Critter Care has a full-time staff of three animal care supervisors, and our Executive Director Mrs Gail Martin. In addition to this we have a full time volunteer office administrator Ms. Maureen Binnie who currently sits as President of our Board of Directors. We also have an enormous support group of part-time volunteers that assist in a variety of capacities throughout the organization.
Our animal care staff comes from a variety of backgrounds including Eastern Canada, the Southern United States, and Europe. Each of them has relevant expertise that compliments the needs not only of the animals in care but the public at large whom we strive to support through our efforts. All told we have a combined total of over 60 years of wild animal experience, not just in rehab, but in education, operant conditioning, enrichment and field study.
When you have a team such as this it affords you the opportunity to not only manage animals in care, but also identify the best possible release areas. We carefully take into account the populations of animals in release areas as well as supporting fauna, cover, food and water supplies necessary to support the lowest mortality rate possible.
The staff of Critter Care supports continuing education and takes great pride in the work that we do. We appreciate your continued support.
Gail Martin,Executive Director Critter Care Wildlife Society
Gail has worked tirelessly for the last thirty years with several different organizations as an avid conservationist and knowledgeable rehabilitator. Early in her career she noted the need for a Mammal rehab center in the lower mainland of British Columbia and set about building the framework that would lead to Critter Care Wildlife Society, the culmination of her lifetime commitment to the preservation of all living things.
Angela Fontana – Senior Animal Care Supervisor
Angela was raised in South Carolina, USA. Her love of animals began young, and she always knew that she would one day work with them. After high school, Angela attended the University of Maine where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology.
Angela first came to Critter Care Wildlife Society as an intern in the summer of 2006, while still at University.
Breanne Glinnum – Animal Care Supervisor
Maureen Binnie – President of Critter Care Wildlife Society
Who is Maureen Binnie? Maureen has had a deep seated love for and unbelievable compassion toward animals all of her life, and chooses to spend the rest of that life with them in whatever capacity is made available to her.
When she retired at the end of August 2002 she came to the annual Critter Care Wildlife Society Open House after seeing an ad in the local paper – she thought this just might be the place for her to volunteer. She was introduced to Hoover, the resident Bobcat, and the decision was made.
A short time later she was given the privilege of looking after Hoover and it soon became a 7-days-a-week love. As time went on, her administrative skills became more needed and her time with Hoover lessened.
In 2003 she became a Board Member and in 2005 became and remains the President of Critter Care Wildlife Society. Her dedication to this organization and its animals is still fresh and unfading. Over the many years of volunteer work, Maureen has had the privilege and honor of holding and loving River Otters, a Cougar Kitten, countless Raccoon babies and a Black Bear cub.
John Wilcock, Vice President
Jan Myrol, Treasurer
Bob Warnick, Director
Don Griffith, Director
Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. and residing in White Rock, B.C., Don is now retired but previously worked with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and the BC Assessment Authority.
His hobbies include golf, travel, volunteering and time with family and friends. Don volunteered with Ducks Unlimited Canada for 15 years, Community Policing – RCMP White Rock Detachment for 11 years, on White Rock City Council committees for 5 years and in recent years with Critter Care Wildlife Society.
Don enjoys working to enhance & restore wildlife habitat and to rehabilitate animals within BC. He finds assisting in the rescue, rehabilitation & release of BC mammals so that future generations may enjoy the various species both worthwhile & gratifying.