In addition to our founding Trustees, Mary and Frank Hoffman, our Foundation has three other Trustees who comprise our Board of Trustees.
These other Trustees are:
Michael A. Budkie, Milford, Ohio
Stephen R. Kaufman, Shaker Heights, Ohio
Marybeth 'Betsy' Wosko, West Linn, Oregon
The elimination of animal abuse for science, clothing, food, sport and entertainment.
Twenty years experience in research and investigations and campaign coordination focusing primarily on animal experimentation issues, with some work on the fur issue as well. Ten years experience in non-profit administration including campaign coordination, work with grassroots organizations, fundraising strategy and coordination. Writing of newsletters, direct mail appeals, and informational literature. Authored dozens of in-depth investigative reports on topics including Animal Welfare Act violations by laboratories, NIH funding of animal experimentation, primate experimentation, etc.
Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! (SAEN) 1996 — Present. Founder and Executive Director of SAEN. Responsibilities include investigative and media work including FOIA and state public records act requests to multiple state and federal agencies, synthesis of information from multiple sources into report format and presentation of reports via news conferences, press releases and other media events. Achieved over 70 instances of media coverage in 2006 alone. Coordinated national events including World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week and National Primate Liberation Week by combining work with grassroots groups with travel to key locations for media events. Authored press releases for key media events. Designed fundraising appeals for both donor acquisition and project financing. Design of content for www.saenonline.org website including resource sections designed to teach grassroots activists methodology for the investigation of laboratories and extensive resource sections containing information designed to be the basis of anti-vivisection campaigning by local organizations.
1994 — 1996 Consultant to numerous animal protection organizations including HSUS, AAVS, NEAVS, NAVS, PCRM, etc. Performed investigative and research work on animal experimentation issues and authored scholarly articles for publications.
1994 Last Chance for Animals — Special Projects Coordinator. Worked in areas of investigations and campaign coordination.
1988 — 1993 In Defense of Animals — National Program Director. Coordinated national campaigns including World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week, Procter & Gamble Boycott, DOD Campaign, anti-fur protests, etc.
1984—1986 Associates Degree in Animal Health Technology, University of Cincinnati.
1977—1981 Bachelor’s Degree in Theology, Xavier University.
Shaker Heights, Ohio
B.A. Yale University 1981
M.D. Case Western Reserve University 1985
Ophthalmology residency New York University 1989
Retina Fellowships New York University 1990, Manhattan Eye & Ear Infirmary 1991
Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology 1991
Current Animal Advocacy Positions
Co-chair, Medical Research Modernization Committee
President, Vegetarian Advocates
President, Justice for Animals Fund
President, Vegetarian Advocates Press
Animal Advocacy Publications Include
Stephen R. Kaufman and Nathan Braun, Good News for All
Creation: Vegetarianism as Christian Stewardship, Vegetarian Advocates
Press, 2nd Ed. 2005.
Stephen R. Kaufman, A Scientific and Christian Look at Violence and Scapegoating, in progress.
Stephen R. Kaufman, "Does Vivisection Pass the Utilitarian Test?" (Public Affairs Quarterly 1995;9:127-137).
Neal D. Barnard and Stephen R. Kaufman, "Animal Research is Wasteful and Misleading" (Scientific American 1997[Feb.]:64-66).
West Linn, Oregon
- B.A., History, University of Connecticut (1988)
- J.D., Lewis & Clark, Northwestern School of Law (1991)
AFFILIATIONS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
- Member, Oregon State Bar Association
- Member, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
- Admitted to Practice, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Board Member, Compassionate Living Project
- Numerous "letters to the editor" published in newspapers
- Book and video donations to libraries
- Outreach to churches