Who We Are

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

Helen Keller
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Wings of Hope is a 100% run volunteer charitable organization that directs 95% of all funding straight into the hands of those we help.


Brianna Guenther


As a fifth generation, proud, Calgarian, I strive to be involved in all facets of my community. I am a passionate volunteer for a variety of organizations, but what has kept me so strongly involved with Wings of Hope, is a commitment to helping vulnerable persons through a very acute and difficult period of their lives. I am also proud to be associated with such a determined, creative, and capable group of volunteers.

Rhonda Aiello

Director of Fund Development

I am a third generation Calgarian and have worked in the oil and gas industry for the past 26 years. I feel most fulfilled when I know I am making a difference and helping others. I have been volunteering with Wings of Hope for over 4 years in various roles. I am currently focused on sustained long-term funding to help more patients in need.

Jennifer Millar

Director of Donor Engagement

In 2016, I lost a close family member to breast cancer.  I quickly became aware of the challenges patients and their families face. At the time, I would have never considered myself lucky but reflecting back now, I realize how blessed we were.  We had financial stability allowing us to focus time and energy on what mattered most on any given day. Of course it was not easy but money was never an issue and we did not have the extra stress of worrying about transportation, rent or groceries.  My personal experience and immense sense of passion drives me. I am so honoured to be part of the Wings of Hope team. This organization makes magic happen every day and it is both, gratifying and humbling. The commitment of our volunteers, donors, and supporters is overwhelming.

Heather Jones


Experiencing, firsthand, the struggle and impact that cancer has on family, I am ecstatic to have the opportunity to offer support to others.  Wings of Hope is a great team and I am enthusiastic to give back to the Calgary community, where I have lived all my life.

Patricia Smith-Grayton


I was attracted to Wings of Hope because more than 95% of funds raised are directed to patients and is a 100% volunteer run organization.  I believe and have seen, firsthand, that cancer is expensive in many different ways for everyone. By trying to help with mundane but necessary expenses, Wings of Hope tries to lift the burden a little, allowing patients to focus on recovery.  I am a mother, a grandmother, a retired lawyer, a biologist, and a veterinary tech assistant. I currently work the family horse farm just outside of Calgary, Alberta.

Cassandra Calder

Director Of Product Marketing and Management

I am someone who is dedicated to volunteerism in the Calgary community.  I actively volunteer with the Children’s Cottage Society, Wings of Hope, and the Calgary Stampeders. After experiencing the hardship that my family suffered, when a loved one underwent treatment for breast cancer, I recognized the importance of organizations like Wings of Hope. I am grateful for the opportunity to help others by alleviating hardships during a stressful time.

Lisa Farstad

Director of Succession and Board Development

I was instantly attracted to Wings of Hope because of their commitment to supporting those struggling with Breast Cancer and the financial stress it can bring.   This disease has not only affected myself but the 2 generations of women before me.  I know first hand how overwhelming treatment can feel, how difficult it can be to manage day to day responsibilities and mostly how important it is to have support along the road.  I feel very grateful to give back the support I received and to join an incredibly caring, creative and committed volunteer team.

Beatrix Halasz

Director of Digital Marketing and Technology

So many of us don’t know what these families go through on top of struggling with a life-changing health situation. Being able to apply for financial aid helps to ease some of their battles.  It makes me proud to be able to provide that support through this fantastic organization.

Dr. Vanessa Krause


A medical oncologist at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Dr. Krause is imperative to the success of Wings of Hope. Providing invaluable insight and direction thus allowing the organization to help as many people as possible.