Board of Directors

Our skilled and multi-disciplinary Board of Directors are passionate about healing hearts and bodies, healing families and communities 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 Fasken Martineau DuMoulin 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, CA,  and has spent the majority of her career in the insurance sector in many different capacities.  She is currently VP, CRM and Business Solutions at a major Canadian insurer. Brenda lives in Waterloo with her husband, Michael, and they have two adult daughters.

Brenda has a passion for service and has served on several charity and  non-profit boards. She joined the Hope and Healing International board in 2014.  She and her husband have also developed a personal interest in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where they have visited several times and support local Congolese who run an orphanage, school and health clinic.

Wayne Feasby

Wayne Feasby
Wayne Feasby is a 25 year employee of Williamson Automotive in Uxbridge, working as the General Manager of the Leasing Division and most recently as Operations Manager. He has worked 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. Mr. Feasby is a graduate of Yale University with a BSc in Administrative Science.

Don Gerke

Don Gerke
Don is the Divisional Vice President and Director, Total Rewards at EPCOR Utilities Inc. and has over 25 years of financial, regulatory and operational experience. He has a Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, CA. Don brings experience from working on other boards and board committees in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Don lives in Edmonton with his wife and daughter.

Ruth Kuelker

Ruth Kuelker
Ruth has worked as a Registered Nurse in a variety of locations and settings for 25 years, including working four and a half years in Mozambique and Rwanda. For the past 11 years, she has worked part time for Alberta Health Services as a tele-triage nurse. After living in developing countries where medical needs were extensive, and having lived with a physical disability herself for over 20 years, Ruth was drawn to the lifesaving work of Hope and Healing International. Ruth currently resides in Calgary with her husband and 2 teenage daughters, where she enjoys being involved with her family’s many activities.

Andrew Mills

Andrew Mills
Andrew has been involved with Hope and Healing International for the past 4 years. He is a the lead pastor of Bethany Community Church in St. Catharines, Ontario, has an MA in Christian Theology from McMaster, and has been involved in pastoral ministry for over ten years. He is passionate about making a difference, empowering the next generation, and connecting with his family.

Carol Stevens
A life-goal of helping persons with disabilities led Carol Stevens through a BSc in Physiotherapy. It also led her to Kathmandu, Nepal to share almost twenty years of ministry with her husband and two children. In Canada she works in Three Hills, Alberta 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 participation in Hope and Healing International. She enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing and reading biographies.