Ontario SPCA and Humane Society Board of Directors
Catherine MacNeill, Chair
After a long career at Queen’s University, where Catherine was the Director of Alumni Affairs, she became the Executive Director for the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education, and later the Senior Researcher for Engagement Analysis Inc. Catherine has the honour of being the current Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society and has been involved with the Ontario SPCA in a variety of roles since 2005. A lifelong advocate with a deep commitment to animal welfare that started at the age of seven, when with her 15 cents allowance, Catherine bought a cat from a neighbour who was mistreating it and brought it home, much to her parent’s surprise. Over the years, Catherine and her husband have taken in and shared their country home and barn with many cats, dogs, horses, donkeys and chickens.
Kari Wilson, Vice-Chair
Kari is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors. She is currently the Executive Director of a Healthcare Foundation, has served locally on many Boards and is an active volunteer within her community. Having served most of her 23-year career in the not-for-profit sector, Kari offers insights into not-for-profit Board governance and fund development.
Adam Delle Case, Treasurer
Adam is a Partner with BDO Canada, with over 21 years of professional experience providing accounting and assurance, tax and consulting services to owner-managed corporations, not-for-profit organizations and individuals.
Adam works with a number of not-for-profits and public sector entities and several Boards, advising on various operational and strategic topics that have given him the knowledge of the challenges Boards face and potential solutions to dealing with them.
Krista Slade, Director
Krista Slade is an international advancement leader with experience working on four continents, primarily supporting higher education. This includes leading the fundraising campaign for the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto, global head of advancement for the Rhodes Scholarships and establishing the Asia-Pacific operations for the Council for Advancement & Support of Education (CASE) in Singapore. Krista is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and active with the Canadian Leaders at Sea program with the Royal Canadian Navy. She is passionate about animal welfare and programs for companion animals and seniors.
Judy DeCicco, Director
Judy is a retired teacher and Principal with significant experience working in Northern Ontario in isolated Indigenous communities. As a Principal, she had the opportunity to modify and adapt the education programs to address the needs of the communities she served.
She has always been an animal lover and felt that the North has different needs. She became a volunteer at the Thunder Bay & District Humane Society and joined their Board soon after.
Judy believes her main role on the Board for the Ontario SPCA is to advocate for the North and provide more representation to address the unique issues and needs seen every day.