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Danika Oriol-Morway

Country Director

Danika.Oriol-Morway@four-paws.org

Education: Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, MS in Animals and Public Policy; Vassar College, BA in Psychology. 

 

Main Function: Guide and grow the strategic vision and operations of FOUR PAWS USA

 

Fun facts:  Was an All American Rugby player at Vassar College.  While I have long since retired from the bruises of rugby, I now spend my free time volunteering for a parrot sanctuary and travel annually to Guyana to help protect the last surviving Sun Parakeets in the wild.  I have 2 very large rescue dogs at home who do not appreciate our doorbell, and we live in a tiny house overflowing with exotic plants.

Melanie Lary

Research and Campaigns Officer

melanie.lary@four-paws.org

Education: Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, M.S. in Animals and Public Policy; Skidmore College, B.A. in Biology 

 

Main Function: In charge of research, programs, and campaigns for FOUR PAWS USA; work on international campaigns, providing the U.S. perspective and national information, while further engaging in U.S. topics and issues relating to our FOUR PAWS mission and overall work. I also oversee all import requirements to ensure animals rescued from the dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia can safely enter the U.S. to find new homes.

 

Fun Facts: Originally from TX and live in MA with my fiancé Matt and rescued cat Sophie; grew up with lots of animals like Arabian and miniature horses, chickens, fish, cats, and dogs; love to hike, bird watch, travel, and relax at home with my loved ones.

Claire LaFrance

Communications Director / Head of Communications

claire.lafrance@four-paws.org

Education: Wheaton College, MA. Studied Political Science.

 

Main Function: Manage media relations and develop relationships with media members, influencers, and community leaders. Lead all digital communications through multiple channels including website and social.

 

Fun Facts: Writer, mom, traveler and reader. In downtime, volunteers as a certified Therapy Dog team with dog Ruffy visiting nursing homes, hospice facilities, hospitals and schools bringing some puppy love to those who need it the most!

Diane Bate

Head of Finance

Education: Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants 

 

Main function: Responsible for the financial management, planning & reporting.

 

Fun Facts: Lives in the UK, avid tea drinker (what can we say, she is British), has a black belt in karate, enjoys countryside walks with dog, George. Volunteers as an Animal Carer for a wildlife hospital, loves helping the hedgehogs and has developed a new fondness for pigeons & doves!

Ren Bettencourt

Content Creator 

Education: Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, M.S. in Animals and Public Policy; Simmons College, M.A. in Teaching; University of New Hampshire, B.A. in English; University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts

 

Main Function: To create content for our social media channels and website and to manage digital communications for the US office.

 

Fun Facts: Has published research on public attitudes towards seals and have created several stop motion animated videos about the history and importance of seals in the oceanic ecosystem. While the ocean and marine life are close to their heart, it was Ren’s rescued dog, Tamer who originally sparked a deeper interest in the animal welfare movement. They currently live with their second rescued dog, Ruthie, who also travels with them into the FOUR PAWS office in Boston. 

Keira Haley

Director of Development / Head of Fundraising

keira.haley@four-paws.org

Education: University of New Haven, M.B.A.; Gettysburg College, B.A. in Sociology and Women’s Studies

 

Main Function: Provide strategic leadership for the FOUR PAWS philanthropy program  (i.e. do everything in my power to support all aspects of our rescue missions, sanctuary operations, and investigative work across the globe through philanthropic engagement with our extraordinary and generous supporters).

 

Fun Facts: Avid movie watcher. Coffee enthusiast. Enjoys floral arranging, gardening, and hikes with family. Mommy to Grant and Ro who run their own animal rescue operation from our playroom -  complete with stuffed animals and ‘Magna Tiles’ transport trucks. Shares an office with a 10 pound mini-schnauzer, Sniddy, who calls the shots.

Daphne Datema 

Senior Digital Fundraiser

daphne.datema@four-paws.org

Education: University of Amsterdam, MA in Media Studies

 

Main Function: Generating online donations through digital engagement funnels.

 

Fun Facts: Lives in the Netherlands together with a rescue sweetheart cat, Evi. Enjoys new places and meeting new people/dog friends. Next to that, also an astrologer. What’s your sign? 😉

Jen Wessel

Manager of the Founder’s Society

jennifer.wessel@four-paws.org

Education: University of Dayton, B.A. in English

 

Main Function: Engaging Founder Society members in our mission

 

Fun Facts: Has a rescued dog named Fletcher who is learning to “sing” along with Jen and her husband to various songs, such as Happy Birthday and Who Let the Dogs Out. Lives in Columbus Ohio and loves to ski, hike, camp, and road trip.

Carly Rome

Annual Giving Manager 

carly.rome@four-paws.org

Education: Baruch College, Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Nonprofit Management; SUNY New Paltz, B.A. in Sociology and Communications

 

Main Function: Manage our monthly giving and direct mail programs, support fundraising strategy and donor relations

 

Fun Facts: Loves hiking, bike riding, traveling, writing, and music. Adores her rescue dog, a pitbull mix named Lavender who joins her on outdoor adventures. Animal rescue advocate and volunteer from a young age, focused her master’s capstone on companion animal welfare and issues associated with puppy mills in the US.

Madison Kiley

Digital Communications Officer

madison.kiley@four-paws.org

Education: Georgia State University, B.A. in Film/Video, Minor in Psychology

 

Main Function: Manage US Social Media Channels 

 

Fun Fact: Grew up on a farm where her mother ran a non-profit dog rescue and has had a soft spot for animals & animal rescue ever since! Now lives with 4 rescues (2 dogs, 2 cats) who are all equally spoiled rotten. 

Kelley Reed

Development Assistant

kelley.reed@four-paws.org

Education: B.A. in Communication from Central Connecticut State University, and a M.S. in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University

 

Main function: Responsible for gift and data entry into FOUR PAWS’ CRM.

 

Fun Facts: Loves coffee, dancing, historical fiction novels and her rescue kitty and pittie.

Siobhan Hansen

Database Manager 

siobhan.hansen@four-paws.org

Education: Studied Forestry at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL and Journalism at Northwestern University, Evanston IL.

 

Main Function: In charge of managing our database and supporting fundraising operations.

 

Fun Fact: Has been working in non-profits for over 3 decades, starting out knocking on doors and raising money for Greenpeace in the 80’s, traveling the world even living in Iceland for a few years to monitor the whale hunt. Can speak Icelandic and have met 3 former presidents.

Carolyn Cresci

Digital Fundraising Officer

carolyn.cresci@four-paws.org

Education: The New School, MA International Affairs; Long Island University, BA Sociology.

 

Main Function: Digital fundraising through email marketing and other digital engagement streams

 

Fun Facts: Prior to joining FOUR PAWS, worked at a number of organizations throughout Tanzania, Uganda, and Peru. Avid traveler. Currently hosts dozens of foster kittens per year and very involved in TNR programs for community cats in northern NJ.

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