Our Story

None of this would be possible without the partnership of our dedicated donors. Give today to make a difference for farm animals.

The Humane League was founded in the US in 2005. We’ve been operating in the UK since 2016, when we hired our first campaigner. Since then, we’ve been able to take on more staff, become a registered charity, and score some incredible progress for animals.

We advocate for corporate reforms through hard-hitting animal welfare campaigns, and provide information and encouragement to help people make dietary choices that will reduce animal suffering.

None of this would be possible without our growing team of volunteers and supporters mobilising across the country. Please join us by signing up to our Fast Action Network, becoming a volunteer or making a donation today.

We are a registered charity in the UK, number 1177926. Our trustees are Rebecca Somerville BSc MSc; Martin Ashby BSc MBBS; Edie Bowles LLD; Rachel Huff-Wagenborg; and David Coman-Hidy.

Our Team

UK

As Managing Director, Vicky leads all strategic and programmatic efforts in the UK. She holds a BVSc from Liverpool University and an MA and resides in East Sussex, UK.
Vicky Bond
Managing Director, UK
As Head of UK Campaigns, Pru Elliott advances corporate outreach and campaign efforts in the United Kingdom. She resides in Cornwall, England.
Pru Elliott
Head of Campaigns, UK
As National Volunteer Coordinator, Emma Goddard leads our grassroots activist network and volunteering programme in the United Kingdom. She resides in South-East London and is a graduate of Exeter University.
Emma Goddard
National Volunteer Coordinator, UK
As Corporate Campaigns Coordinator, Katrina Dixon researches, plans and launches corporate campaigns within the UK. She is a graduate of the University of Sheffield and resides in Bedford, UK.
Katrina Dixon
Corporate Campaigns Coordinator, UK
As Communications Coordinator, Hannah Yates builds our social media networks and promotes the UK team's work for animals through online and traditional media. She holds a degree in English Literature & French from Sussex University and an NCTJ-accredited Diploma in Journalism.
Hannah Yates
Communications Coordinator, UK
As Head of Development in the UK, Osman Yavas is working with donors to amplify the fantastic work of The Humane League UK.
Osman Yavas
Head of Development, UK
As Finance & Operations Manager, Julie Sheppard leads on finance, human resources, administration and logistics for the UK charity. She lives in Surrey.
Julie Sheppard
Finance & Operations Manager, UK
As Corporate Relations Coordinator, Alex is the interface between The Humane League UK and the food industry, working with them to provide better outcomes for animals.
Alex Suchy
Corporate Relations Coordinator, UK

