Leadership Council

Our all-volunteer Leadership Council is made up of WFAR Members

Nicole Brodeur is a producer and angel investor based in Portland, Oregon. She serves on the boards of Ars Nova, the Portland Area CSA Coalition, Story Pirates Inc., and One Tail at a Time Portland.  In addition to her role as a trustee of the Awesome Foundation Portland and Vegan chapters, she is the Co-Chancellor of the Institute of Higher Awesome Studies and manages the Payne-Brodeur Giving Fund, which supports a variety of non-profit causes. As one of the first employees at the Story Pirates, she created their producing department before serving as the Development Director for their flagship Story Pirates Changemakers programs. She left her staff role there in June of 2018 and joined the Board of Directors. Her favorite animal is the moose.

Alex Bury has been a professional fundraiser for 15 years. She’s worked at PETA, The Foundation to Support Animal Protection, and The Humane Society of the United States as well as consulting for several animal rights groups. Today Alex is the Vice President of Development at Vegan Outreach and on the board of the new nonprofit Changing The Streets. She lives in Davis, CA with her husband Jack Norris, Richard the turtle, and Zoey the dog.

Jennifer Channin has been a consultant, development director, and program manager for more than a dozen nonprofit and faith-based organizations. She is also an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and earned her Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School. Jennifer currently works for two nonprofits: Farm Forward (an anti-factory-farming advocacy organization) and The Better Food Foundation (an organization promoting plant-based dietary change). She lives in San Diego with her partner, Aaron, and their dog, Fletcher.

Caroline Love is an entrepreneur in the Future of Food industry and has been building plant-based food companies for the past decade. She is the COO of Climax Foods, using data science to reach the pinnacle of food. Caroline also sits on the board of directors for The Game Changers Foundation, a documentary executive produced by James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and other plant-powered athletes. Prior to the food world, Caroline was a journalist working in television news as an anchor and investigative reporter. Caroline lives in Northern California.

Donna Mo is a corporate and real estate attorney with over a decade of experience practicing law. Her experience includes assisting in entity formation and governance, private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, loans, commercial real estate leases, and other commercial agreements.  She has been involved in the animal rights movement for over two decades and has assisted various animal rights nonprofits, is a donor of the Animal Law and Policy Small Grants Program at UCLA School of Law, and volunteers for her local animal shelter.  She is the proud mother of a border collie mix and cocker spaniel mix.

 Tiffany Walker-Roper is a paralegal and aspiring writer focusing on animal rights, rescue, and race. Tiffany is on the executive board of Species Revolution and currently organizes with Chili’s on Wheels in the SF Bay Area. She previously served as a media coordinator and trainer for The Save Movement, teaching activists how to write their own stories. Tiffany is a black, queer, vegan feminist and lives with her two rescued rabbits, Rocky and Anise.

Founding Members

Thanks to our Founding Members who seeded our initial Grant Fund:
Alicia Robb
Jennifer Fearing
Leigh Bantivoglio
Nicole Brodeur
Nikki Bollaert
Rachel Perman
Tessa Hale