Who We Are

Board of Directors:

Cecilia Mialon: Executive Director/President an animal advocate since childhood comes from a career in business development and marketing with a vision of someday being able to help animals and the environment on a larger scale. She became involved in animal activism in 2013 and became vegan that year as well.  She has worked closely with Dolphin Project and Free The Mojave Dolphins to help educate the public on the plight of dolphins in Japan and the suffering of dolphins in captivity around the world and the importance of conserving our oceans.  She believes everything that is impacting our environment negatively today is linked to the modern-day agribusiness and the public simply isn’t aware. She believes Veganville will encourage that awareness so that the public is able to make that connection for themselves.

Darren Picone: Farm Manager/Vice President From Las Vegas, NV; Darren has various farm experience in animal care, maintaining farm properties and volunteer coordination.  He’s been vegan for 6 years and vegetarian since childhood.  Darren came up with the concept of a sanctuary for animals, the environment and humanity.  He is passionate about rescuing and rehabilitating animals, sustainable farming and educating the community on incorporating a vegan lifestyle into their lives.

Kerri Zemko R.N. (Secretary)-A registered nurse of ten years, Kerri also works as a nutrition and lifestyle educator; she is passionate about helping people to get well and stay well.  She is affiliated with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and Wellness Forum Institute; her website is www.vitalvegworld.com.  

Jill Stradley: (Treasurer)- From Las Vegas, NV; Jill has farm sanctuary experience and skilled in logistics and a keen eye for detail. She is currently engaged to a wonderful woman for who she shares her passion for animal welfare with.

Terran Baylor: From San Diego and Vegan for 5 years, Terran is heavily involved in animal welfare throughout California with various farm sanctuaries and travels yearly to Taiji, Japan to document the dolphin slaughters as head Cove Monitor for Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project.