Carrie Fritz

Executive Director

Carrie Fritz was appointed Executive Director of Calgary Humane Society in 2014. Carrie is a CGA-CPA, who was drawn to a career in animal welfare and the not-for-profit sector from the start.

Carrie attended the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University, obtaining her accounting designation in 1996. She worked at a public accounting firm focusing on Audit and Assurance.

After returning to Calgary from a five year contract in Boca Raton, Florida, Carrie was delighted to accept the position of Controller at Calgary Humane Society in 2007.

Since taking on the role of Executive Director, Carrie has focused on building a professional, highly-skilled team in order to further all aspects of animal welfare.

Growing up in a family of teachers, she understands the importance of education and uses this to develop her team so they can be successful in inspiring the community to take on the challenges of animal welfare and be responsible pet owners.

Carrie lives just south of Calgary, where she shares her home with her daughter, her two dogs – Daisy and Lacey – as well as her two rescue rabbits, Winter and Autumn.

 


Dayna Burghall

Senior Manager, Finance

Dayna has been with CHS since 2014. She received her Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Professional Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan and earned her Chartered Accountant (CA) designation in 2014. During her articling period in public practice, she gained extensive experience working with not-for-profit organizations.


Trish Riccio

Senior Manager Finance

Trish is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA,CMA) and worked in the energy industry for two decades following a banking career at Royal Bank.  She recently assumed the role of Senior Manager, Finance to cover a staff maternity leave.  Trish has also been a dedicated volunteer at CHS for almost 20 years.  In addition to assisting and teaching behaviour classes, she served on the CHS Board from 2009-2020 and most recently stepped down from the Audit & Finance Committee to assume a term role with the organization.


Brad Nichols

Director of Operations and Enforcement

Brad Nichols has been with Calgary Humane Society Protection and Investigations Department since 2005. Brad has a Bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies from Mount Royal College.


Lisa Olund

Senior Manager, Animal Operations

Lisa is a project management professional (PMP) with 20 years of management experience in oil and gas, legislative compliance and healthcare. She started as volunteer at CHS in 2015 and was then hired on as an Animal Care Attendant in 2016. In early 2017, she joined the Animal Health team as an Animal Health Assistant until moving into her current role in January 2018. Lisa was drawn to CHS because of her love for animals which started at a young age. She is an outdoor enthusiast who loves to travel and also attends a rockin’ spin class whenever she can. She shares her home with her husband, daughter, and their two dogs, Baxter and Miles, who are Cairn/Westie crosses, as well as three cats – Kit, Betty and Leonard, who are all CHS Alumni!


Melaina Slater

Senior Manager, Human Resources

Melaina is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), Certified Talent Management Practitioner (CTMP), and holds her certificate in Human Resource Management through the University of Calgary. She has been involved in the animal welfare industry since 2004 and started her career at CHS in 2006. She is a firm believer in lifelong personal and professional development with a keen interest in human rights, leadership development, employment legislation, and psychological health and safety in the workplace. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her spouse, their dogs – Jasmine and Terry, two birds – Eddie and Chuck, and the infamous Gary Van Meowski, who retired from his residency as CHS Office Cat and made his home at the Slater household.


Weston Jacques, MAPC

Senior Manager, Communications

Weston is a communications and branding strategist who partners with leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs to share their vision, grow brands, tell stories and inspire change. With experience in non-profit and corporate environments, focusing on the arts, science, health, and technology, he designs and leads communication strategies to drive conversations, campaigns to inspire stakeholders and branding to leave an impression.

Weston joined the team at Calgary Humane Society at the end of 2021 and is excited to celebrate the 100 year legacy of CHS in 2022!


Sally Johnston

Manager, Animal Operations

Sally started with the Calgary Humane Society in 2016 as the sole Foster Facilitator. Over the next two years, Sally would focus on expanding the foster program through increased recruitment and placement of animals. In 2018, Sally stepped into the new role as Foster Team Lead, and would hire a second Foster Facilitator as a result of the program expansion. Following the retirement of the Admissions Team Lead in 2019, Sally absorbed Admissions into her portfolio as Team Lead, aligning Foster and Admissions into one cohesive team to improve animal flow. And finally, in January of 2021, Sally became Manager, Animal Operations, overseeing the back of house operational teams, and overseeing animal flow at large.


Anna-Lee Rieb

Manager, Community Support & Engagement

Anna-Lee has been with the Calgary Humane Society since 2015. Her previous roles within the organization include: Foster, Animal Care, Adoptions and Volunteer Resources. Anna-Lee is passionate about helping connect others to the rewarding work of animal welfare and holds her certificate in Volunteer Management and Leadership through Humber College.


Miriam Carey, PhD

Senior Manager, Fund Development

Miriam is the past Board Chair of Calgary Humane Society. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University. Miriam is retiring from her role at Mount Royal University after the school year and joining CHS full time as the Senior Manager, Fund Development.

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; Gogo, 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.