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

Vicki Amm

Adoption Coordinator

(902) 892-1190 Ext. 29

Sherri Myers

Financial Coordinator

(902) 892-1190 Ext. 24

Ashley Travis

Development & Communications Coordinator

(902) 892-1190 Ext. 32

Kate Ware

Community Development Specialist

(902) 892-1190 Ext. 32

Tammy Bevan

Client Care & Reception

(902) 892-1190 Ext. 21

Dr. Rhonda MacDonald

Shelter Veterinarian

Maria, Hayleigh, LeeAnn, Dan & Maddy

Animal Care Attendants

Mike, Anika, Shannie & Sylvie

Animal Protection Officers


Stacey Myers


About Stacey

Stacey Myers is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Prince Edward Island. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Certificate of Accounting from the University of Prince Edward Island.

Working in the private sector for the duration of her accounting career, Stacey has held senior level management positions in both the healthcare and technology space. Prior to working in the private sector, Stacey worked for a federal government agency focused on creating economic growth.

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, 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 two cats; Squanchy and Babou (PEIHS graduates) and two Saint Bernese dogs, Lana and Winnie.

Tanya Mullally

Past President

About Tanya

Be the person your dog thinks you are – C.J. Frick.

This quote 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, so this is why it is so important that we offer them all the support they need. This is what the staff at the PEI Humane Society do every minute of every day. I want to support them to do these 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.

One of Tanya’s core values is to give back to her community. Having volunteered through many organizations over the years, her love of animals directed her to join the board of the PEI Humane Society. Her love is with dogs, especially her two Saint Bernard blends, Finn (Saint Bernese) and Tavish (Saint Pyrenees), but any animal with fur and four legs will have her undivided attention.

Tessa Roberts

Vice President / Secretary

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

Jackie McIntyre


About Jackie

Jackie is a recently retired Chartered Professional Accountant who worked almost 25 years with the COWS Ice Cream company.  She grew up loving and caring for many animals and has always had a deep respect for the PEI Humane Society and is very excited to join the Board.   

She loves animals and lives in West Royalty with her husband and their three dogs: Cooper adopted from the PEI Humane Society over 10 years ago, George a rescue from the Greyhound Pets of Atlantic Canada and Liffey, a sweet girl that needed to be rehomed.  She is also the proud Grandmama to her children’s two fur puppies.

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.

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.

Barb Mullally

Board Member

About Barb

Barb is a manager with Queens County Residential Services Inc. working for almost 36 years advocating to support and enrich the lives of the clients supported 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 chose 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 supporting the mission, vision and values of the Society.

Wanda MacEachern

Board Member

About Wanda

Wanda has the pleasure of being owner/operator of Hallmark Charlottetown and Summerside stores. Wanda and her husband enjoy the quiet times they have at home in the quiet town of Emyvale with their two cats and one dog. 

Wanda is looking forward to working with the PEI Humane Society board, the staff and our communities to advocate for the animals in need that can benefit from what the PEI Humane Society’s team has to offer.

Aleasha Dennis

Board Member

About Aleasha

I have worked for MBS radio for the past 6 years. It has been my pleasure to help grow all types of businesses on PEI.

To date the most rewarding part of my career has been to help grow awareness for local non-profits organizations like the PEI Humane Society and this is what ultimately led me to be part of the Board.

My parents have influenced my love for pets and I cannot remember any point in my life where a pet has not been part of our world.
They’ve given so many second chances to animals that needed homes over the years and in-turn those animals filled our home and hearts with so much love.

Animals are a major part of my life and always will be. I currently reside in Mount Albion with lights of my life: my partner Andrew and my 2 step sons Colin and Justin. My pets include my  incredibly special little yorkie-poo, Princess and her best friend The Kitty that she walks daily.

We also have our flock of feather friends that not only provide us eggs but endless entertainment.  

Leanne Butler

Board Member

About Wanda

Leanne recently retired from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police where she enjoyed a career of Policing for 34 years. Immediately after retiring she adopted Radler a toy Golden Doodle, and now enjoys daily walks and the joy of being a dog mom. Having served in every Detachment in PEI (at least once) and transferring frequently, Leanne recently moved and settled in Stanhope where she now lives with her husband Greg and Radler. 

Having witnessed first hand the help and care provided by the PEI Humane Society during her years as a police officer, she thought that working with the PEI Humane Society board would be a way to give back and aid in the future welfare of PEI animals.

Debbie Dyck

Board Member

About Debbie

My passion for animals began at a young age and led to a volunteer position at a local veterinary clinic; where I then chose the route to become a Veterinary Technician. I’ve been dedicated to animal welfare ever since. Volunteering for the past 15 years with a few Rescue Groups while living in Ontario, before moving to the island 6 years ago.

8 years ago I chose to leave the corporate world & start Urban Paw. Our Motto “Where Furkids are Family”

I’m eager to offer my knowledge and skills to benefit the PEIHS while also satisfying my desire to achieve a positive contribution for the welfare of animals within our community.