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.
Dr. Rhonda MacDonald
Jossie, Maria, Hayleigh, Jonah and Hannah
Animal Care Attendants
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.
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.
Vice President / Secretary
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.