Board and Staff

Interested in becoming a Board Member?

The Board of Directors is comprised of individuals willing to take on a leadership role within the organization.

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Alesha Unrau

Acting Shelter Manager

Kathy Ward


Having adopted two PVHS dogs into her family she saw the importance of our organisation and joined the Board. Now after spending a year as a Member at Large, Kathy has moved into the Chair position. Kathy is a true animal advocate, and uses her background in Science and business to help PVHS move forward in a logical and sustainable way. She is more than able to keep the rest of the team in line and keep our meetings running smoothly.



Terri Ward

Retail Co-Chair

With a farmyard and house full of animals (including two dogs from PVHS) it was no surprise Terri joined our team.  She truly is a “Jill of all Trades”! Some days this has her helping with maintenance needs around the building, BBQ’ing at an adoption fair or selling 50/50 tickets at a fundraiser. Her willingness to help out with virtually anything not only speaks to her wide variety of skills, but it also makes her a true team member!

Laurie Magotiaux

Retail Co-Chair

Laurie is the little engine that could! On several occasions she comes straight off a 12 hour nursing shift to volunteer at fundraising events. Her outgoing personality is indispensible when it comes to community connections and securing sponsors. She also does a lot of work behind the scenes when it comes to organising, decorating and developing for fundraisers. You name the task and she’s willing to help! Make sure you stop by and say “hi” to her at our stand at the Morden Farmers Market! Just be prepared to buy some raffle tickets when you do!!

Tyler Cameron

Past President

With two of PVHS’s canines now calling Tyler ‘family’, he also understands firsthand the importance of every member of the PVHS care team –from volunteers, to staff, to Board. He effectively uses his business background for the good the entire organization – cats and dogs alike!

Holly Thorne

Public Relations Chair

Holly comes to us from Winnipeg, having followed her heart to Winkler to be with a man who is incredibly allergic to animals.  We have to check her pockets for kittens when she leaves the shelter because she misses having pets so much!  She is able to channel her passion for animal welfare into the role of Public Relations Chair to help all of the animals find their fur-ever homes…so that there’s no risk of them coming to her own home!

Michael Fehr


Michael is our number cruncher and he loves animals of all kinds.  He has been volunteering at the PVHS working a cat housekeeping shift since August 2018.  With a mind for finances he decided he wanted to expand his contribution to our organization and joined the board as Treasurer.  Now he makes sure all of our bills are paid, all income is accounted for, and handles anything else finance-related that the board might need.

Ashley Wiebe

Fundraising Chair

Ashley has been an adopter from the Pembina Valley Humane Society since they first opened, and is a strong advocate for both animal welfare and making a difference in the communities in which we live and work.  She has two kids, a dog and cat both adopted from the PVHS and a small herd of goats.  Being new in this role she is looking forward to working hard on all of the exciting fundraising events happening in the Pembina Valley.

Janet Young

Maintenance Chair