Our Values

Staff & Board of Directors

The PEI Humane Society Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers from the community. The members of the Board are dedicated to the organization and provide the Society with their expertise and time. The Board meets monthly to manage the Society’s business. Learn more about Volunteer Board FAQ.

Carolyn Thorne

Executive Director

(902) 892-1190 Ext. 22

Chris Newell

Animal Care Manager

(902) 892-1190 Ext. 23

Breanna McCloskey

Adoption Coordinator

(902) 892-1190 Ext. 29

Ashley Travis

Development & Communications Coordinator

(902) 892-1190 Ext. 32

Cassidy MacDonald

Community Development Specialist

(902) 892-1190 Ext. 32

Sherri Myers

Financial Coordinator

(902) 892-1190 Ext. 24

Tammy Bevan

Client Care & Reception

(902) 892-1190 Ext. 21

Dr. Rhonda MacDonald

Shelter Veterinarian

Jossie, Maria, Hayleigh, Jonah and Hannah

Animal Care Attendants

Mike, Anika and Sierra

Animal Protection Officers


Tanya Mullally


About Tanya

Be the person your dog thinks you are – C.J. Frick. It is this quote that motivates Tanya to be the best she can be every day. Animals don’t get a say in who chooses them, and when they need our help it is important that we can offer the best support – that is what the staff at the PEI Humane Society do every minute of every day. I want to support them to do their daily acts of kindness. So after several years of contributing to various PEI Humane Society fundraisers and making individual donations Tanya decided she wanted to do more than make cupcakes so she joined the board of directors in 2018.

Tanya works for the Province of PEI as manager of the Emergency Measures Organization and a core value of hers is to give back to her community. Having volunteered through many organizations over the years it is her love of animals that directed her to join the board of the PEI Humane Society. Her love is with dogs, especially their three Saint Bernard blends, Damon (Saint Bernard), Finn (Saint Bernese) and Tavish (Saint Pyrenees), but any animal with fur and four legs will have her undivided attention.

Debbie Miller

Past President

About Debbie
Recently retired, after 35 years in the petroleum business, Bill and I moved to PEI, back to where I have spent the summers throughout my life, getting closer to family and friends. Our dog, Shooter easily traded Toronto city life for days spent on the shoreline. In my retirement, I wanted to volunteer for an organization where I am strongly committed to its’ mission and goals,

In 1988 I adopted my dog ‘Nugget” from the Humane Society in NB, and this malamute was a dog with spunk and loved running the sandbars on the island. Companion animals provide so much joy in our lives, their care and welfare has always held a special place in my heart. As a board member for the PEIHS I am looking forward to leveraging my skills and commitment to help a successful organization continue to improve the lives of companion animals throughout PEI.

Stacey Myers

Vice President / Secretary

About Stacey
Stacey is a Chartered Professional Accountant currently working in the private sector as Controller for a locally owned IT company.

Having always been interested in the welfare of companion animals and a supporter of the PEIHS Stacey welcomed the opportunity to join the board in 2018. In her role as Board Member Stacey hopes to be an advocate for animal welfare on PEI and lend her skills and time to support the organization.

Stacey lives with her husband Ron and their three cats; Phoebe, Squanchy and Babou (PEIHS graduates) and Lana, a Saint Bernese.

Melissa Gallant


About Melissa
Melissa is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is currently employed as a Tax Manager at Grant Thornton. She grew up respecting the work of the PEI Humane Society and gladly took the opportunity to join the Board as Treasurer in 2016.

She has always had a fondness for companion animals and enjoys learning more about animal welfare through her position on the Board. Melissa lives in Sherwood with her two fur babies, her cats Zombie and Layla.

Liam Gauthier

Board Secretary

About Liam
Liam works as a Wealth Advisor with RBC Royal Dominion Securities. He first started as a shelter volunteer and his wife Jossie also works at the shelter. Liam and Jossie have had many fosters over the years and care deeply for animal welfare.

Tessa Hills

Board Member

About Tessa
Tessa is a lawyer and is currently employed as general counsel to the Roberts Group of Companies. She enjoys learning about and contributing to animal welfare efforts through her position as a board member for the PEIHS. Tessa lives in Stanley Bridge with her fiancé and their 18-year-old cat, Flea. “What greater gift than the love of a cat”- Charles Dickens

Barb Mullally

Board Member

About Barb
Barb is a manager with Queens County Residential Services Inc. working for almost 36 of years advocating to support and enrich the lives of the clients they support through residential and community support programs. Barb takes the same advocacy approach into her new board position with the PEI Humane Society. Her first connection with Society began years ago when she decided to foster a pregnant dog who gave birth to 8 puppies after only 2 days in her care.

All but one of those dogs were adopted, including the Mother. Recognizing the challenge to adopt a dog with special needs she choose to keep the last one. 12 years later Littlefoot is still an active and healthy four legged member of the family. Barb looks forward to support the mission, vision and values of the Society.

John Warr

Board Member

About John
John has been a dog owner for over four decades, with many of his dogs being rescues. He cares deeply about the welfare and treatment of companion animals and animals in general. He is honored to be able to contribute as a member of the PEI Humane Society team. John’s background is in policing where he enjoyed a 31 year career with the RCMP.

Since retiring, John has worked with the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada and recently took a position with the Provincial Emergency Measure Organization. He also volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross. John lives in Brackley Beach with his wife Pat and his golden doodle Rufus.