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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.

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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.

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Lukas Director All-Knowing of Canine Resources

Bio forth-coming when Lukas is good and ready.

Volunteers

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Susan Schmitz

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Valerie Bruder

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Jill Flynn

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Julia French

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Keri Duckworth

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Liz Senteney

Board Of Directors

Will Anzenberger
Will Anzenberger is the Director of Donor Relations and Major Gifts for the SPCA of Wake County in Raleigh, North Carolina. Will has been fortunate to have worked for the San Francisco SPCA, the Kauai Humane Society and Dane County Humane Society (Madison, WI). With over 10 years of animal shelter experience in both administrative and fundraising roles, Will was drawn to Hearts Speak from seeing, first-hand, the importance of quality images and storytelling in saving animal lives.
 
Will received his BA from Boston College and his JD/MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has worked as a general counsel for a professional sports league as well as licensing in the entertainment industry. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) as well as the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP). Will shares his home and office with two rescued French bulldogs, Dexter and Pi. All three started volunteering with a local hospice performing pet visits.
Valerie Bruder

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 Prince Fishler

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

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.

Amy Hatton
Amy Hatton is the President of HeARTs Speak’s Board of Directors.  Amy’s leadership experience dates back 20 years to a career-start in new brand and product launch efforts for Nielsen BASES, eventually transitioning to client-facing work as a Global Market Research lead for LexisNexis. After receiving her MBA in 2014, Amy spent 3 years pushing growth for an early-stage social media startup, helping to drive the organization to profitability. Since 2008, she has been with BBDO/Barefoot Proximity, where she now leads the digital agency services for a portfolio of Fortune 10 clients as Executive Vice President, Managing Director.
 
Amy is based in New York and recently fostered cat, HR Pufnstuf.
Laura Petrolino
Laura Petrolino is chief client officer for Spin Sucks, a professional development platform for communications professionals and Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. Petrolino has spearheaded communications and development programs for clients ranging from U.S. Senators, to leading consumer brands, to national non-profit organizations. Her passion for animal advocacy is a life-long vocation.
 
She lives and adventures around Maine, where she is bossed around by her vizsla, Oliver and maine coon cat, George.
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