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
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Sharon Garner
Executive Director
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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
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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
Lead Veterinary Assistant



Gina Winstead
Veterinary Assistant
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Shelby Sifers
Communications Manager
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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.

Brandy Mayberry
Veterinary Assistant




Phyllis Berry
Veterinary Office Assistant
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Katie Jones
Veterinary Office Assistant
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Edward Carr
Big Thrift Lead Retail Associate
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Joni Martin
Big Thrift Online Sales Associate
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Joni is a migrating Coastal resident who has found a passion in helping the MSSPAN cause.



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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 Sifers
    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: