Meet Our Team
Hugh Brewster, Executive Director
Hugh is an experienced organizational capacity-builder, grant-maker and learning facilitator. He has served with large organizations such as World Vision, as well as helping to found a grassroots non-profit focused on supporting Indigenous youth in healthy and active living. Hugh is inspired by the resilience of children born with a cleft lip and palate, and by the work of TF partners as they provide comprehensive cleft care across the globe.
Courtney Mollenhauer, Senior Program Manager
Courtney manages TF programs in southern Asia and Africa. She started at TF in 2014 and is thrilled to be part of an organization that is building strong, sustainable partnerships to address a critical gap in cleft care services overseas. Courtney brings a professional background and passion in international development and project management to this role. She has worked for international health and education organizations in South Africa and Vietnam.
Neeti Daftari, Program Manager, Global Initiatives
Neeti manages the global programs at TF since 2020. Previously, she has worked in international development for 14+ years with a focus on child rights and gender equality. Her experience spans program planning and scale-up, project management, monitoring and evaluation, policy-framing research, advocacy and partner relations. She is a Clinical Psychologist and has a Master’s Degree in Development from the London School of Economics. She is inspired by TF’s mission of comprehensive, accessible cleft care for all.
Melanie Meloche, Administrative Officer
Melanie has worked with Transforming Faces since 2004. She really appreciates that her work allows her to make a difference in the lives of others. Melanie studied Business Administration / Accounting at St. Lawrence and Algonquin College and the CGA (Certified General Accountants Association). She has over 13 years in the field of accounting and administration in Canada and at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC. She has a specific interest in the non-profit sector.
Susana Munarriz, Financial Officer
With a strong professional accounting background, Susana has over 20 years of experience working in the field of accounting, administration and finance within private, charitable and community sectors. Susana has worked with the Jesuit Centre for Social Faith and Justice, Greenpeace, Our Times Publishing and Lorne Waldman Barrister and Solicitor, in a variety of accounting and managerial positions. She has been an active volunteer in refugee organizations, human rights groups and community organizations in Argentina and Canada.