HtH Board of Directors

Karin Lavoie
Library & Research Assistant, Centre for Suicide Prevention

Karin’s life has been shaped by careers involving books and music. She understands the world of musicians and ministry and using one’s artistic gifts and talents in a way that draws people to reflect seriously on both matters of the heart and mind and on how their actions become part of the larger story. She cares deeply about how our spirituality is formed in a Christian context. Karin is intrigued by and supportive of the vision of HtH and is honored to put her ‘shoulder to the wheel’ to help HtH realize its vision.

Howard McLean
Business entrepreneur; former CEO of Maxxam Analytics

Howard’s passion is to encourage people in vision. Passionate about good governance, Howard is frequently involved in providing “thought leadership” to businesses, not-for-profit organizations and charities around the world. Howard is an active volunteer and an avid advocate for alleviating poverty. He relates to HtH’s vision to use music for a purpose.

Jack Mortensen
Minister: Interim Southern Alberta Regional Director for Young Life of Canada

For the past 42 years Jack has worked with teenagers through the ministry Young Life of Canada. After serving as the Director of Resource Development for Young Life for the past 15 years Jack is back supervising the work with teens in Southern Alberta. Jack loves music and young people and is pleased to lend his experience with not for profit work to the ministry of HtH. The aims and goals of HtH fit perfectly with his goals and vision of caring for people in a hurting world through faith inspired music and understanding. November 2012

Bruce White
Project Director, PCL Construction

Bruce is recognized as a leader in the construction industry in Western Canada. A developer of leaders, Bruce has volunteered his expertise in the Global community as a consultant to and serving in leadership roles with not-for-profits, missions and arts organizations. The vision and values of HtH fits well into his current family focus of raising awareness and funding to protect at risk children and rehabilitate girls that have been abused through sexual exploitation in Cambodia. There is a growing community rising up to give voice to the forgotten victims of poverty and exploitation. As HtH is part of this community, he is thrilled to be part of HtH’s development and growth.

Joanne Wiens
Former school principal

A recent graduate of Executive Directions, Joanne is passionate about leading well, good governance, vision and strategic thinking. A volunteer choir director at Trinity Mennonite Church, music has always been a part of her life as her father was also a choral director. Joanne believes music brings healing and is a powerful tool.

Sueanne Yee
Concert pianist and teacher

Sueanne was a child prodigy and an international performer retiring from touring at age 17. Her unusual performance journey took her through highs and lows -she has seen the joys of making music as well as the hard side of temptations that go along with fame. Sueanne has a passion for the psychology behind music – using music to communicate, to heal, to connect and to give concerts with a purpose.