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Make-A-Wish Canada is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Barb Hambly as chair of the wish-granting organization’s National Board of Directors. Ms. Hambly succeeds past chair, Kenrick Sproul, in this new role. Current board member, Peter Noonan, was appointed to the position of vice-chair, succeeding Eileen Uyede.


About Barb Hambly

As a former executive with Alberta Health Services, its predecessor health organizations and LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services, Ms. Hambly brings her expertise in governance, leadership and an understanding of people and business strategies to the role of national chair.

Ms. Hambly has an MBA with a focus in leadership from Royal Roads University, CMA professional designation, and is a Chartered Director. She has enjoyed extensive executive education at Harvard, Wharton and London School of Economics. This experience and education has equipped Ms. Hambly with the acumen needed to drive the Make-A-Wish® mission and vision forward. Her background in health care informs her belief in the “power of a wish” to bring a moment of joy and enduring hope on the often challenging health journeys of wish kids and their families. Ms. Hambly is well suited for the position and the organization looks forward to her leadership.


About Peter Noonan

Peter Noonan, managing director, licensing, Disney Consumer Products Canada, is a highly-experienced professional with expertise in licensing, marketing and customer management. He has held positions in sales and consumer/retail marketing with Unilever, Bell and Disney, where he has been employed since 2001. Mr. Noonan holds an honours degree in psychology from Western University. He looks forward to his vice-chair role with Make-A-Wish, leveraging his experience and connections to help propel the organization forward.

The appointments took place at the Make-A-Wish Canada Annual General Meeting in June.

Make-A-Wish Canada extends its gratitude to both Mr. Sproul and Ms. Uyede for their dedication and commitment over the past eight and six years, respectively, and looks forward to working with Ms. Hambly and Mr. Noonan in their new roles.