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.
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.
Emily Sinoradzki (Nettle): When Nettle interned at Farm Sanctuary in California as a 19 year old, she felt like she had come home. Animal sanctuaries are still one of her favorite places to be and she has worked at both Farm Sanctuary and Animal Place as a caregiver. She has advocated on behalf of animals in other ways as well, such as tabling and protests. She currently works as a veterinary nurse in Portland and lives with her girlfriend, one dog & three cats. She is excited to be a part of turning the vision of Veganville into a reality.
Sarah Dodd BVSc, MSc: From Ontario, Canada, Sarah is a veterinarian and lifelong animal advocate. Initially raised a vegetarian, Sarah has been vegan for nearly half her life and strives to educate others about plant-based nutrition, both for people and their animal companions. In Canada, Sarah lives on a farm sanctuary, and is the owner/operator of a small veterinary firm, Dodd Veterinary Services, which provides healthcare to sanctuary residents in the nearby areas.
We are looking to add one more board director in 2018. Please fill out this application if you’re interested.