Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors volunteers their time to steer The Fur-Bearers towards a sustainable future. They help to ensure our organization has the adequate resources, proper governance and policies to advance our mission.

Erin Ryan, MSc, RPBio (President)

Erin Ryan

Erin Ryan is a science communications specialist focused on wild animal welfare. She is a Registered Professional Biologist who holds a BSc in Applied Biology and an MSc in Applied Animal Biology from the University of British Columbia. Much of her work experience focuses on urban wildlife, including wildlife and rodent “pest” control. She has experience in research, communications, stakeholder relations, fundraising and event planning. Erin is a proud member of the Syilx nation.

Erin has been a passionate follower of The Fur-Bearers for many years with a shared passion for improving wildlife welfare and ending inhumane trapping. In 2019, she was a co-recipient of the Clements Award for “Outstanding Organization”, awarded to the AnimalKind program.

Dr. Elisabeth Ormandy (Vice President)

Elisabeth brings a diverse background in animal welfare and ethics, policy change, and nonprofit management to her role as a Board member for The Fur-Bearers. A descendent of the Ormandy “boat people” of northwest England and the Davidson clan of the Scottish Highlands, Elisabeth is grateful to live and conduct her animal advocacy work on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation, who provide rich teachings on respect for animals and the environment. In her day-to-day life, Elisabeth is the Programs Director for Animal Charity Evaluators.

Charly Jarrett (Treasurer)

Charly Jarrett

Charly Jarrett splits her time as a Digital and Data Specialist between Veterinarians without Borders and the BC SPCA. She is dedicated to growing the supporter bases of animal welfare organizations through optimizing and implementing digital best practices. With her specialties in social media and e-commerce, Charly brings a wealth of knowledge in current trends that will help Fur-Bearers continue to grow their message and strengthen their financial position. 

Charly is passionate about The Fur-Bearers mission and has been following their amazing work for years. She is thrilled to join the team of animal advocates that have been working to save lives.

Anne Carchesio (Secretary)

Bio coming soon.

Adrienne Maranduik (At Large)

Adrienne Maranduik holds a BSc in Animal Biology, and an MSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare from the University of Guelph. She has also earned an Associate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from BCIT. Historically most of her work has been focused on non-profit organizations and veterinary clinics, and she has had the pleasure of working with many species including traditional companion animals, farm animal species, wildlife populations, and more exotic or uncommon animals and insects, such as cheetahs, native bees, and other pollinators. She is also a mom of two wonderful children, and a hobby beekeeper.

Adrienne is very passionate about advancing the welfare of all species and hopes to be able to contribute and advance The Fur-Bearers mission and vision in a very meaningful way. 

Celeste Morales (At Large)

Celeste has been working in the human and animal well-being space for nearly four years in various positions with the Vancouver Humane Society, the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the University of Denver, and most recently as the Senior Director of Research and Development at Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE). She considers herself to be a scholar-activist in her work, and is deeply committed to pursuing social justice-oriented research related to the intersections of animals, people, the environment, and communities. Celeste is thrilled to be joining The Fur-Bearers, and says she is a proud Latina, dog mom to Harvey and Harlow, and has been vegan for nearly 10 years. Celeste was born in, and currently resides in, Vancouver, BC, which is situated on the stolen, unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) & sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.Adrienne is very passionate about advancing the welfare of all species and hopes to be able to contribute and advance The Fur-Bearers mission and vision in a very meaningful way. 

Carlene Field (At Large)

Carlene is a professional fundraiser with over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector. She is currently the Development Manager at Animal Justice, overseeing the organization’s fundraising strategy and donor support initiatives. She has experience successfully developing a range of fundraising programs and events at various organizations, and is excited to contribute to the continued advancement of The Fur-Bearers. Her favorite pastimes generally involve the enjoyment of our incredible Canadian wilderness and she is passionate about protecting these special places and the animals who live there. She currently resides in Vancouver, which is situated on traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) & sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. She usually lives with a foster rabbit or two.

Help Make A Difference

Join The Fur-Bearers today and help us protect fur-bearing animals in the wild and confinement. To become a monthly donor (for as little as $10/month – the cost of two lattes) please click here and help us save lives today. Your donation is tax-deductible.

About Us

Established in 1953, The Fur-Bearers is a charitable, non-partisan organization whose goals are to end the commercial fur trade and promote solutions for wildlife coexistence in communities. Your donation is tax-deductible. Charitable registration number: 130006125RR0002

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