Meet Our Team


Our people are our greatest asset. The team at Hanya’s Hope lives and breathes the philosophies and mission of the organization and continues to search for new avenues to help society’s most vulnerable.

Roseanne Parans

Roseanne Parans is responsible for Global Risk and Insurance for Cott Corporation, with a focus on insurance coverage, claims and loss prevention. Roseanne regularly speaks at the Risk and Insurance Management Society’s (RIMS) Annual Conference for the Food Processing and Beverage Industry and has been a regular guest over the last 20 years. She also sits on the Insurance Client Advisory Board for one of the largest global insurance carriers and is a member of several government and industry associations. Furthermore, Roseanne has made representations to lawmakers, regulators and industry associations in Canada, the U.S. and UK.

Roseanne is committed to raising funds and spearheading initiatives to support our most vulnerable.

Sharon Clarke

Sharon Clarke is a successful Dublin-born entrepreneur who has been involved in various businesses, including owning a surgical, cosmetic and medical distribution company. For more than 25 years she was in the business of helping women change their lives and feel good about themselves. Sharon was also integral in the initial development of Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day — which continues in over 36 countries around the world helping breast cancer survivors understand their post-surgical options. Following a number of successful years in sales and marketing Sharon started her own medical company in the late 90s. Through her passion for Hanya’s Hope, Sharon believes that a difference can be made in the lives of children who need help and support.

Carrie Rowan

An entrepreneur since age 17, Carrie Rowan has a track record of startup success.  With nine successful business ventures spanning a variety of verticals, Carrie has a variety of experience contributing to her diverse business acumen. She has been praised and quoted by the Canadian business media for her hands-on management style. Carrie was recognized in 2005 as Canadian Young Entrepreneur of the Year and awarded by Profit Magazine in 2006-2008 as founding and managing one of Canada’s 100 fastest growing businesses. At the age of 28, Canadian Business Magazine awarded Carrie as one of the Top 100 female business leaders in Canada. Her most recent venture, Zenbar Healing Studio, allows Carrie to combine her passion for wellness with her entrepreneurialism. Along with being a proud mother, Carrie has a passion for speaking out for those without a voice. She’s proud to support ocean conservation, animal rights and Hanya’s Hope.

Lesley Invidiata

Lesley Invidiata has worked with Air Canada as a purser for 27 years. On retirement in 2000 she joined the Maycourt of Oakville volunteer organization for 12 years working in many fundraising capacities, including women’s shelters, scholarship programs and others. Lesley has also worked with the Lunch Box Program, in which she delivers healthy snacks to approximately 20 schools across the GTA. What’s more, Lesley has worked with Wellspring, a community-based support service for those touched by cancer. Impressively, Lesley has helped her daughter Shae in establishing her charity Free-Them, which fights against human trafficking.

Nina M. DeLuca

Nina M. DeLuca has been a practitioner in public practice that she has owned since 1986. She attended the University of Toronto and received her bachelor of commerce and finance in 1981 and became a chartered accountant in 1983. Nina has served on multiple boards of nonprofit organizations supporting various community projects. From 1986 until 1992 she was treasurer and board member of the Canadian Italian Business and Profession‎al Association (CIBPA). As a mother of three beautiful daughters, Nina wholeheartedly believes in Hanya’s Hope and is driven to make the world a more beautiful place.

Check back for updates to our growing team of dedicated board members. Additionally, we're always looking to fill these vital roles with more passionate individuals! If you or someone you know would be a good fit for Hanya's Hope, please don't hesitate to contact us. We do what we do because of people like you!