Board of Directors

Bonnie Brown

Board President

Bonnie Brown has several years of hands-on executive experience in finance and accounting, management, information systems, entrepreneurship, and business leadership.

She is the co-founder and CEO of New Earth Partners, providing outsourced CFO and accounting services to companies working to take animals out of the supply chain. She is also the Board Treasurer and Secretary of Factory Farming Awareness Coalition.

Previously, Bonnie was CFO of Tecogen Inc. and prior to that, a partner at Sullivan Bille PC, where she provided financial, accounting, audit, tax, and business consulting services for start-up to mid-sized companies.

Bonnie is a CPA, with a BS in Accountancy from Bentley University and a MS in Computer Information Systems from Boston University. She grew up on a small family farm in Massachusetts, has been vegan for about 20 years, and resides in Southwest Florida with her husband Paul and two beautiful cats, Lil and Carrie.

Daniel Comiskey

Board Vice President

Daniel, born and raised in the Bronx, NY, received a degree from Western Connecticut State University in Accounting. He’s spent nearly 30 years of his career in finance and supply chain operations—making an incredible impact at major organizations (like IBM, PepsiCo, and Blue Buffalo). Daniel’s now Chief Operating Officer at Oatly.

Daniel’s been able to help Oatly (a sustainable, vegan and eco-friendly company—yeah, they pretty much tick every box!) expand throughout the U.S. He now looks to bring his business knowledge and success, plus his incredible love and awareness for animals and their health, to Little Bear Sanctuary.

Daniel has recently relocated to Wilmington, NC, with his wife. His three adult children live in the NY Metro area (so there will be plenty of NYC trips in his near future). 

Kim Tetrault

Board Member

Kim is currently the Board Secretary for Little Bear Sanctuary.  She is also a well-seasoned, highly skilled and dedicated Executive Administrative Assistant with 30+ years of experience. She was raised, and still resides in New York State’s Hudson Valley.  Her interests include spending time with friends and family, cooking, dining out, wine tasting, attending concerts, gardening, travelling, interior decorating and home renovation/DIY projects. 


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Bio information coming soon. 

Felicia Greenfield

Board Member

After 10 years marketing for Major League Baseball and the NHL, Felicia Greenfield switched careers to work as an actor, mom, and philanthropist.

Her animal activism began when she started Grandpa Dave’s Creature Comforts with her two daughters in 2010. GDCC provides comfort items for NYC rescue and shelter animals via in-kind donations, and actively fosters dogs for independent city shelters.

She is also an active board member of The Foundation for Education in Honduras which rebuilds schools in the most rural areas of the country. When in the country, she makes it a point to teach children about respecting animals, especially the many stray dogs.

Dorothy Henderson

Board Member

A longtime animal lover and vegan, Dorothy is heavily involved in animal rights activism and plant-based education throughout the surrounding New England area. Whether she’s leading animal rights campaigns, penning testimony on animal welfare legislation or leafleting for plant-based initiatives on college campuses, her outreach contributions are truly extraordinary.

Currently serving as a Massachusetts district leader for The Humane Society of the United States, Dorothy plays an active role in their Forward Food program, a campaign which implements plant-based dining options at schools, universities, hospitals, correctional facilities and military bases across the U.S.

Dorothy spends her leisure time eating at vegan restaurants and serving her three cats — Swiffy, Swoosie, and Nono. And if you attend a New England anti-fur, anti-dairy or anti-meat demonstration, you’ll probably see her there (so make sure you say hi!).

Jaime Leifheit

Board Member

Bio information coming soon. 

Jamie Lynne

Board Member

Jamie Lynne is an animal rights activist who has done campaigns with PETA and Million Dollar Vegan, co-owner of Sugar Taco and The Plant Butcher restaurants, and host of “Jamie All Over” podcast. Jamie resides in Southern California with her daughter, Ivy, and their two dogs, Batman and Harley Quinn.

She also founded the Plant-Based Food Relief Program in response to COVID-19 to help feed families, children, seniors, and the disabled population via Sugar Taco. (Fundraiser can be found on GoFundMe!) She’s also incredibly passionate about Purina’s Purple Leash Project which advocates for domestic abuse victims and their pets by creating more pet-friendly domestic violence shelters to help survivors and pets get to safety together. 

Alison Chlebek

Board Member

Allison was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, and now resides in Punta Gorda, FL, with her fiancé and two pups (right down the road from the sanctuary).  She studied Biotechnology and Sociology at Bradley University and is currently enrolled in an executive leadership education program at Stanford University.   

Allison began her adult life working in restaurant management at an international high-grossing casual restaurant.  By the end of her career in restaurant management, Allison had spent 8 years perfecting the management of all aspects of the business. 

From there, she took her knowledge of brand building, P&L balancing, sales, and budgeting and started a career in Natural/Specialty and better-for-you CPG. Starting with a small outsourced sales company helping new brands create go-to-market strategies to grow sales, the bigger goal was to help fix the broken food system.  

Currently, Allison is a National Account Manager with Oatly (a company founded to help fight climate change by creating products that are less taxing on the environment- being 100% plant-based, vegan, and non-GMO doesn’t hurt either!) managing their Global Whole Foods business. She is excited to bring her love of nature, animals, community, and growth to Little Bear.  

Sean Russell

Board Member

Sean Russell is a content creator, author, and marketing consultant with over 26 years of professional experience. He’s worked with MTV, ABC, NBC, Miami Marlins and served as the District Webmaster for Broward County Public Schools. Currently Sean serves as a Senior Producer with Lesaruss Media and is the founder of the SoFlo Vegans community.

» Founder of SoFlo Vegans, the largest vegan community in the South Eastern United States.
» T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate through eCornell.
» Partnerships with 250+ vegan businesses including PETA, Not Milk, and Hodo Foods
» Promotions, hosting, logistics, and emceeing for 300+ vegan events including Seed Food and Wine Festival
» Line Producer for Peeled, the first all vegan cooking competition.