Board & Staff
Meet Our Board & Staff
Jennifer brings a wealth of passion and experience to the PVHS team. As a true animal lover, her journey started as a volunteer and board member. When the opportunity came to take a more in-depth role at the shelter, she eagerly embraced it. When she isn’t at the shelter, she’s at home with her family including two dogs, a Frenchie/Chihuahua and full Chihuahua.
Jennifer is excited to be part of the PVHS and is committed to its ongoing success, and looks forward to making a positive difference in the lives of animals and the community we serve.
Animal Care Coordinator
Kathleen started as our Summer Student, but we knew we didn’t want to lose her so we brought her on to the team permanently. She’s always loved animals and her dream has been to work with animals. She is now living her dream working at the shelter and has a miniature poodle named Suki. Kathleen enjoys spending her free time with her pup, family and friends.
Community Engagement & Animal Care Support
Josh has lived in the Pembina valley for his entire life, and has had the pleasure of growing up surrounded by cats and dogs the entire time. Josh is passionate about everything related to animals, and was thrilled to be given the opportunity to work at PVHS over the summer…we liked him so much we brought him on as a permanent staff member! When he’s not working at the shelter, he spends his time playing with his cat, helping out with the 3 family dogs, or hanging out with friends.
Director of First Impressions
Morticia is our official greeter and Director of First Impressions. She has the most seniority of anyone on staff, and she doesn’t let anyone forget it. After a few adoption attempts over the years, we realized that she was most happy lording over the shelter, and she has been a permanent fixture for the past five years.
Audrey was born and raised in Morden, MB and even after living in Calgary for 10 years considers herself a country girl at heart. She currently is a co-owner and COO of a Morden based manufacturing company. She has several rescued and adopted animals – from senior dogs, abandoned cats, parrots and even a rescued pigeon! Audrey looks forward to serving on the PVHS board and leading the shelter towards growth and sustainability.
Kirby previously served on the PVHS board as the Fundraising Chair as well as volunteered at the shelter for over five years before taking some time off. She is so happy to be back with PVHS because of her love for animals! When she’s not volunteering she spends her time at the lake with her dog Blue.
Human Resources Chair
Kiana has lived in the Pembina Valley for the majority of her life and considers this home with her husband and her pup, Millie. Kiana currently works in HR with a tech startup company that creates software for nonprofits, making this HR Chair opportunity with the PVHS Board a great way to share her experience with a local organization that carries so much impact in the community!
Tanya volunteered with the PVHS for 9 years before joining our team as the Sponsor Chair. She’s been helping with fundraising events in many different capacities and can also be seen regularly playing with the dogs in our backyard and snapping photos for our website. Tanya has one rescue dog Sadie and has fostered 30 animals for us. When she’s not volunteering she enjoys being outdoors and travelling.
Marketing & 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. However, she managed to convince him that we needed to adopt our boy Freddie from the PVHS! 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.
Caitlin moved to Morden 7 years ago and has been volunteering at the humane society since then. She has volunteered in a few different positions, and loved them all, but fundraising seems to be her calling. She is the proud owner of 2 PVHS alumni, Thor and Loki (formerly Brookes and Dunn) and has fostered a number of other animals for the shelter. She has a passion for sports, education, pop culture, and animal advocacy.
Karlie moved to the Pembina Valley in 2019. Having grown up around animals her whole life, Karlie is passionate about animal welfare and excited to be a member of the Pembina Valley Humane Society. When not working or volunteering, Karlie enjoys reading, writing, baking, and fantasy hockey.
Tania has been a happy dog chore volunteer for the last number of years and has had the pleasure to both foster and adopt through PVHS. Tania is passionate about animals & education and at PVHS she has found both. Tania is excited to be a member of the PVHS board and is looking forward to the many furry adventures ahead.
Scott is a financial advisor and has worked in the business community for 20+ years. He has experience on several boards. He and his wife support multiple animal charities and enjoy fostering dogs. Scott is passionate about giving back to the community and strongly believes that every pet should be safe, healthy and happy. He looks forward to contributing to the board and the shelter.
Despite her last name, Chantal Human has always been very involved with animals. As a child, she enjoyed walking dogs with her dad at the Thompson Humane Society, and upon moving to the Pembina Valley in 2020, has loved volunteering with PVHS through dog chores, dog enrichment, and fostering cats. Chantal has been teased for delighting in all things that are boring to most, and therefore is ecstatic to write grants for PVHS. Outside of grant writing, Chantal finds joy in when it’s time for a new toothbrush, and singing made-up songs to her cat, Garry Dale Jr.
We are currently recruiting for this position. Learn more here.
Honorary Board Member
Laurie is the first Honorary Board Member of the Pembina Valley Humane Society. Her years of service have been invaluable to the shelter, and we can’t think of a better way to honour our “little engine that could”.
We are on the lookout for people with strong leadership capabilities who would like to join our Board of Directors. At the moment, we are especially interested in candidates who have experience in HR, finance, grant writing, and donor/community relations. If you have any of these skills, we encourage you to submit your application.
Saving animals. Serving community.
We have been able to offer homeless animals a second chance by not only finding homes but also providing nurturing, medical care, training, grooming and other services that have prepared them for life with their new families.