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The Compassionate Paws International team is made up of animal enthusiasts from around the world, as well as some amazing members 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. 

Meet our team

Board of Directors


Sea Ramanat

Co-founder | Executive Director

Programme 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 

Partnerships & Operations Director

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

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Dr. Rebecca Dobinson BVSc MRCVS

Executive Director | Veterinary Director

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

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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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Raj Rajput


Raj is a senior marketing and business development professional.
He believes we need to have a voice for animals because they should be treated as equals in society as humans


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Board of Advisors


Dr. Vincent Oloo 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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Nina Devries

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

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Dr. Caroline Murray BVSc MRCVS

Caroline has worked as a clinical veterinarian for 23 years, graduating 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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Jane Palmer

A registered nurse and midwife, she worked for 6 years in Liver Pool and 3 years in the QARANC (Army Nursing Corps) she then went on to join the army as a midwife where her first posting was in Berlin.

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Dr. 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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Compassionate Paws Sierra Leone


Alie Turay

Programme Coordinator

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

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Ruby Hughes

Community Outreach and Programme Assistant

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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Erica Yambasu

Community Outreach and Programme Assistant

A software engineering and networking student Erica believes women work tirelessly to help animals but more needs to be done to include them in animal welfare initiatives. 

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Amadu Barrie

Community Outreach and Programme Assistant

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

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Communications Team


Julia Tsang

Data Marketing Consultant

Julia is a passionate communicator and marketing professional, with experience leading effective marketing strategies to drive profitability and retention across various industries.

She is passionate about leaving the earth a better place than we found it and protecting all forms of wildlife.

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Karen Totimeh

Communications Specialist 

Karen is a communications officer who has been working for local government since she graduated from university in 2013.
She is currently on maternity leave after giving birth to her first child early this year! She is from Ghana and Sierra Leone, so CPI felt close to her heart.

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Meg Bailey BSc Msc 

Social Media Manager

Meg is a recent graduate from the University of Manchester having studied MSc Science Communications and BSc Biological Sciences with Zoology at The University of Birmingham. Meg is passionate about conservation communications and is pursuing this career path.

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Faye Clyne
Salone Animal Talk

Faye qualified as a Veterinary Nurse from Edinburgh Napier University in 2013 and is currently working in her hometown veterinary clinic in Scotland. 

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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 teaching English.

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