Lisa Prince Fishler Founder and Executive Director
Lisa has always shared her life with a colorful collection of animal friends. An artist, professional photographer, and tireless advocate for all living things, HeARTs Speak was inspired by her soul dog, Iggy, and is the embodiment of all she believes in. Lisa feels passion is the spark that can ignite change, and she strives to create a work culture that always considers and acts on this. An alliance builder, Lisa believes in empowering stakeholders to shape their shared vision for the future, together and hence, collaboration is a core value of HeARTs Speak.
Caitlin Quinn Director of Operations
Caitlin is passionate about working with shelters and rescues to reimagine the way they tell their stories and connect with new audiences. She has served in the animal welfare field since 2008, where she was got her start as the assistant director at a national pit bull advocacy organization, and had the honor of working closely with diverse organizations to maximize resources, redesign policies and find life-changing marketing solutions. She has found her four-legged soul mate in her dog, Paddy, and hopes to bring to her role what she has learned from him: endless curiosity, unshakeable optimism, and to lead with compassion, always.
Lukas Director All-Knowing of Canine Resources
Bio forth-coming when Lukas is good and ready.
Board Of Directors
Valerie is a pet portrait photographer and dog trainer based in southern New Jersey. In her spare time, she photographs adoptable animals for several local shelters, rescues, and fosters. She’s driven by some of her favorite things in life: shooting the night sky and capturing the stars, teaching photography for shelter staff and volunteers, and cuddling with senior cats (orange tabbies are her favorite!). Her work has been seen in several magazines and books, including American Dog Magazine, Local Living Magazine, and Great Destinations, NJ.
Lisa is the Vice President of HeARTs Speak’s Board of Directors and its Executive Director. A New York based professional photographer, Lisa founded the global HeARTs Speak in 2010. Her passion for art, animals, and advocacy converged to inspire her to create a community of individuals united for a common cause — saving the lives of shelter pets. Lisa earned her BA from Vassar College, and an MA from Goddard.
Jill Flynn is a Phoenix, Arizona based photographer that specializes in Pet Photography and the Treasurer of HeARTs Speak’s Board of Directors. She works closely with numerous animal welfare organizations and volunteers her services by taking photographs of shelter animals as well as teaches other volunteers how to take photographs of animals. She is a firm believer in being involved in community and giving back. Jill also teaches photography for The Perfect Picture School of Photography, does private instruction, workshops, photography mentoring and creates stock imagery for Getty and Corbis. Her work has been used commercially, appeared on book covers, in fine art magazines and private galleries. Clients and credits include ABC Good Morning America, Avalon Television, Avanti Press, Bloomberg Business Week, National Veterinary Associates, NBC Universal, Oxford University Press.