STAFF

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 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. She can also rebuild a carburetor, so if your shelter vehicles need any work, she might be able to help with that, too.

Caitlin Quinn

Director of Operations

Caitlin became involved in animal sheltering after years of volunteering as a grant writer for local nonprofits in her area. She has always loved animals and was lucky enough to stumble into a career that allowed her to explore that passion. Prior to joining HeARTs Speak, Caitlin was the Assistant Director of Animal Farm Foundation. 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 the tenacity to lead with compassion.

Hannah Pearman

Director of Communications

Hannah is an unabashed guinea pig enthusiast, grammar fanatic, and painter, who weaved her way to HeARTs Speak via several years in animal rescue management, and a stint in digital marketing. She fearlessly welcomes the challenge of a character limit, and if she’s not whipping up blog posts or pitching stories, you’ll probably find her sipping Earl Grey tea and wondering what the weather is like today in her homeland of New Zealand.

VOLUNTEER TEAM

Diana Bunch

Valerie Bruder

Rebekah Nemethy

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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.
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.

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.
Rana Smith
Rana Smith recently led the strategic development and marketing efforts for the Petco Foundation, a $33 million non-profit organization closely aligned with the pet specialty retailer. Prior to her work with the Foundation, Rana served as the Chief Development Officer for Best Friends Animal Society based in Utah where she led development and communications divisions responsible for all aspects of fundraising as well as marketing and brand management. Prior to this Rana served over fifteen years with United Way, with eight years as the Chief Development Officer for United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. Rana was also Vice President of Resource Development for United Way for Greater Austin, where she achieved the highest percentage increase in revenue among all United Ways nationwide for three consecutive years.
Rana received her B.S. from The University of Arizona (Tucson) in Business Administration (Marketing) and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Southern Methodist University.  She is also a Certified Fund Raising Executive.
Rana, her husband, and two teenage children enjoy living in the Texas Hill Country with their two rescue dogs, Daisy and Bean.

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