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The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation

Dedicated to cruelty free living through a vegetarian vegan lifestyle.

About Our Trustees

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:

Stephen R. Kaufman, Shaker Heights, Ohio

Tammy Nicholson, Atlanta, Georga

Marybeth 'Betsy' Wosko, West Linn, Oregon


Stephen R. KaufmanStephen R. Kaufman, MD

Shaker Heights, Ohio
E-mail: [email protected]

EDUCATION

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

Chair, Christian Vegetarian Association
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).


Tammy NicholsonTammy Nicholson

Atlanta, GA
E-mail: [email protected]

EDUCATION

B.S. Regent University 2010, Psychology
Masters/Pre-Doctoral Tract Regent University 2011, Biblical Interpretation
Loyola LIMEX Program, 2012-2013, Ministry
The Living School, Cohort of 2022

Current Position:

Director of the Forsyth County Drug Awareness Council

Animal Advocacy:

Silent Communion
Prayers for Animals and Animal Stewards.
The Beloved Institute (in progress)
All Belong: A Grief Book for Creature Stewards (Release Date Winter 2019), Davy & I (Release Date Winter 2020), The Clowder of Johnson Drive (Release Date Winter 2021)


Betsy WoskoMarybeth 'Betsy' Wosko, Esq.

West Linn, Oregon
E-mail: [email protected]

EDUCATION

- 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

ANIMAL ADVOCACY

- Board Member, Compassionate Living Project
- Numerous "letters to the editor" published in newspapers
- Book and video donations to libraries
- Outreach to churches

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