chairperson - brandy auseth
Brandy grew up in Saskatchewan part of family of animal lovers/rescuers. She acquired her Certificate of Equine Studies from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts and Technology. She moved to the Lac La Biche area in 2007 and became aware of the desperate need to an animal shelter in the area while managing the local veterinary clinic. She has been involved with the Lac La Biche Regional Humane Society since day being involved with animal care, social media, communications, web design, fostering and adopting. She served on the board as a DAL from 2014-2020 and now as the board chair Brandy is committed to working with fellow board members to advance the organization.
Brandy lives on a farm with her husband and two kids. They have a happy farm with horses, cattle, poultry, cats and dogs.
Vice Chair - MJ Siebold
MJ has been an animal lover all her life. She graduated from the Animal Health Technician program at NAIT in 1983 & began working at the Lynnwood Veterinary Hospital. In 1990 she, her husband & 2 boys moved back to her hometown of Lac La Biche where they have a small farm, having had pigs, cows, horses & most recently Boer goats! In addition to their small goat herd, they also consider a llama, 3 dogs and 2 cats as members of the family. She was involved in 4-H both as parent & Veterinary Science Project leader for well over a decade. From the time she was a small girl, she rescued anything that needed help, from birds, to caterpillars to our four-legged companion animals. When expecting her first son, her sister said to her “I just can’t picture you with a baby… a litter of puppies for sure though!”
She has always been a big believer in “being the change you want to see in the world”, & recognized many years ago that there was a desperate need in our region for an animal rescue/shelter. So, in 2014, when her boys were grown & gone, she set out to establish one. On October 29, 2014 she was elected as Board Chairperson to the newly incorporated Lac La Biche Regional Humane Society & served 4 terms in that role. She recently took a half-step back to the Vice-Chair position, with her focus now on programming & fundraising. She is proud to be a part a community that recognized there was a problem with so many animals in need, & then embraced the Humane Society as a key part of the solution in ensuring the animals in our region are treated humanely.
Secretary - JORDAN GREEN
Jordan is thrilled to be able to assist in finding pets their forever homes. She grew up at Lac La Biche and was accompanied by a dog at all times. She and her family saved a lovely husky named Blu a few years ago, and today she is the proud owner of the adorable Bauer. She has previous experience volunteering with multiple organizations within the community and is excited to contribute to enhancing the quality of life for rescue animals in the Lac La Biche region.
Treasurer - Nancy Litzenberger
Nancy moved to Lac La Biche 17 years ago with a husband, three dogs and two house cats. She has been involved with purebred dogs, showing in conformation and obedience since 1990. She is a member of the Collie Club of Canada and the Collie Club of America and is currently owned by two Smooth Collies.
Nancy is excited to be a part of the new Lac La Biche Regional Humane Society.
Director At Large - Stacie Dease
Stacie has been an animal lover her whole life. Over the years she has opened her home to many strays. She has ended up giving permanent homes to a few of them after they were unwanted by their owners. She has been happily married for 23 years to her husband Dale who also has a soft spot for animals. She is almost an empty nester with 2 teenage boys one of which is off to college to pursue his trade. She has been a resident of Lac la biche since 1989. She is currently the proud mom of 7 Fur Babies, 3 dogs 2 of which were rehomed to them, 4 cats 1 of them who is now 16yrs old, happy and healthy that she adopted as a stray who was going to be euthanized by the vet back in the day when we had no Humane Society to house stray cats for more than 3 days. She 100% support the work that the Humane Society does. Recently she has started fostering a few of the animals until they can be placed in there Fur Ever Home and have directed the TNR program for the Feral cat colony out at Golden Sands. She is excited to join the board and help as many animals in need as possible.
Director at Large - Christina Wac
Christina is originally from Calgary. She moved to Vancouver to complete her Masters of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and subsequently moved to Lac La Biche in 2018 to work as a librarian. She has been a self-proclaimed ‘cat-lady’ all her life (she even chose to get a cat over a trip to Disneyland when she was a child and had the same cat for 21 years!). Christina is a regular cat volunteer and especially likes to spend time socializing the shy cats in the shelter. She began volunteering for LLBRHS in 2020, and later fostered and adopted her current cat. She has previous board and research experience and is excited to work alongside the other board members!
DIRECTOR AT LARGE - JENNA HUFFMAN
Bio to come