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. It was the perfect role for Carrie, where she could bring her lifelong love of animals along with her extensive not-for-profit experience, to an animal welfare organization she already had a long relationship with in a community she had grown up in.

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 understood the importance of education and used this as a strategy to develop the team so they could be successful in inspiring the community to take on the challenges of animal welfare and teach them to be responsible pet owners.

Carrie currently lives just south of Calgary where she shares her home with her daughter, her three dogs (Daisy, Lacey and her most recent addition Buddy) as well as her two rescue rabbits (Winter and Autumn).

Sage Pullen McIntosh, General Manager of Community Relations

Sage joined Calgary Humane Society in February 2015. Previously Sage spent 16 years working in both radio and television news as a reporter, anchor, and producer. Sage holds her Master of Arts in Professional Communication through Royal Roads University in Victoria. When not at work or school, Sage can be found camping with her family, walking her giant English Mastiff (Thor) or at the soccer field, dojo, or gym with at least one of her very active kids!

Rae Fehr, General Manager of Fund Development

Rae joined the Fund Development team in April 2015. With over 15 years of fundraising experience, Rae will help 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.

Dayna Burghall, Financial Controller

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.

Melaina Slater, Manager of Human Resources

Melaina Slater, Manager of Human Resources

Melaina is a Human Resources Generalist who has been involved in the animal welfare industry for over thirteen years. She started her career at CHS in 2006 and holds a certificate in Human Resource Management through the University of Calgary and is an Associate member of the Alberta Chartered Professionals in Human Resources. 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 3 dogs; Jerome (pictured), Taylor, and Jasmine, 2 birds named Eddie and Chuck, and Petra the cat (who thinks she’s a dog).

Philip Fulton, Manager of Community Outreach

Philip Fulton, Manager of Community Outreach

Phil’s passion for youth involvement stems from teaching drama and working in theatre, specifically for young audiences across Canada. Prior to his involvement in Humane Education, Phil worked as an Adoptions Counsellor for four years which gave him the insight and training to help people and animals. His particular areas of interest lay in educating both young and not-so-young people on responsible pet ownership, canine body language and safety as well as debunking myths and stereo-types surrounding Pit Bulls. He believes that educating children on empathetic and humane treatment of animals will lead to healthier, more caring individuals and communities as a whole. Phil and his wife live with their old, very grouchy, one-eyed poodle from the CHS, Mike.

Brad Nichols, Manager of Animal Cruelty Investigations

Brad Nichols, Manager of Animal Cruelty Investigations

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.

Barbara Walmer, Department Head of Animal Behaviour

Barbara Walmer, Department Head of Animal Behaviour

Barbara is currently the Department Head of Behaviour at Calgary Humane Society and has been with the organization for 10 years. She has been training and working with dogs professionally for over 15 years. Her experience ranges from working in a vet clinic, to animal shelter work, to group class and private consults. Barbara has also participated in multiple speaking engagements on animal behaviour. Her qualifications include: Certified Pet Dog Trainer Knowledge & Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA), Tellington TTouch Practitioner Level 2, Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP), TAGteach Level 1, and Certified Behaviour Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed. She is also currently a member of: Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers (CAPPDT), Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), and the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC). Outside of work, Barbara enjoys training and competing with her own dogs. She currently shares her home with two Golden Retrievers, and a Papillion.

Jeanetta Smallman, Department Head of Animal Admissions

Jeanetta Smallman, Acting General Manager of Operations & Department Head of Animal Admissions

In 1990, Jeanetta started as a volunteer and found her calling and since 1992 Jeanetta has been a dedicated employee of CHS. She has been a team lead for various departments and programs including, Adoptions, Remote Adoption centres, Pet Mobile, the Breed Rescue Program, Animal Health, the Pet Store, PSK/EB program and for the last several years in Animal Admissions where she leads a team of experienced, dedicated staff. Jeanetta and her husband Alan have had the joy of providing life-long homes for several rescued dogs, cats, bird and exotics. Her family currently are owned by 2 dogs, “Pilot” and “Dezzi”, a very spoiled pampered cat “Mystical Kitty” and a Gecko “Mr. Big”.