About Jane Unchained News Network

Jane Unchained News profiles vegan activists and celebrities and reports on animal rights news, issues, organizations, campaigns, protests, vigils, conferences, galas, VegFests and restaurants, bringing the world crucial information ignored by advertiser based mainstream media.

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JaneUnChained News Network is a 501 c-3 non-profit. Our EIN number is 82-3892784.

Founder & Managing Editor

Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell is nationally known TV journalist and best-selling author. Winner of four Genesis awards/commendations from the Humane Society of the United States, Jane Velez-Mitchell covers crimes against animals, and the environment.  She is known for speaking up for the voiceless!  Read her full bio below.

The Team

Donna Dennison

Donna Dennison

Social Media Director, Video Editor, Website Writer, Videographer, and Graphic Designer

Donna Dennison is a photographer, and a visual designer/content developer in advertising. She also has a groovy blog called That Snarky Vegan Girl  & is very active on her FB page.
Ellen Dent

Ellen Dent

Website Writer

Co-founder of the 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Animal Alliance Network activist group as part of the Save Movement. She helps organize weekly pig vigils outside of a slaughterhouse near Downtown Los Angeles. She hopes to help raise awareness in her community and around the world about the victims of animal agriculture.

Paige Parsons Roache

Paige Parsons Roache

#LBL Booker & Producer & co-host of Plant-based in the ‘Burbs

Paige’s daughter went vegan at age 13 and Paige joined her 6 months later. She is committed to bringing environmentally conscious vegan living to the forefront and reports on all the latest animal rights’ aspects, including The Save Movement’s vigils, various PETA protests, VegFests, AV Cube of Truths, vegan conferences and more.

Vida Moazez

Vida Moazez

Administrative Support

Vida is consultant who enjoys connecting plant-based businesses with vegan-themed outreach and direct-to-consumer marketing. With a degree in business and a background in finance, she also assists with business development. 

Joshua Awesome

Joshua Awesome

IT Director

Josh left his former life of big money to support non-profits and vegan businesses. He learned that life is more than money and so he does not focus on it. He gathered a wide variety of skills( IT, design and business structure) and loves to share them with planet saving organizations. 🙂

Kenziah Rubens

Kenziah Rubens

Instagram Editor

Kenziah Rubens is a Hollywood actor known for his role on the show Hats. He is the Instagram and IGTV editor for JaneUnChained.com and a vegan activist.

Kim Delgado

Kim Delgado

Contributor & Administrative Assistant

Kim went vegan in 2014 and quickly delved into animal rights activism. Her two daughters were raised vegetarian but as young adults chose to go vegan too. Kim helps Jane Unchained mostly behind the scenes, with office administration and helping organize the many JNN projects and some Instagram as well.

Josey Murray

Josey Murray

Writer

Josey is a writer and Wellesley College graduate. When she’s not contributing to vegan blogs or writing on her own, you’ll probably find her satisfying her sweet tooth by baking vegan desserts. She’s passionate about the environment and hopes to use storytelling to help others develop a deeper connection to nature.

Anchors

Dani Rukin

Dani Rukin

Anchor & Special Corespondent

Dani Rukin, seasoned executive and leadership coach, speaker, and facilitator, is a passionate animal rights activist, inspiring others to connect with their compassion by speaking out for the most vulnerable among us. She also has a blog, The Daring Vegan thedaringvegan.com. It’s about living a compassionate life. Dare to make a difference.

Elysabeth Alfano

Elysabeth Alfano

Host of Plant-Based Business Hour

Elysabeth is host of Jane Unchained’s Plant-Based Business Hour. She is also a host of the Awesome Vegans Podcast and The Silver-Chic Chef on-line vegan cooking series. She has done plant-based cooking demonstrations on WCIU-TV, Good Morning LALA Land and WGN-TV and is a public speaker on the physical, mental and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet.
Naijha Wright-Brown

Naijha Wright-Brown

Host of Naijha Speaks

Naijha is a native New Yorker now living in Baltimore. She has an MBA in Business and became a restaurant owner after she met Gregory Brown. She is the Director of the  Black Vegetarian Society of Maryland, she co-created Vegan Soulfest and Maryland Vegan Restaurant Week and hosts her own talk show on YouTube, Naijha Speaks

Carissa Kranz

Carissa Kranz

Host of Laws that Matter: Veganism & Law

Carissa is the founding attorney and CEO of BeVeg, the leading law firm for vegan certification. Carissa is also an awarded-Super Lawyer, and regular legal expert for networks like Fox, CNN/HLN, CBS, NBC. Carissa earned her law degree from U.C. Berkeley. Recently, Carissa co-hosted on the Amazon Prime cooking show New Day New Chef. Carissa is vegan from birth.

