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 – 2017

  • Suzanne O’Brien, Chair
  • Dr. Gerald Batist, Director, Segal Cancer Centre, Jewish General Hospital
  • Myer Bick, President, Jewish General Hospital Foundation
  • Jack Dym, President, Pipe and Piling Supplies Ltd.
  • Me Sylvie Grégoire, Legal consultant and trainer
  • Sal Guerrera, President, SAJO Construction Inc.
  • Joel King, Immediate Past Co-Chair, Hope & Cope
  • Marlene King, Immediate Past Co-Chair, Hope & Cope
  • 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.
  • Martin Schwartz, President and C.E.O., Dorel Industries
  • Roslyn Slawner, President, Hart Resource Development
  • Howard Stotland
  • Ida Teoli, President, Hope & Cope
  • Lillian Vineberg
  • Sylvia Vogel, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CandermPharma
  • Susan Wener, Therapist, author

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,  Chair, Hope & Cope
  • Sheila Kussner, Founder
  • 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

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François Sauro, organizer of Un pas pour la vie, explains how difficult it is to have cancer at any age, but especially as a young adult - which is why he has organized this spectacular dance show to benefit Hope & Cope and to raise awareness of our cause. Thank you Francois and all the fabulous dancers! ... See MoreSee Less

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Resilience - what does it mean, how can you tap into it, and how can it help you and your loved ones cope with devastating illness? Susan Wener will share the answers to these questions - and her own riveting story - at our Cancer Survivorship Day, next Tuesday, June 19th at 6:30 p.m. Call 514 340-8255 to register. ... See MoreSee Less

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