Board of Directors

Nathan Gaut

Nathan Gaut moved to the Twin Cities in 2016 from San Diego to pursue a PhD in biochemistry at the University of Minnesota. He was a member of the 2017 Twin Cities Veg Fest planning committee as the exhibitor logistics coordinator and is now becoming more involved with the University student group. Nathan joined the board in October of 2017.

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Chris Homsey – Treasurer

Chris Homsey has volunteered for CAA as a member of the Twin Cities Veg Fest planning committee, having coordinated both cooking demos and speakers. She is a food scientist by profession and has worked in the areas of sensory science, consumer research, and product development. Chris joined the board in December of 2016.

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Victor Massaglia

Victor Massaglia is an advocate for human rights and animal rights and believes in the power of compassion to make positive change. He has been working in higher education for over 25 years and is currently the Director of the Career and Professional Development Center at the School Public Health at the University of Minnesota. Victor joined the board in April of 2018.

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Abraham Rowe – President

Abraham Rowe is a longtime animal advocate and has volunteered with CAA since 2016. He currently works on corporate outreach and grassroots campaigns with Mercy For Animals and has worked as a professional animal advocate since 2014, doing fundraising, education, and campaign work. Abraham joined the board in April 2017.

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Jennifer Swick – Secretary

Jennifer Swick

Jennifer Swick is the Community Partnership Manager at People Serving People, the region’s largest shelter for families experiencing homelessness. A volunteer since 2013, she has been most active in Bridges of Respect and leafleting and is grateful to have joined the board in August of 2016.

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Theresa Zingery

Theresa Zingery is the director of the Adult Academic Program of Robbinsdale Area Schools and has extensive board experience. After thirty years as a vegetarian, she became a vegan in January 2015 and has volunteered for CAA in a number of capacities, with a focus on pay-per-view and virtual reality outreach. Theresa joined the board in October of 2017.

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Joining the Board

If you’re interested in joining the board, please read the letter to prospective board members and board member responsibilities. Also, familiarize yourself with the CAA core values and bylaws.

Prospective board members must attend and participate in at least one board meeting before being considered for board membership. After that, the board will ask you to fill out the questionnaire for prospective members.

If you are interested in attending a board meeting, email to find out when the next board meeting will take place.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Twin Cities Veg Fest Data Entry Party!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Student Dine-Out: Wally’s Cafe

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Vegan Food Giveaway

Saturday, October 20, 2018

October Dine Out: Eureka Compass Vegan Food