(TORONTO – November 19, 2020) Hope Air – a national charity that provides Canadians in financial need with free travel and accommodations to access medical care far from home – announced today the appointment of James Elian to its Board of Directors.
James is the President of AirSprint, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. James also serves as the Chair of the Board of the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) and vice chair at YPO Alberta. His experience includes several leadership roles at AirSprint including vice-president, operations; director, US flight operations and chief pilot. He has a master of aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a master of business administration from Haskayne School of Business.
“We are delighted to welcome James to the Hope Air Board of Directors,” said David Garner, Chair. “James’ business and leadership experience, combined with his work in the aviation industry, will add significant strength to the board. “His track record and background will support Hope Air as we seek to increase our impact in the future.”
“I am honoured to have been selected for the board and to have the opportunity to assist Hope Air in achieving its mission – to help Canadians in financial need who must travel to medical care far from home,” said Elian
. “Canada covers such a vast area and for thousands of Canadians, Hope Air is the only option for receiving the life altering care they require.”
James Elian succeeds Andrea Yandreski who is leaving the board after years of distinguished service to the organization.
About Hope Air
Hope Air is Canada’s only national charity providing free travel and accommodations for Canadians in financial need who must access medical care far from home. Since its inception in 1986, Hope Air has provided approximately 150,000 travel arrangements for patients regardless of age or medical need.
For people living on a low income in small and rural communities, distance and cost are very real barriers to them accessing vital medical care. Hope Air is a unique and essential part of our Canadian healthcare system. Without the access Hope Air provides, our national system of universal healthcare coverage would fall short of its promise. Hope Air has been chosen as one of Canada’s best 100 charities by Maclean’s magazine, MoneySense magazine and Charity Intelligence based on efficiency, transparency and need.
For more information, visit hopeair.ca
For further information or to arrange media interviews, please contact:
Shirley Moore, 416-222-6335
Posted on: Nov 19 2020