Mary Watson, a 95-year-old human dynamo who at the age of 90 decided to Go Vegan. Her enthusiasm and passion to share our work is inspiring. She tells everyone, it's never too late to change. Raising seven children while working and cooking all our food from scratch was no mean feat. She represents the caring, sharing and loving community human spirit to which we should all aspire.
Board of Trustees
Dr. Alexandria Christ
A doctor of Oriental Medicine, Dr. Christ has been trained in both the US and UK and is an acupuncture specialist. Alex has an integrative East meets West approach in her treatment protocols and is also a plant based certified coach and chef. Dr. Christ will be an important part of our work in America.
Richard Alan Murray is an English businessman. He was the chairman of Charlton Athletic on several occasions since the 1990s up until November 2019. Richard founded Avesco plc, the specialist services provider to the entertainment & sports industry in 1984 and was Chairman/owner of it for over 30 years. Richard is also the publisher of Go Vegan.
Wilhelmina Shirley Watson
Wilhelmina has spent the majority of her career in banking before moving to the sports industry and laterally the airline industry. She also works part-time with children in the private education sector. Her passion to aid us in bringing our Human Ecology Project into schools and after school care facilities is one of the key areas of our work.
Professor Gary L. Francione
Gary Lawrence Francione is an American legal scholar. He is Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law & Philosophy at Rutgers School of Law–Newark, and Visiting Professor in Philosophy at the University of Lincoln in England, where he will be teaching in 2021. Author of eight books with his latest publication Why Veganism Matters; The Moral Value of Animals, available December 2020.
Professor Anna Charlton
Anna Charlton is Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law. She practiced in New York before joining the faculty at Rutgers, where she served as Co-Director (with Gary L. Francione) of the Rutgers Animal Rights Law Clinic/Center from 1990-2000. Anna has co-authored many books with Gary L. Francione.
Masumi is a wellness advocate and author of two books that focus on using discipline and habits to live well. As a former Wall Street analyst and MIT graduate, she believes strongly in science and evidence-based decision making. It is this evidence (along with the inspired example that Bill, and Marlene set with their lifestyle and their courses) that moved her to adopt a fully plant-based diet.
Dharshini, a graduate of Harvard's Graduate School of Design, is a professional landscape architect. Her firm, Dharshini Joseph Landscape Architecture, Inc., is located in Falmouth, MA. Her practice offers landscape architectural design and master planning services. Dharshini also has a B.A. in anthropology and is a graduate and passionate teacher of our work. A long time vegan, Dharshini shares so enthusiastically our mission for a healthy world for humans and nonhumans alike.