MEET THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

We are extremely honored to be joined in this mission by the following extraordinary individuals, whom we have come to know and work with over many years, and who all jumped in to support the care of the residents here from our very earliest days with their amazing kindness, energy, ideas and ethics.
Additionally, our treasured Advisory Board of friends who nurture and support this work is listed below.

 
 
ANDREW GLICK  Andy (shown here with Larry, a rooster rescued from NYC) is a friend, mentor and long time animal rights activist. Founder of  WOODSTOCK ANIMAL RIGHTS MOVEMENT ((W.A.R.M.)  in 1989 (!!!) and founding member of  WOODSTOCK FERAL CAT PROJECT  (W.F.C.P.) as well as a vegan activist, vegan lifestyle coach and educator, Andy brings to this board a profound history of animal rights and vegan activity in the region, as well as the vast experience he has gained supporting vegan causes and initiatives. It is incredible to know that Andy opened the FIRST fully vegan animal rights store in the United States in 1991 - The W.A.R.M. Store! He has been a great friend to us since the very first rescued bird in our care, and we even have a coop dedicated in his (and Larry’s) honor.

ANDREW GLICK

Andy (shown here with Larry, a rooster rescued from NYC) is a friend, mentor and long time animal rights activist. Founder of WOODSTOCK ANIMAL RIGHTS MOVEMENT ((W.A.R.M.) in 1989 (!!!) and founding member of WOODSTOCK FERAL CAT PROJECT (W.F.C.P.) as well as a vegan activist, vegan lifestyle coach and educator, Andy brings to this board a profound history of animal rights and vegan activity in the region, as well as the vast experience he has gained supporting vegan causes and initiatives. It is incredible to know that Andy opened the FIRST fully vegan animal rights store in the United States in 1991 - The W.A.R.M. Store! He has been a great friend to us since the very first rescued bird in our care, and we even have a coop dedicated in his (and Larry’s) honor.

MIRIAM CHISHOLM  Miriam (shown here cuddling with Avery, who was born differently-abled via a classroom hatching project) is founder of  NY FARM ANIMAL SAVE (NYFAS)  which began their monthly educational vigils outside of slaughterhouses in NYC and now continues this work in the Hudson Valley. By doing their educational, peaceful demonstrations which call attention to the plight of exploited and abused animals in many situations from slaughterhouses to lab breeding and testing facilities, Miriam and NYFAS raise awareness in the public and continually, with unwavering dedication, go out to educate and plant seeds of compassion and change.

MIRIAM CHISHOLM

Miriam (shown here cuddling with Avery, who was born differently-abled via a classroom hatching project) is founder of NY FARM ANIMAL SAVE (NYFAS) which began their monthly educational vigils outside of slaughterhouses in NYC and now continues this work in the Hudson Valley. By doing their educational, peaceful demonstrations which call attention to the plight of exploited and abused animals in many situations from slaughterhouses to lab breeding and testing facilities, Miriam and NYFAS raise awareness in the public and continually, with unwavering dedication, go out to educate and plant seeds of compassion and change.

HELENA KAMINSKI  Helena is a ceramicist, biologist, photographer and maker in Catkills, NY. She is also co-producer of Hudson Valley Vegfest (which supports the work of this Institute) and is building many creative, activist and exploratory worlds via her websites,  helenakaminski.com  as well as the new and developing  Animal Rights Recipes  site - where she launched the most beautiful, ongoing fundraiser for the care of birds here in residence, via proceeds from the sales of her gorgeous handmade ceramic tiles which feature the fierce-but-adorable visage of our very own beloved Kaporos rescue Rooster, Buckles.

HELENA KAMINSKI

Helena is a ceramicist, biologist, photographer and maker in Catkills, NY. She is also co-producer of Hudson Valley Vegfest (which supports the work of this Institute) and is building many creative, activist and exploratory worlds via her websites, helenakaminski.com as well as the new and developing Animal Rights Recipes site - where she launched the most beautiful, ongoing fundraiser for the care of birds here in residence, via proceeds from the sales of her gorgeous handmade ceramic tiles which feature the fierce-but-adorable visage of our very own beloved Kaporos rescue Rooster, Buckles.

 

Also see:
Rebecca Moore, Founder, E.D. and Board Member
Brian Normoyle, Co-founder and Board President

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

(List in formation)

Tony Chisholm
Kirsti Gholson
Jackie Vilmany
Joanne Ehret
Susan Roth
Elli Claire Mazeres
Nicole Ganas