Meet our team

The Compassionate Paws International team is made up of volunteers from around the world- 9 different countries! 

Founders and Executive Directors


Jasmin Johnson

Co-founder & Chief Program Officer

Jasmin ensures that all our program are ethical and sustainable towards animals, the broader natural environment, and the humans involved.

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Sea Ramanat

Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer

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 & Chief Finance and Education Officer

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

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Board of Trustees

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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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Antoinette Ahmed

Sierra Leonean Antoinette wants to ensure every stray dog finds a loving home and receives the proper care they deserve.

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Alie Turay

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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