US, Mexico, & Japan

As President of The Humane League, David Coman-Hidy leads strategic and programmatic efforts to reduce the suffering of farm animals. He is a graduate of Emerson College and resides in New York, NY.
David Coman-Hidy
President
As Executive Vice President, Andrea Gunn leads strategic initiatives to strengthen programs, sustain growth, and maximize our impact for animals. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and lives in Charlotte, NC.
Andrea Gunn
Executive Vice President
Aaron Ross is the Vice President of Policy and Strategy, leading The Humane League's international efforts to implement animal protection reforms at the corporate and institutional level. He resides in Baltimore, MD.
Aaron Ross
Vice President, Policy & Strategy
As Vice President of Operations, Rachel Huff-Wagenborg oversees finances, human resources, administration and logistics for the organization. She is a graduate of California State University, Monterey Bay and University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and resides in San Diego, CA.
Rachel Huff-Wagenborg
Vice President, Operations
Michelle Kucerak is the Vice President of Development for The Humane League, overseeing international fundraising efforts. She is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and resides in the Washington, DC metro area.
Michelle Kucerak
Vice President, Development
Jon Camp is the Vice President of Grassroots, overseeing all grassroots program work and developing The Humane League’s national activist network. He resides in the Washington, DC metro area.
Jon Camp
Vice President, Grassroots
As Managing Director, Ana Ortega leads corporate outreach, strategic campaigns, and all other program work in Latin America. She resides in La Paz, Mexico and is a graduate of Tec de Monterrey in Mexico.
Ana Ortega
Managing Director, Mexico
As General Counsel, Wendy Watts is The Humane League’s chief legal advisor, overseeing the organization’s legal affairs. She is a graduate of Duke University and Campbell University School of Law, and resides in Charlotte, NC.
Wendy Watts
General Counsel
As Director of Student Engagement, Stephanie Frankle leads our Campus Outreach Program and our work with Campus Organizers across the continent. She is a graduate of Pomona College and resides in San Francisco, CA.
Stephanie Frankle
Director of Student Engagement
Taylor Ford is the Director of Campaigns, leading research, strategy, and implementation of The Humane League's corporate campaigns. He resides in the Washington, DC metro area.
Taylor Ford
Director of Campaigns
Chris Liptrot is the Director of Corporate Relations, leading outreach efforts to advance animal protection through corporate policies. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and resides in Philadelphia, PA.
Chris Liptrot
Director of Corporate Relations
As Director of the Open Wing Alliance, Alexandria Beck oversees our global alliance working to end the use of cages confining laying hens across the world. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas and resides in Denver, CO.
Alexandria Beck
Director, Open Wing Alliance
As Director of Grassroots Engagement, Maddie Segal co-leads the grassroots team and develops and implements grassroots strategies. She is a graduate of North Carolina State University and resides in Charlotte, NC.
Maddie Segal
Director of Grassroots Engagement
Daniel Lusk oversees all software and web development for The Humane League, and is responsible for implementing engaging user experiences across all digital platforms. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.
Daniel Lusk
Director of Technology
Jacob Peacock is the Director of Humane League Labs and leads actionable scientific research on animal advocacy strategy and tactics. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia
Jacob Peacock
Director of Humane League Labs
As Director of Student Engagement, Chris Guinn leads our Campus Outreach Program and our work with Campus Organizers across the continent. He is a graduate of Emerson College and resides in Philadelphia, PA
Chris Guinn
Director of Student Engagement
As California Campaign Manager, Christopher Hendrickson works to advance ballot initiatives and campaigns in California.
Chris Hendrickson
California Campaign Manager
As Corporate Relations Manager, Beth Anne Hendrickson works to advance animal protection through corporate policies in the US.
Beth Anne Hendrickson
Corporate Relations Manager, US
As Corporate Relations Manager, Jeni Haines works to advance animal protection through corporate policies in Latin America. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley.
Jeni Haines
Corporate Relations Manager, Latin America
As Corporate Relations Manager, Maho Uehara works to advance animal protection through corporate policies in Japan. She holds a Master’s degree in Animal Policy Advocacy from Humane Society University and resides in Tokyo.
Maho Uehara
Corporate Relations Manager, Japan
As Senior Grassroots Director for The Humane League, Beau Broughton leads our activist network and local program work in the greater San Diego area. He is a graduate of Lewis & Clark College.
Beau Broughton
Senior Grassroots Director, San Diego
As Senior Grassroots Director for The Humane League, Zoë Sigle leads our activist network and local program work in Denver.
Zoë Sigle
Senior Grassroots Director, Denver
