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 – 2021-2022

  • Suzanne O’Brien, Chair 
  • Eric Amar, C.P.A., C.G.A., Executive Director (ex-officio) 
  • Dr. Gerald Batist, Director, Segal Cancer Centre, Jewish General Hospital (ex-officio) 
  • Deborah Bridgman, Hope & Cope Volunteer and advocate for young adult patients 
  • Joy Bultz, Community Volunteer 
  • Erin Cook, Associate Director SAPA hébergement CIUSSS West-Central Montreal 
  • Bram Freedman, President and CEO, JGH Foundation (ex-officio) 
  • Lesli Green, Communications Specialist 
  • Sylvie Grégoire, Chair, Volunteer Advisory Council, Hope & Cope 
  • Sal Guerrera, President, SAJO Construction Inc. 
  • Teresa Izzo, Associate Director, RBC Wealth Management, Dominion Securities 
  • Joel King, Immediate Past Co-Chair, Hope & Cope 
  • Marlene King, Immediate Past Co-Chair, Hope & Cope 
  • Hena Kon, Recording Secretary (ex-officio) 
  • Sheila Kussner, O.C., O.Q., C.O.M., Founder, Hope & Cope 
  • Nan Lassner, Community Volunteer 
  • Alice Lehrer, Occupational Therapist (retired) 
  • Carmen Loiselle, Ph.D., Scientific Director, Hope & Cope (ex-officio)
  • David Martz, Management Consultant 
  • Mihaela Simona Rosu, CIUSSS Finance Department 
  • Timothy Schiavi, Financial Adviser, Sun Life 
  • Roslyn Slawner, President, Hart Resource Development 
  • Howard Stotland, Entrepreneur (retired) 
  • Sylvia Vogel, Entrepreneur (retired) 
  • Evelyn Wajcer, Educator