Board Of Directors

Can’t Adopt But Would Like To Help?

cat Please consider making a tax deductible donation today to allow us to continue to help the many animals that we are called on to save.  Without you, their life would not exist.  They are a success story because of your support.  Thank you.

Kris Buchanan-President

Kris has been an active volunteer with Seminole County Animal Services (SCAS) for the past four years. With a group of friends, she started TEARS upon realizing the animals of the county shelters needed outside help and funding. She donates her time at each SCAS event, often by face-painting for kids, and opens her home to the cats and kittens and dogs of SCAS as a foster mom. Kris and her husband, Patrick, have a two college age daughters, Genevieve and Caroline & and a high school aged son, Liam.  She also has a dog named Josie and two cats, Tyson and Jamie. All three of her furry kids are adopted! She is an advocate of pet adoption and spay/neutering and is committed to the mission and cause of TEARS by spending the necessary time needed to meet the goals of the organization. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Central Florida and has working experience as a finance manager. Kris now works full time at home caring for her family and promoting the cause of TEARS.


Michelle Duvall Rubin-Vice President

Michelle can not remember a time when she didn’t have animals. Her passion for them was so strong that she studied Animal Science in college with a specialty in Equine (horses). She currently has 2 dogs (Pumpkin, a street rescue & Sable, a German Shepherd). She and her husband Ted also have 2 parrots (Chianti & Merlot) along with one finch (Bleu).  In fact 15 years ago when Michelle & Ted bought their home in Lake Mary one of their major criteria was that they have at least 1 acre for the dogs to run and play on.  Michelle also donates her time to Bags of Hope Central Florida, Boys & Girls Clubs, Heathrow Women’s Club, SafeHouse of Seminole & Women & Girls Cancer Alliance. In addition to her time spent with animals and serving in the community, Michelle is a sommelier and loves to travel.

Susan Kuhn-Secretary

Susan has lived in Seminole county for over thirty years. She has been an animal lover all her life. She and her husband, Ed, have two adult daughters, Chloe and Michele. They have two cats, Elfie and Travis McGee (who was adopted from Seminole County Animal Services.)  She is an advocate of pet adoption and spay/neutering and is happy to have joined TEARS to help promote their mission.