A Note from EHS’ New CEO, Liza

Like many of you, I have been a lifelong animal lover—right from my very first pet, Fifi the hamster, that I got in grade six. I couldn’t contain my excitement having her join my family after years of asking my parents for a pet.

I’ve experienced that same excited feeling throughout my first week as CEO of the Edmonton Humane Society (EHS). This opportunity is a dream come true for me, and I am thrilled to be a part of such an incredible organization with endless potential to positively impact the people and pets in our community.

I have been lucky enough to experience the impact of EHS myself, having adopted my first cat from EHS, and creating many memories with my rescue dogs while spending time in the Central Bark Dog Park. I have long admired and have a deep appreciation for the work that EHS has been doing in our community for over 110 years, and am humbled to have been entrusted with helping to shape the future of the Society.

As I’ve been getting to know our team over the past week, I have seen a group of extremely passionate people who are dedicated to advancing animal welfare. I know that we couldn’t do this important work without your support though, and for that I am sincerely grateful.

I am looking forward to meeting with you—our donors, volunteers and the community—over the coming weeks and months, so that together we can determine our next steps to continue protecting animals while supporting the loving relationships that people have with their pets.


Hear more from Liza on how her love of pets started and what she’s looking forward to as the CEO of the Edmonton Humane Society…