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).

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.

 

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.

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.

Lisa Olund, Senior Manager Shelter Medicine and Care

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 and three cats, Kit, Betty and Leonard who are all CHS Alumni.

 

Sage Pullen McIntosh, Senior Manager of Communications and 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!

 

Katie Ayres, Manager, Animal Flow

Katie joined the CHS team in March 2018 bringing with her a wealth of experience in the non-profit management and animal welfare sector. Her passion for helping unwanted animals has led her to volunteer at countless spay/neuter clinics both locally and overseas. Katie’s passions also include travelling. She has been to Central/South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Southeast Asia. Katie shares her home with her three dogs Chloe, Sandra and Peaches.

 

Jennifer Craig, Manager, Support Services

Jenn has been a team member at CHS since 2010 working in Adoptions, Reception, Store, Behaviour, Volunteer and Foster. Prior to that Jenn served as a volunteer in Animal Admissions and cat socialization. Jenn was drawn to Calgary Humane Society because of her love for animals as well as her desire to get involved in the community and volunteer. Jenn has two dogs: Aida (Akbash/Maremma sheepdog mix) and Indy (White Shepherd mix), as well as three cats: Bear, Hurley and Pebbs. In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening, walking her dogs, getting outside, running, hiking and her newest hobby, vlogging, where she can share her passion about sustainability and ethical consumerism.

 

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.

 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 a CPHR Candidate 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).