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.
Abdon Aguillon, Program Director
Abdon joined the team in November 2014. He manages TF’s programs in South America, as well as the development of new programs and partnerships. Prior to joining the TF team, Abdon worked as a Program Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean with the Canadian Lutheran World Relief in Winnipeg. He is excited to support the capacity building of our international partners in order to help transform the lives of children born with cleft lip and palate.
Becca Sawyer, Special Projects Coordinator
Becca is happy to join the team as the coordinator of special projects for TF. Her academic background in international development along with her experiences living in Ghana has fueled her passion for sustainable development practices. She has worked with both international and national organizations focused on children’s rights and health and is excited to be a part of the work that TF is doing to transform the lives of children around the world living with cleft lip and palate.
Cari Siebrits, Communications & Engagement Manager
Cari is proud to be part of such a dedicated team of staff and partners who are committed to empowering children and families around the world. Her experiences living in South Africa, Mali, Thailand and Canada helped shape her interest in international relations and human rights. With a passion for language, she hopes to tell the powerful stories of TF’s patients and partners, and inspire others to learn more about comprehensive cleft care.
Courtney Mollenhauer, 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.
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.