We’d like to welcome Little Bear Sanctuary’s new Board President – Karen McCarthy. She’s a dedicated animal rights activist and an active member of the vegan community. While she became vegetarian at 12-years-old, her love and understanding of animals grew as she became better connected on social media (with both individuals and animal protection orgs). Realizing she could do more to help *all* animals, Karen became vegan a few years ago. She has been fighting for animal rights ever since and has played an active role in both Anonymous for the Voiceless and PETA campaigns.
Karen began following Little Bear Sanctuary’s animal rescue work, watching the sanctuary grow, and becoming inspired by the peaceful environment co-founders Chris and Randy created for animals in need. She felt a deep connection to the sanctuary’s mission, offering help in any way she could make a difference. The sanctuary’s incredibly grateful for Karen’s initiative and couldn’t be more excited for her commitment to the sanctuary’s development.
Karen’s resume boasts extensive international modeling experience and was recently crowned The Hustler’s TV Game Show winner. Additionally, she’s a permaculture designer, real estate developer and an investor with Airbnb’s in Michigan, Miami Beach, North Carolina and Costa Rica – each vacation property exuding a nature-focused theme, giving individuals an opportunity to reconnect with animals in their natural habitat.
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).
Bio information coming soon.
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.
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!).
Bio information coming soon.
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.
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 at IBM Corporation. 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.
Terri is the Vice President of Operations for Young Professionals in International Affairs (YPIA). YPIA is a non-profit organization based in Washington D.C. that brings together globally-minded citizens in a neutral space to engage on international affairs.