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Out of the Cage! The Blog of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

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Board of Directors & Key Staff

Board of Directors

Jane Hoffman, Esq.


Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals

Voting Member (2003–Present)

Meena Alagappan, Esq.

Mayor’s Alliance Board Secretary

Executive Director

Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART)

Independent Voting Member (2011–Present)

Gail Buchwald

Former Senior Vice President

Adoption Center

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

Independent Voting Member (2003–Present)

Sandra DeFeo

Executive Director/Director of Public Relations

Humane Society of New York

Independent Voting Member (2003–Present)

Elizabeth Stein, Esq.

Law Office of Elizabeth Stein
Independent Voting Member (2016–Present)

Key Staff

Jane Hoffman, Esq.


Melissa Donaldson

Deputy Director

Steve Gruber

Director of Communications

Elyise Hallenbeck

Director of Development


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The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN: 73-1653635). All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. A copy of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals' latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals or from the New York State Attorney General's Charities Bureau, Attn: FOIL Officer, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.