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 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 saving more lives and providing amazing service to our adopters, fosters and volunteers.


President and Founder
Jenna Tregwin
Jenna oversees all operations within the organization. She's a jack-of-all-trades! She is involved in every part of the organization, from arranging events and processing adoption applications to transporting animals (basically anywhere and everywhere) and answering emails, messages, texts, phone calls. When she's not doing any of those things, you will still find her on her cell phone as she's a social media junkie! She shares a home with 3 furry felines and her partner.
Executive Director and Foster Coordinator
Darcy Daoust
Darcy started as our east end foster coordinator in November, 2014. She has also been a reliable foster home and adopted her first 3 foster cats (yes THREE), which we don't have a problem with! She is now the Executive Director of TAF and helps manage the organization alongside Jenna. Darcy is still our Lead Foster Coordinator and also oversees the finances. Her responsibilities include answering emails and inquiries, performing home checks, transporting animals to and from veterinary appointments, dropping off supplies to foster families, etc.
Adoptions Coordinator
Terri Vallee
Terri assists and arranges adoptions for our rescued fur-balls. She will complete an adoption from start to finish, so if you're ever interested in adding a new addition to your family, you'll be lucky enough to work with Terri!
Terri is a huge animal lover and we are fortunate to have her apart of the team!
Events Manager
Bree Maki
Bree is our main events manager and she is extremely knowledgable... She runs her own events and wedding company: It's a Bree's Weddings and Events! So she comes with a lot of experience and training. Bree brainstorms, executes and manages our events. If you'd love to collaborate with us, make sure to send Bree a message!
Adoption Specialist
Amy Jay Pyke
Amy is our before, during and after the adoptions specialist. She performs reference checks for new adoption applicants, is the liaison between adopters and our veterinary clinic, and check's in with families one and 6 months after they brought home their new family member(s). Amy has been a dedicated foster for TAF since February, 2017 and adopted 2 beautiful cats, Wyatt and Ginny.
Social Media Guru
Anna Johann
Anna was our main events coordinator from 2014-2015 while living in Ottawa. After relocating back home to Germany, she insisted on staying apart of the team. Anna is involved with anything she is capable of handling while living overseas. Mainly, she ensures our social media pages are constantly updated and lends a helping hand to our events team. Anna lives with her husband, their son, Mattis, a chocolate lab named Gracie and two quiet cats in a small German town.
Online Coordiantor
Alex Dodd
Alex has been a dedicated TAF volunteer for over a year. She is responsible for managing the online listings of our adoptable animals so we can share all of their cuteness in hopes they can find a great home! She lives with three cats (two are foster fails from TAF!)
Lead Graphic Designer
Sylvia Heney
The incredibly talented, Sylvia, creates all of our design work. Such as posters, business cards, advertising materials, banners, car magnets...you name it! You can find more of her fabulous work on her website: www.eyebrightdesigns.ca, and if you love what you see, send her an email!