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NEAVS Board of Directors

NEAVS Board of Directors
Theodora Capaldo, EdD

Theodora Capaldo, EdD

President; Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Theodora Capaldo is a Massachusetts licensed psychologist. She has taught psychology at the college level, served as Director of Counseling at a liberal arts college, and has maintained a private psychotherapy practice for more than 30 years.

Dr. Capaldo is President and Executive Director of the New England…More Information…


Lorin Lindner, PhD, MPH

Lorin Lindner, PhD, MPH

Vice President; Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Lorin Lindner is a clinical psychologist and preventative health educator practicing in Southern California. She is also the Founder/Director of Serenity Park Sanctuary and Lockwood Animal Rescue Center which provide lifetime sanctuary for rescued birds (Serenity Park), horses, wolves, wolfdogs and coyotes (Lockwood).

Dr. Lindner teaches psychology from…More Information…


Sarah Luick, Esq.

Sarah Luick, Esq.

Treasurer; President and Board Member— Massachusetts Animal Coalition; Massachusetts Administrative Law Judge

Attorney Sarah Luick is administrative law judge in Massachusetts state government. She is a founding member and current chair of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and has served as a Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC) board member and officer since 2001. She has served as MAC liaison to the PILOT…More Information…


Betsy Swart, MSW, PhD

Betsy Swart, MSW, PhD

Corporate Clerk; Director of Amboseli Trust for Elephants; Sociologist

Dr. Betsy Swart, MSW, PhD has worked in the animal protection movement since the 1980's, serving as program director for national and international animal protection organizations. Since 1999, she has been the Executive Director of the Amboseli Trust for Elephants, the longest running study of wild elephants in the…More Information…