Board of Directors

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. 


Liza Alrick

Board Member

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. 

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.

Shabnam Islam

Board Member

Shabnam Islam is a global health educator, clinical exercise physiologist, and public speaker for health-based projects across the country. With over a decade-long career in higher education as a professor of kinesiology, her commitment to community health has been widely acknowledged through her academic research efforts, where she has earned special recognition as a pioneer for free fitness programs for people in low-income communities. Shabnam joined the Vkind team as their official spokesperson in 2022 and is the host of vKind Connects, where she interviews industry executives in the plant-based space and aims to connect them with conscience consumers.


Melissa Pacheco

Board Member

Melissa Pacheco is a dedicated advocate for animal welfare with over 12 years of experience living a plant-based lifestyle. Melissa is also a co-founder and executive recruiter at Chameleon Collective, specializing in helping eco-conscious brands build their teams.

Known as the “Recruiter Extraordinaire,” she goes beyond job descriptions to understand her clients’ goals and aspirations, helping them hire exceptional eCommerce and marketing professionals who can drive real change within their organizations. Her ultimate goal is to facilitate success for both businesses and individuals, often by connecting clients with candidates who possess the necessary capabilities, even if they may not seem like an obvious fit at first glance.

She has also been a volunteer for the Seed Food & Wine Festival, a plant-based festival in Miami, since its inception.