Fort McMurray SPCA welcomes a new Executive Director

In News & Media by FMSPCA Support

Following a lengthy and intensive selection process, the Fort McMurray SPCA’s Board of Directors is delighted to announce the appointment of Teena Francis as its Executive Director. Ms. Francis joins the Fort McMurray SPCA with 20 years of experience in the social profit sector, including working in the field of education and First Nations, Métis and Inuit. Teena also has a great love of animals.
Ms. Francis has served as the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of the Fort McMurray Public School District and as the Executive Director for the Wood Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.
“Ms. Francis is recognized for her exceptional managerial leadership, capacity building and sharp governance acumen,” said George Rowe, President of the Board of Directors at the Fort McMurray SPCA.
“As an experienced manager and advocate for causes, Teena has exactly the right mix of skills and knowledge that we need for the Society to meet the ever-increasing demand for our programs and services. We could not be more enthusiastic for the future of the Fort McMurray SPCA and for the animals we serve.”
Ms. Francis adds that she is “truly honoured to join and contribute to an organization in which people are both so passionate and full of compassion. I look forward to working with the staff as well as our volunteers and stakeholders.”
Ms. Francis is committed to fundraising and increasing corporate sponsorships that will help the Fort McMurray SPCA in developing new programs and help more animals. She wants the SPCA to remain a leader in providing the best possible care for shelter animals.
On behalf of the staff, volunteers and Board of Directors, we would like to welcome Teena to the Fort McMurray SPCA family and into her new role effective November 20, 2017.