Board & Staff

Get to know the people behind the scenes! Click on each person to see their full profile.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Rhonda Skinner

    President

    Rhonda started volunteering at WRSE in 2007 after bringing an injured Saw-whet owl to the rehabilitation centre. In addition to being board president, she volunteers in animal care and is a squirrel nanny and a wildlife pick-up driver. Rhonda has a degree in Applied Communications and works as a freelance writer and editor….

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  • Elizabeth Disman

    Vice President

    Elizabeth is the mother of two children and an animal advocate. She is the founder of an HR Consulting company that operates primarily throughout Alberta. She and her team of consultants provide coaching and advise to business owners and presidents to help them implement processes and systems to make their…

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  • Al Stewart

    Treasurer

    Al Stewart joined the board in 2016 to participate in the animal welfare, educational, and fundraising activities of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton. Al is a Chartered Professional Accountant, working in public practice, with a focus on taxation and tax planning for Canadian and international businesses and organizations. Al also enjoys outdoor…

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  • Sarah Batchelor

    Secretary

    Sarah Batchelor joined the board in 2015, motivated to lend her experience in animal welfare and fundraising to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton. With a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and a Certified Associate in Project Management designation, Sarah works in the non-profit sector in a…

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  • Kate McKenzie

    Director

    At a very young age, Kate’s mother taught her to have care and compassion towards all living creatures, profoundly impacting how she interacts with the world. In keeping with this philosophy and wanting to help animals, she began serving the WRSE Board of Directors in 2013, and has been a…

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  • Kay McCormack

    Director

    Kay McCormack rejoined the WRSE Board in 2016. She has been active on the WRSE periphery for 30 years as a volunteer, staff member and board member. Kay worked in the veterinary field as an Registered Animal Health Technologist and through that became a friend and fan of WRSE. She…

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STAFF

  • Graham Currie

    Executive Director

    Graham was drawn to WILDNorth because of the important work that we do — he believes that, as our cities grow, we have an increasing responsibility to the wild animals that are affected by municipal infrastructure and activity. Graham recognizes that as Albertans have a diversity of backgrounds, beliefs and…

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  • Kim Blomme

    Director, Wildlife Services

    Kim is passionate about urban wildlife and can find beauty in the everyday species that call Edmonton home!  She is a Registered Veterinary Technologist with over 30 years’ experience in small animal medicine and is the founder of the WILDNorth (formerly the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton). She has been…

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  • Dale Gienow

    Manager of Donor Relations and Rescue Operations

    Dale joined the WILDNorth team in 2017. He has worked with many conservation organizations across Canada and has been involved in wildlife advocacy for over 30 yrs. While in Ontario, Dale established the Muskoka Wildlife Centre. This wildlife rescue and education park housed the province’s largest collection of non-releasable, native…

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  • Elizabeth Malta

    Animal Care Manager

    This is Elizabeth’s 3rd year with WILDNorth. Caring for animals has been a life-long passion for her. She was a former environmental analyst for the federal government, but gave that up to devote her life helping distressed animals. Before joining the WILDNorth, she worked for several years at a range of…

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  • Kristen King

    Senior Wildlife Rehabilitator

    Kristen started with WILDNorth as a volunteer in 2009 and interned during the summer of 2013. She then worked as a wildlife technician starting in November 2015, and became Senior Wildlife Rehabilitator in April 2016. Kristen graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science with specialization in…

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  • Carly Stenhouse

    WILDEd Manager and Wildlife Technician

    Carly began her journey with WILDNorth in the spring of 2013 as an Animal Care Intern, then was hired on as Education Coordinator at the end of that summer. She holds a bilingual bachelor’s degree in Environmental and Conservation Sciences with a major in Conservation Biology from the University of Alberta….

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  • Kasia Brytan

    Volunteer & Events Coordinator

    Kasia began working at WILDNorth in the summer of 2016, right in the middle of busy season! She started as our Office Coordinator before transitioning into the role of Volunteer & Events Coordinator. While her love for animals, both wild and domestic, and the Earth beneath our feet are what connects…

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  • Jade Murphy

    Office Administrator/Instructor

    Jade started working with WILDNorth in May 2016 as the Wildlife Hotline and Intake Co-ordinator. She spent the summer answering calls from members of the public, arranging rescues, in-taking new wildlife patients, and raising baby birds that required constant attention. At the end of the summer, Jade was offered a…

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  • Megan Biglow

    Megan began interning at WILDNorth in April 2015 and has continued working there ever since. Before joining the team, she was a wildlife field biologist for several years working up north on various projects. She felt a lack of connectedness with directly helping animals and this inspired her to fulfill…

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