Team


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Anthony Bellotti, President & Founder

Anthony Bellotti is the Founder and President of the White Coat Waste Project (WCW). Bellotti was inspired to end animal testing following a high school internship in a taxpayer-funded laboratory.

Under Bellotti’s leadership, WCW was honored as “Public Affairs Campaign of the Year” and honored with the prestigious LUSH Prize for the world’s top public awareness campaign. WCW shocked the world by first exposing U.S. funding for animal experiments at the Wuhan lab and Dr. Anthony Fauci’s experiments on beagles, monkeys, and other animals. WCW’s campaigns have cut government experimentation on dogs and cats to its lowest-ever level and achieved the first federal policies to retire and release survivors. Over the last half-decade, WCW has been the only group to shut down primate labs in the United States.

Bellotti is also an official member of D.R.A.S.T.I.C. — the Decentralized Radical Autonomous Search Team Investigating COVID-19. Before founding WCW, Bellotti consulted for national public affairs campaigns, nonprofits, and political candidates such as Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

An amateur musician, Bellotti practices jazz and rock drumming in his spare time. He and his significant other live with Petite and Delilah — two lab survivors adopted after WCW closed the USDA’s “Kitten Slaughterhouse,” the largest cat lab in the entire federal government.

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White Coat Waste Project is currently accepting applications for multiple positions.

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Desiree Bender, Campaign Manager

Desiree Bender serves as a Campaign Manager for the White Coat Waste (WCW) Project.

In 1997 Desiree’s beloved pit bull-type dog, Jasper, disappeared from their home in Arkansas. This heartbreaking event ultimately inspired Desiree’s life-long passion for animals in laboratories.

Desiree threw herself into an investigation of the region’s most notorious Class “B” dealer, who acquired and sold family pets to animal experimentation labs. She worked closely with a USDA APHIS inspector in connecting missing pets to the Class B compound. And on March 11, 2004, C.C. Baird was officially charged with hundreds of Animal Welfare Act violations, and his USDA license was permanently revoked.

In 2018, risking her career as the executive director of one of Louisiana’s largest animal shelters, Desiree blew the whistle on “pound seizure” to stop the sale of shelter dogs to the local taxpayer-funded animal lab. Forced to resign, she then led a successful grassroots campaign to end pound seizure through the passage of state law in 2019. Prior to joining WCW Project, Desiree also worked as a State Director for one of the nation’s largest animal welfare organizations.

Desiree lives outside of Little Rock, AR, with her five dogs and four horses.

Mackie Burr, Vice President, Digital & Grassroots Development

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.

Sharon Delaney, Administrative Manager

Sharon Delaney is the Administrative Manager for White Coat Waste Project (WCW). She provides critical day-to-day administrative support, talent recruitment, and database management. Sharon also manages general communications inquiries for our grassroots army — 3 million members and supporters, donors, animal lovers, and liberty lovers united to win in the War on Waste.

Sharon’s skill set brings WCW over 20 years of experience in human resources, workplace communication and culture, executive administration, recruitment, event planning, process, data, and information management.

Sharon and her husband enjoy life in Virginia Beach biking and walking near the oceanfront with their two dogs and delights in visiting with their eldest son, who is in the Army, and twin sons who are in college.

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.

Justin Goodman, Senior Vice President, Advocacy & Public Policy

Justin Goodman is the Senior 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.

MaryAnn Hussey, Digital Marketing Associate

MaryAnn Hussey is an animal lover and people person through and through. MaryAnn graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and has experience in marketing, graphic design, and user-design. As a Digital Marketing Associate for WCW Project, she utilizes her passions and knowledge to create compelling visual stories that help taxpayers and animal lovers win the War on Waste. MaryAnn believes taxpayers have a right to know how our money is wasted on dangerous and cruel animal experiments.

While not advocating for animals on the front end, MaryAnn spends her time enjoying the company of her horse, border collie, and bearded dragon. She is also part of a women’s birding club in Washington, D.C., which allows her to be at one with nature and all it offers. Her favorite bird is a Downy Woodpecker.

Jennifer Imhoff, Communications Associate

Jennifer Imhoff is a Communications Associate at White Coat Waste Project, where she manages internal communications and marketing for WCW campaigns and programs.

Jennifer has been a long-time advocate for accountability and transparency in government spending. She was the Idaho State Director for the Jo Jorgensen for President Campaign and the California Communications Director for the Gary Johnson for President Campaign.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from San Jose State University, and has volunteered with numerous organizations for disaster response, voter outreach, and digital privacy; to help strengthen communities with communication tools.

Jennifer currently lives in Idaho with her husband, two kids, and three spoiled rescue cats. When not protecting animals and fighting government waste she’s watching hockey or rolling 20-sided dice.

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.

Katriina Mattsson, Digital Marketing Assistant

Katriina Mattsson loves animals and supports a transparent government that holds its officials accountable for their wasteful spending. Katriina believes taxpayers have a right to know how our money is wasted on dangerous and cruel animal experiments. She’s excited to be part of WCW because no other organization saves lives by cutting $20 billion in government waste.

Katriina graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and worked previously in the healthcare industry before completing design and marketing internships.

Outside of work, Katriina enjoys fitness, traveling, crypto, and spending time in nature.

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, their daughters, Brianna and Fiona, and their senior rescue dog, Ulysses.

Devin Murphy , Public Policy & Communications Manager

Devin Murphy is the Public Policy and Communications Manager at White Coat Waste Project (WCW), where he manages federal government relations and helps drive their public policy initiatives.

Devin comes to WCW after serving as Legislative Director for Rep. Matt Gaetz (FL-01), a devoted animal lover and a two-time WCW “Waste Warrior” awardee. Devin’s diverse portfolio included judiciary matters, war powers, and animal issues, which helped make him aware of the vast amount of taxpayer-funded wasteful and cruel animal experiments performed by the federal government.

Working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle, Devin helped push the Dept. of Veterans Affairs to phase out wasteful dog testing and halt the Food and Drug Administration’s $22 million nicotine addiction tests on monkeys. He worked closely with WCW throughout his time on the Hill, and was proud to receive WCW’s “Accountability All-Star” award in 2018.

Devin lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his girlfriend, Jackie, and his dog, Donut. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, hiking, and collecting a vast array of neckties.

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, cat, and grand-kitty. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, relaxing on the beach, snorkeling, camping, and hiking.

Tanner Wilson, Deputy Creative Director

Tanner Wilson is the Deputy Creative Director at White Coat Waste Project, where he creates videos and graphics and tells compelling digital stories to help taxpayers, animal lovers, and liberty lovers win the War on Waste.

Tanner previously served as Digital Director for Senate Republican Conference Vice-Chair Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and as Digital Media Coordinator for Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Tanner graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2016 and has been a lifelong Razorback fan. When not working to find, expose and defund government waste, Tanner enjoys going on long runs, cycling, hiking, attempting to learn Spanish, and losing to friends in online 14 name chess.