Lisa Kindree, Board Chair

Lisa has been working in the non-profit sector since 2001 in various capacities. She is the Co-Executive Director of Youth Central, a non-profit dedicated to providing leadership and volunteer opportunities to young people. She has degrees in Environmental Studies and Anthropology from York University. Lisa enjoys helping others and working with those who may need help or in the case of animals, are unable to help themselves. Lisa adopted her first dog from Calgary Humane Society in 2001. A lover of travel, cooking reading, skiing and hiking, Lisa shares her home with her husband, son, their dog Tucker and highly dangerous goldfish named Sharky.

 


 

Prof. Miriam Carey, Past Board Chair

Miriam is the past Board Chair of Calgary Humane Society. She is a Professor in the Department of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University. After completing her first two degrees in Political Science at the University of Calgary, she earned her doctorate of politics from Edinburgh University in 1988, returning to Calgary in 2000. She has been at Mount Royal University since 2001 and was tenured in the Department of Policy Studies in 2005. Miriam decided to join the Calgary Humane Society board in 2011 because of her love of animals and the contributions CHS makes to the community through animal protection, adoptions, behavioural consultation, and training. Miriam shares her home with her husband Errol, an accomplished artist, and their adopted fur kids including Ch’i, a male ragdoll cat; Gog, a doodle; Rafe, a male standard goldendoodle; and a variety of birds, all of whom were adopted from Calgary Humane Society. She would like everyone to know that, along with adorable companion animals, CHS is graced with passionate and professional human staff whose love for animal welfare is beyond compare.


 

Maggie Crowley, Vice Chair

Maggie is the Vice President, Operations & Human Resources with Lane Quinn Benefit Consultants Ltd. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary; her Chartered Professional in Human Resources designation (CPHR); her Workplace Mental Health Leadership certificate through Queens University; and maintains her Life and A&S licenses through the Alberta Insurance Council.

Maggie joined the Board of Directors at Calgary Humane Society to make a positive impact on the lives of the animals that CHS protects and advocates for. Maggie, and her husband Ryan, have three senior rescues – Lucy, Minnie and Bailey – one of which was from a high-kill shelter in California. She took a while to appreciate our Alberta winters, but has settled in quite nicely now!

Maggie enjoys reading, gardening, making arts and crafts with her daughter, exploring the Rocky Mountains, and is a lover of all things Disney – she’s been to Disneyworld over 15 times! When she doesn’t have her nose in a thriller book, she loves to spend time with her family at their community lake or enjoying a nice leisurely stroll around the neighborhood with their three senior pups! Her daughter inspires her to the best person she can be and she hopes to teach her through example the importance of giving back to the community and sharing one’s passions and skills with others.

 


 

Yvette Steiner, Treasurer

Yvette is Chief Financial Officer and Development Partner at THYYC Inc. & TH Chestermere Ltd. Prior to her current role, she worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for 23 years (1994-2017). For ten of those years, she was a partner at PwC in the Assurance practice. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and also has a BComm from the University of Saskatchewan. Yvette enjoys staying active by kickboxing, golfing and lake activities such as paddleboarding and kayaking. She also loves to travel.

Yvette joined the Board of Directors of Calgary Humane Society to bring her passion for animals together with her desire to give back to the community. Yvette shares her home her husband Andrew and their two dogs, Monty and Sadie.

 


 

Bruce McBean

Bruce is the President of Triumph Tubular & Supply in Calgary and his view on volunteering is that you if you are able to volunteer, then you should.

Bruce enjoys golf, reading, working out five to six days per week and keeping busy in the yard. He is an avid traveller and has travelled (and golfed) in Spain, England and Hawai’i.

Over the last 13 years, Bruce has adopted a number of animals from CHS including two cats, and one miniature long-hair dachshund that owns him!


 

Dawn Rault

Dawn is an Instructor in the Law and Society Program in the Department of Sociology at the University of Calgary. Dawn is passionate about sharing her time, energy and expertise to help her community – the community we was born and raised in. Volunteering at Calgary Humane Society means lending a voice to the animals who are voiceless. She is inspired by the dedication, creativity, wisdom and professionalism demonstrated by the staff and volunteers at the CHS.

When Dawn isn’t working or volunteering, she loves spending time with her family in the mountains and soaking up everything the Rockies have to offer! She enjoys camping, mountain biking, continuing education and watching cat videos! Dawn shares her home with two senior cats – Cleo and Swiffer. Twelve years ago they came to CHS to adopt one cat, and came home with two!

Dawn has an embarrassingly large collection of cat pyjamas and is mildly obsessed with brewing the perfect cup of coffee! She is proud to have once had dinner with actor Brad Pitt, (having had no idea he was famous), when he was filming Legends of the Fall near Bragg Creek.


Andrew Wilson, Secretary

Andrew is also a newer board member at Calgary Humane Society. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo, a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University and a Master of Laws from Cambridge University.  He was an associate at Bennett Jones LLP for 9 years. He was Litigation Counsel – Enforcement at the Alberta Securities Commission for four years before becoming a Partner at JSS Barristers in 2015. Andrew was inspired to join the board of directors due to his love of animals and his legal experience which focuses in part on corporate governance. Andrew also volunteers as a foster parent for Beagle Paws and volunteers with Calgary Legal Guidance. Andrew’s hobbies include soccer, running, travel and home brewing beer. He shares his home with his wife and their beagles, Darwin and Winston.


 

Kevin Natkinniemi

Kevin is a CPA/CMA and Planning Lead, Strategy & Portfolio Management at ConocoPhillips. He came to Calgary Humane Society through his love of volunteering. He believes through volunteering, one can make a positive impact on the lives of others, providing hope and confidence with the reminder there are people around that care. Kevin is inspired by humanitarianism, kindness and people that are public-spirited.

In his spare time, Kevin enjoys home improvement projects and reading – everything from biographies to John Grisham novels. He enjoys hitting the walking trails and loves the sport of curling. Kevin adopted his dog Gordie, when he was 12 and shared six good years with him until Gordie passed in 2020.

 

 


 

Heather Macquarrie

Heather has a deep interest in animal care and welfare as a Veterinarian at the VCA Canada Calgary North Animal Hospital. She feels that volunteering at CHS is a way to give back to animals in ways beyond the medical care she provides daily in practice.

Inspirational quotes and listening to talks from leaders about their own paths inspire Heather to be a better version of herself and a better part of the community.

Heather loves to travel, learned to fly small planes at age 15, and enjoys takes cooking classes, particularly when traveling, to learn more about various cuisines and cultures. When in town, she enjoys high intensity interval training, yoga and hanging out with the fur family and her partner enjoying a glass of wine! Heather has four cats that she has adopted from CHS – Buzz, Nalu, Mya and Gus – who are her world!

 


 

 

Corinne Jamieson

Biography coming soon!