Mala Weston- Treasurer
As far back as she can remember Mala always has always had a connection and love for animals. She felt that they needed a voice and a place in our society. She co-founded PAWS in early 2000 with two main goals.
The first goal of securing dogs and cats with a place in our homes and in our hearts, and the second goal of reducing helpless stray animals through education and sterilization. She graduated from Ryerson in Toronto with a degree in Hotel and Tourism Management, and then went on to study Montessori education at The Toronto Montessori Institute. She has owned and operated The Montessori Children's School since 1996. Mala's home has always been in St. Kitts.
Moses Humphreys- Chairman
Ross School of Veterinary Medicine Alumni, DVM
Dr. Moses Humphreys graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. In a quest for a more rounded lifestyle his family have now decided to come “ home” to St. Kitts to spend more time with their children Marlin and Leilani. He co-owns One Love Animal Hospital, a group of hospitals located in NYC.
Dr. Moses is deeply committed to the community and wishes to use his skills and efforts to better the lives of animals and citizens within St. Kitts and Nevis.
Mary Mauldin Pereira- Vice Chair
Founder and President of One Love Pets
Mary Mauldin Pereira grew up in South Carolina. She is a proud graduate of Clemson University and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She has 2 daughters with her husband, Gary, and has lived on the island of St. Kitts for over 15 years and is devoted to helping animals in need. In addition to teaching future veterinarians, she founded a non-profit organization called One Love Pets. One Love Pets is dedicated to providing parasite prevention to animals in need as well as educating communities about the importance of animal welfare. She is honored to play a significant role in the development and success of BARC.
Andrea Peda is a small animal veterinarian with a master’s degree in shelter medicine from University of Florida. She works as a clinical instructor at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine where she is head of the spay/neuter program and has started the first ever shelter medicine wellness program for the 7th semester students at the University. Dr. Peda is a graduate from Ross University and has been back working here for the past 7 years. She is the faculty advisor for all the student animal welfare and rescue organizations and truly enjoys educating the students and the community on animal medical and behavioral health and well-being. Dr. Peda absolutely loves the island of St. Kitts where she calls home, and will continue to dedicate her work towards helping the community members and their pets live happier healthier lives together.
Kiran Chandiramani - Perkins, Secretary
Business woman and animal lover, Kiran and her family are putting 110% into B.A.R.C. She loves that a facility is being created to help the animals of the Federation as well as teach people how to love and care for their furry friends. Kiran helps manage our online presence and enjoys coordinating and assisting with all B.A.R.C.'s fundraising efforts.
DVM on St. Kitts & Nevis
Although born in the neighbouring Island of St.Martin, all of my childhood years were spent in Dieppe Bay on the Island of St.Kitts. At a very tender age I had the opportunity to interact and eventually care for the family herd of goats and dogs and eventually my own cow. Animals became a routine part of my daily activities. Many a day I braved the salty fresh air, be it early mornings or late evenings to ensure the well-being of our animals.
My career path could not have been anything other than Veterinary Medicine. In 2006, I graduated from veterinary school in Cuba and gained employment at the St. Kitts Biomedical Research Foundation as junior veterinarian to present day as facility veterinarian. In many communities across the Island, there is a tremendous need for affordable veterinary care and that's where I fill the gap to ensure the well-being of many of the Island’s animals. BARC is that tool that will be a welcomed addition to facilitate sustainable care to man’s best friend around Basseterre. Count me in!
Superintendent of Police, St. Kitts
My name is Travis Rogers , married with 2 daughters. I reside in Basseterre St Kitts. I am a Police officer by profession and carry the rank of Superintendent. I am responsible for Division "B" which runs from Lodge going all the way around to Ross University in the west. I have been a Police officer for twenty seven (27) years.
I love dogs and am the owner of three lovely dogs. I am also a trained K9 handler.
Eliza Lischin is a veterinarian and a graduate of Ross University. She is currently pursuing a masters degree in shelter animal animal medicine. Eliza co-founded One Love Animal Hospital with her husband Moses Humphreys. They currently have three locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan, NYC.
By joining BARC Eliza hopes to be able to make a significant difference in the lives of the island animals in need, and to help educate the community on the importance of the human-animal bond. Eliza and Moses have two children and three cats and feel very fortunate to be able to make St. Kitts their permanent home.