Elizabeth Murphy

Chief Executive Officer

A pet enthusiast who works to ensure that all companion animals have access to fabulous homes and healthcare. Favourite pastimes include: dreaming up unique programming ideas which is much appreciated by SPCA staff who already have full workloads, and working out how to secure enough funding so the SPCA can afford to operate said unique programs. Favourite color is brown & beige because pet hair won’t show. Favourite song is “Who Let the Dogs Out” because she knows who let the dogs out and is proud of her role in it.

Sandra Flemming

Provincial Director of Animal Care

Dedicated to only the best outcomes for all animals under the care of the SPCA; Sandra has the energy of a puppy combined with the nature of a wild kitten and an extraordinary ability to tame the chaos that is the one constant of any animal shelter. Favorite pastimes include ensuring the SPCA operates at the highest standard of animal care and tending to the menagerie of animals recuperating in her office. Favourite song is Animal House because it reminds her of her favorite place in the world to be.

Karen DeWolfe
Director of Finance

Interested primarily in maximizing the return on dollars spent to improve the lives of animals in the care of the SPCA. Favorite pastimes include working as an Enforcement Officer a few days a month and helping when needed in SPCA Shelters and Hospitals around the province. Favourite colour is green for obvious reasons and favourite song is “This Old Man” because he implored people to give the dog a bone.

info@spcans.ca | 844-835-4798

Heather Woodin
Director of Programs and Administration

The epitome of a cat lady – but there is no crazy here. Can be found evenings and weekends scouring the province for cats in need with her phone in hand so she can quickly respond to questions. Favourite pastimes include tucking motherless kittens in her clothes to keep them warm while compiling data so the best decisions possible are made for the animals. Favorite song is Cats in the Cradle…because obviously!

info@spcans.ca | 844-835-4798

Dr. Kyla Wuhr
Director of Veterinary Services

Dr. Kyla Wuhr always knew she wanted to work with animals. During her schooling at Atlantic Veterinary College, she met a special kitty named Merlot. They’ve been together ever since and just celebrated Merlot’s 20th birthday. After graduating in 2005, Dr. Kyla Wuhr worked in private practices until she joined the SPCA family two years ago. She is proud to be part of an organization that gives back to the community.

vet@spcans.ca | 902-706-4155

Marni Tuttle
Executive Director, Advancement and VP SPCA College of Animal Welfare

Making sure every gift makes the donor and the animal feel good. When Marni is not raising money for the SPCA you’ll find her off making her a community a better place at one of her many volunteer activities.  Favourite colour is green because she’s determined to have an ev charger station at every shelter. Favourite song is “Never gonna give you up” because she’s never gonna let you down.

mtuttle@spcans.ca | 844-835-4798 ext 231

Sarah Lyon, CFRE
Director of External Relations

Sarah is the Director of Marketing and Communications with the Nova Scotia SPCA. At home, she parents rescue dog Mz. Roxy Roller and son Lochlan. Telling the stories of adopters, donors, and volunteers is what makes her tail wag.

slyon@spcans.ca | 902-229-8620