Meet our leadership team

U.S. Board of Directors

  • Carter Luke, President, and Secretary
  • Sandra Bereti, Treasurer
  • Sonya Marques-Correia, Trustee 
  • Steve McIvor, Sole Member

International Board of Directors


  • Joanna Ker, Chai​​r
  • Nesta Hatendi, Deputy Chair, and Trustee
  • Franc Cortada, Trustee
  • Sarah Ireland, Trustee
  • Sandra Bereti​, Trustee
  • Christine Lloyd, Trustee
  • Mwikali Muthiani​, Trustee
  • Berangare Michel​, Trustee
  • ​Karen Winton, Trustee
  • Frank Alarcon​, Trustee
  • Svetlana Ignatieva​, Trustee
  • Jamie Craig​, Trustee

Management Team

The World Animal Protection US office has a team of passionate individuals who have dedicated their time and effort to help 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
  • Julie Cappiello, Social Media Manager
  • John Karas, Senior Philanthropy Manager
  • Nicole Barrantes, Campaigns Assistant

Elizabeth Quick-Corral (Liz)

Liz Quick | Development Director | World Animal Protection US

Interim Executive Director/Development Director

Elizabeth Quick-Corral (Liz) is the Interim Executive Director/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

Programs Director

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.

Lisa Monteleone

Lisa Monteleone Headshot

Director of Marketing and Communications

Lisa Monteleone is the Director of Marketing and Communications and oversees World Animal Protection’s US marketing, social media, and communications. Lisa has twenty years’ experience leading marketing and communications teams, both large and small, in the for-profit sector, primarily in fashion. Before joining World Animal Protection US, Lisa founded a consultancy dedicated to helping entrepreneurs who produced sustainable and eco-friendly products scale their businesses and positively impact their industries toward a more climate-friendly future. Lisa’s expertise includes digital marketing, social media, events, public relations, and celebrity engagement. She has long been an animal advocate volunteering at rescues and shelters near her home in New Jersey. Lisa shares her residence with her husband and three very rambunctious rescue cats.