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Mercy For Animals is the largest and most effective international charity focused exclusively on preventing cruelty to farmed animals.

As part of an international team of innovators changing the world, you will do the most meaningful work of your life at MFA.

We’ve obtained unprecedented convictions of factory farms, pressured major companies to change how they treat animals, inspired millions to pledge to go vegetarian, and won major legislative victories.

We believe each of us deserves to bring our whole self to a safe environment where we can do our best work. At MFA, we foster an inclusive workplace where we lift one another up. Surveys and a staff-led culture committee elevate our staff’s voices.

We provide strong protections for our staff, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, or race. We extend these policies to interactions with donors, volunteers, interns, and contractors. We also celebrate LGBTQ pride, support women's rights, and encourage diversity.

We offer employees ample time off, flexible schedules, telecommuting opportunities, and generous benefits. Self-care, mindfulness, and work-life balance are essential to building a sustainable movement for animals. Our offices are also dog-friendly and vegan.

Our staff is our most valuable asset. Continual learning is part of everything we do. Employees have access to a resource library with thousands of training videos. MFA also offers excellent opportunities for advancement.

Ready to join the MFA team?

Email general inquiries to Jobs@MercyForAnimals.org.

Check out our current openings:

    People Operations
  • Director of People Operations

    Director of People Operations

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Exempt
    Reports to: President
    Position Location: Los Angeles, CA or Remote

     

    Position Objective:

    Plan, design, develop, oversee, and evaluate all people operations (human resources) initiatives, policies, and programs to support and strengthen organizational culture and advance the strategic goals and vision of Mercy For Animals

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Direct and manage the overall administration of all people operations functions for all MFA offices to ensure compliance with best practices in all aspects of the organization’s activities
    • Provide strategic guidance and operational assistance for diversity, inclusion, and equity, including policies, procedures, training, action plans, and metrics to effectively support leadership accountability
    • Maintain responsibility for organizational compliance with federal, state, and local requirements pertaining to all personnel matters
    • Provide supervision and support to all people operations employees, including global operations managers
    • Oversee the design and implementation of organizational and employee development programs, employee orientation and training programs, recruitment and position management programs, benefits plans, payroll policies and guidelines, database management procedures, equal opportunity employment programs, employee handbooks, and employee records and documentation policies
    • Assist senior leadership in annual performance evaluations and the annual review, preparation, and administration of the organization's compensation plan
    • Annually review and make recommendations to senior leadership for improvement of the organization's policies, procedures, and practices on personnel matters
    • Consult with legal counsel on employee relations and other confidential and sensitive personnel matters, including grievances, harassment, disciplinary actions, and separations as necessary
    • Follow all human resources and operational policies and ensure all people operations program areas are in full compliance

    Position Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration, or related field (master’s degree preferred)
    • Three to five years’ job experience in human resources, preferably in a leadership capacity
    • PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SCP (preferred) or willingness to obtain within one year of employment
    • Global and cultural awareness
    • Excellent judgment and problem-solving ability
    • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
    • Commitment to the mission and values 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.

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  • Administration
  • Finance Director

    Finance Director

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Exempt
    Reports to: Vice President of Administration
    Position Location: Los Angeles, CA or Remote

     Position Objective:

    To oversee the financial management of Mercy For Animals’ global operations through localized partnerships with accounting firms and regional staff; serve as primary liaison and workflow manager between staff, auditors, and accountants in the U.S. and Canada; and support senior leadership in financial planning and analysis, financial strategy, financial reporting, and budgeting while maintaining and improving internal controls

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Prepare budgets and forecasts, analyze financial performance, and monitor cash flow for a budget of up to $16 million (revenue streams include membership and foundation support and individual and corporate giving in six primary countries of operation)
    • Design, implement, and manage systems and procedures to support project planning, budgeting, and tracking to ensure reconciliation and compliance with financial policies
    • Support international staff and accounting firms with best practices, troubleshooting, and monthly reconciliation
    • Oversee U.S. and Canadian credit card accounts, manage transaction card flow, and reconcile accounts payable and receivable in partnership with MFA’s accounting firm
    • Prepare monthly global financial reports and provide updates on financial status to key leadership
    • Work with the people operations systems manager to process monthly payroll contributions and prepare annual financial payroll compliance testing for U.S. and Canada
    • Manage independent audit of financial statements; preparation of local, federal, and state or provincial tax returns; and compliance with local, federal, and state or provincial reporting obligations in U.S. and Canada
    • Maintain relationships with external auditors and international accounting firms, bankers, and legal counsel to determine best practices
    • Conceive of and implement continual improvement of financial management and reporting system to achieve peak operational efficiency, including but not limited to cash-flow modeling, evaluation of third-party vendors, negotiating fees, vetting and implementing new software solutions, and ongoing cost-saving analysis
    • Establish internal controls, policies, and procedures to mitigate risk and remain compliant with local, federal, and state or provincial laws and regulations
    • Provide best-practice guidelines with respect to organization-wide processes, including planning annual budgets, maintaining operational efficiencies, and managing the financial structure of international entities
    • Work with the fundraising team to manage revenue channels, including grants and all other donation types
    • Lead monthly meetings with department heads to discuss budget-to-actual comparisons and make adjustments
    • Prepare monthly reports with financial summary to senior leadership and quarterly performance reports for board of directors
    • Perform daily finance operations tasks that may include processing accounts receivable and accounts payable and gathering information to prepare balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and inventory reports
    • Manage direct reports in daily finance operations
    • Work with financial advisor to make recommendations for investment accounts
    • Follow all human resources and administrative policies and procedures
    • Perform any other duties assigned by supervisor