As Open Wing Alliance Membership Coordinator, Clare Farrow directs member recruitment, orchestrates Open Wing Alliance events, and assists with internal data management and organization.
Clare Farrow
Open Wing Alliance Membership Coordinator
As Senior Grassroots Director for The Humane League, Thomas Goodman leads our activist network and local program work in the D.C. area.
Thomas Goodman
Senior Grassroots Director, D.C.
As Grassroots Coordinator for The Humane League, Ryan Bulzan leads our activist network and local program work in Atlanta.
Ryan Bulzan
Grassroots Coordinator, Atlanta
As Grassroots Coordinator for The Humane League, Chloe Fuller leads our activist network and local program work in Los Angeles.
Chloe Fuller
Grassroots Coordinator, Los Angeles
As Grassroots Coordinator for The Humane League, Romina Giel leads our activist network and local program work in Philadelphia.
Romina Giel
Grassroots Coordinator, Philadelphia
As Grassroots Coordinator for The Humane League, Adrian Guinn leads our activist network and local program work in Boston.
Adrian Guinn
Grassroots Coordinator, Boston
As Grassroots Coordinator for The Humane League, Kelsey Joseph leads our activist network and local program work in Charlotte.
Kelsey Joseph
Grassroots Coordinator, Charlotte
As Campus Outreach Director, José Elias oversees students to organize The Humane League’s programs on campuses nationwide. He resides in Seattle, WA.
José Elias
Campus Outreach Director
As Campus Outreach Director, Megan Smith oversees students to organize The Humane League’s programs on campuses nationwide.
Meghan Smith
Campus Outreach Director
As Senior National Volunteer Coordinator for The Humane League, Rachel Black leads our national volunteer program throughout the US. She is a graduate of Temple University.
Rachel Black
Senior National Volunteer Coordinator
As Donor Relations Manager, Caroline Mills assists in national fundraising efforts. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and lives in Philadelphia, PA.
Caroline Mills
Donor Relations Manager
As Donor Relations Manager, Diana Cimino assists in national fundraising efforts. She is a graduate of Barnard College and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Diana Cimino
Donor Relations Manager
As Donor Relations Manager, Mikaela Saccoccio assists in national fundraising efforts. She is a graduate of The College of William and Mary and lives in Oakland, CA.
Mikaela Saccoccio
Donor Relations Manager
As Development Projects Manager, Kristen Diederich manages direct mail and online giving. She is a graduate of Penn State and lives in San Diego, CA.
Kristen Diederich
Development Projects Manager
As Development Coordinator, Anne-Marie Renier handles donor acknowledgements and coordinates National Partnerships/Sponsorships. She is a graduate of Georgia State University and resides in Washington, DC.
Anne-Marie Renier
Development Coordinator
As Fundraising Events Coordinator, Anna Finch supports grassroots fundraising events and Team Humane League. She is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and lives in Richmond, VA.
Anna Finch
Fundraising Events Coordinator
As Open Wing Alliance Campaign Coordinator, Ellie Donohue-Miller leads global campaigns and provides training, resources, and consultation to activists on effective campaign strategies.
Ellie Donohue-Miller
Open Wing Alliance Campaign Coordinator
As Senior Corporate Campaigns Coordinator, Kelly Myers researches, develops, and carries out The Humane League's corporate campaigns in the US. She is a graduate of Penn State University and resides in Philadelphia, PA.
Kelly Myers
Senior Corporate Campaigns Coordinator, US
As Senior Corporate Campaigns Coordinator, Michael Windsor researches, develops, and carries out The Humane League's corporate campaigns in the US. He is a graduate of Miami University and resides in Norfolk, VA.
Michael Windsor
Senior Corporate Campaigns Coordinator, US
As Corporate Campaigns Coordinator, Gaby Faz researches, develops, and carries out The Humane League's corporate campaigns in the Mexico.
Gaby Faz
Corporate Campaigns Coordinator, Mexico
As Communications Coordinator, Martha Mondragón builds and promotes The Humane League's online presence in Mexico. She is a graduate of Universidad de Ecatepec and resides in Mexico City.
Martha Mondragón
Communications Coordinator, Mexico
As Operations Manager, Sarah De Munck provides operational support to the organization. She resides in the Washington, DC metro area.
Sarah De Munck
Operations Manager
John Oberg is the Director of New Media, building The Humane League's social media presence. He is a graduate of Arizona State University and is from Detroit, MI.
John Oberg
Director of New Media
Cristyn Hypnar creates digital media and print materials and oversees all design work for The Humane League. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Loyola University Chicago. She resides in Southeast Michigan.
Cristyn Hypnar
Creative Lead/Principal Designer
Adam Peditto is The Humane League's Video Producer. He is a filmmaker and graduate of The Art Institute of Philadelphia.
Adam Peditto
Video Producer
As International Ad Campaign Coordinator, Cat Liguori creates, analyzes, and develops all international veg starter guide ads. She is a graduate of University of California, Santa Cruz and resides in Seattle, WA.
Cat Liguori
International Ad Campaign Coordinator