The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Lisa Veit as Executive Director.
“Lisa brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this leadership position,” said Meaghan Middleton, chair of the board of GHS, in a press release.
“His knowledge of animal housing and animal welfare is essential to our growth as we build on our past successes and enter this new era of strategic development for GHS. to have at the helm.
Veit has served as interim executive director since the departure of Adrienne McBride in March. She has dedicated her career to advancing animal care and welfare.
Since joining GHS as Associate Director in 2015, Veit has championed the development of important programs, including strengthening the GHS Cares program to preserve the human-animal bond during difficult times; advance the organization’s nationally recognized wildlife agenda; and play a central role in capacity planning to reimage and move GHS to its new location at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd., the statement said.
“This is a very exciting time for GHS as we build on our 129 years of experience providing essential services and original programs that meet the needs of people and animals living in Guelph and Wellington County. “, says Veit, in the press release.
“I am passionate about the essential role animals play in our community and proud of our team’s work to advance animal welfare, promote compassion, and strengthen the human-animal bond.”
Prior to GHS, Veit held leadership positions as a member of the leadership team at the Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Center and as Director of Animal Care and Wildlife Services at the Ontario SPCA and the Humane Society. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Animal Shelter Administrators of Ontario and served on the Accreditation and National Standards Advisory Committee of Humane Canada.
Veit holds a B.Sc. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Guelph and an M.Sc. in Biology from Queen’s University. She lives in Guelph with her family and adopted pets — two dogs, two cats and a guinea pig.