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 are invited to sit on the Board of Trustees.

Current Board Members – 2018-2019

  • Suzanne O’Brien, Chair
  • Dr. Gerald Batist, Director, Segal Cancer Centre, Jewish General Hospital
  • Deborah Bridgman, Hope & Cope Volunteer and advocate for young adult patients
  • Joy Bultz, Community Volunteer
  • Lesli Green, Chief Communications Officer, Federation CJA
  • Sal Guerrera, President, SAJO Construction Inc.
  • Joel King, Immediate Past Co-Chair, Hope & Cope
  • Marlene King, Immediate Past Co-Chair, Hope & Cope
  • Hena Kon (Recording secretary)
  • Sheila Kussner, O.C., O.Q., Founder, Hope & Cope
  • Nan Lassner, Community Volunteer, Fundraiser
  • Danielle Leggett, Executive Director, Hope & Cope
  • Alice Lehrer,Occupational therapist (retired)
  • Carmen Loiselle, Ph.D., Scientific Director, Hope & Cope
  • David Martz, Management Consultant
  • Jacques Misrachi, Controller, Jewish General Hospital Finance Dept.
  • Timothy Schiavi, Financial Adviser, Sun Life
  • Roslyn Slawner, President, Hart Resource Development
  • Howard Stotland, Entrepreneur (retired)
  • Ida Teoli, Volunteer Management Council, Hope & Cope
  • Sylvia Vogel, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CandermPharma (retired)
  • Evelyn Wajcer, Educator
  • Susan Wener, Natural Health Consultant
  • Barbara Zukor, Financial Adviser and Portfolio Manager, BMO

Meet our Volunteer Management Council

The Volunteer Management Council is a leadership body comprised of experienced volunteers and staff. The committee meets several times a year to review and revise administrative policies and procedures as they relate to volunteer roles and responsibilities and program management.

Past Presidents

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

19 hours ago

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Tell Cancer to Take a Hike:

1 Mount Kilimanjaro Climb
1 Stowe, Vermont hike
10 monthly local (Quebec) hikes
7 mountain climbers
20+ sponsors
90 hikers
$530,000 raised to support Hope & Cope’s transformative programs for cancer patients and their loved ones.

Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported our Tell Cancer to Take a Hike fundraiser. Exciting plans are underway for 2019 – stay tuned!

Nous remercions tous les grimpeurs, randonneurs, commanditaires et donateurs d’avoir répondu à notre appel et participé avec tant d’ethousiasme à notre levée de fonds Envoyez promener le cancer. Au plaisir de vous voir sur les pistes en 2019!
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5 days ago

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Let the festive season begin! If you are looking for inspiration this weekend and need a break from holiday baking, planning and shopping, come to our Voices of Hope Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 9th at 2:30 pm at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, 1020 Laird Blvd, Town of Mount Royal. Tickets are $20 (free for children 12 and under). ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

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Love Yourself is the title of Gail Issenman's fabulous new song, and all proceeds from streams and downloads will benefit our Cancer Wellness Centre. Check out this upbeat video featuring Gail's beautiful vocals and lyrics, filmed at our Centre, at the Jewish General Hospital and in the community. Recognize anyone?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB0O5j-zXYY&index=3&list=PLBL1pTydgdkhkuGFasWl-d3-aTs5R9W3Q&t=0sRock video, shot in Montreal, starring survivors. All proceeds going to Hope and Cope Cancer Wellness Centre in Montreal.
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7 days ago

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Three cheers for volunteers here at Hope & Cope and around the world!

Today, is International Volunteer Day (IVD) - a global celebration of volunteers. It takes place every year on December 5 to shine a light on the impact of volunteer efforts everywhere.

Les bénévoles sont à l’avant-garde du changement social dans le monde. Cette journée est l’occasion offerte aux organisations et aux bénévoles de promouvoir leur contribution au développement, que ce soit au niveau local, national ou international.
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