Elaine Adair (1950-2019)
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
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.
Medical Care Manager
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.
Lead Vet Tech
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.
Jessica moved to Jackson with her now-husband in 2018 after living in Flowood and working at Dogwood Animal Hospital as the kennel assistant. While taking a break from the animal field, she managed Lakeland Coffee Company and had a sweet quarantine baby girl in June of 2020. She is now back in the animal field while attending college online to further her education.
Lead Veterinary Office Assistant
Veterinary Office Assistant
Big Thrift Lead Retail Associate
Big Thrift Online Sales Associate
Joni is a migrating Coastal resident who has found a passion in helping the MSSPAN cause.
Big Thrift Associate