Laurie Lowe – Partnership Development Specialist
Laurie has been passionate about the medical needs of moms, dads, and kids in the developing world ever since she first set foot in Africa as a young teen. That passion continues to fuel her work at Hope and Healing International. Having completed a Bachelor’s degree in Theology, Laurie spent 18 years working for a leading international insurer known for its customer-centered focus. She also participated in group disability projects designed to help impaired individuals return to work. In the field of marketing, while being driven by delivery of results and innovation, she led a product innovations and development team in order to meet evolving customer needs and to implement corporate strategic planning. Subsequently, she became an independent consultant. In this function, she worked for a provincial bank and an international charity. In 2011, Laurie was introduced to Hope and Healing International where she leads the Partnership Development team. Laurie has also served as a hospital chaplain.
Celine Sab – Partnership Development – Manitoba and Saskatchewan
“I love being part of the Hope and Healing team! It’s a blessing to connect people who are passionate about making a difference with a cause they deeply care about. For me, this job is a special assignment to advocate for the most vulnerable and forgotten people around the world. I love that our staff and partners go beyond medical care to provide children and families stuck in the cycle of poverty and disability with hope – hope to live, to dream, to achieve. Stories of massive life transformation for children and their families never cease to amaze me. And it’s thanks to our partners and the generous contributions and prayers of our supporters. I consider it a deep joy to be part of these stories.”
Stephen Mathieu – Partnership Development – Ontario, Quebec, and the East coast
“Nothing pleases me more than to see the sheer delight on the faces of people here in Canada – people whose investments and prayers are changing lives. I am so blessed to bring back stories and reports of their wonderful, inspiring and life-long impact. On a recent trip to Malawi I met a nine-year-old boy who had lost half of his hand. Thanks to the generosity of people here, this boy received both physiotherapy and psychological counselling. When I sat down and talked with him, he told me, “Now I am the best football player and third-smartest student in my grade.” The joy I saw in that boy’s eyes, the relief I saw on his mom’s face – that’s what I want to bring back to the supporters I talk to each day. This isn’t just a job. It’s a calling from God.”
Meagan Sheppard – Partnership Development – Non-Cash Resources
“The most rewarding part of my job is connecting fellow Canadians to children and families in need so these generous, caring people can help transform lives.” What could be more impactful, more meaningful, more fulfilling than helping children and families in the poorest areas of the world break free from the cycle of poverty and disability! I’ve always had a deep calling to help children in need, and it’s a blessing and honour to work with partners and donors doing that every day. I firmly believe that every child deserves to feel loved, and that’s exactly what happens through this work.”