CEO & Founder of HHH
Serena Bufalino is a force of nature. She is rooted in service to others and hauls herself over every obstacle using the pitons of hard work, dedication, and determination. What began as a career as a teacher under the Section 23 program with Toronto’s at-risk youth, has evolved into a lifetime of service work empowering and inspiring people across the globe. Serena has taught in detention centres, mental health hospitals, and group homes. In 2011, the Haiti School Building Project was born, when her Section 23 students, insisted “Miss B, you say we can do anything, so let’s build a school.” In partnership with John Callaghan of Third World Awareness over $100,000 was fundraised and a school in Canaan, Haiti for one hundred students was constructed. Today, Serena, alongside a group of global movers and shakers, runs Help Heal Humanity and intends to change the world one “yes” at a time. Serena holds a BA from McMaster University
2015 winner of the McMaster University Alumni Arch Award.
2017 Excellence Award for Teaching from the Toronto District School Board.
Nominated as one of the top 100 teachers in Canada by the Toronto Star and won an honourable mention in 2015 and 2016.
Ranked third overall in Toronto for putting in more community service and hours than any other volunteer in the GTA.
Won the Ontario Heart award in 2015 for displaying courage and strength in working with at risk populations and caregiving for those most in need.
Nominated one of Toronto’s Best Influencers by Elle Magazine
Once completing his degree in commerce and economics Aaron has spent the last 15 years working as a bookkeeper, accountant and stock trader. In that time he was a board member for a number of charities and organizations holding the position of treasurer or CFO. He has been involved with HHH in some capacity since the beginning and held the Treasurer position in 2018 and 2019, and has since returned to the same role in 2022. Aaron is an avid fisherman who loves camping , hiking and is a passionate soccer player. He appreciates spending time with family, going to concerts with friends and being outdoors.
Ania’s passion for communications stems from her commitment to building bridges and relationships, both individually and corporately. Ania has 10+ years of experience in strategic communications, supporting initiatives within multiple areas in the provincial health care sector, including at one of Canada’s largest hospitals. She was recently awarded the International Association of Business Communicators with an Ovation Award for multi-audience communications. She has a dual degree from the University of Toronto and has provided writing, editing and strategic communications expertise to a variety of clients through her freelance consultancy since 2008.
Ania’s belief in mentorship and equal opportunities for others prompted her to join Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Canada in 2011 and she joined Help Heal Humanity to be a part of creating opportunities for anyone anywhere, to realize their potential. To unwind, Ania enjoys spending time with family, whipping up delicious food, horseback riding and all things feline, particularly her pet cat, Neko.
Jenny Febbraro is an artist, journalist, and educator. She holds a Phd in Social Justice Education from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education in collaboration with the Institute for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto. Her work has appeared in the National Post, the Toronto Sun, the Ottawa Citizen, Today’s Parent, Now Magazine, BlogTO, Vox Media, and others. She currently works as a teacher with the Algoma District School Board in Northern Ontario.
Rose is a young creative professional with over 10 years of experience working and volunteering in community services and not-for-profit in various roles. She is passionate about creating space and opportunities for people of colour to not only survive but thrive. She is Haitian born, and still has strong ties to her home country. She moved to the US at the age of 7, frequently visiting Haiti during the summer months. At the age of 15 she moved to Hamilton and currently resides there . She holds a BA in Psychology and Sociology from Brock University.
She is a serial hobbyist and in her spare time you can find her running her brand TAKEUPSPACE; a socially conscious brand that artistically challenges the obscurity and erasure that Woman of Colour experiences in all spaces of our society, photographing the world around her, throwing on a pottery wheel, caring for her 50 plus plants, antique and vintage shopping or volunteering. She enjoys the art and tries to infuse it in everything she does.
As a former 7th grade homeless dropout, who lived an "interesting" journey on the streets for four years of his young life, Christopher Rausch's story absolutely inspires all of us to reach for our true potential and never ever give up! After receiving his Master's degree in Organizational Management Christopher decided to pursue his real passion of life coaching and professional "Motivational" speaking. In that pursuit, Christopher set his eyes on the "at risk" segment of our society - where he once was when on the streets. Christopher says, "One of the greatest days of my life was when I was invited to speak to the 7th and 8th grade classes of the middle school I had to dropout of!" Talk about taking your life full circle right? Now, known uniquely as The "NoExcusesCoach", Christopher enjoys his days as a professional Life Coach serving those who seek to transition from being "Comfortably Miserable" to pursuing everything they've been afraid to do until now!
In addition, Christopher enjoys hosting his weekly show Raw & Unscripted and his other show The Unfiltered Experience. Both shows are transparent and honest conversations with guests about getting out of our past and into our NOW!! His most important priority is his family. He lives in Riverside Ca with Barbara his wife of 14 years. They have one child and Chris cherishes every moment he's blessed to be an amazing father to his four-year old son Jackson. They love playing pirates, riding bikes, and reading books!!!
Addison joined the Board of Directors in 2022. He is a first-generation college student that graduated from the University of Iowa in the spring of 2021, majoring in Economics and a certificate in International Business. He now resides in Chicago, USA working in wealth management. Addison is passionate in giving back to the community and impacting lives. Besides being an active board member, he also volunteers as a mentor to underprivileged high school students in Chicago. Outside of working and volunteering you can find him near a grill with friends or relaxing at the beach.
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