Meet The Team

Judie Mancuso


Long recognized as a leader in California advocating on behalf of animal welfare issues, with a proven track record that spans decades, Judie Mancuso is the Founder and President of Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL), a 501c4 non-profit dedicated to animal welfare, rights, and protection. 

Simone Reyes
Vice President

​Known nationally as the Gloria Steinem of the Animal Rights Movement, Simone Reyes is a powerhouse activist who has taken the animal rights world by storm.


Nicklolaus Sackett

Director of Affairs

Nick Sackett is a Sacramento-based attorney who is instrumental in SCIL’s continued success in collaborating with lawmakers to draft legislation and lobbying on state and federal levels. For more than a decade Sackett has specialized in providing forward-thinking legal counsel on a variety of issues; particularly ones relating to the international trade of endangered species of wild flora and fauna and animal welfare and conservation. A graduate of Tulane Law School, Sackett is expected to also earn a Masters in Management & Conservation of Endangered Species in Trade from the International University of Andalucia, Baeza, Spain in March of 2017.

Haze Lynn

Board Member

Graduating from the University of Southern California with an inherent passion for animals, Haze Lynn founded Take Me Home Rescue in 2001. She then went on to found the "Let's Fix It" Program where volunteers not only teach humane education, but offer each low income student in the program medical assistance for their own companion animals. Haze also founded Rock Out For Rescue, along with her rescue organization Take Me Home. Her rescue tours with massive rock music festivals, where they lead campaigns with famous rock bands and music companies to promote spay and neuter/rescue awareness. Haze joined Social Compassion in Legislation 2007 when the group was founded, she has been an integral board member gaining support from local governments and organizing grassroots support.