Our Team

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Ted Horton
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HANNE HOWARD
TED HORTON
ALEXANDRA HOWARD
Founder and Director, Board Member
Co-founder and Board Chairman
Executive Director
Hanne founded HHF Canada in 2006 and HHFL in 2007. Hanne spends up to six months of the year in Nairobi with Ted where she volunteers her time to oversee and manage the allocation of funds. She also directly supervises HHFL programs and acts as mother figure to the HHFL children. She sets the overall direction of the organization and actively raises funds.
Ted co-founded HHF Canada in 2006 and HHFL in 2007. Ted spends six up to six months of the year in Nairobi with Hanne. Ted volunteers his time to advocate for the Fund’s issues, act as legal counsel and is a guiding fatherly force for HHFL children. He helps sets the overall direction of the organization and actively raises funds.
Alexandra has been involved with HHF since 2007 and visits HHFL yearly with her family. She is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization including shaping the Fund’s marketing and fundraising strategies and helping to set the overall direction. She leads the international volunteer network and actively raises funds.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Marianne Florijn
Ron Sinden
Ted Friesen
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MARIANNE FLORIJN
RON SINDEN
TED FRIESEN
DAVID HORTON
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Honorary Board Member
Marianne has been a Board Member since 2006 and actively raises funds in Europe. She visits HHFL on a yearly basis and is very involved with the HHFL children with whom she has developed strong relationships over the years.
Ron has been a Board Member since 2007 and is a strong advocate for the cause. He and his wife Stephanie visited the HHFL project in 2010 where they shared their respective passions for carpentry and computers with the children.
Ted has been on the HHF Board since 2012 and is a valuable supporter. He brings his marketing knowledge and support to the organization.
Dave has been involved with HHF since the beginning. He and his wife Judy are valuable financial supporters and visited HHFL in 2008. Dave supports the financial aspects of the organization.

VOLUNTEER TEAM

Laura Burgin
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LAURA BURGIN
SARAH EVANS
NATALIA CASTRO MUNOZ
Website Developer
Social Media Manager
Child Sponsorship Coordinator 
Laura has been a valued HHF volunteer since 2008 and supports our website development and technical needs in an as-per-need basis. She played a pivotal role in creating HHF’s new website.
Sarah joined the HHF volunteer team in April 2015. She lives in Montreal Canada and coordinates/executes our online editorial schedule to ensure that our stories are seen and heard by the world!
Natalia has been a vital member of the volunteer squad since 2015. She has been busy designing and building our new and improved child sponsorship database to ensure that our efforts are coordinated on both sides of the pond.
John Mutahi
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Caroline Spiers
JOHN MUTAHI
DIEGO PASCOLINO
CAROLINE SPEIRS
Graphic Design
Videographer
Content Strategy
John is an HHFL student currently studying Art and Design at the Polytechnic University in Kenya. He joined our volunteer team in April 2014 as graphic designer. He is delighted to join our team and give back!
Diego is an award winning cinematographer and video producer based in Brazil who joined the HHF volunteer team to help create HHF’s videos. Diego and team including Director Riyad Barmania shot an HHF documentary called “An Unexpected Family: story from a slum”.
Caroline is an experienced online content strategist who is based in Montreal. Caroline provides strategic guidance and helps develop the content strategy for our online fundraising initiatives.