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.

2023/2024 Board of Directors

Aaron Veinotte, President
Manager Brand and Creative Services, Medavie

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

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

Charley Baxter, Treasurer
Accountant, Municipal Enterprises

Kimberley McOnie, Secretary
Senior Crown Attorney, Public Prosecution Service

Florence MacLennan
Former Clinical Nurse Educator, QEII Health Sciences Centre

Fay Dickinson

Angela Martin

Liz Doyle Willis

Cherie Dufour

Trish Jolly

Allison Carpenter

Dawne Shonfield

Erin Davison

Stephanie Glendenning

Jenny Dionne

Jenna Gromack

Stephanie Ryan

Wendy De Kimpe