Tejeda-Moncrief

Investigations and Research Associate

Paula serves as investigations and research associate, analyzing footage gathered by our undercover investigators and conducting research on animal agriculture operations. She adopted a plant-based diet while writing her thesis about the history of the relationship between humans and nonhuman animals in college.

Sarah Von Alt

Communications and Content Manager

Sarah Von Alt serves as communications and content manager, overseeing the creation of content for MFA's blogs and social media. Sarah joined the team in her home state of Ohio, where she organized grassroots outreach and worked with volunteers. Her creativity, willingness to learn, and drive make her the perfect fit for our ever growing social media presence. Sarah shares her life with her rescue mutt, Frannie, who loves coming to the office for a hard day of napping. 

Joe Loria

Communications and Content Manager

Joe Loria serves as our communications and content manager, researching new social opportunities and creating content. Experienced in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, he has been instrumental to the success of numerous PR and social media campaigns. Upon discovering the horrors faced by farmed animals, Joe decided to become vegan. He is currently a proud cat dad to his fancy feline, Scout.

Matthew Scheer

Senior Graphic Designer

Matthew Scheer serves as our senior graphic designer. Matthew has worked with MFA for more than six years and takes great pride in working for the organization that encouraged him to live with a more compassionate heart. He shares his home with his partner, Cody, and their two adorable rescued animals, Pinch and Piper.

Sara Laycock

Campaigns Manager

Sara Laycock serves as the corporate outreach team’s campaigns manager, helping develop campaigns to push major corporations to eliminate cruel practices throughout their global supply chains. She is an experienced lobbyist and community economic development advocate. Sara became vegan for her health, the environment, and most of all, for the animals. Sara and her husband, Rob, live in Denver, Colorado, with their mighty mutts Ruby and Cora.

Brian Alexander

Campaign Coordinator

Brian Alexander serves as a campaign coordinator, working to push major corporations to eliminate cruel practices throughout their supply chains. He went vegan when he realized that there were no fundamental differences between the animals we love and the ones we exploit. This realization prompted a dramatic career change that began with a stint in our volunteer campaign assistant program.

Emily Hatch

Campaign Coordinator

Emily Hatch serves as a U.S. campaign coordinator, planning and executing campaigns that urge food companies to adopt and expand animal welfare policies. A longtime vegetarian, Emily studied moral philosophy, animal rights, and business in college. She became vegan after reading Animal Liberation and dreams of a future in which all animals are treated with kindness and respect. 

Tammy Borchert

Merchandise Manager

Tammy Borchert serves as our merchandise manager, bringing expertise and years of experience in nonprofit apparel and campaigning. Strongly impacted by an in-depth study of yoga and two lovely rescued companion animals that shared her home, Tammy became vegan and has never looked back.

Alan Darer

Global Education Manager

Alan Darer is our global education manager. He works with activists on college campuses around the country and leads the charge in the creation, launch, and evaluation of our online ads. Alan was raised a vegetarian, and after the shock of viewing a video about the cruel egg industry, he became vegan and started interning at MFA. The rest is history!

Shayna Rowbotham

Global Volunteer Manager

Shayna Rowbotham is our global volunteer manager, mobilizing activists around the world. She has always been passionate about animals, but it was undercover factory farm footage that prompted her to get active and advocate for farmed animals. Shayna and her partner, Sean, share their lives with their beautiful and spunky Chihuahua, Marchesa.

Erin Kwiatkowski

Global Vegetarian Support Manager

Erin Kwiatkowski serves as our global vegetarian support manager, providing assistance and resources to folks interested in cutting meat and other animal products from their diets. Erin adopted a vegetarian diet 18 years ago after reading about the horrors of factory farming, but felt a bit lost and lonely without a community. After 15 years of trial, error, and exploration, she finally found her happy place as a vegan upon tasting a mind-blowing homemade vegan cookie—and she never looked back! You can catch Erin in Chicago running with her rescue pup, Kitty the Pitty; eating at any number of delicious veg-friendly establishments; or tilling the soil at her local community garden.

Nicole Furlan

Senior Frontend Developer

Nicole Furlan serves as one of our web developers, and has been working to protect all animals ever since her dog saved her life. A nearly lifelong vegetarian, she became vegan after watching undercover factory farming footage. She also advocates against all forms of discrimination — including unfairly stereotyped dog breeds — and shares her home with her husband, Billy, and two loving rescued pit bulls, Brady and Bruno.

Gus Mueller

Senior Backend Developer

Gus Mueller likes to make things out of other things. In fact, he's been transforming caffeinated beverages into parts of the web for the past 20 years. A lover of nature and all things animal, he finally broke his addiction to cheese pizza and went vegan after being snowed in for two weeks with only vegan fare. Today he works as one of our web developers. 

