Meet the Team

T2B wouldn't be able to accomplish any of our work without our amazing team. Learn more about the people behind our organization

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Amber Hunter

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Amber Hunter
Executive Director

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What her position is responsible for:
My role is to oversee all aspects involving T2B, working closely with all the staff, donors and hospital to ensure that the core programs we operate are running efficiently and we are servicing our patients and their loved ones in highest regard. Additionally, I ensure that the charity is operating well administratively, as well as constantly developing new fundraising and marketing strategies for T2B.

Her favorite comfort/program that T2B provides:
T2B Comfort Cart. This program is great because we have that opportunity to brighten the day of a patient and their family members with comfort foods. It’s the small gestures that make such a positive impact.

Ask her about
You can ask me about all things T2B! Most of all, I love to talk about how our programs have benefited the community, how we can provide additional help, and how you can get involved with our charity in numerous ways (i.e. volunteering, hosting an event or attending our various fundraising events throughout the year). 

Why she works for T2B
T2B is truly my passion. While working in the corporate world for many years was wonderful, nothing is as rewarding as making a direct impact in her community when it is needed the most. It’s these small, positive gestures that go such a long way into brightening someone’s day when they are dealing with a life-altering illness.

 

 

Linda Santos

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Linda Santos
Office Manager

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What her position is responsible for:
I am responsible for organizing the administrative duties and ensure all aspects of the charity are running smoothly. I help to provide leadership and direction to the charity, and ensure it continues to grow through its communication channels, programming, volunteer base and community outreach. Furthermore, I assist with some fundraising aspects and continue to foster relationships with donors and sponsors.

Her favourite comfort/program that T2B provides:
Concierge Program

Ask her about:
You can ask me about the day-to-day activities of T2B and different ways to #GiveWhereYouLive.

Why she works for T2B:
Working for T2B is more than a job, it is a passion I have been a part of for many years. It’s so rewarding putting smiles on the faces of patients and their families who are impacted by a life-altering illness. I am so proud to be part of T2B, to be a part of a great team of ladies, to work with wonderful volunteers and donors because without them we could not do what we do everyday.

Melissa Iarusso

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Melissa Iarusso
Fund Development Coordinator

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What her position is responsible for:
I am responsible for coordinating all fundraising, social and special events for T2B. I manage all event communications, social and networking activities, as well as develop new opportunities for the charity. I also manage the charity’s social media, create new community campaigns and find new ways to further develop the charity’s donor relations. Most recently, we created a #T2BYouthAmbassadors Committee in which I work with the ambassadors to create and implement various family-friendly events to support T2B’s commitment to the Ronald McDonald House Windsor and T2B Paediatric Programs.  

Her favorite comfort/program that T2B provides:
Kids Kicking Cancer 

Ask her about:
Fundraising and partnership opportunities with T2B and various ways to get involved. 

Why she works for T2B:
I have had the pleasure of attending numerous T2B events over the years, and have witnessed the immense impact that the organization has made in Windsor-Essex County. My deep appreciation for T2B was solidified after witnessing the comfort and relief that T2B and its volunteers provided to my family throughout my grandmother’s battle with cancer in 2013. I love working for T2B because of its grassroots impact on patients and families alike.

 

Samantha Arpino

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Samantha Arpino
Program & Volunteer Coordinator

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What her position is responsible for:
I help connect volunteers with patients and their families in need of comfort through T2B’s programs. I act as a liaison between T2B, the hospital and the public, to ensure our organization is properly servicing those patients and families dealing with life-altering illnesses. 

Her favorite comfort/program that T2B provides:
Holiday Meal Program 

Ask her about:
Volunteer opportunities, program suggestions, ways we can help in the community, and what the T2B programs provide. 

Why she works for T2B:
I love being able to interact with our local community through the hospitals. My favourite part of any week is when I get to go into the hospital to visit with patients and families and figure out how we can help meet their needs in unique and comforting ways. 

Nicoleta Burlea

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Nicoleta Burlea
Finance Officer

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What her position is responsible for:
I contribute to the well-being and management of the organization by providing specialist skills in accounts, payroll and financial reporting. I work with the office staff as well as the Board of Directors to compile an annual budget for the organization as a whole and for individual projects. 

Her favorite comfort/program that T2B provides:
Paediatric Oncology “Back The Pack” Program 

Ask her about:
You can ask me about our various programs within the hospitals, how you can donate funds to specific T2B programs and about T2B’s outreach in our local community.

Why she works for T2B:
I love to interact with my community and be able to help patients and their families dealing with life-altering illness. T2B is an engine of change and our team is working very hard to make a big difference to our local community. I love being part of this passionate and wonderful team.


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