Our Story

The mission of The Humane League, why we exist, is to reduce animal suffering by inspiring change at all levels. This sense of purpose drives every action in our unrelenting march forward for animals.

We work through an ever-expanding network of field offices across the country providing information and encouragement to help people make choices that will reduce animal suffering. This is made possible through our passionate community of committed volunteers and generous supporters.

Knowing that change is needed at all levels, we also advocate for reform at the corporate and institutional level through hard-hitting animal welfare campaigns targeting specific companies. From Starbucks to Philadelphia’s public school system to every major foodservice company, we achieve major victories that reduce meat consumption and spare millions of animals from a life of misery in cages.

We bring a pragmatic, objective approach in evaluating and testing everything we do to know what works best —the head to balance our heart for the greatest impact for animals.

That’s the purpose of Humane League Labs, where we carry out direct testing to improve our vegan advocacy and education efforts. This focus on effectiveness for money spent has earned us a Top Charity recommendation four years running from Animal Charity Evaluators.

Please, get involved. Attend an event. Spread the word. Support our work. The animals need us all. And all of us can help.

Key Personnel

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 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 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 National Grassroots Manager, 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
National Grassroots Manager
As Global Alliance Manager, Alexandria Beck oversees the Open Wing Alliance, our global coalition 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
Global Alliance Manager
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 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, Kassy works to advance animal protection through corporate policies in the US. She is a graduate of Central Penn College.
Kassy Ortega
Corporate Relations Manager, US
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 Operations Manager, Sarah De Munck provides operational support to the organization. She resides in the Washington, DC metro area.
Sarah DeMunck
Operations Manager
As 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
Grassroots Director, San Diego
As Grassroots Director for The Humane League, Chris Hendrickson leads our activist network and local program work in the greater Boston area. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University.
Chris Hendrickson
Grassroots Director, Boston
As Grassroots Director for The Humane League, Meghan Smith leads our activist network and local program work in the Atlanta area. She is a graduate of Indiana University.
Meghan Smith
Grassroots Director, Atlanta
As Grassroots Director for The Humane League, Clarké Snell leads our activist network and local program work in the Chicago area. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware.
Clarké Snell
Grassroots Director, Chicago
As Grassroots Director for The Humane League, Zoë Sigle leads our activist network and local program work in South Florida. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder.
Zoë Sigle
Grassroots Director, South Florida
As Grassroots Director for The Humane League, Clare Farrow leads our activist network and local program work in New York City. She is a graduate of Elon University.
Clare Farrow
Grassroots Director, New York City
As Grassroots Director for The Humane League, Zoe Novic leads our activist network and local program work in the greater Bay Area. She is a graduate of Brandeis University.
Zoe Novic
Grassroots Director, San Francisco
As Campus Outreach Director, Chris Guinn oversees students to organize The Humane League’s programs on campuses nationwide. He is a graduate of Emerson College and resides in the Washington, DC metro area.
Chris Guinn
Campus Outreach Director
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 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
National Volunteer Coordinator
As Corporate Campaigns Coordinator, Thomas Goodman researches, develops, and carries out The Humane League's corporate campaigns in the US. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and he resides in the Washington, DC metro area.
Thomas Goodman
Corporate Campaigns Coordinator, US
As 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
Corporate Campaigns Coordinator, US
As 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
Corporate Campaigns Coordinator, US
As Corporate Campaigns Coordinator, Brenna Taylor researches, develops, and carries out The Humane League's corporate campaigns in the US. She is a graduate of Old Dominion University and resides in the Seattle, WA area.
Brenna Taylor
Corporate Campaigns Coordinator, US
As Corporate Campaigns Coordinator, Gustavo Olvera researches, develops, and carries out The Humane League's corporate campaigns in Mexico. He is from Monterrey, Mexico and is a graduate of Nuevo Leon University.
Gustavo Olvera
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 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, Kristen Diederich assists in national fundraising efforts. She is a graduate of Penn State and lives in San Diego, CA.
Kristen Diederich
Donor Relations Manager
As Projects and Events Coordinator, Becki Markle oversees all event planning, national partnerships, and special strategic projects. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and resides in Jackson, MI.
Becki Markle
Projects and Events Coordinator
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
Jessie Lingenfelter is the Public Relations Manager, working closely with print, broadcast, and online media to promote The Humane League's work for animals. She is a graduate of Tulane University and resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Jessie Lingenfelter
Public Relations Manager
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
Software Engineer
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
Jacob Peacock is a Research Associate studying the effectiveness of animal advocacy strategies at Humane League Labs. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and resides in Philadelphia, PA.
Jacob Peacock
Research Associate
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
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
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

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