Two Stratford residents were part of the four Perth County residents named to the Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth (HSKWSP) 2022-2023 board of directors during their annual general meeting at the end of June.
Tyler Graham, named board vice-president, comes from Stratford where he is the associate portfolio manager and investment advisor at Graham & Frank Wealth Management. Graham has been active within his community, previously volunteering for the Library Foundation Board, a member of the local Rotoract Chapter, a Big Brother and a local baseball coach for a youth travel team. He now shares his expertise with the humane society, as well as his love of animals.
Kelly McCann returns as board treasurer, and also hails from Stratford. Currently the vice president of customer experience at Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution, she brings her accounting expertise and enthusiasm for helping animals to the board and organization. McCann has always had a strong interest in helping people and pets in her home community of Perth County.
Alex Wiltshire, named as a director, joins the board this year. Wiltshire is a Kitchener native, now residing in Stratford, and is keen to represent residents from both Perth County and Waterloo Region. Currently the manager of claims transformation at Manulife, she brings her passion for risk management and positive customer experiences to the board table.
Krista Linklater returns as a director, representing her home community of St Marys. As an independent consultant, she brings a wealth of non-profit, operational and philanthropic knowledge through her work with various corporations, foundations and boards. Linklater is most excited about making a difference for animals in need.
Angela Woods has been named board president. Woods is an employee services and benefits specialist at Perimeter Institute in Waterloo. Making up the remainder of the board are secretary Marty Finestone, past president Jacqueline Watty, directors Shelly Baker, Jan Bockmaster, and Andrea Roth, as well as two additional new members, Nickola Voegelin and Rob Grein, from Waterloo Region. Along with their passionate commitment and dedication to people and pets, each board member brings knowledge, experience and insightful perspectives to the Humane Society.
“We are grateful and excited to have this new group of individuals join the board and bring their unique talents, expertise and perspectives to our organization,” stated Kathrin Delutis, chief executive officer, HSKWSP. “As an organization, we look forward to all we can do together to help people and pets in our communities.”
The HSKWSP also celebrated its accomplishments in the past year by releasing its 2021 Annual Report. Highlights included the growth of the foster program to 178 families who supported 723 animals, 1,332 pets helped through the pet food bank, and an incredible 4,495 medical procedures performed at the Humane Society’s in-house vet clinics.
For full board member bios or more information on the initiatives of the Humane Society, please visit kwsphumane.ca.