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 Executive Director of The Humane League, David Coman-Hidy leads all strategic and programmatic efforts to reduce the suffering of farmed animals. He is a graduate of Emerson College and resides in New York, NY.
David Coman-Hidy
Executive Director
As Managing Director, Andrea Gunn develops and implements strategies, organizational systems, and new programs across all departments. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and resides in Charlotte, NC.
Andrea Gunn
Managing Director
Aaron Ross is the Director of Campaigns, 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
Director of Campaigns
Rachel Huff-Wagenborg is the Director of Operations, overseeing finances and logistics for the organization. She is a graduate of California State University, Monterey Bay and University of Hawaii and resides in San Diego, CA.
Rachel Huff-Wagenborg
Director of Operations
Michelle Kucerak is the Director 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
Director of Development
Jon Camp is the National Grassroots Director, overseeing all grassroots program work and developing The Humane League’s national activist network. He resides in the Washington, DC area.
Jon Camp
National Grassroots Director
As Assistant Director of Operations, Sarah provides operational support to the organization. She resides in the Washington, DC area.
Sarah DeMunck
Assistant Director of Operations
Caroline Mills is the Donor Relations Manager at The Humane League, assisting in national fundraising efforts. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and lives in Philadelphia, PA.
Caroline Mills
Donor Relations Manager
As Grassroots Director for The Humane League, Heather Bolint leads our activist network and local program work in the greater Seattle area. She is a graduate of Antioch University.
Heather Bolint
Seattle Grassroots Director
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
San Diego Grassroots Director
As Grassroots Director for The Humane League, Alex Beck leads our activist network and local program work in the greater Denver area. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas.
Alex Beck
Denver Grassroots Director
As Grassroots Director for The Humane League, Maddie Segal leads our activist network and local program work in the greater Charlotte area. She is a graduate of North Carolina State University.
Maddie Segal
Charlotte Grassroots Director
As Grassroots Director for The Humane League, Rachel Black leads our activist network and local program work in the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey areas. She is a graduate of Temple University.
Rachel Black
Philadelphia Grassroots Director
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
Boston Grassroots Director
As Grassroots Director for The Humane League, Rochelle Marrett-Smith leads our activist network and local program work in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She is a graduate of The College of Wooster.
Rochelle Marrett-Smith
Dallas Grassroots Director
As Grassroots Director for The Humane League, Kassy Ortega leads our activist network and local program work in the Washington DC and Baltimore metro areas. She is a graduate of Central Penn College.
Kassy Ortega
DC Grassroots Director
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
Atlanta Grassroots Director
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
New York City Grassroots Director
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
Chicago Grassroots Director
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
South Florida Grassroots Director
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
San Francisco Grassroots Director
As Mexico City Grassroots Coordinator, Martha leads our activist network and local programs in the greater Mexico City Area.
Martha Mondragón
Mexico City Grassroots Coordinator
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 Atlanta, GA.
Chris Guinn
Campus Outreach Director
As Campus Outreach Director, Stephanie Frankle oversees students to organize The Humane League’s programs on campuses nationwide. She is a graduate of Pomona College and resides in San Francisco, CA.
Stephanie Frankle
Campus Outreach Director
As Campus Outreach Coordinator, José Elias oversees students to organize The Humane League’s programs on campuses nationwide. He resides in Seattle, WA.
José Elias
Campus Outreach Coordinator
Taylor Ford is the Corporate Campaigns Manager, leading research, strategy, and implementation of The Humane League's national corporate campaigns. He resides in the Washington, DC metro area.
Taylor Ford
Corporate Campaigns Manager
Chris Liptrot is the Humane League’s Corporate Relations Manager, leading outreach efforts to advance animal protection through corporate policies. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and resides in Philadelphia, PA.
Chris Liptrot
Corporate Relations Manager
As Global Alliance Manager, Di Lamont coordinates the international campaigns work taken on by our global cage-free coalition, the Open Wing Alliance. She is a graduate of Bristol University in England and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA.
Di Lamont
Global Alliance Manager
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
Jeni Haines is the Humane League’s Corporate Relations Specialist, supporting outreach efforts to advance animal protection through corporate policies. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley and resides in Sacramento, CA.
Jeni Haines
Corporate Relations Specialist
As Corporate Campaigns Coordinator, Thomas Goodman researches, develops, and carries out The Humane League's national corporate campaigns. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and resides in Alexandria, VA.
Thomas Goodman
Corporate Campaigns Coordinator
As Corporate Campaigns Coordinator, Kelly Myers researches, develops, and carries out The Humane League's national corporate campaigns. She is a graduate of Penn State University and resides in Philadelphia, PA.
Kelly Myers
Corporate Campaigns Coordinator
As Corporate Campaigns Coordinator, Michael Windsor researches, develops, and carries out The Humane League's national corporate campaigns. He is a graduate of Miami University and resides in Norfolk, VA.
Michael Windsor
Corporate Campaigns Coordinator
Gustavo Olvera works as the Mexico Campaigns Coordinator for The Humane League, advancing corporate outreach and campaign efforts in Mexico. He is from Monterrey, Mexico and is a graduate of Nuevo Leon University.
Gustavo Olvera
Mexico Campaigns Coordinator
As UK Corporate Campaigns Coordinator, Pru Elliott advances corporate outreach and campaign efforts in the United Kingdom. She resides in Cornwall, England.
Pru Elliott
UK Corporate Campaigns Coordinator
As Corporate Relations Specialist, Vicky leads outreach efforts to advance animal protection through corporate policies in Europe. She holds a BVSc from Liverpool University and an MA and resides in Brighton, UK.
Vicky Bond
Corporate Relations Specialist, Europe
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
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
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
Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Jessie Lingenfelter is the Media Relations Specialist, 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
Media Relations Specialist
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 and resides in Philadelphia, PA.
Daniel Lusk
Software Engineer
Adam Peditto is The Humane League's Audio and Video Editor. He is a filmmaker and graduate of The Art Institute of Philadelphia.
Adam Peditto
Audio and Video Editor

Offices

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