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.




Rae Fehr

Senior Manager, Fund Development

Rae joined the Fund Development team in April 2015. With over 15 years of fundraising experience, Rae helps to build lasting relationships with the community and our donors so that the Society has the resources required to do the important work we do. Rae has a genuine love for animals and looks forward to adopting a furry friend in the future.




Brad Nichols, Manager of Animal Cruelty Investigations

Brad Nichols

Operations Director

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) 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.

Jessica Bohrson

Senior Manager, Communications

Jessica has been with CHS since 2019 and brings with her a background in entrepreneurship, government policy and non-profit work. She holds degrees in Political Science and Communications from the University of Calgary. She’s an avid antique hunter, film lover and world traveller. Jessica has been a two-time CHS ‘foster fail” and has a deep love for animals. Jessica is a licensed private investigator and speaks Mandarin Chinese from her years of living in China.





Sally Johnston

Manager, Animal Operations







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.