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Kelvin Molina-Brantley Named Executive Director of Foundation for TJO Animals Board

SPRINGFIELD — The Foundation for TJO Animals board of directors recently welcomed Kelvin Molina-Brantley as the organization’s new executive director.

Molina-Brantley is a lifetime resident of Springfield and has held several municipal positions serving the city. He has an extensive knowledge of the nonprofit world and is a proven leader as a 20-year veteran with the Army National Guard.

“As a lifetime owner of animals, I’ve come to appreciate the value animals have on humans and their ability to live happier lives,” he said. “More importantly, I strongly believe that all animals deserve a loving home regardless of pedigree. I look forward to this very purposeful work.”

The Foundation for TJO Animals is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to raising needed funds for animals at the Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center, which serves the cities of Springfield, Holyoke, and Chicopee.