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.