Our Team

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T.Ryan

Founder & President

Mental Health Advocate, Volunteer Liaison with First Responders

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James Hudson

Vice President

Responsible for the Canine Therapy for First Responders design and Brand Management, Jim takes care of our Design work, presentations, and print material for First Responders and Stations.

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David Ryan

Treasurer

Retired after a 30+ career from Irving, Dave is responsible for the responsible fiscal management of our non profit organization.

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Secretary & CKC Dog Coordinator

Secretary for the organization.

Dog Coordinator - To assist in the procurement and selection of K9's suitable for the organization. They also may work with Accredited agencies across Canada to acquire Certified Assistant K9's.

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Shannon Daley

Mental Wellness / Community Engagement

Government Relations (working with any local governments, unions, senior members of First Responder Industry), providing guidance on HR guidelines and ‘best practice’ models across industries for mental health programs.

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Jessica Papple

Lead Dog Coordinator & Fundraising

Dog coordinators seek and procure quality Canines suitable for the Organizational purposes of training Assisted Therapy Dogs. The individual will be responsible for collaboration among Breeders and or SPCA facilities within the province to identify possible upcoming litters, dogs available for adoption that would fit within the program. They also may work with Accredited agencies across Canada to acquire Certified Assistant K9's.

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Inspector Anika Becker

Police Represenative

As a serving member on the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force, Inspector Becker will provide feedback from a first level on having a dog placed within their station. Inspector Becker’s role will also include education to other First Responder industry/stations about the benefits of a Canine Program from an insiders perspective.

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Kelly Thibodeau - Fitzpatrick

Volunteer & Fundraising

Kelly assists with Volunteer events, and assists in fundraising events/activities for the organization.

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Jackie Fitzpatrick

Volunteer & Fundraising

Jackie assists with Volunteer events, and assists in fundraising events/activities for the organization.

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Jake Allan

Junior K9 Handler in Training

Jake is our 14yo volunteer Junior K9 handler in training. He will help with obedience training while learning Dog Handling Skills and Training. Jake has also participated in community events with local youth talking about Canine Therapy

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Dustin Armstrong

It Administrator

Dustin manages our IT services, Website services and all around general 'anything technical' needs. He is also partner of Jessica, owners of Atlantic Coast Labradors.