Meet our team

The Compassionate Paws International team is made up of volunteers from around the world (9 different countries, to be exact!), as well as some amazing local volunteers in our program countries.


They all play an important role in running Compassionate Paws, from hands-on roles on the ground, to making sure we're spreading the word about what we do. 

Board of Directors


Sea Ramanat

Co-founder | Executive Director | Chief Marketing Officer & Programs Director

Sea has lived in Freetown, Sierra Leone since 2017, helping local animals welfare organisations with marketing, program management and fundraising.

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Sarah Morris

Co-founder | Executive Director | Chief Finance & Education Officer

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Rebecca Dobinson BVSc MRCVS

Executive Director

Sarah is passionate about inspiring children from low-resource parts of the world to pursue veterinary-related careers.

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Rebecca is a practicing veterinary surgeon in the North East of England, having qualified from The University of Liverpool.

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Rebecca Dobinson BVSc MRCVS

Rebecca is a practicing veterinary surgeon in the North East of England, having qualified from The University of Liverpool.

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Jatin Hiranandani

Jatin, from Freetown, has supported vets and animal welfare organisations in the many countries he's worked in globally.

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Karen Malia

Karen has helped raise funds, awareness and develop welfare activity for organisations across the world.

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Catherine Yates

Catherine, based in Australia, supports a sustainable and locally owned approach to improving animal welfare.

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Ruby Hughes

Sierra Leone Programme Manager

Since moving to Sierra Leone, Ruby has learnt a lot about the animal welfare needs in Freetown and is using this to educate...

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Alie Turay

Community Outreach and Programs Assistant

Alie, a teacher, believes animals need humanitarian intervention and public sensitisation about their welfare.

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Board of Advisors


Caroline Murray BVSc MRCVS

Caroline has worked as a clinical veterinarian for 23 years, graduating from The University of Liverpool.

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Vincent Aloo BVSc MRCVS

Dr. Oloo is a Kenyan veterinary surgeon with 18 years of experience. He is based at Brooke East Africa in the Nairobi office.

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Rebecca Hampson BVSc MRCVS

Rebecca is vet surgeon in the UK. She's currently studying an MSc in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law.

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Nina Devries

Nina Devries is a communications specialist at World Animal Protection Canada and is based out of Toronto.

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Communications Team


Lucy Gardner

Marketing Director

Lucy is a marketing specialist in the UK. She is passionate about animal welfare having grown up with rescue animals.

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Katarzyna Kucharska

Salone Animal Talk

Katarzyna is currently living in Poland and is a rehabber at Seal Rescue Center, with studies in animal protection.

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Isabel Dobinson

Communications and PR Manager

Isabel worked as a journalist in London before moving to Spain where she is now teaches English.

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Amadu Barrie

Community Outreach and Programs Assistant

Amadu is an educator, social worker and a youth developmental specialist with experience in community development.

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