Meet our Executive Advisory Board

The composition of Hope & Cope’s Board includes new members who bring fresh perspectives as well as veteran board members who provide vital historical knowledge and experience of the organization. Members are chosen for their expertise and leadership in community service and philanthropy, business, finance, law and marketing. Former Board members who served faithfully for many years have been invited to sit on the Board of Trustees.

Current Board Members – 2015

  • Joëlle Adler, Founder, ONEXONE
  • Dr. Gerald Batist, Director, Segal Cancer Centre, Jewish General Hospital
  • Myer Bick, President, Jewish General Hospital Foundation
  • Lori Cohen, Manager, Marketing and Communications, MyKnowledgeProviders.com
  • Jack Dym, President, Pipe and Piling Supplies Ltd.
  • Me Sylvie Grégoire, Legal consultant and trainer
  • Sal Guerrera, President, SAJO Construction Inc.
  • Joel King, Co-Chair
  • Marlene King, Co-Chair
  • Robin Krakower, C.A.
  • Sheila Kussner, O.C., O.Q., Founder, Hope & Cope
  • Carmen Loiselle, Ph.D., Scientific Director, Hope & Cope
  • David Martz, Management Consultant
  • Jacques Misrachi, Controller, Jewish General Hospital Finance Dept.
  • Suzanne O’Brien, Executive Director, Hope & Cope
  • Laurence Paperman, Owner, Direct Alert
  • Martin Schwartz, President and C.E.O., Dorel Industries
  • Roslyn Slawner, President, Hart Resource Development
  • Howard Stotland
  • Ida Teoli, President, Hope & Cope
  • Lillian Vineberg, Immediate Past Chairman, Hope & Cope
  • Sylvia Vogel, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CandermPharma
  • Susan Wener, Therapist, author
  • Nancy Wiseman, Immediate Past President, Hope & Cope

Meet our Administrative Committee

Led by Hope & Cope’s President, the Administrative Committee is a leadership body comprised of volunteer team leaders, senior staff and past presidents. The committee meets several times a year to share team reports and review and revise administrative policies and procedures as they relate to volunteer roles and responsibilities and program management.

  • Ida Teoli, President
  • Nancy Wiseman, Immediate Past President
  • Suzanne O’Brien, Executive Director
  • Sheila Kussner, Founder
  • Marlene and Joel King, Co-Chairs, Hope & Cope
  • Marcelle Kecman, Wellness Centre Manager
  • Hena Kon, Recording secretary

Volunteer Team Leaders

  • Brigitte Cappe-Gyot and Estelle Rosenthal, Radiotherapy
  • Charlene Freger, Hospital Visiting Team
  • Jack Hazan, Physical Activities
  • Sonia Hazan, Main Office
  • Barbara Hops, Education
  • Dr. Gayle A. Shinder, Newsletter
  • Eliane Telio, Oncology
  • Edie Werk, Office (Wellness Centre)
  • Heleena Wiltzer, Palliative Care

Past Presidents

  • Serena Black
  • Jeannette Valmont
  • Lucy Fazio
  • Joan Ungar
  • Brenda Blatt
  • Susan Polisuk
  • Jessica Miller
  • Barbara Knobovitch
  • Phyllis Waxman

"Il y a peu de succès là où il y a peu de rire." - Andrew Carnegie, philanthrope.

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