Erin Riley-Carrasco

Erin Riley-Carrasco

Contributor & Host of Saturday Snackdown

Voted PETA’s “Sexiest Vegan Over 50,” Erin is the founder of ALMA Rescue Foundation. She has been involved in rescue & animal advocacy for over 37 years.
Babette Davis

Babette Davis

Co-host of Sunday Bites & Tidbits

Chef Babette transformed her life going vegan in 1990. She is a world-class healthy chef, fitness expert, motivational speaker and co-owner of Stuff I Eat – a successful restaurant in Inglewood, California. She participates in health summit events around the country and seems to be able to do it all.

Jane Elizabeth

Jane Elizabeth

Host of Plant-Based Power Hour & Co-host of Friday Night Live

Jane Elizabeth is the host of Plant-Based Power Hour, where she interviews top vegan athletes. She is an author, fitness trainer, and empowerment coach. She is the creator of Badass Rebel Runners – an all vegan fitness mobile app.

Lindsey Baker

Lindsey Baker

Host

Lindsey Baker content creator, citizen journalist, actor and Animal Rights Activist. Lindsey has over 20 years experience in media communications formerly working for Fortune 500 companies. Six years ago she became vegan and left the corporate world to further pursue her creative interests and to help be a voice for the voiceless. 

Lisa Karlan

Lisa Karlan

Host of Hey Doc! What’s New in Plant-based Medicine?

Lisa is a Health Educator, Nutrition Consultant and has been a PCRM’s Food for Life instructor since 2012. Her daughter Taryn is vegan also and is founder of vegetaryn.com. Besides Jane Velez-Mitchell, Lisa was the first official Contributor to Jane UnChained News!

Sean Hill

Sean Hill

Co-host of Friday Night Live

Sean is a spoken word performer, poet, actor, writer, recording artist and TEDx Speaker. He believes in world peace through inner peace, fun & love. Sean supports many non-profits including NARD, Kindred Spirits Farm, Doctors Without Borders and more as a host, speaker and artist.

Melissa Breslow

Melissa Breslow

Host of Sound Bath for All Earthlings

Melissa founded Open Eyes Foundation, a campaign that inspires solutions for a sustainable future. She is Vice President of VegFest L.A., a yoga teacher, and sound and energy healer. Her primary goal is to create community and support to guide new vegans on a positive path.

Terrah Bennett Smith

Terrah Bennett Smith

Co-host of Sunday Bites & Tidbits

Terrah is a mother of three and has had a multi-faceted career in entertainment from Broadway to recording artist, both in front of and behind the camera. She began her journey towards a vegan lifestyle in 1979. Terrah co-hosts “Sunday Bites & Tidbits” with Babette Davis.

Doreet Dijke

Doreet Dijke

Host of Elegantly Raw

Doreet is the Founder of Elegantly Raw Serenity Foods and author of Celebrating Our Raw Nature Books 1 & 2 and was a featured living foods chef on SMTV – serenityspaces.org. Watch for her show “Elegantly Raw” on Jane Unchained.

Lana Weidgenant

Lana Weidgenant

Host of Youth Climate Show

Lana is an international climate justice activist and a voice for shifting to plant-rich food systems as a climate solution. She helps run Cultivate America. She is a Brazilian immigrant to the US who moved to Washington, DC to attend college at the Johns Hopkins University.

Jonathan Yoni Ohayon

Jonathan Yoni Ohayon

Host of F.A.K.E.

Jonathan is founder of F.A.K.E. – Fashion for the Animal Kingdom and Environment. F.A.K.E promotes designers from around the world who create vegan fashion ethically made. F.A.K.E.  organizes events and Fashion shows and working on creating the 1st vegan fashion museum.

Sherri Sheree

Sherri Sheree

Co-host of Plant-Based In The Burbs

Sherri is a personal trainer/Pilates instructor who’s been living a plant-based lifestyle since 2016 and loves veganizing her favorite recipes and favorites from childhood. “Being able to cause no harm to living creatures has been so liberating and rewarding.” 

Antoinette Westcott

Antoinette Westcott

Host of One Veggie At A Time

Antionette aka Toni is an actress and producer who created and hosts the “One Veggie At A Time” cooking show. She enjoys introducing everyday meals to vegan-curious folks, hesitant to make the plunge.

Seyka Rose Mejeur

Seyka Rose Mejeur

Contributor

Seyka and her husband Brian have just completed a 21 Country Vegan Voyage where they traveled around the globe.
Chelsea Davis & Jake Vaage

Chelsea Davis & Jake Vaage

Host of Couples Cookin’

Chelsea is founder of Veggies Do It Better, Vegan Night Market Portland and #VeganTipsTuesday and a co-founder of Animal Rights Collective Portland. She hosts with ex-hunter hubby Jake Vaage.

