Board of Directors

The Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) Board of Directors stands clearly in support of black communities and in solidarity with all those who seek racial equality and justice. We recognize those in our nation, and around the world, who are raising their voices in protest. We offer our condolences to all who have been victimized by a deeply flawed system. No words are sufficient. No single sentiment or call to action is enough to set things right, but we assert that things must change. We appreciate the need and importance for greater diversity and inclusiveness in our movement. We listen and look internally, and understand it is time for sincere actions.​

Since January 1981
Uncompensated

Dr. Alex Hershaft is President of Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) and a co-founder of both FARM and the U.S. movement for animal rights as a whole. Born in Warsaw, Poland shortly before World War II, Alex survived Nazi persecution and sought refuge in the US, where he held a 30-year career in materials science and environmental consulting and a prominent role in the movement for religious freedom prior to dedicating himself to animals. Alex organized the first Animal Rights National Conferences, World Day for Farmed Animals, Meatout, and a dozen other initiatives – and was inducted to the Animal Rights and Vegetarian Halls of Fame – before turning over daily operations of FARM to focus on leisurely travel, folk dancing, and personal fitness.

Mr. Saurabh Dalal is Treasurer on FARM’s Board of Directors, a longtime Councilor and past Deputy Chair of the International Vegetarian Union, and past President of the Vegetarian Society of DC. He splits his time between the Washington DC and New York City areas and enjoys being involved in strategic planning, education, and greater advocacy of just, sustainable, and healthy vegan diets and lifestyles. He works in various capacities with like-minded non-profit groups for thoughtful, clear, and bold vegan messaging. He holds graduate degrees in physics and engineering, is active in several professional and technical societies, and explores ways of integrating sound science into related areas of advocacy.

Since May 2007
Uncompensated

Since April 2017
Uncompensated

Mr. Seth Tibbott founded Turtle Island Foods, aka “the Tofurky Company” in 1980 on $2500 savings from his 8 year career as a teacher/naturalist.   For 15 years, Seth pursued his dream while losing his shirt as one of the first tempeh producers in the United States.   In 1995, against the advice of his partners, Seth introduced the first nationally marketed vegan holiday roast named “Tofurky”.  Today Seth oversees international sales to make sure that the sun never sets on the expanding Tofurky Empire and under the sharp management of his stepson, Jaime, the independent/family owned company has become an industry leader in plant based foods and recently opened a $10 million LEED Platinum eco Tofurky processing plant in Hood River, OR.

Dr. Michael Klaper is a vegan physician, health educator, popular public speaker and author of articles and books on vegan medical advice. He advocates rearing children on a plant-based diet throughout their entire lifetimes, beginning with the vegan mother’s pregnancy. He lectures medical students on vegan nutrition. Michael has been a dedicated supporter of FARM since its inception. He resides in California with wife Alese Jones.

Since November 2018
Uncompensated

The FARM Team

Eric C Lindstrom

Eric C Lindstrom started his career in the animal rights movement as the Program Director for Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) (2016-2018) and more recently served as the Director of Marketing for Animal Outlook (formerly Compassion Over Killing). In his role as Executive Director, Lindstrom manages the 501(c)3's programs, personnel, and operations.

Lindstrom penned two best-selling books on veganism, The Skeptical Vegan and The Smart Parent's Guide to Raising Vegan Kids (Skyhorse Publishing) and resides in Ithaca, New York.


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Dr. Alex Hershaft

Dr. Alex Hershaft is the President of FARM and a co-founder of both FARM and the U.S. movement for animal rights as a whole. Born in Warsaw, Poland shortly before World War II, Alex survived Nazi persecution and sought refuge in the US, where he held a 30-year career in materials science and environmental consulting and a prominent role in the movement for religious freedom prior to dedicating himself to animals. Alex organized the first Animal Rights National Conferences, World Day for Farmed Animals, Meatout, and a dozen other initiatives - and was inducted to the Animal Rights and Vegetarian Halls of Fame.

Ally Hinton

Ally Hinton is the Marketing Director for FARM. She has been working in digital marketing and video production for over ten years. Prior to working at FARM she worked as the Head of Digital Marketing for Rethink Homelessness promoting compassion and human rights for the community. One of her projects, Cardboard Stories: Homeless In Orlando went viral in 2015 gaining national & international attention. Ally is passionate about marketing for non-profits and for animal rights. She has worked to promote animal welfare and human rights for many years.

Lisa DeCrescente​

Lisa DeCrescente had been a caterer, owner and Exec Chef in the restaurant and club industry in NYC. Becoming a vegan in 2000, her relationship to animal rights began when she volunteered with several rescue organizations locating forever homes for animals in need. In 2001, she worked with Mary Max, Linda Nealon and Eilene Cohhn at the launch event for Humane USA in NYC, a political action committee for animal rights. In 2008, she was editor and consultant for The Seven Steps of Transformation. In addition to working with numerous restaurants on the inclusion of vegan options, she has “veganized” over 200 recipes for her client’s menus. Honored to have joined FARM in 2019 as Administrator and promoted to Director of Special Projects in 2021, Lisa is committed to the mission of the organization.

Shemirah Brachah

Shemirah has worked with FARM as a Program Coordinator on and off since 2005. Over the years, she’s worked on many FARM campaigns, including the Great American Meatout, Meatout Mondays e-newsletter, World Day for Farmed Animals, the Sabina Fund, billboards and bus cards, Letters from FARM, and of course, working with vegan food manufacturers to showcase products during the snack events at FARM’s annual Animal Rights National Conference. Shemirah also helped as Office Manager before moving to Colorado where she resides with her extended family. She has returned to FARM, managing Letters from FARM and assisting where needed and continuing to coordinate food events for the Animal Rights National Conference!

 

The mission of Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) is to end the use of animals for food through traditional media, social media, and video outreach.

The mission of Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) is to end the use of animals for food through traditional media, social media, and video outreach.”

The mission of Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) is to end the use of animals for food through traditional media, social media, and video outreach.”