Board of Directors and Staff
Joining the Board
- Letter to Prospective Board Members
- Our Core Values
- Our Bylaws
- Board Member Responsibilities
- Questionnaire for Prospective Board members
Here is the process for joining the board:
- Read the information above
- Attend a board meeting so that you can meet the board and they can meet you
- Fill out the questionnaire for prospective members
- Tell the secretary that you wish to be added to the board
- The board votes over email one month after that meeting on whether or not to add them.
- Congratulations! You are (hopefully) on the board
Current Board Members
Lisa Kimball - Secretary
Lisa joined the board in February of 2009. Lisa has been active with Bridges of Respect for many years. She has also helped with fundraising and events.
Matt Mackall - President
Matt Mackall is a long-time activist for animal issues and a co-founder of CAA. He has served as both CAA's treasurer and president. He is a self-employed software developer of open source software, and serves on the Technical Advisory Board of The Linux Foundation.
Dave Rolsky - Treasurer
Dave Rolsky is one of the co-founders of CAA, and currently serves as Treasurer. He created the VegGuide.Org site, and he tries to keep the CAA computers working, as well as helping with fundraising. He has worked as a professional computer programmer since 1999.
Danielle Smith is a former CAA Director of Volunteer Programs and a long-time animal advocate. She started an animal and environmental rights organization in 2008 at St. Cloud State University and continues to be a mentor for the group. After stepping down from the staff position at CAA, Danielle wanted to stay connected to the organization and involved with the movement. She hopes to bring a refreshing perspective and a lot of energy to the board!
Unny Nambudiripad, Executive Director
A CAA co-founder, Unny has more than fifteen years of experience in non-profit advocacy organizations. He has extensive experience in volunteer leadership development, public outreach, event planning, and fundraising. His experience with CAA includes organizing fundraising and outreach events, speaking at conferences, writing about animal protection, and developing campaigns and projects. Unny enjoys camping, juggling, and cooking food with friends.