The Albany Vegan Network (AVN), formerly known as the Albany Vegetarian Newark, was founded in 2005, by Dave Lajeunesse, Jim LaCelle, Jan Lajeunesse, Dawn D'Arangelo and Olga Dovgel. In 2006 the AVN was officially established as a 501(c)(3). Gears went into motion, planning and organizing the annual NY's Capital Region Vegetarian Expo, now known as Albany VegFest.
The opportunity to provide positive life changes regarding health, the environment and the animals, continues with the current dedicated and compassionate team members, of the Albany Vegan Network.
President, Sarah Shearer
Vice President, Kimberly Hosler
Secretary, Michelle Lee
Treasurer, James LaCelle
Board of Directors
Jennie Oesterreicher, Board Chair
Claire Henderson - Jain