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.

2024/2025 Board of Directors

Aaron Veinotte, Past President
Manager Brand and Creative Services, Medavie

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

Angela Martin, Vice President
Business Relationship Manager, Strategic Planning & Delivery | Information Technology, Halifax Reginal Municipality

Charley Baxter, Treasurer
Accountant, Municipal Enterprises

Kimberley McOnie, Secretary
Senior Crown Attorney, Public Prosecution Service


Florence MacLennan
Fay Dickinson
Liz Doyle Willis
Cherie Dufour
Trish Jolly
Erin Davison
Jenny Dionne
Jenna Gromack
Stephanie Ryan
Wendy De Kimpe
Sophia McGean
Melanie Lewell
Amanda Ash