Hope Air appoints Sandra Hollingsworth to its
Board of Directors

(May 23, 2023) Following its recent Annual General Meeting, Hope Air is delighted to announce the appointment of Sandra Hollingsworth to its Board of Directors for a 3-year term.

Sandra is a dynamic community leader with extensive experience in municipal, airport, health care and related sectors. Sandra presently serves as a City Councillor for the City of Sault Ste. Marie. Sandra has also served as a member of the Sault Ste Marie Conservation Authority Board, a Director with the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities and with the Sault Ste Marie Airport Development Corporation. Sandra is accredited as a registered nurse and is also an active pilot.

“We are delighted to welcome Sandra to the Hope Air Board of Directors” said Auriol Marasco, Chair of the Board. Her experience and background as a municipal leader in Northern Ontario, combined with her background as both a nurse and pilot, will provide our Board with valuable perspectives and insights.”

“I look forward to working with this well-respected national charity, to continue to advance accessible health care for vulnerable patients living in rural, small and underserved communities”. said Sandra Hollingsworth.

The Board of Directors also acknowledge the recent retirement of long serving Board members Alec Zimmerman and Sam Barone. We thank Alec and Sam for their long and dedicated service to the mission of our Charity.

About Hope Air

Hope Air is Canada’s only national charity providing free travel support through flights, accommodations, meals and ground transportation for Canadians in financial need who must access medical care far from home. Established in 1986, Hope Air has provided over 200,000 travel arrangements for patients regardless of age or medial need.

For people living on a low income in small, rural or underserved communities, distance and cost are real barriers to accessing vital medical care. Hope Air is a unique and essential part of the Canadian healthcare system. Hope Air is accredited by Imagine Canada for our commitment to governance and transparency. For more information, please visit www.hopeair.ca

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Director, Marketing & Engagement

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