Board Of Directors

Dynamic roles for a growing shelter

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.

2017/2018 Board of Directors

Darrold Gould, Executive Director
Bide Awhile Animal Shelter

Kate Peddle, President
Financial Planning Associate, Scotia Wealth Management

Carolyn Baker, Vice President
Coordinator, Program & Policy Compliance (Family), Province of NS

Amanda Mitchell, Treasurer
Controller, MacFarlands Limited

Travis Newport, Secretary 
Operator, Metro Transit, Halifax Regional Municipality

Stephanie Willan, Past President
Vice-President, RMP Development Consulting Limited

Jenny Allen
Human Resources Analyst, Efficiency One

Paul Briar
Insurance Broker, W.C.L. Bauld Insurance

Stacey Langley Chisholm
Chartered Accountant, Director of Planning and Budgeting, Eastlink

Allison Coffin
Manager, Engineering and Construction, Heritage Gas Ltd.

Amanda Harwood
Regional Director, Atlantic Canada, Russell Investments

Jeff Lanthier
Director of Business Development, Commercial Finance Services, Royal Bank of Canada

Gillian Martin-Greenough
Facility Scheduler, Halifax Regional Municipality

David Quinton
Financial Advisor, Sun Life Financial

Geoff Richardson
Manager, Public Health Agency of Canada

Marc Tetreault
Producer/Production Manager, Shut Up & Colour Pictures Inc.

Aaron Veinotte
Senior Communications Advisor, Medavie Blue Cross

Michelle Venturini
Policy Analyst, Province of Nova Scotia

Tessa Williams
Planner, Halifax Regional Municipality