Brooklyn Animal Action is run entirely by volunteers like you! We support BAA in our spare time because we are committed to improving the lives of NYC’s animals in distress. If you’d like to become involved, we’d love to hear from you – please visit our Volunteer page for more information.
Meet our team members below – and their cats, of course!
Sheri Berman has been involved in BAA since its founding. A certified cat lady in Park Slope, when she is not chasing cats, she is chasing her kids or trying to keep up with her day job teaching political science.
Belinda Cooper is vice-president of BAA. She also translates, writes, and teaches human rights law. She believes human and animal rights are closely related. Her cats, Paul and Jaya, tend to agree.
Nancy Magidson works as a personal assistant to an irrepressible grey tabby named Agnes. She also keeps track of BAA’s countless animals and writes cute stories for the newsletter about the amazing cats and dogs who pass through BAA.
I began rescuing over a year ago when every female cat in my colony around my nursing home in Manhattan beach became pregnant. I trapped them all and found the babies homes and TNR’d the whole colony – my BAA career took off from there. I am a full time registered nurse case manager and a full time cat rescuer and love every minute of it!
Claire, one of the five founders of Brooklyn Animal Action, is an artist who started rescuing cats when she moved back to Brooklyn in 2005. When she saw all the suffering of friendly cats around her new home, she realized standing by and doing nothing was not an option. She began rescuing on her own in 2006 and has helped countless cats, and a few dogs, get off the street and into loving homes.
Donna has been rescuing cats in her neighborhood for many years. She has single-handedly adopted out, TNR’d, and cared for hundreds of cats. In her spare time, she also helps care of small children and other human beings.
Lance Martin lives his days in servitude to his cat overlord, Buffy. When not bowing and scraping to her every whim he finds the time to write adoption listings for Brooklyn Animal Action. Buffy moved from Seattle to Brooklyn in the summer of 2014. Lance started helping with BAA shortly thereafter.
Andy Chiller joined BAA this past fall. An avid animal lover, her rescued furry family consists of two cats and a pup. Oftentimes, they can be found curled up next to her while she is writing adoption listings to help other animals find their forever homes. When not volunteering, Andy works as an attorney, although she much prefers the job of drafting personal ads for cats.
Maria Moyser enjoys offering her time to photograph animals and design graphics in support of BAA’s mission. She has often had cats, from the days of Ben, Jerry and Miles in her youth, to the present when she fosters various Brooklyn cats from the streets or between homes.
Patrick Delfert helps out with BAA’s website and other technical matters. He and his wife Olivia have two very special (feline) boys, Momo and Oreo. Patrick is a software architect & manager by trade.
Lorraina Raccuia-Morrison and her husband adopted their cat Cleo from Brooklyn Animal Action in 2012. When she’s not hanging out with Cleo, her sociable Torbie cat, Lorraina works in textbook publishing, makes wheel-thrown pottery, and helps BAA with blog posts and events.
Hannah Jones adopted two BAA cats from Sheri…then another from Belinda…then another from Tara…so today, she lives with four BAA cats and has at least one BAA foster in her home at all times. When she isn’t writing listings or setting up Park Slope Petco adoption events, she’s making cat food money by writing fantasy novels or coordinating the National Student Poets Program at the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.
Alexandra adopted her cat Oliver from BAA in 2015, and has since helped out with digital odds and ends. When not curled up on the couch with Oliver post-road race, she can be found working in digital strategy and analytics.
Jessica helps out with social media for Brooklyn Animal Action. She is a marketer by day and an animal lover 24/7. She adopted her cat Buckley from BAA in 2013, and it’s been love ever since. You can find her on Twitter @J_Bronet.