Meet our leadership team
Board of Directors
- Maggie Rubey Lynch, Board Chair and President (Independent, member since June 2018)
- J. Thomas Jones, Treasurer (Independent, member since November 2017)
- Nancy Valentino, Secretary (Independent, member since September 2019)
- Steve McIvor, World Animal Protection CEO
The World Animal Protection US office has a team passionate individuals who have dedicated their time and effort to helping animals around the world. Scroll down to learn more about them!
- Elizabeth (Liz) Quick-Corral, Interim Executive Director/Development Director
- Ben Williamson, Programs Director
- Lisa Monteleone, Marketing and Communications Director
- Cameron Harsh, Farming Campaign Manager
- Joe Loria, Meat Reduction Campaign Manager
- Jeanne Turkheimer, Communications Manager
- Angela Kung, Development Manager
- John Karas, Senior Philanthropy Manager
Elizabeth Quick-Corral (Liz)
Interim Executive Director/Development Director
Elizabeth Quick-Corral (Liz) is the Director of Development at World Animal Protection US. Liz is responsible for overseeing and generating funds for the lifesaving work they conduct.
Liz has many years of senior development management experience at animal and university organizations.
She has spoken at five national fundraising conferences on a wide variety of topics and techniques. She brings over seven years of nonprofit fundraising experience ranging from digital and direct mail strategy, major and foundation giving, sustaining giving, legacy and bequests, events and strategic management. She is constantly inspired by the many people who chose to entrust their giving to animal causes.
Liz is based in Brooklyn, New York where she lives with her husband and two dogs Penny and Cocobella. In her free time, you can find Liz drinking coffee and reading a good book.
Ben Williamson is the Programs Director of World Animal Protection US. Ben oversees World Animal Protections’ five campaign areas: Wildlife. Not Entertainers, Wildlife. Not Pets, Raise Pigs Right, Change for Chickens, and Meat Reduction.
Ben’s areas of expertise include animals in entertainment, exotic pets, factory farming, vegetarian/vegan issues, cruelty to animals, and humane education. With nearly a decade of experience working within animal protection in both the United States and England, Williamson has made numerous television appearances including NBC, CNN, Fox News, CBS, and Good Morning America and authored numerous op-ed pieces in USA Today, Newsweek, New York Daily News, TIME, Washington Post, Fortune and more.
Ben holds a Masters of Political Science and Political Economy from The London School of Economic and Political Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University College London.
Farming Campaign Manager
Cameron Harsh is the Farming Campaign Manager for World Animal Protection US. Cameron works to improves the lives of farmed pigs and chickens in the United States working with producers, farmers and suppliers to improve conditions.
Cameron's area of expertise include pig welfare, improvement of health, sustainability, and equity of our food system, food and farming policy. He has devoted his career to improving the health, sustainability, and equity of our food system, starting with food gardens and nutrition education in communities with limited access to fresh foods.
Before joining World Animal Protection, he spent seven years in food and farming policy, advocating for regulations that protect public health, the environment, and farmed animals.