Meet the Runners

Say hello to some of the current members of Team Vegan Philly - we hope to see your face here soon! Our runners' experience varies from very little running experience to accomplished marathon runners. What they all share in common is their vegan diet and their drive to help farm animals!

Active Runners - Fall 2012

Jessica Sosna - Sponsor her!

Jessica is an avid animal supporter from New Jersey. This is her fourth year running with Team Vegan Philly after running the 8k and Half-Marathon the past three years.

Kori Vaughn- Sponsor her!

Kori is a student in college and has been a vegetarian for almost two years. She is excited to support the cause and getting a good work out in the process makes the experience that much sweeter! She is an amateur runner, but is excited to push herself.

Nick Cooney - Sponsor him!

Nick is the founder of The Humane League; this is his fifth year running with Team Vegan Philly.

Nora Pawar - Sponsor her!

Nora is an experienced runner looking forward to her second race with Team Vegan Philly!

Ryan Wachter - Sponsor him!

Ryan is a video producer and amateur runner from New Jersey.

Wilbert Peji - Sponsor him!

Wilbert is a NYC Marathon veteran, running with Team Vegan for the second third year in a row.

Sara Schwartzberg - Sponsor her!

Sara is a veteran Team Vegan Philly runner back to run again for farm animals!

Kathy Seufert - Sponsor her!

Kathy is The Humane League's Philadelphia Director, running in her first race with Team Vegan Philly.

Lydia Chaudhry - Sponsor her!

Lydia is a veteran Team Vegan Philly runner and The Humane Leauge's Director of Volunteers and Media.

Maggi McGinty - Sponsor her!

Maggi is an intern with The Humane League and is running in her first race with Team Vegan Philly.

Andrew Persichetti - Sponsor him!

Andrew is running in his first race for Team Vegan Philly.

Ronna Stedman - Sponsor her!

Ronna is running in her first race for Team Vegan Philly.

Pam Selle - Sponsor her!

Pam has been vegan for 10 years and loves the great vegan culture of Philadelphia. She's running for the animals and to work off that last slice of Blackbird Pizza. This is her first race with Team Vegan Philly.

Berenice Leung - Sponsor her!

An amateur runner and a vegan for 8 years, she is very excited to be running her very first marathon to increase awareness of and raise money for animal rights with Team Vegan Philly!

Rob Dill - Sponsor him!

I am very excited to be running my first marathon to benefit the Humane League of Philadelphia. I am a high school math teacher and have been vegan for about a decade.

Joy Cannon - Sponsor her!

Joy is running in her first race for Team Vegan Philly.

Thomas Ryan - Sponsor him!

Thomas is running in his first race for Team Vegan Philly.

Jude Miller - Sponsor him!

Laurel and Jude Miller are, respectively, a graphic designer and an English teacher. They are very excited to be running for Team Vegan Philly for the first time.

Laurel Miller - Sponsor her!

Laurel and Jude Miller are, respectively, a graphic designer and an English teacher. They are very excited to be running for Team Vegan Philly for the first time.

Sally Andersen - Sponsor her!

Sally is an all-star vegan athlete and trainer who is looking forward to showing off just how fit a plant-based runner can be!

Lia Belardo - Sponsor her!

Lia works in banking and enjoys long distance cycling and soccer. This is Lia's third year running with Team Vegan Philly and her third half marathon this year!

Dynise Balcavage - Sponsor her!

Dynise Balcavage is the author of Celebrate Vegan, Urban Vegan and the upcoming Pies and Tarts with Heart. Her cruelty-free recipes have appeared in VegNews, Vegetarian Times, Philadelphia Daily News and Végétariens magazine (in French). Dynise has been interviewed in the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune and has done cooking demonstrations across the globe, from New York to Paris. She teaches food writing at New York’s Natural Gourmet Institute. She lives in Philly with her 3 former alley cats and blogs at urbanvegan.net

Jay Donahue - Sponsor him!

Jay is running in her first race for Team Vegan Philly.

Ben Sylvester - Sponsor him!

Ben Sylvester interned with The Humane League last fall and has been one of our best volunteers since! After participating in Warped Tour outreach and attending the AR conference, Ben is one of the rising stars in animal protection! Please support him in his first Team Vegan run!

Debbie DiPalma - Sponsor her!

Debbie is running in her first race for Team Vegan Philly.

Bev Jordan - Sponsor her!

Bev is running in her first race for Team Vegan Philly.

Alexis Tsiouris - Sponsor her!

Alexis is running in her first race for Team Vegan Philly.

Jackie Amarosa - Sponsor Jackie!

Jackie is running in her first race for Team Vegan Philly.

Paulina Malek - Sponsor her!

Paulina is running in her first race for Team Vegan Philly.

Monica Ioenscu - Sponsor her!

Monica is running in her first race for Team Vegan Philly.

Stephanie Ciner - Sponsor her!

Stephanie is running in her first race for Team Vegan Philly.

Victoria Randall – Sponsor her!

Victoria is The Humane League's Director of Operations and is excited to be joining Team Vegan for the first year!

Scott Hodukavich – Sponsor him!

Scott is a returning runner for Team Vegan Philly. He is a long-time activist and and experienced runner. Please support him in his efforts to help farm animals!
   

Additional Members

Chrissy Goodbody

Debbie Jaffe

Eileen Rose

Harmony Cleary

Ian Penkala

Jay Pepito
Jen Clark

Josh Robbins

Kathy Neale

Kelly Heilmann

Kevin Price

Kristian Glover

Kristine Johnson

Maiga Milbourne

Maine Robbins

Marissa Sudol

Melanie Bartlett

Tyrell Robbins

Martin Rowe

 

Stephanie Rae

Chris Price

Dassi

Deirdre Kurtz

Denise Tremblay

Harish Sethu

Jonathan McGrath

Julianne Kornacki

Kevin McGillicuddy

Lindsey Adams

Moe Litwack

Natalie Cutrufello

Sarah Kuwik

Tom Maule

 

Alex Bomstein

 

Heidi Chernay

 

Kevin Klatt

 

Jordan Hyatt

 

Becky Altman

 

Lyn Bassett

 

Brandon Williams

 

Anabell Deutschlander

 

Taylor Gregory

 
Allison Crow
 

Kristina Staab
 
Bryan Sandala
  Sheena Allen
 

Michelle Payne

 

Jen D

 

Cherron Perry-Thomas

 

Jim Payne

 

Mary Foster

 

Todd Schwart

 

Piera

 

Simone Bennett

 

Nate Larsen

  Adrienne Manno