BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lee Ruslander, an ardent nature-lover, is Treasurer and past president of CARE. Lee can usually be found hiking, gardening, trying to convince family and friends to stop eating dead animals and products from animals, or a combination of the above.
Lee has been a board member of CARE for more than a decade.
At-large board member Ana M. Negrón, physician and mother, advances plant food literacy cooking with her patients. A plant eater since 1987, she uses food as an integral part of her medical practice where her mission is to help people regain lost health through better nourishment.
Board certified in family medicine since 1976, she has witnessed less animal consumption thanks to organizations such as CARE, although cheese is still ubiquitous.
As consciousness mounts around respect for animals and the environment she works to also include the precious bodies of which we are in charge, believing we can spread a message of care by being strong and healthy ourselves.
See this interview with Dr. Negron on FB Live from June 17, 2016
And you can purchase her book Nourishing the Body and Recovering Health: The Positive Science of Food on Amazon.com.
For more, please visit Greens on a Budget. Ana is also a member of the American Vegan Society's Speakers Bureau.
Lee Hall has taught animal law at Rutgers University, and worked as an animal lawyer in the non-profit world. Hall earned a Master of Laws in environmental law with a focus on climate change in 2014, and now teaches environmental law at Widener University - Delaware Law.
Lee is a past president of CARE (and edits our newsletter). Lee is also a member of the American Vegan Society's Speakers Bureau.
Lee's new book, On Their Own Terms: Animal Liberation for the 21st Century, is now available on Amazon.
Photo: Kara Holsopple, Allegheny Front Environmental Radio (taken at NAVS Summerfest 2014.
Marian Walker, Co-founder of CARE, decided not to eat pigs as a nine-year-old child, seeing one killed on an uncle's farm. Marian, a Quaker who was centrally active in de-segregating Chester County, became vegan more than 30 years ago, and co-founded CARE in 1991.
Marian understands being vegan as a logical extension of the Quaker commitment to a peaceable and ecologically responsible humanity.
This December, Marian turns 94. And yes, Marian attends all of our meetings.
You're invited to enjoy photos from Marian's birthday albums.
Barb Drysdale holds advanced degrees in psychology, statistics and business and became a committed vegan in 2011--eating plants and avoiding foods made of animals or animal products, such as milk, cheese and honey.
We believe this is a healthier diet and a kinder way to respond to all creatures on this earth. I am the leader of a vegan-dining club that currently has 97 members. We get together to dine all over Chester County at vegan restaurants and venues willing to serve us a vegan meal.
Visit Barb's website.
Dr. Sharon Kelly started volunteering at the annual CARE Veggie Fest (now the Chester County Vegan Festival) in 2011. Sharon refused to consume lamb and veal even as a child, and has become committed to a plant-based diet for both moral and health reasons.
With a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, an MBA in Medical and Health Service Administration, and 15 years in private practice, Dr. Sharon Kelly specializes in individual therapy, couples counseling, life coaching and health psychology.
My life goal is to help people lead fuller, happier lives through mindful and healthy living while pursuing goals in congruence with their personal values and standards. I am a proud mother of two teenage children and enjoy hiking or kayaking at every opportunity.
Visit Sharon's blog or professional website.
CARE is greatly appreciative of the 2014-2015 board team members Cyndi O'Hara, Angela Helwig, and Jason Pompilio for their good work and support of vegan advocacy in Pennsylvania.
P.O. Box 847
West Chester, PA 19381
P.O. Box 847
West Chester, PA 19381