4/18/23 Roundtable: Ukraine Update with Greater Good Charities

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War has been devastating Ukraine for more than a year. Greater Good Charities has been on the ground in Europe this whole time, providing assistance to humanitarian and animal welfare partners.  Join a moderated discussion with Greater Good Charities' staff, to learn about what they’ve been doing to assist Ukrainian animals and peoples, including refugees and their pets. They will also explain their plans moving into Year Two. 

Plus, hear about GGC's recent earthquake response in Turkey.

Greater Good Panelists:

  • Denise Bash, VP of Pet Programs, Disaster Response
  • Martyna Maciejewsa, Manager, Field Operations
  • John Peaveler, Vice President, Field Operations

Denise Bash, VP of Pet Programs, Disaster Response

Greater Good Charities​

Denise Bash is the Director Disaster Response for GreaterGood.org. After working for years in not for profit management Denise moved into disaster response for the PetFinder.com Foundation. She has worked extensively in disaster field response for cruelty and natural disasters. Her role now focuses on Preparedness, Response and Recovery for partners all over the world, with a primary focus in the United States. Denise has a passion for grass roots organizations. She spends a lot of her personal time active in her own community. She volunteers for Animal Lifeline, an organization she founded in 2006 which focuses on spay/neuter, supporting other local organizations and community pet food banking.

Martyna Maciejewsa

Manager, Field Operations

Greater Good Charities

Driven by compassion, Martyna Maciejewsa started her professional journey with an Internship for a Danish NGO committed to improving the educational opportunities for children and facilitating a sustainable impact in Nepal. Her vocation subsequently led her to an International NGO, where as a Program and Fundraising Manager she strove to provide Therapeutic Camps and Programs for seriously ill children. Since Russia launched a full-scale military invasion into Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Martyna has been actively supporting Ukrainian refugees and coordinating an Intervention Point at the border crossing in Dorohusk (Poland), successfully expanding activities to support internally displaced people in Ukraine as well. She also recently completed postgraduate studies in Humanitarian Assistance at the University of Warsaw.

John Peaveler, Vice President, Director of Field Operations

Greater Good Charities

John Peaveler is an animal welfare professional with over 17 years of global experience, in the field of stray animal management, animal population management, disaster response, and animal handling and capture. He began his career in 2004 rescuing dogs and building an animal shelter and wildlife sanctuary in Kuwait along with his wife, Ayeshah Al-Humaidhi, which they ran together for 11 years. He has extensive experience in international and US disaster and cruelty response as well as free-roaming population management programs. John has also taught animal handling and capture training around the world, with a goal of helping handlers stay humane in all environments. John serves as the Vice President, Field Operations, overseeing and supporting a range of Great Good Charities programs.

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