Meet The Team

Darren Blanchard

Founder/Interim President

Darren is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 35 years of varied career experience. From business and recruiting consulting to multiple fortune 200 companies, to the Atlantic Canadian and North Eastern US for Skypower Renewables, to being the awarding C.E.O. of NIMtech, to starting the side hustle of PEI's first Hand-crafted sea salt company, PEI Sea Salt.  Darren's love for getting in the trenches and planting the seed of innovation is in his blood. So after the lose of a friend from suicide, he created iHi.

iHi was founded out of love, anger and frustration. Love for his community and his brothers and sisters within it. Anger because of the lose of a good friend and associate to suicide. And frustration in seeing and experiencing the lack of support and programming within our healthcare system. Darren began his own journey of mental health and is focused and passionate about building alternative resources to support our Island community 

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 Member Services

Dr. Antonio Bolufe-Rohler is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Prince Edward Island. He specializes in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Optimization. Antonio obtained his undergraduate degree in Computer Science (2007), Masters (2010), and Ph.D. (2015) in Mathematics from the University of Havana. Antonio was the elected vice-president of the Cuban Society for Mathematics and Computer Sciences and the chair of the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Havana until he moved to Canada in 2018.

Antonio is the author or co-author of more than 50 papers in international refereed journals and conferences. His current research focus is on deep learning and its application to a variety of problems. Antonio is also a passionate teacher who uses his positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage his students to work hard and succeed. He also enjoys sports activities such as running, dancing, and biking.

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Sarah Mehl

Director of Fundraising/Special Events

Sarah is a single mum of a feisty 13-year-old daughter and a 4-year-old autistic son. My kids keep me incredibly busy but I like to make time for things in life that bring me joy outside of my family, Helping people is the one thing that really makes me feel alive. I have suffered from depression and anxiety for most of my life. But with the proper supports and the right attitude, I have fought back and now live a very happy and fulfilling life. I owe most of it to making a commitment to myself and choosing a healthy lifestyle of a balance of exercise, nutrition, and connection with my peers. I am passionate about sharing all of the wonderful things I've learned in my recovery from my trauma with as many people as I can.

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Director of Technology & Member Services

Be it filming, photographing, copywriting, graphic designing I love it all. I’m simply a creator through and through and love assisting others with expressing their message to the world using my creative flair and style.

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