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The CEO and Founder of Hair Donation Ottawa, Helene is formerly from the UK and lives in Ottawa with her partner Iain and three daughters. Helene joined Coldwell Banker First Ottawa Realty in 2002 and has been helping clients with their Real Estate needs ever since.
Diagnosed and successfully treated for Cancer in 2010, Helene began Hair Donation Ottawa as a way of thanking the Ottawa Hospital and the medical profession that saved her life. In March, 2016, Helene was awarded the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award.
Lorri Huppert is the Chief Operating Officer of Hair Donation Ottawa (HDO) and has been an office administrator for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) for 14 years. Dedicated to the growth of Hair Donation Ottawa, Lori applies her passion and dynamic personality to run successful events to raise the profile of the organization and the organizations it benefits.
Lorri has worked closely with Helene Hutchings, the Founder of Hair Donation Ottawa (HDO) since 2012. She is the mother of two daughters and an avid motorcyclist. She is passionate about Hair Donation Ottawa and looks forward to making each year more successful than the last.
A Cost Analyst in the federal government, Cansu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Development and Globalization from the University of Ottawa.She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management.
An active volleyball player and reader, Cansu enjoys hunting for Ottawa’s ‘best cup of coffee’ in her spare time.She now joins Hair Donation Ottawa’s executive team as the Chief Financial Officer.
Owner of ‘Beauty On Bank,’ Shelley Linthorne is a licensed stylist and qualified colour technician with over 35 years of industry experience. Shelley maintains close ties with stylists and salon owners , having been an educator for 3 major manufacturers.
In 2004 Nixion recruited Shelly to work with salons and spas to educate clients on the causes and solutions for thinning hair. Responsible for the recruitment of volunteer stylists, Shelley’s experience and industry connections allow her to recruit the talented and qualified stylists for the Hair Donation team in Ottawa.
2 x $500 Bursaries to Algonquin
The Ottawa Hospital Foundation: The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI)
The Foundation's mission is to inspire and enable people to support the highest quality health care at The Ottawa Hospital and lifesaving research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). In 2011, OHRI opened The Centre for Innovative Cancer Research, a new $15.8M laboratory that is uniquely designed to accelerate the development and testing of new cancer therapies. For more information, visit www.ohri.ca
CHEO Foundation: CHEO Research Institute
The CHEO Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. The CHEO Foundation supports the work being done by the doctors, nurses and staff at CHEO by funding new medical equipment, pediatric programs and life-saving research. Donor dollars are also used to continually improve the family-friendly environment that CHEO families have come to count on. www.cheofoundation.com.
The CHEO Research Institute is the research arm of CHEO that works to create new knowledge and evidence to help provide the world-class care that CHEO is known for. Research at CHEO covers cancer and a full spectrum of pediatric topics. The vision of the CHEO Research Institute is: Discoveries today for healthier kids tomorrow. For more information visit www.cheori.org.