President / Director
Tina Locklear was formerly General Counsel for the technology and intellectual property division of a local Fortune 500 company. She now runs a law firm specializing in Business and Consumer Litigation (https://www.locklearlaw.com). Tina spends her free time lobbying for animal rights reform. She has been an animal rights activist since graduating Western State University College of Law in 1998. She found OCPA in 1999 and has served as the President of OCPA since 2002. She feels forever bonded with OCPA where she learned much about the true horror of industrialized animal abuse.
Founder / Director
Ava Park founded OCPA in 1988 to educate Southern Californians about institutionalized animal abuse. In ten years, Ava was arrested eight times for civil disobedience related to animal rights, including at the Rose Parade, where she and six others halted with their bodies the General Motors float to focus attention on GM's horrific animal crash studies. Ava has been featured in numerous articles describing her work in Orange Coast Magazine and other publications, was the subject of the Sunday Profile in the L.A. Times, and appears in print media, radio, and television discussing animal rights and nonviolence. For five years she hosted a weekly talk radio show, "Visionaries," interviewing leaders in non-violence, human rights, women’s rights, animal rights/welfare, the environment, and metaphysics. In 1998, Ava was named Citizen of the Year by OC Weekly. Ava is an ordained minister and Founder and Spiritual Director of The Goddess Temple of Orange County, the only temple of its kind in the United States dedicated to honoring the Sacred Feminine. Ava creates community rituals and ceremonies, including beautiful animal memorial services for companion animals who have passed on. She also marries couples, facilitates house and birth blessings, divorce rituals, and more. She is a popular speaker in Orange County on the topics of animals rights and women’s spirituality. To book her as a speaker or minister, call 949-651-0564.
Secretary / Director
Pamela has a strong background in marketing, technical writing, web development, business analysis and project management. She has been a self-employed independent consultant for over 25 years (https://pcktechnicalservices.com), and lives in Oregon with her dog, Shadow, where she also volunteers for local non-profit animal and environmental groups. In 2017, Pamela launched a new business and website focused on promoting a plant-based diet (https://mainlyvegan.com). The site features her own vegan recipes, instructional videos, articles, an online store, and other information. In 2018, she created a digital interactive plant-based cookbook including recipes, ingredient alternatives, menus, meal plans, shopping lists, and more.