Our Team

We are a small team of passionate volunteers with a range of skills and experience. Learn more about us below.

Interested in helping support our efforts? Email us below!


Frank Kanter

Middle Island, NY
Administrative Director

An innovator and forward thinker, founded the original “End Optimum’s Monopoly” group on Nextdoor in October 2020. Experienced in business management and human relations.

Email me: frank.kanter@fairinter.net

Jacob Kraniak

Port Jefferson Station, NY
Director of Technology / Board Member

Security Systems Engineer by trade. Your resident social media lead and website builder extraordinaire. Met Frank late in 2020 and helped expand FIC across social media. Effective Community organizer, member of civic associations. When not working on FIC, an advocate for clean energy/sustainability.

Email me: Jacob.Kraniak@fairinter.net

Kathen “Kit” Cowan

Highland, NY
Board Treasurer / Ulster County Outreach Lead

Kathen Cowan has been an activist and involved with nonprofits since 2000. She helped found and was Treasurer for 15 years, for The Highland Landing Park Association. In 2004, Kathen and her husband, Mark Reynolds (and 95 town residents), started the Lloyd Development Association, to help local citizens with development issues and fight the building of a formula one racetrack. The nonprofit won! Over the years, Kathen has been involved with and was Treasurer for Cappella Festiva, a nonprofit community choir based out of Vassar College. Before her retirement in 2016, Kathen taught music in the Arlington Central Schools. She is a professional violinist, harpist and singer. Currently she and her company, Kitbooks, write and design biographies/memoirs. 

Email me: kathen.cowan@tscfis.org

Robert Boyle

Denville, NJ
Board Member

CEO at Planet Networks/Planet TV and Co-founder at Give Technology. Robert manages ideas, people, and capital to build awesome organizations that improve people’s lives and help all involved achieve their dreams.

Email Me: Robert.boyle@fairinter.net

Ermelindo Figueroa

Manhattan, NY
Executive Producer, FIC.TV

Email Me: ermelindo.figueroa@fairinter.net

Alec Foster

SF Bay Area, CA
Director of Communications / Board Member

A technical marketer and privacy compliance professional with experience building teams that scale movements. Recently took on big tech with Jumbo Privacy, now defending consumer rights with FairShake. With my past experience as a grassroots organizer and growth marketer, I’ve helped startups and non-profits advance consumer rights and ethical innovation.

Email Me: alec.foster@fairinter.net


Want to join our team of volunteers?