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.

2021/2022 Board of Directors

Jenny Allen, President
Human Resources Analyst, EfficiencyOne

Aaron Veinotte, Vice President
Senior Brand Strategist, Medavie

Charley Baxter, Treasurer
Accountant, Municipal Enterprises

Stacey Langley Chisholm, Past President
Chartered Accountant, Director of Planning & Budgeting, Eastlink

Thom Williams, Secretary
Educational Volunteer, Faculty of Open Learning & Career Development, Dalhousie University

Rachelle Boutilier
Quality Assurance Analyst, BGIS

Florence MacLennan
Former Clinical Nurse Educator, QEII Health Sciences Centre

Melissa Manette
Bioveterinary Science Student, Dalhousie Agricultural Campus

Kimberley McOnie
Senior Crown Attorney, Public Prosecution Service

Emma Menchefski
Communications Specialist, Halifax Chamber of Commerce

Geneviève Sharkey
Director, Procurement Operations – Goods, Service & Construction, Service Nova Scotia – Internal Service, Government of Nova Scotia

Arvind Babajee

Kristin Matthews

Rylie Peacock

Rebecca Rawcliffe

Fay Dickinson

Angela Martin