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

It’s a messy job, but someone’s gotta do it! Thanks to Main Office Volunteer Carol Djoury for emptying out our donation boxes. Every penny counts!

Chaque don, qu’elle que soit son importance, fait une différence.
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Join us for this 5 à 7 launch of our exciting new fundraiser on two continents - Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, and Kili chez nous in the beautiful mountain regions of Quebec and Stowe, Vermont. If you've already signed up, come and meet your fellow hikers and climbers! If you're looking for new inspiration - and adventure - in 2018, come and learn more about these fundraisers.

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Joignez-vous à nous pour le lancement d'une nouvelle levée de fonds excitante au bénéfice de L'espoir, c'est la vie. Si vous êtes déjà inscrit comme grimpeur/randonneur, venez rencontrer vos collègues qui sonts inscrits également. Si vous cherchz une nouvelle inspiration pour 2018, vous ne serez pas déçu!

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Launch: Tell Cancer to Take a Hike / Envoyez promener le cancer

January 23, 2018, 5:00pm - January 23, 2018, 6:00pm

Join us for this 5 à 7 launch of our exciting new fundraiser on two continents - Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, and Kili chez nous in the beautiful mountain regions of Quebec and Stowe, Vermont. If you...

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