Our Team

The Avery Foundation is a volunteer-based and foster-run rescue organization, serving the city of Ottawa and surrounding region. We are a growing team of coordinators that are committed to helping animals in need.

Here at The Avery Foundation, we work together as a team and are very proud of the dynamic of perseverance we have fostered throughout the years. Our amazing coordinators all bring unique skills and experience to the organization, which allows us to focus on improving the lives of homeless pets.


Founder & CEO
Jenna Tregwin
Jenna oversees all operations, manages coordinators and resolves issues. She is involved in every part of the organization, from arranging events and performing adoption interviews to transporting animals to and from the veterinary clinic and managing finances.
Executive Director
Darcy Daoust
Darcy joined the Avery team in November 2011. In addition to day-to-day operations, Darcy manages new and current foster homes by answering emails and inquiries, performing home checks, transporting animals to and from veterinary appointments, dropping off supplies to foster families, etc. She is responsible for the East and Downtown core of Ottawa.
K9 Division Manager
Sandra Tucker
Sandra is the manager of anything dog related. She handles dog fosters, adoptions, new intakes, training... you name it! You can also find her at our events! If you're adopting a pup from us, chances are you'll be dealing with this experienced gal!
Adoptions Manager
Laura Stasiuk
Laura manages adoptions by responding to emails, answering questions, performing reference checks, arranging meet-and-greets in the foster homes and completing the adoption process by performing home checks.
Lead Events Manager
Emma Myers
Emma is one of our lead events coordinator; she organizes fundraisers such as online auctions, garage sales, adoption events, etc. Emma establishes and fosters relationships with local business owners and answers any inquiries about events and fundraisers.
Lead Events Manager
Natasha Saikali
Natasha establishes and fosters relationships with local business owners and answers any inquiries about events and fundraisers. She assists and organizes events and fundraisers such as online auctions, garage sales, BBQ's, etc.
Assistant Events Coordinator
Anna Johann
Anna was our main events coordinator from 2014-2015 while living in Ottawa. After relocating back home to Germany, she still assists with anything and everything she’s capable of doing while living overseas. She fostered so many important relationships with small business owners while in Ottawa; it’s a treat to continue to have her stay connected with our amazing supporters. From time to time she also helps out with our social media needs.
Assistant Events Coordinator
Liza Bialy
Liza was one of our main events coordinator from 2015-2016 while living in Ottawa. A new job prospect led Liza back to Edmonton where she originally moved from, however she still assists with events all the way from Alberta.
Social Media Guru
Alex Dodd
Alex is responsible for managing and updating our adoptable animals on our website, Facebook and Kijiji. Alex collects photos, videos and biographies of our pets and responds to general inquiries on our social media platforms.
Operations Manager
Krystal Kelly
Krystal is the administrative backbone to TAF. She ensures our database is accurate and up-to-date, she sends out vetting reminders to fosters and adopters and is the main correspondent with our vet clinics.