Meet the team in Kolkata

We have a dedicated team in Kolkata, working to improve the lives of animals and communities.


Animal People Alliance Kolkata
India Lead & Trustee


Meet Animal People Alliance

Supporting the work of our team in Kolkata, and how it started

Mark Harvey

Managing Director


Belinda Carlisle

Co Founder & Ambassador

International Recording Artist


Our Trustee Board

Mark Harvey

Treasurer & Board Chair

Mark has 28 years experience in various Senior Executive/Management Treasury roles in the UK Financial and Corporate Sector, before moving to the Non-Profit Sector on a voluntary basis.

Mark is also the Managing Director of Animal People Alliance, and working in the India and Thailand Non-Profit sector.

Nancy Rucks

U.S Director

Nancy is now retired from New York State government where she worked as an environmentalist developing and implementing land use plans under the State’s Coastal Management Program.

Nancy served for more than a decade on the Board of Directors and as President of the Voorheesville Community and School Foundation facilitating the organization's mission to enhance the educational, cultural, and athletic opportunities for community members.

Rachel Lara


Rachel has extensive experience in business administration. She started visiting India in 2008 and is passionate about the plight of the street animals there. 

Caring for animals runs deep, having been raised with dogs, cats, hamsters and fish, with stories about beloved companion animals just as much a part of family lore as anything else. 

Rachel is involved in her family’s neighborhood feral cat TNR program and raising Monarch Butterflies in her family’s back yard.

David Stoltz


David is a life-long Animal Rights advocate. Studying at the Academy for Photographic Art, David went on to have a successful career in Hollywood.

He is also a qualified massage therapist, working with clientele dealing with chronic pain an post surgery. More recently be awarded certification in CarnioSacral therapy. 

David now spends his time on body work in the U.S and travelling to India working on a photography project, fulfilling his love of the art.  


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