Chief Executive Officer
Hi! I’m Curtis Leung, currently a Cognitive Science student at McGill University. I come to Montreal and Heart 4 Heart from Calgary, Alberta, the heart of the new Canadian West. Growing up, I’ve always tried to make others happy. Cliché as it sounds, seeing other people smile makes me feel good, especially if I was the one who put that smile there. Outside of school, I devote myself to cooking , music, or anything I can share with others. Giving can change the world by changing worlds of people, one gift at a time. Maybe, with Heart 4 Heart, we can all help change the world too, by changing the worlds of these children who we work to give the gift of life.
Chief Financial Officer
Hello! My name is Shirley Liu, and I am currently studying dentistry in Leeds, UK. Since I join the Heart 4 Heart family in 2014, I am delighted to work with all these warm-hearted and highly motivated individuals in the federation. It is incredible to see our charity growing from a student-run, non-profit organization in Montreal into a community with enthusiastic people from all over the world. As the CFO of the team, I am in charge of managing the federation’s account, while collecting and monitoring profits and expenses over different chapters in Canada and the US. With our effort together, I hope we could minimize the disparities among different regions of the world and save more young lives in the near future.
Chief Operating Officer
Helllo! My name is Lisa Xu and I graduated from McGill University (B.Sc.) where I studied Neuroscience and Psychology. I am currently training to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist. I come from the lovely city of Vancouver and I’m the rain-or-shine, happy-go-lucky webmaster for Heart 4 Heart. It has been truly inspiring to see Heart 4 Heart’s growth facilitated by so many compassionate and determined team members. I am honoured to continue to be a part of this organization by taking on the role of COO of the H4H Federation, to facilitate the synergy and organization among all H4H chapters as well as to advocate H4H's mission statement. The feeling of enabling ourselves to return opportunities to kids with CHD is indescribable – all I can say is that nothing in the world lights up quite like a genuine smile on a child’s face.
Media and Communications Manager
Hey y’all! My name is Jamie Roeske and I recently graduated from UCalgary with my BSc Honours in Neuroscience. I am now an incoming MSc student in biomedical engineering with a specialization in medical imaging. I joined H4H in 2019 after co-founding our UCalgary chapter. Having the opportunity to provide care to sick children and comfort to their scared families through H4H has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I am excited to continue furthering H4H’s mission as the Media and Communications Manager on the Federation. In this position, I hope to increase collaboration between our chapters so that we can host bigger and even more engaging events. This will allow us to educate more Canadian students about healthcare inequities and ensure that more children receive the cardiac care that they deserve.