leadership & Management
Board of Directors
Steve Macht, Chairman
Ellen D’Arcangelo, Vice Chair & Treasurer
Shirley Martinez de Villa, Secretary
Charles Jamieson, Governance Chair
Members at Large
Jason made his career as a seasoned entertainment executive and digital media innovator for some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Jason was instrumental in the team that catapulted Miley Cyrus and the Disney Channel Original Series, Hannah Montana to international fame. He helped shape Hannah Montana into one of the most high profile and valuable brands, resulting in coveted industry awards, including The Webby Awards, Popstar and Davey Awards, among others.
Jason is a thought leader in animal welfare and his vision, dedication and love for animals have put Furry Friends on the map. As one of the state’s leading shelter executives, Jason serves as an advisor and mentor to the animal welfare community and is the only leader in south Florida on the Steering Committee for Florida Leaders In Lifesaving, a coalition of shelters throughout the state focused on decreasing the euthanasia of dogs and cats in shelters.
Dr. Victoria Koehler
Dr. Koehler received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Psychology from Tufts University in Boston. Dr. Koehler then went on to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, NY for her veterinary degree. After vet school, Dr. Koehler moved down to South Florida where she has worked in general practice, community/shelter medicine, and HVHQSN surgery. She is also certified in canine physical therapy and rehab through the University of Tennessee’s CCRP program.
Dr. Koehler’s professional interests include shelter medicine, surgery, wound care, and increasing access to vet care.
Shelter Manager, Jupiter
Director of Training and Behavior
Ranch Shelter Manager
Development/Institutional Advancement Director
Offsite Adoption and Events Manager
Animal Pathway Coordinator
Admissions and Transport Manager
Shelter to Service Dog Trainer
Thrift Store Manager