Board of Directors

Jeannie Magis


Jeannie Magis

Jeannie’s career started off with the birds… literally! Inspired by the Exxon Valdez, she began her career in wildlife rehabilitation with a focus on oil spill response. Jeannie was invited to manage the Southern California facility for the International Bird Rescue and was part of the IFAW International Oil Spill Response Team. In 2004 she moved to Vancouver and began working at Royal Columbian Hospital as a Laboratory Technician. Eight years later she decided to merge her two passions – Health & Wellness, and Food – and entered the world of Natural & Organic food sales with a focus on the Independent grocers in B.C. In Jeannie’s spare time you will find her testing her culinary skills or out hiking and enjoying the great outdoors.

Nicole Belanger


Nicole Belanger

Nicole, who is an experienced Veterinary Technician and a forestry and wildlife specialist, has been a long-time advocate for wildlife. As well as working in veterinary clinics, she has experience as an emergency oiled wildlife responder and wildlife rehabilitator.

She has dedicated the past 11 years of her professional life working in the research field; first with the University of Alberta and then with the University of British Columbia where she has spent the past eight years managing the Breeding Facility for the Center for Disease Modeling.

As well as acting as Vice President for the Board of Directors at Wildlife Rescue, Nicole is proud to volunteer her time as the Chair of the Animal Care Committee.

Nicole enjoys nature walks with her two terrier companions and is an avid wildlife photographer.

Laurie Murdoch


Laurie has over 20 years of Human Resources and Operations experience, 18 of which have been in an HR leadership role. Laurie joined Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2015 as the Vice President of People & Organization. Previously she was the Director of Human Resources and Recruiting at Digital Domain. Her focus and strengths are in the areas of strategy, immigration, recruitment, employee relations, leadership and employee development. Laurie’s role as a Human Resources leader is to successfully support the goals and practices while working to align those tasks with the business’ initiatives and objectives. She has been instrumental in making Human Resources a leader at the executive table. As a result of this partnership, Laurie has been able to assist an enterprise through many organizational redesigns. Laurie is astute in identifying  areas in need of improvement with the vision to develop and implement successful action plans. These days Laurie is also focusing her efforts around supporting organizations in the not for profit arena where she can. The areas of interest for her are issues that affect women, children and animals.

Erika Lambert-Shirzad











Erika is a lawyer with a multi-disciplinary solicitor/litigator practice, practicing a mix of environmental, municipal, health, expropriation and regulatory law. Erika has extensive experience drafting bylaws and policies, conducting legal research, providing legal advice and opinions, and negotiating and drafting agreements. She has also acted as counsel in legal proceedings before administrative tribunals and in civil litigation, judicial review and injunction proceedings before all levels of British Columbia courts.

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