Board of Directors

Our skilled and multi-disciplinary Board of Directors are passionate about providing hope for children and families, and healing hearts and bodies throughout the world. The vision and direction they give to Hope and Healing International is clear and compelling.

Jonathan Liteplo

Jonathan Liteplo (Board Chair)
Jonathan is a partner in the international law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He has practiced in the area of energy regulatory and utility law for more than two decades, and has served on the boards of a number of charitable organizations. In addition to serving as Chair of the Hope and Healing International Board, he is a member of the Forum of Board Chairs of Hope and Healing International. Jonathan and his wife live in Vancouver with their three children, where they enjoy sailing, skiing and other outdoor activities.

Brenda Ben

Brenda Ben
Brenda is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has spent the majority of her career in the insurance sector in a variety of capacities. She is currently VP, CRM and Business Solutions at a major Canadian insurer. Brenda has a passion for service has been a member of the Hope and Healing International Board since 2014. She has also served on several other charity and non-profit boards. Brenda and her husband Michael spend time in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo where they support a Congolese-run orphanage, school, and health clinic. They live in Waterloo and have two adult daughters.

Robert E. (Bob) Evans
Bob has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He has four decades of experience in finance and is presently the Secretary of Nia Technologies Inc. Bob was previously a member of the Board of Hope and Healing International and now serves on the Finance and Audit Committees and is Chairman of Rundle College Education Foundation. Bob lives in Calgary and he and his late wife Kate have a son, Jack, who is attending school and working in Toronto.

Wayne Feasby

Wayne Feasby
Wayne Feasby is a 25-year member of Williamson Automotive in Uxbridge, working as the General Manager of the Leasing Division and most recently as Operations Manager. He has served with a number of organizations in a volunteer capacity including The Rick Hansen Foundation, Whitchurch-Stouffville Mobility Transit, Whitchurch-Stouffville Accessibility Advisory Committee, and the Whitchurch-Stouffville Downtown Development Committee. Wayne is a graduate of Yale University and has a BSc in Administrative Science.

Don Gerke
Don is a Senior Advisor at EPCOR Utilities Inc. and has over 25 years of financial, regulatory, human resources, and operational experience. He has a Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Don brings a wealth of experience as a member of the Hope and Healing International Board. He has served as a board and committee member in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Don lives in Edmonton with his wife and daughter.

Ruth Kuelker

Ruth Kuelker
After the experience of living in developing countries where medical needs were extensive, Ruth was drawn to the lifesaving work of Hope and Healing International. Ruth has worked as a Registered Nurse for over 30 years, including four years of service in Mozambique and Rwanda. She currently works as a tele-triage nurse for Alberta Health Services. Ruth lives in Calgary with her husband and two daughters.

Andrew Mills

Andrew Mills
Andrew has been involved with the work of Hope and Healing International for the past four years. He is the lead pastor of Bethany Community Church in St. Catharines, Ontario. Andrew has an MA in Christian Theology from McMaster and has served in pastoral ministry for over 10 years. Andrew is passionate about making a difference, empowering the next generation, and connecting with his family.

Harry Reinders
Harry is a Partner and General Manager of RM Construction, providing rehabilitation and restoration of streams, rivers and lake shores. Harry has served on church and school boards helping to develop a faith-based environmental organization, and is a founding board member of CANIECA (Canadian International Erosion Control Association). Harry has always had a heart for the hurting and those left behind. He and his wife live near Guelph, Ontario and have 5 adult children, and 3 beautiful grandchildren.

Carol Stevens
A life goal of helping persons with disabilities led Carol Stevens to obtain her BSc in Physiotherapy. It also led her to Kathmandu, Nepal to spend almost 20 years of ministry service, along with her husband and two children. She currently works as a Therapy Assistant with Alberta Health Services, working in Home Care and Supportive Living. Carol delights in her continued involvement with persons with disabilities through service on the Hope and Healing International Board. She enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing, and is an avid reader.