Board of Directors
Whitney Brooke Knowlton
Originally from, Hilton Head Island, SC, I know all too well the animal population problems of the south. After having spent a lifetime rescuing animals, I decided to formalize a rescue organization last fall in hopes of joining forces with the thousands of other rescuers dedicated to saving the lives of these innocent animals. I am a believer in the ideals of a No Kill Nation and believe that pet over population is a myth. Studies have proved that there are plenty of homes for these animals... But it requires work! Adoption is the easy part... getting the dogs and puppies from the hi kill shelters to the point of adoption is the tough part... It requires a lot of time and quite a bit of money (to do it the "right" way)...
I am happy to volunteer and help Last Chance Animal Rescue in any way I can. This organization has provided me with a way to affect a positive change in what often feels like a hopeless situation. I am very proud to be part of a group of dedicated volunteers responsible for saving so many lives.
Dina Manzo a family woman, business owner, and the founder of the non-profit organization Project Ladybug. She balances her career as a designer and owner of a successful event planning company Designer Affair without taking any time away from raising her beautiful teenage daughter Lexi. She calls her husband Tommy the love of her life and they have been happily married for more than five years. Dina is extremely passionate about her foundation, Project Ladybug , and is dedicated to giving back to children with cancer. Dina is also passionate about rescue and the importance of spay/neuter programs to save lives. A wonderful friend to Last Chance Animal Rescue she shows her support in many ways including fostering a puppy while vacationing in the Hamptons and more impressively by jumping out of a plane as part of our Skydive to Save Lives Event. When asked to come on board Dina responded "anything I can do, animals bring so much joy into our lives, It is my pleasure and honor to support such a worthy cause."
Ruth J. Katz
Ruth's greatest passion is healthy living and has a Nutritional Certification from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is in the final stages of her first healthy eating cookbook. Ruth is a single mom of two boys and the love of their life is Luigi their 6 year old chihuahua they recently adopted. Luigi was living with a crazy hoarder in the south that had collected 70 chihuahuas. Ruth LOVES animals and is a proud supporter of Last Chance Animal Rescue. Ruth was the host of the LCAR 2011 Annual summer benefit Martini's for Mutts. The benefit was thrown in conjunctiion with one of Ruths many TV projects called Party Mama's and it was a HUGE success!
Dr. Justin Molnar, DVM
Dr. Molnar received his DVM upon completion of his clinical year at Michigan State University's Teaching Hospital. During his clinical and academic veterinary career he has been nationally recognized by Pfizer, The American Animal Hospital Association, and the Glassen Foundation alike for outstanding achievement and excellence in the disciplines of anesthesiology, small animal internal medicine, surgery, and pharmacology. Since joining the staff at Shinnecock Animal Hospital he has pursued interests in client education, and veterinary dentistry. He has become a recognized member of the American Veterinary Dental Society and has introduced the use of intra-oral digital dental radiography and oral surgery techniques to the practice. Currently he is studying Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (herbal medicine and acupuncture) under the guidance of the renowned Huisheng Xie DVM, Phd, MS. Outside of work his heart lies with his wife Amy and their two beautiful sons Brendyn and Conner.