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,
  • 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

Our Founder, Sheila Kussner, was featured in Montréal Centre-Ville, a bilingual magazine with a focus on the heart of Montreal -
its downtown core.

MONTRÉAL CENTRE_VILLE est LE magazine bilingue au cœur de Montréal. Il donne le goût de visiter la ville et d’explorer toute l’effervescence de son activité urbaine.
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TBT - In the mid 1980s, AJCS (Allied Jewish Community Services, the forerunner to Federation CJA) presented Hope & Cope with its coveted Community Service Award.

L'espoir, c'est la vie était récipiendaire d'un prix pour service communautaire.
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On this chilly fall morning, members of the Men's Club are meeting in the Wellness Centre dining room for coffee and conversation. Open to men who have cancer, the Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Some of the meetings feature guest speakers on diverse topics such as stress management, cancer and sexuality, and treatment/research updates. For more information, contact Sandy Lipkus, 514 340-8222, ext. 22591.

La plupart des rencontres du Club pour hommes se tiennent au Centre de bien-être, où l'on invite souvent des conférenciers à traiter des differents sujets, dont la gestion du stress, le cancer et la sexualité, etc. Pour plus de détails, communiquez avec Sandy Lipkus, 514 340-8222, poste 22591.
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Rescheduled for November 20th

Attention all knitters!

If you are a knitter, belong to a knitting club or want to learn how you can knit for a great cause, come and meet nurse, Judy François Bridgwater on Monday, October 16th from 6-7:30 p.m. Judy is eager to get you involved in a very exciting project between Hope & Cope and Knitted Knockers Canada! Register at 514 340-3616.

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Tricotez des nichons!

Avec ou sans expérience...Venez rencontrer Judy François Bridgwater, infirmière,lelundi 16 octobre de 18 h à 19 h 30. Vous deviendrez membre d’un club de tricot qui a pour mission de soutenir les femmes atteintes du cancer du sein suite à une chirurgie. SVP confirmez votre présence au 514 340-3616.
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In this season of gratitude, we give thanks to our wonderful volunteers and to all the caregivers out there who offer their presence, their grace and their support to those dealing with cancer. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Succot from all of us at Hope & Cope.

Joyeuses fêtes à tous nos bénévoles et à tous les aidants naturels. Merci pour votre soutien remarquable.
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