About Mercy For Animals

Together we will end factory farming.


Our mission is to end industrial animal agriculture by constructing a just and sustainable food system.

Imagine a world free of cruelty, a world in which we nurture our bodies, minds, and spirits with wholesome, healthy food that is kind to animals and sustainable for our planet. Mercy For Animals believes that world is possible. In fact, it is inevitable if we work together to elevate humanity to its fullest potential.

Our Approach

We are on the front lines fighting to protect farmed animals. From factory farms to corporate boardrooms, courts of justice to courts of public opinion, Mercy For Animals is there to speak up against cruelty and for compassion. Read our three-year strategic plan to learn more.


Neysa Colizzi
Board Chair
Michael Pellman Rowland
Lisa Feria
Alexis Fox
Tyson-Lord Gray
Siddharth Hariharan
Liza Heavener
Jaime Surenkamp
Ashley Bugeja Vuu


Changing Hearts. Changing Minds. Changing the World.

Leah Garcés
CEO and President
Lucas Alvarenga
Chief Strategy Officer
Shahid Maqsood
Chief Financial Officer
​​Jodi Medoff
Chief Operating Officer
Travis Sitzlar
Vice President of Technology
Chris Liptrot
Global Vice President of Corporate Engagement
Luiza Schneider
Vice President of Investigations
Sage Evans
Vice President of Development
Paula Cardoso
LatAm General Counsel
Nikunj Sharma
Chief Executive Officer of Mercy For Animals in India
Fernando Gallart
Managing Director of Mercy For Animals in Latin America
Kelcey Meadows-Lucas
Senior Philanthropy Officer
Caitlin Oates
Senior Philanthropy Officer
Jen Wessel
Midwest Philanthropy Officer
Rachel Koretz Caughlin
West Coast Philanthropy Officer
Mikael Roldsgaard Nielsen
Director of Leadership Giving
Kathryn Hohmann
Director of Foundation Relations
Patrick Sarsfield
General Counsel
Cristina Mendonça
Managing Director of Mercy For Animals in Brazil
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About 70 cents of every dollar spent by Mercy For Animals goes directly to programs that help animals. The remainder is used to grow our size and capacity so we can help even more animals in the future.

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“What keeps me focused is to remember that we are their only hope.”
—Camilla, an undercover investigator in Brazil