#LUNCHBREAKLIVE Anchors

Erin Riley-Carrasco

Erin Riley-Carrasco

Host of Saturday Snackdown

Voted PETA’s “Sexiest Vegan Over 50,” Erin is the founder of ALMA Rescue Foundation. She has been involved in rescue & animal advocacy for over 37 years.

Andrés Velarde

Andrés Velarde

Weekly #LBL Co-Host

Andrés is vegan activist and influencer From Peru. He teaches cooking lessons to people interested in easy vegan meals. He lives and works at the WisdomHaus, a vegan intentional community hub seeking to help people adopt a plant-based diet and reverse their diseases.

 Vanessa Marsot

Vanessa Marsot

Weekly #LBL Co-Host

 Vanessa is a Yale graduate, and an actress, yoga and pole dance instructor, personal trainer and licensed psychotherapist whose mission is to stop animal suffering. Vanessa founded Ellora Wellness, a vegan, organic wellness center in LA.

Tonia L. Carrier

Tonia L. Carrier

Contributor

Tonia is a hairstylist and indie filmmaker from Michigan who has been doing vegan activism since 2018. She is grateful to represent the Midwest on Jane Unchained.

Contributors

Donny Moss

Donny Moss

Contributor

A NYC-based animal rights activist. In 2008, Moss made the award-winning documentary BLINDERS about NYC’s horse-drawn carriage trade.

 Ray Kowalchuk

Ray Kowalchuk

Contributor

Ray is a Toronto-based activist and a founding member Climate Save Movement. Ray has a 20-year career in television video editing and has a BFA in Film & Television production.
Gwenna Hunter

Gwenna Hunter

Contributor

Founder of Vegans of LA, works for Vegan Outreach, and is a powerhouse social media communicator and connector.

Edita Birnkrant

Edita Birnkrant

Contributor

Edita Birnkrant is the Executive Director of NYC-based animal rights political action organization NYCLASS, and has been a vegan and activist for nearly twenty years.

Jessica Steinberg

Jessica Steinberg

Contributor

Activist, tastemaker, and chef. Through social media, writing, and public speaking, she inspires others to create their unique version of a vegan lifestyle. 

Marlon Rison

Marlon Rison

Contributor

Plantbasedg is a super cool cookbook author, fitness enthusiast and public speaker who brings attention to our responsibilities in loving animals as we do ourselves.

Meira Geyser

Meira Geyser

Contributor

Lifelong animal lover and activist, Meira spreads awareness through social media and grassroots activism. She enjoys writing songs, singing, acting, &  fighting for justice.

Shannon Blair

Shannon Blair

Contributor

Shannon Blair is the mother of young, vegan, social media activist Vegan Evan! Shannon and her young son travel all over the globe doing outreach. Shannon is the Activism Director for Animal Hero Kids along with being a Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator.

Michele Fasnacht

Michele Fasnacht

Contributor

Michele aka “Get Well Michele” is an educator, health coach, public speaker, business woman and activist.  It’s time to take animals off the menu and put plants on the plate.” 

 

Desi Verhoeven

Desi Verhoeven

Contributor

Desi Verhoeven leads #JaneUnChainedEurope as she travels the continent going live at protests, cubes, vigils bringing her journalistic skills to bear on the most crucial issue of our time!
Fabienne Origer

Fabienne Origer

Contributor

Vegan and activist for over 10 years, organizes the International Animal Rights Conference (IARC)  in Luxembourg. Also a part of AGWC Rockin’ Rescue.

Maya Gottfried

Maya Gottfried

Contributor

Author of Vegan Love and the children’s book Our Farm. She has written for Forks Over Knives, VegNews, People, Kris Carr and Huffington Post , & Lilith magazine.

Susan Song

Susan Song

Contributor

I am here to enlighten others that the plant-based life is a better way of living for us, for the animals and our planet.

Melanie Langston BaZzell

Melanie Langston BaZzell

Contributor

Artist • San Diego Animal Activism Organizer • TBI Survivor • Yogi • Chicken Mom • Kind Heart Coalition Founder
 Cheyenne Danner

Cheyenne Danner

Contributor

Cheyenne Danner, also known as “Naturally Cheyenne”, is a spunky full-time activist who travels the world to help the animals and empower others to do the same!

Sahar Belle

Sahar Belle

Contributor

Sahar is known for her specialty artisanal Mexican cheese and flavor-filled dishes, Sahar spends her time sharing her culinary magic in kitchens all over the world!

 

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