Our People 2018-08-06T12:59:04+10:00
MARYANN DALTONChief Executive Officer
Maryann was appointed CEO of Vets Beyond Borders in 2014. Maryann has over 22 years’ experience working in the not-for-profit sector; over 14 years in the areas of animal health and welfare.

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She was CEO of the NSW Animal Welfare League for over 8 years, managing 3 animal shelters, 14 volunteer branches across NSW and a vet clinic. She was involved in the building of their state-of-the-art animal shelter at Kemps Creek and worked on plans to build a training vet hospital, animal crematorium, training facility and memorial garden for the shelter. She has extensive experience in managing the day to day financial and administrative affairs for not-for-profit organisations managing strategic plans, budgets and fundraising initiatives.

Having travelled extensively in the USA inspecting animal shelters, training and boarding facilities, grooming establishments and vet hospitals. She was Vice President of Animal Welfare League Australia, a councillor on the NSW Animal Welfare Advisory Council, a member of the AASFA as a participating member of the NSW disaster plan and a member of the companion animal working group of the Australian Animal Welfare Strategy.

Other senior roles she held are Operations Manager of the Pet Industry Association of Australia, General Manager of Girl Guides Australia, Manager of the MS Read-a-thon and Manager of Major Gifts for the MS Society of NSW. Maryann holds a Masters degree in Community Management, majoring in Volunteerism.

KATE NEALMembership & Admin Officer
Kate has joined the Vets Beyond Borders team in April 2018, bringing a broad range of experience across the not-for-profit, private and government sectors.

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Kate has over 14 years’ experience in the animal welfare sector, including over 7 years at Animal Welfare League NSW, where she managed 14 branches of volunteers, HR, training, health and safety, marketing and shelter operations. Since leaving AWL, Kate has continued in animal welfare, providing consulting and industry advice. Kate has also worked for a number of other charity organisations including Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, MS Society of NSW and Benevolent Society, bringing a strong understanding of business operations in the not-for-profit sector.

Kate has a broad career over the last 20 years focusing on HR, health and safety, event management and business operations. More recently Kate has held positions heading up HR and business operations teams, as well as consulting in change management, workforce restructures and transitions and learning and development.

Kate is now enjoying the flexibility of working part time for Vets Beyond Borders, providing support for an organisation with a passion for helping animals around the world, whilst juggling an HR consultancy, an electrical contracting business and a family!

CAROLINE ZAMBRANOMarketing & Social Media Coordinator
Caroline is a writer/editor specialising in the pet industry with 15 years pet journalism experience, including editor of Dogs Life magazine and Pooch Magazine and managing editor of PETS and Choosing Your Dog magazines.
Under her leadership, Dogs Life was awarded ‘Highly Commended for Consumer Magazine of the Year’ in the 2007 Publishers Australia Excellence Awards.

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Caroline has a Master of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Print Media. She gained experience in public relations interning for the American Red Cross in the United States and worked as a Communications Specialist for Epilepsy Action Australia.

Caroline has been published and continues to write for a number of pet publications/websites, such as PETS, Dogs Life, National Geographic Kids, Pet Industry News, Australian Better Homes & Gardens and Dogs NSW Journal. She has also written pet content for publications such as Coles, The Outdoor Room with Jamie Durie and Practical Parenting.

Caroline lives in Sydney with her husband, two school-aged daughters and their Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Cruz. Caroline volunteers for Pets in the Park and is Secretary of the Learning Difficulties Coalition of NSW (www.ldc.org.au).