Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Craig Naherniak

General Manager, Humane Education

Craig Naherniak is the BC SPCA’s General Manager of Humane Education and oversees the BC SPCA’s SPCA Certified program. He has been with the SPCA creating education materials for over 20 years. Prior to the BC SPCA Craig has worked on several farms including being the operational manager of a commercial hog farm on Vancouver Island. He has experience working with layers, broilers, ducks, goats, pigs, horses, sheep and cattle, and a number companion animals including cats, dogs and small animals.

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from UVIC and a Masters degree in Environmental Studies from York University. Craig’s academic work focused on human/animal relationships, an analysis of cultural and historical perspectives toward nature and animals, and environmental education. As well as youth based humane education programming, Craig oversees the development of companion animal care and behaviour materials and edits the Society’s two magazines – Bark! and AnimalSense.

Other executive staff

Yvonne Whiting
General Manager, Human & Volunteer Resources

Geoff Urton
Senior Manager, Stakeholder Relations

Mark Takhar
Chief Operations Officer

Marcie Moriarty
Chief Prevention and Enforcement Officer

Dr. James Lawson
Chief Animal Health Officer

Dr. Sara Dubois
Chief Scientific Officer

Craig Daniell
Chief Executive Officer

Rosemary Conder, CFRE
Chief Development Officer

Lorie Chortyk
General Manager, Community Relations

Robert Busch
General Manager, Facility Development

John Andrew
Chief Financial Officer

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