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

Mark Takhar

Chief Operations Officer

Mark Takhar joined the BC SPCA as the Chief Operations Officer in November 2013. Prior to becoming the COO, Mark held the position of Executive Director at the Calgary Humane Society where he advanced his knowledge of animal welfare and strategic management. Mark  previously worked at the BC SPCA for nine years where he held several strategic positions, including the role of General Manager, Branch Services. Prior to his time with the BC SPCA, Mark held the position of District Operations Manager at the Livermore Animal Medical Clinic where he worked for seven years.

In his new role, Mark oversees the areas of animal health, behaviour & welfare, and operations with the goal of advancing the standards of care in all three areas across the province.

Other executive staff

Yvonne Whiting
General Manager, Human & Volunteer Resources

Geoff Urton
Senior Manager, Stakeholder Relations

Craig Naherniak
General Manager, Humane Education

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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