Lisa Hunt

With a background in recreation and physical education, Lisa was drawn to careers in special events and volunteer management, and landed square in the middle of the fund development field in 1999. She recently finished a massive project at Eastern Health on disaster recovery, and is super pumped to be returning to my philanthropic roots! In her spare time, she also teaches via distance education for McMaster University.

What’s your favourite sports team?
My favourite sports team is whichever soccer team my son plays on. I love watching his passion for soccer explode  on the field.

What do you do when you’re not at YACC?
I am a busy mom of three awesome kids and love hanging out with them. A night of swimming, board games, or goofing around makes me the happiest. When they are too busy (or embarrassed)  to hang out with their mother, I love to read and take my father on coffee dates. I also love long drives and great talks with my most awesome partner, Ed.

What’s your hometown?
Good ol’ St. John’s, NL!

What’s your favourite quote?
“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” ~Henry Ford

What attracted you to YACC?
The energy in the YACC office that is created by the common desire of a handful of awesome people to leave a lasting impression on this earth. YACC makes meaningful differences to young adults living with, through, and beyond cancer, and I wanted to be a part of the legacy Geoff has created.

Which superpower would you like to have?
To freeze the hands of time to savour all of the golden, but fleeting, moments that we experience as parents.

What are people always surprised to learn about you?
That I am near completion of my PhD in Medicine. I flaunt that student ID at Sobeys like it’s a Super Bowl ring.

What were you like as a kid?
I was impish and a little stubborn — in other words, much the same as I am as an adult.

What’s your hidden talent? What do you wish you could do?
My hidden talent is to sense someone coming before they actually do (i.e. I know when my partner is about to walk in through the door, and when the pizza delivery guy is walking up the steps). This creeps my children out to no end, but will serve me well during the teenage years. Don’t bother climbing up that window, Romeo!

I wish I could explore the many artsy things I know I’d enjoy, such as pottery, jewelry making, or painting. Perhaps when the kids are in college and I have to fashion recyclables into wearable art in order to fund their education?

What was your most memorable experience at YACC?
I first met Geoff on a partnered event when I was employed at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation. I was always inspired by his dedication to the cause, and was very excited when I interviewed for, and was offered, this position.  I am sure I have many memorable moments yet to come!

lisa@youngadultcancer.ca | (709) 700-1975