Cameron McBride

Frontend Developer

Cameron McBride serves as our junior frontend developer. Upon discovering the effects of heavy meat consumption on the human body, Cameron adopted a healthy and humane plant-based diet. He currently shares his home with his dog Bodie.

Jess Westberg

Video Editor

Jess Westberg serves as a video editor. Based in Brooklyn, New York, she has worked in video post production and animation for many years, primarily in the realm of advertising, but also on a few television shows and documentaries. As a committed vegan who has been passionate about animal rights and protection for close to 20 years, Jess is excited to offer her professional skills to a cause that she really believes in. Jess shares her home with her adopted dogs Pickles and Daisy.     

International

Krista Hiddema

Vice President, Canada

Krista Hiddema serves as vice president for MFA in Canada, spearheading corporate outreach initiatives and media relations, and leveraging MFA’s influence to strengthen governmental protections for animals in Canada. Krista and her husband, Nigel, share their home with their rescued companion animals, Pitou, Smurfette, Blue, Honey, Spice, Chip, and Dale.

Blanka Alfaro

Vice President, Mexico

Blanka Alfaro serves as our vice president for MFA in Mexico, creating, managing, and translating social media content and other communications for our Latin American audience. Blanka worked in graphic design and marketing before leaving the world of commercial advertising to apply her skills to helping animals

 

Lucas Alvarenga

Vice President, Brazil

Lucas Alvarenga serves as vice president for MFA in Brazil. As a marketing professional, he was a serial entrepreneur in the digital arena. After deciding to dedicate his life to helping animals, he created Veggo.co, partnered with the Brazilian Vegetarian Society on a 21-Day Meatless Challenge, and organized Festival Veggo, the largest Brazilian vegan funfest. Lucas celebrated his 15th vegetarianism birthday by joining MFA’s team.

Fiona Wong

Communications Coordinator: Hong Kong

Fiona Wong, our Hong Kong communications coordinator, manages our initiatives in China. MFA’s video Farm to Fridge inspired Fiona to go vegan at the age of 18. Fiona’s only regret is that she did not discover the truth behind slaughterhouses earlier and save more lives. Fiona views working for MFA as a dream come true. She currently shares her home with rescued cats Mimi and Lanlan.

Eduarda Nedeff

Corporate Outreach Manager: Brazil

Eduarda Schiefler Nedeff, our campaign outreach manager in Brazil, pushes major corporations to adopt and expand animal welfare policies in order to rid their supply chains of cruel practices. After cutting meat out of her diet, Eduarda gave veganism a chance and has never looked back. A lifelong animal lover, she now lives with two rescued companion cats, Kaue and Jingle. Eduarda is beyond happy to dedicate herself full-time time to helping more and more animals every day

Christina Wilson

Campaign Coordinator: Canada

Christina Wilson is the campaign coordinator for MFA in Canada where she works with major food retailers and producers to improve living conditions for farmed animals. Christina credits her wonderful dog, Charlie, for guiding her into a life of animal advocacy.

Courtney Dobbin

Project Coordinator: Canada

Courtney Dobbin is project coordinator for MFA in Canada. She works closely with the managing director, assisting with media matters, campaigns, outreach, and more. After joining the team, she quickly discovered that her prime purpose was to reduce animal suffering across the country while planting seeds of compassion into the hearts of people.

Mariana Issa Cabrera

Vegetarian Support Specialist: Latin America

Mariana Issa Cabrera serves as the Latin American vegetarian support specialist, providing assistance and resources to Spanish speakers near a critical tipping point between consuming animal products and going vegetarian. While working on behalf of stray companion animals, she started asking herself why love one but eat others. Her journey toward a plant-based diet began from there. Mariana feels her transition would have been easier if someone had been there to support her. She’s grateful to be able to guide other people through the rewarding process of going veg. She truly believes that in order to help animals we must help people achieve this major goal.

Eva Rocha

Campaign Coordinator: Mexico

Eva Rocha, one of our campaign coordinators in Mexico, pushes major corporations to adopt and expand animal welfare policies in order to rid their supply chains of cruel practices. Already vegetarian for 30 years, Eva adopted a vegan diet after witnessing a video about the horrific reality of the dairy industry. Eva lives in La Paz, Mexico, with her husband, Mario, and her loving rescue companion dog, Pimpina, who was born in Italy 14 years ago.

Bruna Nascimento

Vegetarian Support Specialist: Brazil

Bruna Nascimento serves as our Brazilian vegetarian support specialist. She became interested in animal rights and decided to go vegan when she started studying nutrition in college. She believes that diets can do so much more than feed our bodies: They can be a tool for promoting a more sustainable planet while reducing the suffering of billions of animals. Her mission at MFA is to provide assistance and resources to people interested in cutting meat and other animal products from their diets.

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