After devoting 37 years, Frank Farfone, retired as VP of International Affairs from the Washington DC office of the Dow Chemical Company. He was very active in the international business community, serving as Chairman of the Advisory Committee to the Organization of Economic Development in Paris. He also was a board member for the Business Government Relations Council, a leadership group that represents corporate America to the public policy process in DC.
Upon moving to Seabrook Island, he became active in the community as President of The Exchange Club, board member of the Property Owner’s Association, The Seabrook Island Club, The World Affairs Council of Charleston, and now, Hallie HIll Animal Sanctuary.
Hallie Hill Welcomes Elio Levy To the Board of Directors!
Mr. Levy comes to Hallie Hill with a wealth of experience in the field of Information Technology, including strategic planning, customer recruitment and management and marketing planning strategies! We welcome him to the Hallie Hill family!
Mr. Levy, and his wife, Ellen, live in Ravenel with two beloved pets, Oliver and Joye. Oliver is a beautiful cat, 14 years young and Joye (Bobo) is their 10 year old canine cutie!
Mr. Levy shares his thoughts with us on the joy of having pets: “Animals are special beings and those who have been lucky enough to experience a connection with them know it very well. Animal nobility is a true teaching. Thanks to them we are more humble, empathetic, loving people. They give us their love unconditionally, without asking for anything in return, doing us good.”
Jena Jones is an animal advocate, Army Veteran, business owner, and want-to-be farmer! Jena has a longstanding history with animal service organizations. She has both volunteered and served in formal roles within 501c3s since 2007. She served as the Director of Development for a therapeutic riding facility and has been a board member of an Arizona rescue and sanctuary for over 10 years. In her time supporting these organizations, she has managed operations, led growth/fundraising efforts, and provided animal care and fostering. She is proud to say that the number of fostered friends is over 60!
Jena still spends every day actively engaged in animal care and animal welfare. It is her single greatest passion and priority. She owns a small farm caring for sanctuary animals, including horses, cows, goats, dogs, and cats. She hopes one day, she can grow up to be a full-time Farmer. Jena splits time between Columbus, NC, and Meggett, South Carolina, just around the corner from Hallie Hill.
Jena founded and serves as CEO of PGT Solutions, a healthcare-focused IT and professional services consulting firm. PGT focuses on support to Veterans and Service Members through improving healthcare and other critical support to them and their families. She first got involved with Hallie Hill when looking for an animal service organization to bring PGT employees to volunteer. Time spent volunteering resulted in a desire to help further the Hallie Hill mission and, naturally, in bringing home a new family member. Nora, the dramatically friendly Anatolian Shepherd, is a Hallie Hill alum and now spends her time exactly how she wishes: watching over her goat babies… in between naps on the couch, of course!
Rachel Milstein is our Board Secretary and lives on Daniel Island in Charleston, South Carolina. Originally from Northern New Jersey, she went to Indiana University for undergrad and studied Business Operations & Telecommunications at Kelley School of Business. Rachel currently works in Human Resources at a software company in Charleston.
On a personal level: she loves to read, travel, run, do yoga, and is a total foodie and animal lover. Her passion for dogs has been with her since childhood when her family introduced her to the beautiful world of animal rescue at a young age.