    Position Requirements:

    • CPA or bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration
    • Five to seven years’ professional experience
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel, Google Sheets, QuickBooks, or other accounting software
    • Experience supporting international entities (preferred)
    • Proven track record of budgeting, forecasting, and project planning
    • Ability to problem solve effectively and meet deadlines
    • Work experience in nonprofit finance (preferred)
    • Regular domestic travel to meet with senior leadership
    • 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.

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  • Managing Director, Asia (Hong Kong, Mainland China) MFA亞洲主管(香港、内地)

    Managing Director, Asia (Hong Kong, Mainland China) MFA亞洲主管(香港、内地)

    Terms of Employment: Full Time

    雇傭條款:全職,獨立合約員工

     Reports to: Senior Vice President, International

    報道給:主席

    Position Location: Hong Kong or Mainland China

    職位地點:最好是香港或者内地

    Position Objective:

    Oversee Mercy For Animals’ work in Hong Kong, and mainland China by providing strategic leadership in the principal areas of fundraising, administration, investigations, corporate engagement, legal, and social impact; manage new hires and key relationships; and help implement short-term and long-range goals, plans, and policies to further the organization’s mission

    職位目標:

    視察MFA憫惜動物於香港與内地的一切工作,包括與所有活動和計劃保持同步,管理新人員以及重要地關系,並且協助所有戰略上的決策。

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Help identify, recruit, interview, and select new team members in Hong Kong and mainland China
    • Create and build relationships with key companies, supporters, politicians, and others to grow MFA’s reach and impact
    • Assist in development of operational processes and communication channels to foster and sustain strong team cohesion and high morale among all team members
    • Assist with development, corporate outreach, and public policy work as needed
    • Help execute any and all programs for which dedicated staff have not been hired or for which vacancies have arisen, including translation; operations and human resources; creating and sharing social media content and blogs; and meeting with lawmakers, corporate officials, and donors
    • Serve as a spokesperson for MFA at press conferences, meetings, and other events
    • Work closely with vice presidents, managing directors, and program heads to ensure program activities in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan are maximally successful and culturally appropriate
    • Help develop MFA’s presence in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan with optimal tone, approach, positioning, and branding
    • Provide all necessary conditions for all departments to achieve their goals in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan
    • Maintain strong working relationships with other nonprofit organizations working on farmed animal welfare and other causes related to MFA’s mission
    • Identify new opportunities for program growth, including novel programming, fundraising, and partnerships in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan
    • Adhere to all human resource and administrative policies and procedures
    • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor

    主要工作職責:

    • 創建並保持與關鍵公司,支持者,政客等的關系,以幫助MFA在宣傳與影響上的擴大
    • 確保所有在香港與内地的員工和合約員工的團隊凝聚力和士氣,並幫助發展所
    • 需要的達到此目的的方法以及溝通渠道
    • 幫助識別,招募,面試,以及選擇新加入的員工和合約員工
    • 如有需要,協調與發展部,企業推廣部,公共政策部的工作
    • 在尚未成功招募新人員或者職位空缺的時候,幫助執行任何以及所有活動所需區域的工作,包括翻譯,操作,人力資源,創造並分享社交媒體內容和博客
    • 為MFA憫惜動物在新聞發布會以及其他活動上擔任發言人
    • 與其他副主席密切地合作與管理,確保於香港與内地的活動是文化上適宜並能將成功最大化
    • 使用最佳的格調,方式,定位,品牌術,幫助MFA憫惜動物發展在香港與内地的形象
    • 幫助香港與内地的所有部門實現目標而提供所有需要的支持
    • 與其他農場動物福利的非牟利組織以及其他與MFA目標相關的組織保持密切的工作關系
    • 識別有助於香港與内地的計劃成長的新機會,包括創新的計劃,籌款,合作

    Position Requirements:

