Team


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Anthony Bellotti, President & Founder

Anthony Bellotti is the Founder and President of the White Coat Waste Project (WCW).

He’s been honored as one of the 40 “best and brightest” campaign professionals under age 40 by the American Association of Political Consultants and has been recognized as a “Rising Star of Politics” by Campaigns & Elections Magazine. His life was changed after a summer internship in an animal experimentation laboratory 25 years ago.

Before founding WCW, Bellotti consulted for state ballot initiatives, national public affairs campaigns, and Republican candidates. He managed online advertising for Americans for Prosperity’s “Hands off My Healthcare” campaign, and the digital campaign for Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s come-from-behind, 2010 general election victory, helping her to become the first statewide candidate to win by write-in ballot in over 50 years. As Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Senior Research Analyst, Bellotti helped manage opposition research for the 2006 re-election.

Bellotti holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA from the Graduate School of Political Management — called the “West Point of the Political Wars” by the New York Times. An amateur musician with 30+ years’ experience, Bellotti practices jazz and rock drumming in his spare time.

Mackie Burr, Digital & Grassroots Development Director

Mackie Burr serves as Digital & Grassroots Development Director for White Coat Waste Project.

A specialist in online fundraising, Mackie previously worked under online pioneer Becki Donatelli as a digital consultant for non-profit organizations and political candidates at the award-winning firm Campaign Solutions. At the age of 24 she led a team to raise over $6.5 million for Martha McSally’s (R-AZ) top-targeted 2018 U.S. Senate campaign.

Mackie was born and raised in the small beach town of Carlsbad, California. She earned dual degrees in Economics and Political Science from Colgate University in 2016. Mackie currently lives in New York City with her dog, Andy.

Rebekah DeHaven, Board Member

Rebekah is an attorney and activist. Prior to joining private legal practice, Rebekah served as the Director of Law & Policy for a national animal advocacy organization and has served in several other progressive non-profits in strategy, policy, and as a liaison with Capitol Hill. She strives to use the law and politics to end animal exploitation and to raise public awareness of the issue.

In her free time, Rebekah enjoys spending time with her family, working with a local trap-neuter-vaccinate-return group on behalf of community cats, and is involved in local politics. For fun, she likes to experiment in the kitchen making delicious vegan versions of old family recipes.

Ann Marie Dori, Operations Manager

Ann Marie Dori is the Operations Manager for White Coat Waste Project (WCW). She joins the WCW team with a versatile background in non-profit work, office management, marketing and event planning.

For more than 10 years, Dori managed the international cruelty-free product testing and humane health charity campaigns at a international animal advocacy organization, working with companies and charities to commit to using only non-animal methods. As Office and Special Projects Manager for an online marketing firm and two growing non-profit organizations, she was responsible for overseeing the daily operations, finances, record keeping, social media and event planning. Just prior to joining WCW, Dori developed and oversaw a national environmental firm’s corporate community outreach and volunteering program.

Dori graduated from Salisbury University with a B.A. in Psychology and minors in both History and Gender Studies. She is passionate about traveling, scuba diving, live music, volunteering, and just about any activity that gets her outside in the sunshine. Ann Marie shares her home in Norfolk, VA with her husband and three rescued kitties.

Julie Germany, Board Member

Julie Germany served as the COO of Generation Opportunity and as the Vice President of Digital Strategy at DCI Group, a grassroots public affairs firm in Washington DC. She is on the board of advisors for the Army Heritage Center Foundation, which seeks to tell the story of the American soldier.

She has also served as the Director of the Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet and the Director of Marketing and Communications for The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. Julie is the principal author and editor of several publications, including Constituent Relationship Management for State Legislators; Best Practices for Political Advertising Online; Constituent Relationship Management: The New Little Black Book of Politics; and Person-to-Person-to-Person: Harnessing the Political Power of Online Social Networks and User-Generated Content; The Politics-to-Go-Handbook: A Guide to Using Mobile Technology in Politics; and The Political Consultants’ Online Fundraising Primer. She co-authored Putting Online Influentials to Work for Your Campaign, and she has authored chapters in Campaigning for President 2012, The Routledge Handbook of Political Management; Campaigning for President 2008: Strategy and Tactics, New Voices and New Techniques; Voting in America; and Rebooting America. She has appeared in national and international newspapers, magazines, and media, including MSNBC, C-SPAN, Fox News, CBS, and NBC.

In 2008 Julie was honored as a Rising Star by Campaigns and Elections’ Politics Magazine, and in 2015 she was awarded the 40 Under 40 award by the American Association of Political Consultants. In 2011, she co-founded the mCitizen Summit (www.mobilecitizensummit.com) with a group of mobilists in government and advocacy. Julie also served until 2013 as the founder and chairperson of the annual CampaignTech conference, hosted by Campaigns & Elections magazine. CampaignTech focuses on using technology in the politics, policy, government, and elected office spheres. Julie is a co-founder of the Association of Social Media and Higher Education and a founder of Mobile Monday DC, the local chapter of an international community of mobile technology experts and enthusiasts.

