Our Leadership Team

At the heart of every successful organization are the people who work tirelessly to support the mission and vision set out. Great leaders lend their strength and talents to provide inspiration and guidance through every decision.

We proudly introduce you to our senior leadership team at EHS:

Chief Executive Officer

Liza Sunley

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Since joining EHS at the start of 2019, Liza has leveraged her long history in non-profit leadership towards the goal of development and implementation of a five-year strategic plan. Utilizing her skills in management and planning, Liza is dedicated to supporting the community, EHS staff, and the animals in their care. Previously opening her home to fostered dogs and using services such as Central Bark and Muddy Paws Dog Wash for her animals, joining EHS was a perfect fit.

Before EHS, Liza shared her talents as the Chief Operating Officer at Bissell Centre, overseeing all programs and services for this inner-city non-profit, supporting people living in poverty. She was also Executive Director at the Lurana Shelter Society, a local refuge providing safety and supports for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. As a dedicated local leader and spokesperson for Ovarian Cancer Canada, Liza was recognized by YWCA Edmonton with a Women of Distinction Award.

As a child, Liza was always passionate about wanting a pet but with a father in the air force, frequent moves made this a challenge. Her first pet came in grade 6 with a hamster named Fifi. Since then, her love of animals has only grown. She enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, sunny days with the family cats (Chester & Candy) – both adopted from EHS – as well as taking her adopted dog (Ruby) to the park.

Director, Finance & HR

Connie Muller, CPA,CMA, CCA, FCP

Prior to EHS, Connie worked for SCM Insurance Services. Her diverse experience has provided teams and management with support ensuring timely and accurate financial data combined with analysis, process improvements and IT options.

With EHS she continues her mission to implement improvements and process efficiencies. Embracing her role as the Director of Finance & Human Resources, she seeks to foster a nurturing environment for all staff that consists of thoughtful leadership, recognition, and growth, by leveraging her skills in team building and mentorship.

Having grown up on the family farm and surrounded by wildlife, Connie was introduced to animals at a young age with everything from kittens, rabbits, and dogs, to livestock. In her free time, Connie enjoys gardening, travel, and a variety of creative pursuits.

Director, Operations

Mike Foote, DBTMc

Mike joined EHS bringing with him experience from the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) K-9 and Tactical Divisions. Building an incredible relationship with his K-9 partner allowed him to tap into a deeper connection with animals.

Animal welfare and public service runs in Mike’s blood. As a youth, Mike’s parents operated the London Humane Society and his uncle later operated the Scarborough Humane Society. Exposure to animals at a young age helped inform his decision to join the K-9 unit where he really witnessed the incredible acts animals are capable of.

Mike accepted the Director of Operations position after having held several other roles with EHS, including with the behaviour and training teams and most recently as the Director of Administration where he oversaw IT and facilities. When not busy with ensuring things are running smoothly at EHS, Mike enjoys spending time with his family and pets, especially playing fetch and doing scent work with his Shepard, Xena.

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