VP of Operations
Elaine Adair is 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 has 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 has been a consultant for establishing non-profit animal organizations and foradministrative 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 will be 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 as well as the following.
Ms. Adair also has 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 are now living back in Gulfport after living in Vicksburg for 4 years.
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.
Assistant Clinic Manager & Lead Vet Tech
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.
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.
Vet Tech, Events, Admin
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.
Joey started working at The Big Thrift store in 2017 and joined the Big Fix Clinic as a vet tech in 2018.
Big Thrift Lead Retail Associate