Hope Air announces 16 new members to National Advisory Council

(TORONTO – September 15, 2020) Hope Air – Canada’s leading charity providing flights and accommodations to Canadians in need of medical care far from home – announced today the newest members of its National Advisory Council, comprised of business executives across diverse sectors. These additions strengthen Hope Air’s ability to broaden awareness and enhance its growth, enabling it to assist more vulnerable Canadians in their time of need.  

The newest additions to the Hope Air National Advisory Council include executives from leading Canadian companies including Vonage, PwC, Avaya, CAA Club Group, Barrick, TD Bank and CPP Investments, among others. Each of these new ambassadors share the commitment that no one should be left behind when it comes to medical care.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with so many impressive business and community leaders,” said Mark Rubinstein, CEO of Hope Air. “Their participation on our advisory council will provide us with incredible experience and knowledge as we scale to achieve our core mission. I am grateful for their willingness to contribute to this most worthy cause.”

The new council members are:
  • John Barrack, Barrister & Solicitor
  • Scott Collinson, PwC Canada
  • Nicole Duke, TD Bank
  • Rhonda English, CAA Club Group
  • Siri Genik, BRIDGE 
  • Rinaldo Huriptyo, Vonage
  • Tiana Jackson, REMAX Infinity Realty
  • Prateek Konnur, Barrick Gold Corporation
  • Matt Lau, NYRC
  • James Lindsey, Perimeter Aviation
  • Matthew Logue, Strategist
  • Charles McKee, Markey International
  • Anthony Norejko, Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA)
  • David Robertson, Avaya Canada
  • David M. Tait OBE, Flair, Virgin Atlantic Airways (former)
  • Heather Tobin, CPP Investments
These individuals join Hope Air’s National Advisory Council, comprised of business leaders from across Canada. A complete listing of all Hope Air National Advisory Council members can be viewed here.

The new council members' biographies can be viewed here
For more information, contact:
Shirley Moore
Director, Marketing & Communications
smoore@hopeair.ca | 416.222.6335, x237
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 more than 150,000 travel arrangements for patients inclusive of all ages and medical needs.

For people living on a low income in small and rural communities, distance and cost are very real barriers to 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.

Posted on: Sep 14 2020