As an undergraduate, she studied Literature at Messiah College. She was a Pew Younger Scholar of Literature at the University of Notre Dame. She received an M.A. from The George Washington University. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, where she and her husband spend their free time herding their four cats — Jasmine, Bert, Ernie, and Trucker Cat — and their dog Violet, whom they rescued from a taxpayer-funded animal research lab.

Justin Goodman, Vice President, Advocacy and Public Policy

Justin Goodman is the Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy at White Coat Waste Project. For more than 15 years, Justin has led high-profile, winning grassroots and lobbying campaigns to expose and end wasteful and cruel taxpayer-funded experiments on dogs, cats, primates and other animals. In 2017, Justin was awarded the 40 Under 40 award by the American Association of Political Consultants.

Justin has also led successful efforts to pass local, state and federal laws and policies that reduce and replace wasteful animal experiments. Justin’s advocacy work is regularly featured in major media outlets, including Fox News, the New York Times, Politico, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Hill, Daily Caller, Washington Times and niche publications including Science and Nature.

He has co-authored extensive peer-reviewed research on ethical, scientific and regulatory issues related to animal testing. Justin earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Connecticut and spent years as an adjunct professor of sociology at Marymount University where he taught international study abroad programs about illegal wildlife trafficking.

Alyssa Canobbio Hackbarth, Board Member

Alyssa Canobbio Hackbarth is the Media Relations Manager for the Tax Foundation. Prior to joining ALEC she was the War Room Director of the Washington Free Beacon.

When not working or volunteering with White Coat Waste Project, Alyssa enjoys taking in baseball games, going to art museums, hanging out with her new husband Sean, sailing, and learning everything she can about her new DSLR camera. She also enjoys dark roast coffee and reading thriller novels.

Daniel López, Research Manager

Daniel López is the Campaign Coordinator at White Coat Waste Project.

With ample international community organizing and campaigning experience, Daniel has focused on finding innovative and effective ways to streamline the lifecycle of complex legislative and community-based campaigns and projects.

From starting a successful animal advocacy collective with his college friends in Northeastern México to working for tech and entertainment leaders, he has mastered the ability to quickly understand and adapt to the unique details and nature of the projects he has worked on, no matter how big or small. As an Outreach and Campaigns specialist for a major animal advocacy organization, he empowered small private organizations, as well as municipal entities to plan, negotiate, and enact sustainable policies and programs that not only saved the lives of animals but also reflected a responsible and sensible management of donor and/or taxpayer dollars.

When Daniel is not working, you can find him next to his wife playing with their son, experimenting in the kitchen or looking for the next exciting bike ride or hike in the mountains. Daniel is also a drummer and sometimes misses being a full-time musician.

Christine McPherson, Development Manager

Christine is the Development Manager of White Coat Waste Project (WCW). She comes to WCW from the non-profit sector where she has been working in donor relations since 2017.

Christine is focused on creating life-long relationships with our donors and growing our major gifts program to help WCW save lives and clean up government waste. Christine is excited to be part of WCW because no other organization brings together so many vast ideologies around a common message: the government has no business testing on animals, and taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to pay for it.

Christine knew she wanted to advocate for animals at a young age after watching Legally Blonde 2 and learning about the plight of animals in cosmetic testing. After taking a class in lobbying for animals in her certificate program she knew she needed to pursue a degree in politics. She graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy and has a certificate in Animal Advocacy from Hudson Valley Community College. She previously worked at Young Americans For Liberty, FreedomWorks, and Students For Liberty to fight for freedom by raising funds and organizing events.

In her free time, you can catch Christine hiking nearby trails, baking delicious treats, or exploring towns nearby. She lives in the greater Washington, DC area with her husband, Bill, step-daughter, Brianna, and their new senior rescue dog, Ulysses.

Amanda Nieves, Digital Marketing Manager

Amanda Nieves is the Digital Marketing Manager for White Coat Waste Project (WCW), providing day-to-day support for our online programs, operations, and campaigns.

Amanda comes to WCW with over 20 years of experience working for non-profit organizations, including 10 years at a international animal advocacy organization. She brings to WCW a wide variety of skills including managing and building websites, coordinating email marketing programs, database administration, coordinating social media campaigns, merchandise management, publications coordination, and more.

Amanda has spent most of her life living in Virginia Beach, where she currently lives with her husband, daughter, son, dog, and grand-kitty. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, relaxing on the beach, snorkeling, camping, and hiking.

Natalie Warhit, Campaign Assistant

Natalie Warhit is the Campaign Assistant at White Coat Waste Project. She provides support to WCW’s advocacy and public policy campaigns.

Prior to WCW, Natalie interned for a variety of environmental and animal welfare organizations, where she worked on a number of initiatives to improve the lives of animals. This included grassroots education with universities and houses of worship, as well as local, state, and federal legislative efforts related to a wide range of animal welfare issues.

Natalie was born and raised in New Rochelle, New York. She received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Muhlenberg College in 2019 with degrees in Philosophy and Sustainability. During her senior year at Muhlenberg College, she authored a senior thesis on applied animal ethics. In her free time, Natalie enjoys hiking, theatre, and playing with her 14-year-old dog named Lexi.