Monisha Seth, President
Monisha is an internal medicine physician with AdventHealth Medical Group in Winter Park, Florida. She and her husband Anthony founded Franklin's Friends in 2003 after adopting their first dog Franklin from the SPCA of Central Florida. They are now the proud parents of 3 rescued hounds - Annie, Winston, and Lincoln. She is pictured here with Franklin - who inspired all the important work Franklin's Friends has done to support local animal welfare.
Anthony Douglas, Vice President
Anthony is a founding member and Vice-President of Franklin's Friends. He, along with his wife, Monisha Seth, founded Franklin's Friends after adopting their foxhound, Franklin, from the SPCA of Central Florida. He is an internal medicine physician with AdventHealth Medical Group in Maitland, Florida and is the proud father of three rescued hounds that both fulfill and challenge his life.
Michele Butler, Secretary
Michele spent 22 years working as a manager in the insurance industry before leaving to run her e-commerce company, 18th and Market. Her management experience in a corporate environment provided her valuable experiences which guide her decisions as a Franklin's Friends board member. Michele and her husband Steve are both animal lovers who are blessed to be able to share their lives with two rescued miniature longhaired Dachshunds, Gracie and JoJo.
Steve Butler, Lead Website Developer
Steve is the Director of IES Account Management for Auto Injury Solutions. His consulting and leadership experience in a corporate environment are well-suited to aid in guiding and facilitating Franklin's Friends business decisions. Steve and his wife Michele are both animal lovers who are blessed to be able to share their lives with two rescued miniature longhaired Dachshunds, Gracie and JoJo.
Tony Capitano, Director
Tony is a financial consultant who is passionate about helping his clients save for retirement. For the past 18 years he has served as both a local and regional training manager for Scottrade and brings a wealth of financial background to the board. He is a life long animal lover having rescued a Greyhound as a young boy. He is currently the father of a rescued high energy Boxer named Dexter and married to Nicole who shares his love for dogs.
Kristen Carbone, Director
Kristen is an avid animal rescue supporter and die hard Florida gator fan! She currently works as a pharmaceutical sales representative and spends her spare time volunteering for several local animal rescues doing both fundraising and fostering. She and her family have 3 cats Pepper, Will and Grace and three dogs Sake, Toby and Champion the Dogbassador, a local rescue celebrity. With over 15 years of sales and marketing experience, and strong ties to our local veterinary, shelter and rescue community, she is a great asset to the Franklin's Friends team.
Shelley Sprague, Director
Shelley is a former Radiation Therapist and Cardiology Practice Manager, who has over 23 years working with the public in both a clinical and corporate environment. Shelley grew up on a farm in Canada, and was always rescuing stray animals. Since moving to Florida, she has rescued 2 boxers Pasha and Nemo. Shelley and her husband have supported Franklin’s Friends since 2006. She shares her home with her husband Amr, and is a proud Mom of two children, and her tiny Goldendoodle Cuddles.
Crystal Leroy, Director (Currently On Leave of Absence)
Crystal is a recent graduate of the University of Central Florida and is currently a veterinary student at Lincoln Memorial University. She loves volunteering to help all species of animals in her spare time. Animal welfare is her passion and Franklin’s Friends has helped her reach many more pets in need. She has two beagles Dixie and Gracie, and two cats Darwin and Finch.
Jana Caswell, Director (Currently On Leave of Absence)
Jana Caswell spent over 25 years in the hospitality industry working as an HR Executive with Hyatt Hotels and Darden Restaurants. She is currently the Principal of her own HR Consulting practice, 2C HR Solutions. Jana loves animals and nature and is a proud advocate of all creatures, great and small. She shares her home with her husband, Craig, their 2 cats, Patsy Cline and Elphaba, and as many Monarch butterfly caterpillars as she can possibly raise!
Our work is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Art and Phyllis Grindle Foundation.
This gift represents the love that Art and Phyllis had for animals in need.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR FRANKLIN'S FRINEDS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800) 435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OR VISITING THEIR WEBSITE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
Florida registration CH38383. No fees paid to professional fund-raising consultant or solicitor. The organization receives 100% of each donation.