    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate professionally and persuasively, both verbally and in writing
    • Comfort with public speaking
    • Strong work ethic and drive to succeed
    • Keen judgment with respect to hiring and other decisions for MFA in Hong Kong and mainland China
    • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and relationships at once
    • Willingness and ability to travel with great frequency
    • Verbal and written fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese
    • Preferred fluency in Cantonese
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
    • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

    崗位要求:

    • 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)
    • 強大的人際交往能力,以及在口語和寫作中專業並說服力強的溝通技能
    • 普通話的聽說讀寫能力
    • 最好能夠粵語流利
    • 無懼於公開演講
    • 非常有職業道德以及成功的動力
    • 保持判斷力,包括在選擇MFA員工的時候
    • 出色的組織技能,以及同時管理多項任務和關系的技能
    • 願意並能夠經常性地旅遊
    • 對於組織的目標作出承諾

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  • Managing Director, India

    Managing Director, India

    Terms of Service: Independent Contractor
    Reports to: 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.

    By submitting your information, you are indicating that you have read our Privacy Policy and accept its terms.

     

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  • Legal
  • General Counsel

    General Counsel

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Exempt
    Reports to: President
    Position Location: Los Angeles, CA or Remote

    Position Objective: To ensure the legal compliance of Mercy For Animals and its international affiliates in all aspects of day-to-day operations, including but not limited to government compliance; corporate governance; and tax, intellectual property, privacy, human resources and employment, contract, and insurance law

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Ensure that each international entity is compliant with all government reporting requirements and all labor and employment laws and regulations
    • Oversee and manage all intellectual property issues
    • Manage the organization’s various insurance policies
    • Assist the Development Department with trusts, estates, and other planned giving matters
    • Oversee attorneys in their review of contracts, leases, and other legal documents
    • Draft contracts, releases, and other legal agreements as necessary
    • With the director of people operations and vice president of administration, maintain compliance with all corporate governance requirements and human resources and employment regulations, including but not limited to secretary of state and attorney general annual filings, sales tax remittance, unemployment fund contributions, IRS filings, board of director protocols, labor laws, and insurance matters
    • Ensure legal compliance of the various campaigns and other undertakings of the different departments and competently handle any other legal issues that may arise during the day-to-day operations of the organization
    • Serve as a spokesperson for the organization by drafting press releases and media statements, conducting press conferences, and participating in media interviews regarding any of the organization’s undertakings
    • Develop and maintain close working relationships with private pro bono counsel and attorneys in other animal protection organizations
    • Coordinate with MFA’s vice president of legal advocacy on any legal issues that arise during the day-to-day operations of the organization
    • Communicate and meet with members and supporters of the organization as appropriate
    • Follow all human resource and operational procedures and ensure legal department’s full compliance with these procedures
    • Supervise and manage all members of the legal department
    • Supervise legal interns

    Position Requirements:

    • Juris doctor degree from an accredited law school
    • Minimum of 10 years’ experience practicing law
    • Minimum of two years’ experience with international law
    • Thorough knowledge of animal rights legal issues and MFA campaigns
    • Demonstrated ability to create and deliver presentations, address and overcome problems, and negotiate with third parties
    • Proven exceptional organizational and writing skills
    • Ability to work well in a team setting
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills
    • Willingness and ability to travel extensively on short notice
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle

    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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  • Vice President of Legal Advocacy

    Vice President of Legal Advocacy

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Exempt
    Reports to: Senior Vice President, Programs
    Position Location: Los Angeles, CA or Remote

    Position Objective:

    To oversee a global team of legal advocacy staff attorneys and managers, support the work of the investigations and corporate engagement departments, and collaboratively lead strategic legal advocacy efforts for Mercy For Animals in Brazil, Canada, India, Latin America, and the U.S.

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Supervise a global team of legal advocacy staff attorneys and managers
    • Oversee all legal work pertaining to investigations, including research into state- and country-specific laws and regulations, legal risk analysis, legal petitions, requests for criminal prosecutions of animal abusers identified in investigative footage, and cooperation with law enforcement
    • Oversee all legal work with the corporate engagement department, including research and risk analysis, ensuring legal compliance of MFA’s corporate campaigns materials, and addressing any legal issues that arise from MFA’s work with food industry companies in the implementation of animal welfare policies
    • In collaboration with the legal advocacy team, strategize, research, develop, and implement proactive legal initiatives to advance the interests of farmed animals, including legislation, litigation, petitions for rulemaking, administrative comments, and complaints to state and federal agencies
    • Serve as a spokesperson for the organization by drafting press releases and media statements, conducting press conferences, and participating in media interviews regarding any of the organization’s undertakings
    • Coordinate with MFA’s general counsel on any legal issues that arise during the day-to-day operations of the organization
    • Develop and maintain close working relationships with private pro bono counsel and attorneys in other animal protection organizations
    • Communicate and meet with members and supporters of the organization, as appropriate
    • Follow all human resource and operational procedures and ensure that the legal advocacy team is in full compliance

