Staff

 

Elaine Adair
Founder

Elaine Adair was the founder and President of Mississippi Spay and Neuter (MS SPAN) and Vice President of Operations for MS SPAN's delivery systems: Big Fix Clinic, transport and targeted voucher programs as well as the statewide referral program to other clinics and voucher programs.

She had in-depth knowledge about the intricacies of running high-volume spay/neuter clinics as well as first-hand experience in coalition-building with Mississippi SPAN. She was a consultant for establishing non-profit animal organizations and for administrative processes and services. In 2016, she with two other animal welfare advocates founded a 501(C)(6) non-profit group called AAIM. The Board of Directors was involved in promoting animal-related initiatives that engage in educational activities, advancing laws, ordinances, and policies in support of political subdivisions and non-profit organizations involved in animal welfare and protection emphasizing the welfare of dogs and cats in Mississippi.

Ms. Adair also had a background in the administrative support necessary for needs assessment, organizational development, and strategic planning that has extended over a 20 year profession starting with the United States Air Force and ending with an early retirement from Lockheed Martin Corporation and the Air National Guard.

She graduated with Distinction from University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Distributive Studies: Communication, Theatre, English and Psychology and from Southern College of Technology in Georgia with a Master’s Degree in Technical and Professional Communication. In 2012, she and her husband and their precious pets- including 4 feral cats who all survived the wrath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005- moved back to Gulfport after living in Vicksburg for 4 years.

Elaine passed away in 2019 due to complications from MDS, a rare blood cancer.

 

Dr. Megan Craven, DVM
Primary Contract Veterinarian
dr.craven@msspan.org

 

Sharon Garner
Executive Director
sharon@msspan.org

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Sharon was in a career that she didn't enjoy, so in 2003 she followed her passion for animals and began working at the Humane Society of Southern Mississippi. She joined Mississippi Spay and Neuter in May of 2009.




Tamara Roubique 
 

Medical Care Manager
tamara@msspan.org

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Tamara is a graduate of Western Career College Vet Tech Program and has been a veterinary technician since 2004. She moved to Mississippi in 2008 and began working with Mississippi Spay and Neuter in 2011. 

 

Ray Plaza
Vet Tech

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Danielle Dominski
Administrative Assistant
danielle@msspan.org

 

Gina Winstead
Administrative Assistant
gina@msspan.org

 

Shelby Parsons
Communications Manager
shelby@msspan.org

Shelby moved to Mississippi from the West Coast, where she was the Program Assistant at the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon. She started as the volunteer events chair at Mississippi Spay and Neuter in 2013 and joined the staff in 2014.

Wendy Gardner
Vet Tech, Events, Admin
wendy@msspan.org

Wendy started working with Mississippi Spay and Neuter when the Big Fix Clinic opened in 2008.  She received training for high volume spay and neuter from Humane Alliance in Asheville, NC.

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Joey Sifers
Vet Tech

Joey started working at The Big Thrift store in 2017 and joined the Big Fix Clinic as a vet tech in 2018. 

 

Edward Carr
Big Thrift Lead Retail Associate

 

Joni Martin
Big Thrift Retail Associate

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  • Joyce and Harvey Washington
    commented 2017-05-04 17:50:31 -0500
    In August 2007 I brought a pet in to The Big Fix Clinic. Since that time I have been a volunteer / staff member and devoted friend of Mississippi Spay&Neuter. I can honestly say I have found my heart’s desire in their goals of ending animal overpopulation.
  • Shelby Parsons
    commented 2016-09-02 11:27:49 -0500
    Hi Tabby,

    Check out the resources on our page- they outline all the steps you should take: http://www.msspan.org/aaim_resources