Meet Our Team

These wonderful humans make it all happen.

Deanna Hagen
Founder/Chair/Executive Director

I have dedicated my life to serving my community, showing kindness and compassion to people in need.  In 2015 I recognized a technology barrier that families and children faced while they were receiving life saving treatment in the hospital, therefore, it was a natural fit to begin iKare4Kids. Seeing the joy that iKare4Kids brings these children is so rewarding!

Audrey McAmmond
Vice-Chair/Fundraiser Coordinator

Volunteering is my heart and soul! I believe that a child should have every opportunity to be happy and carefree, the same way they came into this world. Therefore, if by donating an iPad or tablet, I have eased a little bit of their thinking about their pain, meds and the tubes they’re dealing with I have helped in a small way.

Lynne Howat
Director/Donation Coordinator

iKare4kids is a program that is do much needed here in Canada. Being able to help children at a difficult time in their lives is especially important to me.

Shaughan Whalen

Director/Volunteer and Partnership Coordinator

My role with iKare4Kids is Partnership/Collaboration Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator (along with fellow team members). I joined iKare4Kids for several reasons:  the program is unique and serves a need that wasn’t recognized prior to Deanna, helping families during probably the most difficult time is beyond rewarding and working with a group of passionate people is both an opportunity to learn and to give back.

Kathy Bristowe

Director/Application and Inventory Coordinator

I volunteer with iKare4Kids to help bring some joy to children during a very stressful time.

Melissia Moir

Business Development Executive

Volunteering for iKare4Kids is a privilege and honour. Rooted in connection and compassion, my values align with  such a worthwhile cause and amazing group of people serving children experiencing a challenging medical journey. Providing support and connection to those in their time of need is so worthwhile and rewarding.