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, MyKnowledgeProviders.com
  • 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

Have you ever dreamed of reaching the highest peak of Africa?

Here’s your chance to do just that with a group of like-minded people who share your adventurous spirit and the desire to give back. Your training and hard work will be rewarded with majestic views throughout the climb and the satisfaction of helping cancer survivors with every step you take on this magical journey. Find out more at our information session, Monday, August 28th at 7 p.m. at Hope & Cope’s Cancer Wellness Centre,

RSVP: [email protected];
514-340-8222 x26868
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Avez-vous jamais rêvé d’atteindre le plus haut sommet du continent africain?

La chance s’offre à vous de le faire avec des gens semblables à vous, qui partagent votre esprit d’aventure et le désir de rendre à la vie ce qu’elle leur a offert en cadeau. Votre entraînement et vos efforts seront récompensés par la splendeur des paysages que vous admirerez au cours de l’ascension et par la satisfaction d’aider des survivants du cancer à chaque pas que vous faîtes pendant ce magnifique voyage. Pour plus de renseignements, venez assister à notre séance d’information, le lundi 28 août , à 19 h, au Centre de bien-être pour le cancer de L’espoir, c’est la vie,

RSVP : [email protected]
514-340-3616, poste 26868
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Information session - séance d’information

August 28, 2017, 7:00pm - August 28, 2017, 7:30pm

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Help cancer survivors with every step you take!
Join our team* and be part of the very special 10th Annual Dorval, Sources and St-Henri Walk-a-thon in support of Hope & Cope’s cancer exercise program

Sunday, September 10, 2017
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
St. Maxime Park, Chomedey, Laval

• Enjoy this scenic 7 km route at your own pace
• Several stops along the way to keep you well hydrated
• Cross the finish line to the cheers of spectators and supporters
• Relax and recharge over a delicious BBQ lunch
Train with us, walk with us and help fund our amazing cancer exercise program!

* A minimum donation of $36 per walker is required to participate and to receive a free Hope & Cope dry weave t-shirt
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Aidez les survivants de cancer, grâce à chaque pas que vous faites!
Joignez-vous à notre équipe* pour le 10e marchethon annuel de Pièces d’autos Dorval, Sources et St-Henri en appui au
programme d’exercices de L’espoir, c’est la vie

Dimanche 10 septembre 2017
de 9 h à 15 h
Parc St-Maxime, Chomedey, Laval

• Admirez le parcours paronamique de 7 km
• De nombreux arrêts, tout au long du parcours, vous permettront de vous hydrater
• Des spectateurs enthousiastes vous acclameront quand vous franchirez la ligne d’arrivée
• Profitez-en pour recharger vos batteries et pour socialiser autour d’un barbecue à savourer
Entraînez-vous avec nous et aidez-nous à financer
notre programme d’exercices si efficace!

Une contribution minimale de 36 $ est requise pour
participer et recevoir un T-shirt de L’espoir, c’est la vie.
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10th Annual Dorval Sources and St Henri Walkathon

September 10, 2017, 9:00am - September 10, 2017, 2:00pm

Help cancer survivors with every step you take! Join our team* and be part of the very special 10th Annual Dorval, Sources and St-Henri Walk-a-thon in support of Hope & Cope’s cancer exercise progra...

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