Our wonderful team

Compassionate, cancer-experienced volunteers provide the vast majority of our programs and services. They are guided in their efforts by professional staff that provide volunteer training, program direction, evaluation, management and continuity as well as expertise in a variety of general and specialized fields.

Carmen Loiselle, Ph.D.

Scientific Director and Board Scientific Advisor

Marcelle Kecman

Wellness Centre Manager

Olga Szyncel

Wellness Centre Support Program Coordinator

Rita Galluccio

Data Analyst

Saima Ahmed

Lead in Research and Innovation

Hinda Goodman

Oncology Program Coordinator

Judy Bridgwater-François

Oncology Support Program Coordinator

France Sznajer Brat

Administration and Donor Services

Anh Thy Le Quang

Exercise Program Coordinator

Sandy Lipkus

Radiotherapy and "En Famille" Coordinator

Rifka Hanfling

Palliative Care and Bereavement Program Coordinator

Nadia Smirnow


Dr. Gerald Batist

Medical Advisor

Evelyn Wacjer

Programs / Events

Eva Vilalba

Programs / Advocacy

Roslyn Slawner

Governance / HR

Timothy Schiavi

Finance / Events

Sheryl Miller Adessky

Legal / Events

Alice Lehrer

Events / Volunteer representative

Nan Lassner

Governance / Fundraising

Beverly Kravitz

Governance / HR

Joel King

Past Chair

Lesli Green


Bram Freedman

Foundation CEO

Joy Bultz


Our Effective Governance,
Stewardship and Management

Hope & Cope’s governance structure includes our Executive Advisory Committee (Board of Directors) and our Administrative Committee. All Board members, management, staff and volunteers meet the highest standards of personal and professional integrity.

Suzanne O'brien


Dr. Gerald Batis

Director, Segal Cancer Centre, Jewish General Hospital (ex-officio)

Sal Guerrera

President, SAJO Construction Inc.

Bram Freedman

President and CEO, JGH Foundation (ex-officio)

Joel King

Immediate Past Co-Chair, Hope & Cope

Hena Kon

Recording Secretary (ex-officio)

David Martz

Management Consultant

Roslyn Slawner

President, Hart Resource Development

Evelyn Wajcer


Eric Amar, C.P.A., C.G.A.

Executive Director (ex-officio)

Deborah Bridgman

Hope & Cope Volunteer and advocate for young adult patients

Lesli Green

Communications Specialist

Teresa Izzo

Associate Director, RBC Wealth Management, Dominion Securities

Marlene King

Immediate Past Co-Chair, Hope & Cope

Nan Lassner

Community Volunteer

Mihaela Simona Rosu

CIUSSS Finance Department

Howard Stotland

Entrepreneur (retired)

Joy Bultz

Community Volunteer

Erin Cook

Associate Director SAPA hébergement CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

Sylvie Grégoire

Chair and Volunteer Advisory Council

Carmen Loiselle, Ph.D.

Scientific Director, Hope & Cope (ex-officio)

Sheila Kussner, O.C., O.Q., C.O.M.

Founder, Hope & Cope

Alice Lehrer

Occupational Therapist (retired)

Timothy Schiavi

Financial Adviser, Sun Life

Sylvia Vogel

Entrepreneur (retired)

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