THE BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Lorie Chortyk

General Manager, Community Relations

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Lorie Chortyk has 33 years of experience in strategic communications and public relations, specializing in the not-for-profit sector.  A graduate of the University of British Columbia, she held senior communications positions at UBC and the Anglican Church of Canada before joining the BC SPCA in 2000 as director of public relations for the Vancouver Regional Branch. 

In 2003 she was appointed as the BC SPCA's general manager of community relations. For the past decade Lorie has also served as a consultant for capital fundraising campaigns for a wide range of educational and not-for-profit clients. 

Lorie is an accredited member and past board member of the Canadian Public Relations Society (Vancouver Chapter) and currently serves as the society's Regional Accreditation Examiner for B.C. and the Yukon.  She was the recipient of CPRS Vancouver's inaugural Excellence and Leadership in Communications Award.


Other executive staff

Geoff Urton
Manager, Stakeholder Relations

Mark Takhar
Chief Operations Officer

Craig Naherniak
General Manager, Humane Education

Marcie Moriarty
Chief Prevention and Enforcement Officer

Dr. James Lawson
Chief Animal Health Officer

Yvonne Groothedde
General Manager, Human Resources

Dr. Sara Dubois
Chief Scientific Officer

Craig Daniell
Chief Executive Officer

Rosemary Conder, CFRE
Chief Development Officer

Robert Busch
General Manager, Facility Development

John Andrew
Chief Financial Officer

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