Meet The Team

We’re always looking for fellow animal lovers, who would love to get involved! If you’re interested in getting involved, you can learn more here.

SUSAN HERTEL

SHELTER MANAGER
ANIMAL CARE SHIFT LEAD
FOSTER HOME
ADOPTION TEAM
ADMIN:

Hi! I’m Susan Hertel. I have a wonderfully supportive hubby, we have spent the last (almost) 34 years raising our 5 kids and we have a houseful of pets! I have been involved in animal rescue (in many aspects and positions) since 2002. Before we were able to rent physical space, our rescued cats lived in my laundry room and were showcased at Pet Valu! I’m very proud of the organization this team has built in such a short time and am very excited to see where it will go as we continue to grow!

CHRISTINA KENNEDY

ANIMAL CARE

LYNN SWEENEY

TEAM LEAD
FOSTER HOME

Hi, my name is Lyn Sweeney. I’ve been with shelter since Feb 2018. As an absolute animal lover, I have a zoo of my own (all my cats are shelter cats) at home.

SHERRY LAFORTUNE

PRESIDENT
ADOPTION TEAM
FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
GRANT WRITING

Hi! My name is Sherry Lafortune. I’ve been a Board Director since early 2017. The Shelter has been my second home! I grew up loving animals and have many “fur babies” of my own now. I also have two children, run a horse boarding facility and work full time as a dental assistant.

NOLA ALTON

DIRECTOR ON THE BOARD
FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

LYNN HORSMAN

TREASURER
FUNDRAISING / EVENTS

I’m Lynn Horsman. I am a self diagnosed Ailurophile. I have always loved cats and have advocated for a shelter in Camrose for years. My dream came true and volunteering for the Shelter keeps me happy. I have been the Treasurer of the Board for 4 years. My background is bank management and accounting. I owned a bookstore in Rocky Mountain House for 8 years and sold it to move here to enjoy my wonderful grandchildren. I work part time for Recycle with Centra Cam and was previously the Chairperson for the Camrose Women’s Shelter, another good cause. When I’m not busy I love to travel and read.

LEAH- DAOUST-HOSKINS

DIRECTOR ON THE BOARD

Leah Daoust-Hoskins has worked at a wildlife hospital, humane society, vet clinics, and boarding kennels. She is a Walks ‘N’ Wags Pet First Aid instructor and a dog trainer holding the CPDT-KA (Certified Pet Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed) certification. Through CAAWLS (Chimo Animal Assisted Wellness and Learning), she performs evaluations on pets whose owners want to do therapy work with them. Leah has a boxer mix named Maya.

BRENDA WILLIAMS

SECRETARY
ADMIN ASSISTANT
FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

As a life-long animal lover, Brenda joined the Board of Directors in November
2019 when she discovered the opportunity to unite with an organization that shared
her passion for animal advocacy and a sincere desire to help. Brenda retired after
30 years with the Alberta Government, bringing her perspective for office
operations including the area of Personnel/Human Resources.
With an extensive background and work experience, her ability to contribute to the
office environment by organizing office procedures, filing systems, and providing
administrative support to staff and board members, serves her well in contributing
to CAASS. Brenda is also a member on the Fundraising/Events Committee and
the Finance/Audit Committee, as well as the Chair on the Personnel/HR
Committee.
Outside of volunteer work hours, Brenda likes to spend her time reading, cooking,
baking, crafting cards, knitting and crocheting. Summer-time means camping in
their Motorhome, along with family, including their wonderful ten-year-old Shih
Tzu, Harley. A trip across Canada is in the near future!

DESIRAE DREVER

VICE PRESIDENT
FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT

SHARI EDGINGTON


DIRECTOR ON THE BOARD

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