Hope Air is such a great cause. We are so privileged to live in Toronto, which has such great healthcare facilities. I feel it is important to lend our time and resources to all those people who aren’t so close to the care they need in times of illness and upheaval. I am honoured to be able to contribute to this charity in any small way that I can.
Anna founded Apex Aircraft Sales Ltd. in 1988 and became an agent for new Cessna Aircraft for Leggat Aviation Inc. She received the Robert Ames Gold CSTAR Award from Cessna Aircraft Company for Excellence in Retail Sales.
She is a long-time member of The Ninety-Nines, an international organization for female pilots, and is active in the First Canadian Chapter, having held various offices over the years. Anna received her Private Pilot certificate in 1977, completed her Commercial/Instrument Ratings in 1980, multi-engine rating in 1996 and a float rating in 2001. She graduated from York University with a B.A. in Economics in 1985 and a degree in the Humanities in 2002.
Anna is a member of AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association), COPA (Canadian Owners and Pilots Association), WIA (Women in Aviation International), WOAW (Women of Aviation Week) and WIA-C (Women in Aerospace – Canada). She has organized several conferences and air rallies and is current co-chair of Rally for the Cure, benefitting the Ewings Cancer Foundation.
Anna is a director of the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame. She is a recipient of the Governor’s Service Award from the East Canada Section of The Ninety-Nines and has been recognized by the East Canada Section of The Ninety-Nines with a permanent plaque at the Forest of Friendship in Atchison, Kansas. She has also been recognized by the Women of Influence organization as a Diversity Champion for her work with the Northern Lights Award Foundation and by the Women’s Courage Awards in the Amelia Earhart Category.
Anna has served on Hope Air's Board of Directors since 2015.