Our board members have played a variety of roles over the years. As the needs of the shelter evolve, the board adapts to meet those new challenges.
40 years ago, our board members regularly worked as hands-on volunteers in the shelter. At the time, there was no need for them to work on a capital campaign. Fast forward to today, and our needs have changed dramatically. Our new technologically advanced world demands that we have members with website experience and social media savvy. We also look for new members with the connections and skills that will help us meet our goals.
A perfect fit
We consider a number of factors when we choose new members for our Board of Directors, including:
- their interest in the proper care and stewardship of abused and abandoned animals
- their fit with our current initiatives
- the strength of their community contacts
Each board member gives the shelter about four hours of their time every month. Some board members also contribute by joining individual committees .
Do you have the skills we need? Contact us to find out more about joining our Board of Directors.
2019/2020 Board of Directors
Sehne Connell, Executive Director
Bide Awhile Animal Shelter
Stacey Langley Chisholm, President
Chartered Accountant, Director of Planning & Budgeting, Eastlink
Geoff Richardson, Vice President
Manager, Public Health Agency of Canada
Kate Peddle, Past President
Financial Planning Associate, Scotia Wealth Management
Human Resources Analyst, EfficiencyOne
Administrative & Marketing Assistant, Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia
Videographer/Animator/Editor, Revolve Branding & Marketing
Regional Director, Atlantic Canada, Russell Investments
Christine Latter Stratton
Accountant, Municipal Enterprises
Director of Business Development, Commercial Finance Services, Royal Bank of Canada
Former Clinical Nurse Educator, QEII Health Sciences Centre
Chartered Professional Accountant, Acting Controller, Outsourced Services, BDO Canada LLP
Senior Crown Attorney, Public Prosecution Service
Communications Specialist, Halifax Chamber of Commerce
Controller, MacFarlands Limited
Financial Advisor, Sun Life Financial
Manager, Marketing and Communications, CUA
Policy Analyst, Province of Nova Scotia