    Position Requirements:

    • Juris doctor degree, or the equivalent degree in the applicant’s respective country, from an accredited law school
    • Seven years of experience practicing law, including at least two years supervising other attorneys
    • Experience with legal risk analysis and assessment
    • Demonstrated ability to create and deliver presentations, address and overcome problems, and negotiate with third parties
    • Proven exceptional organizational and writing skills
    • Ability to work well in a team setting
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
    • Commitment to the mission and objectives of the organization
    • Willingness and ability to travel extensively on short notice

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience conducting legal research and risk analysis related to undercover investigations
    • Fluency in Portuguese or Spanish
    • Thorough knowledge of animal rights legal issues and MFA campaigns

    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.

    By submitting your information, you are indicating that you have read our Privacy Policy and accept its terms.

    Apply Now!

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Our Leadership Team

Changing Hearts. Changing Minds. Changing the World.

Leah Garcés

President

Leah Garcés serves as MFA's president. Leah has nearly 20 years of leadership experience in the animal protection movement. She oversaw international campaigns in 14 countries at the World Society for the Protection of Animals and launched Compassion in World Farming in the United States. Leah is also on the advisory boards of Encompass and Seattle Food Tech.


Leah lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, three kids, and two cats.

Blanka Alfaro

Senior Vice President, International

Blanka Alfaro serves as MFA's senior vice president of international programs. Blanka worked in graphic design and marketing before leaving the world of commercial advertising to apply her skills to helping animals.

 

LeAnn Harris

Senior Vice President of Support

LeAnn Harris serves as MFA’s senior vice president of support. Her role provides strategic leadership to our support areas of communications, creative, optimization, and administration. In various industries from broadcast media to financial services, she has gained years of experience driving organizational growth and efficiencies. She is grateful for the opportunity to give a voice to the voiceless and help further our mission. LeAnn lives in Southern California and loves vegan burgers, her morning coffee, and discovering new cruelty-free fashion brands.

Lindsay Wolf

Vice President of Investigations

A former undercover investigator, Lindsay Wolf has gone behind the closed doors of factory farms, pet stores, vivisection labs, and other facilities to expose animal abuse. She is currently MFA's vice president of investigations.

Ari Solomon

Vice President of Social Impact

Ari Solomon is MFA's vice president of social impact, 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.

Jake Morton

Vice President of Creative

Jake Morton is MFA's vice president of creative. A longtime MFA supporter and once volunteer, Jake first became involved in animal protection as a teenager after meeting MFA’s then president, Milo Runkle, during an outreach event in his hometown.

Geetika Sripathi

Vice President of Optimization

Geetika Sripathi is MFA's vice president of optimization. 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.

Lena Ludwig

Vice President of Administration

Lena Ludwig is our vice president of administration, spearheading efforts to maintain a strong infrastructure. Lena oversees the organization's policies, operations, and finances. She has been vegan for almost two decades. Although she flourished in the corporate sector, Lena's true calling is to be a career animal rights activist. With her experience and passion united, Lena becomes more inspired and dedicated every day as part of MFA's team.

Lucas Alvarenga

Vice President, Brazil

Lucas Alvarenga serves as MFA's vice president 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.

Magnolia Martínez

Managing Director, Latin America

Magnolia Martínez is MFA’s managing director for Latin America. She became vegan in 2004, thanks to Rita, a dog she rescued from the streets while living in Mexico. Before joining MFA as a volunteer in 2013, Magnolia focused her career on social services and research. She was born in Colombia and currently lives in Texas with her husband, Mike; five dogs (Juana, Pelusa, K.C., Olivia, and Pablo); and Julia the cat.

Liz Quick

Director of Development

Liz Quick serves as MFA's director of development and supervises all MFA fundraising efforts and development staff. Liz went vegan over five years ago, 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.

Kenny Torrella

Director of Communications

Kenny Torrella serves as MFA’s director of communications. He works with MFA’s team of writers and editors and has garnered media coverage for farmed animals in mainstream news outlets, such as the Associated Press, The Washington Post, and Fortune magazine. After watching undercover investigation footage from factory farms and slaughterhouses 10 years ago, Kenny became vegan and has been active for animals since. He lives in Washington, DC, with his partner and their rescue dog, Rihana.

Kelcey Meadows-Lucas

Philanthropy Officer

Kelcey Meadows-Lucas is one of MFA's philanthropy officers, 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 husband and toddler son.

John Karas

Philanthropy Officer

John Karas is MFA's 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.

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