Board of Directors

NEAVS President and licensed psychologist

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
617-523-6020 at NEAVS or
617-413-0611 after 5:30 p.m.

Theodora Capaldo, EdD, is a Massachusetts-licensed psychologist. She has taught psychology at the college level, served as director of counseling at a liberal arts college, and has maintained a private psychotherapy practice for more than 30 years. Dr. Capaldo is president and executive director of the New England Anti-Vivisection Society, its educational affiliate, the Ethical Science Education Coalition (ESEC), and spearheads NEAVS’ national campaign Project R&R: Release and Restitution for…

NEAVS Vice President and licensed psychologist

Lorin Lindner, PhD, MPH, is a clinical psychologist and preventative health educator practicing in Southern California. She is also the Founder/Director of Serenity Park Sanctuary and Lockwood Animal Rescue Center which provide lifetime sanctuary for rescued birds (Serenity Park), horses, wolves, wolfdogs, and coyotes (Lockwood). Dr. Lindner teaches psychology from an environmental perspective in the Department of Psychology at Santa Monica College, has worked with Animals and Society (formerly Psychologists for…

Director of Amboseli Trust
for Elephants

Betsy Swart, MSW, PhD has worked in the animal protection movement since the 1980s, serving as program director for national and international animal protection organizations. Since 1999, she has been the Executive Director of the Amboseli Trust for Elephants, the longest running study of wild elephants in the world. The Trust works to protect 1,500 elephants in Amboseli National Park, Kenya. She completed degrees in both social work and sociology.…

President and Board Member of
MA Animal Coalition
MA Administrative Law Judge

Attorney Sarah Luick is administrative law judge in Massachusetts state government. She is a founding member and current chair of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and has served as a Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC) board member and officer since 2001. She has served as MAC liaison to the PILOT task force a program that enables animal welfare organizations to work together to transfer dogs between organizations that are in need…

NEAVS Corporate Clerk and nonprofit management consultant

Anita Robertson is a nonprofit management and development expert with more than 30 years of experience. She founded The Grants Goddess, Inc. consultancy in 2000. Her experience ranges from instituting a new business model at a childcare center that was deeply in debt, to managing $22 million in grants and contracts for Catholic Charities of Boston. She has helped dozens of organizations establish, expand, or improve their programs and infrastructure with private…