527 Avonlough Road, Belleville K8N 4Z2
613-968-4673  •  Email Us

Donna Endicott, Chair

Bio:
Currently serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Quinte Humane Society, Donna is a retired Regional Director for the Canadian Red Cross (Toronto Region). As a Canadian Red Cross delegate, Donna was deployed for earthquake relief in Armenia (1988), Relief Administration in South Sudan (1989) and to the American Red Cross during Hurricane Andrew’s devastation in 1992. She was previously the Executive Director for Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (Toronto) and the Associate Executive Director for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ontario. Locally Donna has served on the Board of Directors for the Community Development Council (CDC), Three Oaks Foundation, and Friends of the Trail Inc. She joined the Quinte Humane Society Board of Directors in 2016. In 2018 Scruffy, a Shih Tzu/Terrier puppy who was surrendered to QHS found his forever home with Donna and her husband. Donna has one Son and a Granddaughter.

Egerton Boyce, Vice Chair

Bio:
Ege is a life long resident of Belleville, graduating from Loyalist College with a diploma in Law and Security. Ege sat on Belleville City Council for an impressive 15 years, and was either a member or chair on dozens of committees. Ege has been a Youth Worker in various Youth Correctional Facilities, where he has dedicated his life to mentoring troubled and at risk youth for the past 30 years. He is a firm believer in the mission of the Quinte Humane Society, and a strong advocate for the future build of our new facility. Thank you Ege for advocating for the most vulnerable, human and animals alike!

Jim Woolnough, Treasurer

Bio:
Jim has an impressive history working as an accountant in many capacities. From tax accounting, insurance sales, and estate planning, Jim has a broad knowledge surrounding finance. He has served as Treasurer on the Quinte Humane Society Board of Directors for the past 2 years. Jim enjoys spending time outdoors walking, cycling and tries his hand at golf whenever schedules allow. He keeps busy by donating his time to many organizations throughout the Quinte Region. Currently acting as Chair of Finance at Eastminster United Church in Belleville for the past 5 years, Jim is President of Probus Club of Quinte, and offers time during tax season to assist mid to low income families. We feel confident knowing our finances are managed by someone so experienced. Now retired, he is happily married with 3 children and is a proud Grandfather of 2. Jim is an animal lover, and enjoyed raising a dog, by the name of Max, over 14 years. Last year the difficult decision was made to end Max’s pain and have him humanely euthanized. “I do miss him, especially for the many walks and adventures we took".

Tara Brindley, Secretary

Bio:
On leave, bio to come.

Arlene Shepard, Acting Secretary

Bio:
Arlene has an extensive background (37 years) in Magazine Publishing- with focus on marketing and promotion, she is surely an asset to the QHS and the new initiatives being developed! Arlene recently moved from Brampton, to Belleville with her loving husband Mike, son Daniel, and canine companions Jack and Emmy. During her working life Arlene managed premier magazine brands and spent the final phase of her career on the retail side of publishing. Arlene retired in 2017 as Vice President of Gateway Newstands in Toronto. Whether at the cottage, travelling or golfing, Arlene is enjoying retirement surrounded by family and friends. Welcome aboard Arlene, our future looks bright!

Chris Barry, Director

Bio:
Chris Barry chose a career in law enforcement, and at the beginning of 2021 he was promoted to Deputy Chief with the Belleville Police Service. This is his 29th year in policing, and his 6th year serving on the board of directors for the Quinte Humane Society. Chris resides in Roslin with his wife, 3 rescue cats, as well as 3 dogs- including 2 English Pointers he adopted from Rescue Organizations. Animal Welfare is a cause Chris has always been invested in. He is committed to the advancement of the QHS and seeing a new facility built. This will ensure future success for staff operations, and the many homeless animals seeking refuge in the Quinte Region. Thank you Chris for your continued dedication to the QHS and all we stand for!

Marijo Cuerrier, Director

Bio:
A natural leader, mentor and community builder with an entrepreneurial mindset, Marijo has a passion to empower others to succeed. Believing that excellence in marketing is the foundation of all successful business ventures, Marijo applies her experience in the field to her seat on the Quinte Humane Society Board of Directors. She is a high energy, no-nonsense, ‘get the job done and make it fun while you’re at it’ kind of personality and is passionate about animal welfare.
Marijo slowly migrated from Kleinberg, to Durham, to Northumberland, and finally settled in Belleville, where she met her husband. Her two grown children live in Toronto and the Gulf Islands off the shores of Vancouver. She has fond memories growing up with dogs, and currently shares her home with a chocolate lab named Summer, partially trained in disability, Summer is the love of their lives. We look forward to the innovative and creative thinking she has to offer.

Hank Koudsi, Director

Bio:
Hank Koudsi brings a fresh perspective to QHS. With 28-year experience in the public sector, a background in Human Resource Management, governance and client relations, Hank has vast experience and expertise to contribute as a member of QHS Board of Directors. Hank immigrated to Canada from Syria, growing up with different cultural beliefs, his younger years didn’t include animals. He, along with his brothers were finally able to change this, and convince their parents to welcome a cat into the home. The rest is history; throughout the years, Hank has shared his life with companion animals. In Hank’s words “I’m so proud to be a part of this fantastic team of loving and caring staff, volunteers and Board of Directors.” Hank, we’re delighted to have you on board!

Kelly McCaw, Director

Bio:
Born and raised in Belleville Ontario, Kelly has always been active in her community. Kelly is a business owner and a city counsellor. She offers the Quinte Humane Society a wealth of information, knowledge and experience. Kelly is a lifelong animal lover, and what better position to serve, than as a member of the board of directors for the Quinte Humane Society. She is a wife and mother to 2 children Kennedy and Kyle, Sadie a 12-year-old black lab, and a 3-year-old cat and QHS alumni “Little Pants.” Kelly and her family have made the safety, health and preservation of animals their lifelong mission. This aligns perfectly with the mission of the QHS, thank you Kelly for your continued support!

Kelly Rumble, Director

Bio:
On Leave, bio to come.