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

3 days ago

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Lise and Barbara, long-time members of Hope & Cope's Office Team, share an easy camaraderie as they assemble nursing kits for the Oncology Department. Thanks, Ladies, for all that you do!

Les bénévoles comme Barbara et Lise méritent toute notre reconnaissance !
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4 days ago

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Breast cancer survivor Diane Forget speaks from the heart about the wonderful camaraderie and support she has found here at the Hope & Cope Cancer Wellness Centre.

La survivante du cancer du sein Diane Forget parle avec tout son coeur de la merveilleuse camaraderie et de l'appui qu'elle a trouvés ici, chez nous, au Centre de bien-être de L'espoir, c'est la vie.

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6 days ago

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1 week ago

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We were pleased to welcome a group of professors and students from the Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, who visited our Wellness Centre while in town for the 22nd International Palliative Care Congress, October 2-5. The group, escorted by Fay Strohschein, Doctoral Candidate in the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University, included Dr. Sureeporn Tanasilp, Dr. Ratchaneekorn Upasen, Dr. Noppamat Pudtong, Dr. Weeraphol Saengpanya , Cdr. Dr. Kanoklekha Suwannapong (Postdoctoral fellow) and Supanee Klungrit (PhD Candidate). ... See MoreSee Less

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We are pleased to be hosting this important information session at our Cancer Wellness Centre next week. Space is limited, so please register early!

Veuillez noter que cette conférence sera donnée en anglais mais les questions en français seront bien reçues.

CIUSSS Centre-Ouest Montréal / CIUSSS West-Central MontrealWe will be hosting a free Colorectal Cancer Patient Information Session on October 17th at the JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre in Montreal. We will have leading experts in colorectal cancer treatment present content in the areas of Pathology, Medical and Surgical Oncology and Genetics to patients and caregivers.

To register to this free session: bit.ly/2EbhGWJ

For more information, please contact Frank Pitman at 514-875-7745 ext.2529 or frankp@colorectalcancercanada.com.
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