Meet Our Team

These wonderful humans make it all happen.

Deanna Hagen
Founder/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
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
Donation and Fundraiser 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
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
Application and Inventory Coordinator

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

Karen McCullough
Financial, Donation and Website Coordinator

Showing some kindness to families in need is why I volunteer with iKare4Kids.

Tracy Tupper
Secretary, Volunteer and Charity Coordinator

I chose to volunteer with IKare4Kids as it is such a worthy cause that personally touches my heart, as my son was one of the first recipients of an iPad from IKare4Kids in 2016.  Not only is iKare4Kids a rewarding organization to be a part of, I am very very proud of its humble beginnings. I see the happy smiles that the loving caring IKare4Kids help to give to the parents and children when they are in desperate need. I am very excited to see the organization grow and to be associated and working along side such a group of humble volunteers.

Leigh Tetzlaff
Secretary and Charity Coordinator

I volunteer as a way to pay it forward, as so many organizations helped my family in our time of need.  The simple donation of an ipad/tablet provides families with so much joy and connection to the outside world.  Just seeing the smiles on their face warms my heart.