Our Team

Natalya Yermak

Natalya Yermak

As an expat originally from Kazakhstan, Natalya is an animal lover with a passion to help dogs in need. When she moved to Aruba several years ago, she saw the overwhelming need to foster rescues. Natalya knew she could not do this by herself. With the right connections in the United States, generous donations from other animal lovers, and the help of devoted volunteers, she has been making a difference every day since. Natalya is seen daily on the streets feeding strays and rescuing dogs while making multiple trips to the veterinarian and preparing puppies to be transported to their new adoptive homes in the United States. Her dream is to provide a no-kill animal shelter solution in Aruba. She also advocates for a spay/neuter program on the island that will eliminate the need for the heartbreaking "kill cage" that takes the lives of thousands of unwanted animals each year.

Marie Geerman

Marie Geerman

Based in New York, Marie has been on a mission to rescue and re-home the animals of Aruba ever since her first visit to the island over 30 years ago. Since then, she has founded Aruba Flight Volunteers which has achieved great success with transporting Aruba rescues to the United States and finding their 'furever' families. From securing foster families, arranging veterinary care, organizing the logistics of transportation, recruiting chaperones, and coordinating the delivery of donated items to Aruba,- Marie is involved with the rescue mission from start to finish. 

Lori McCoach

Lori McCoach

Without your help, we would be unable to rescue these innocent animals. Your kindness and generosity make a huge difference. Your continued support greatly impacts and helps us.  New Life For Paws is able to raise awareness and educate people on the suffering, neglect and abuse that these animals battle every day. We need you to know that you play a very important role in each and every successful #rescuepaws mission.

Glenda Geerman

Glenda Geerman

Without your help, we would be unable to rescue these innocent animals. Your kindness and generosity make a huge difference. Your continued support greatly impacts and helps us.  New Life For Paws is able to raise awareness and educate people on the suffering, neglect and abuse that these animals battle every day. We need you to know that you play a very important role in each and every successful #rescuepaws mission.

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Our Supporters

Without your help, we would be unable to rescue these innocent animals. Your kindness and generosity make a huge difference. Your continued support greatly impacts and helps us. New Life For Paws is able to raise awareness and educate people on the suffering, neglect, and abuse that these animals battle every day. We need you to know that you play a very important role in each and every successful rescue mission.