Our Team

The people behind Hope Air
The people behind
Hope Air
We couldn’t do what we do without the passion and support of the strong team here at Hope Air. All dedicated to our mission of helping Canadians in financial need reach vital medical care far from home. Each day, our dedicated staff and volunteers work together to bridge the distance between home and hospital for those in need.


Mark Rubinstein,
Chief Executive Officer
mrubinstein@hopeair.ca
647-362-9057
“ Having the opportunity to make a difference in the health and well-being of families, parents, and children through Hope Air is a blessing. I am grateful to be working with inspired and mission-driven people, where our programs are so needed and our impact so profound. ”

Mark Rubinstein,
Chief Executive Officer
mrubinstein@hopeair.ca
647-362-9057

“ Having the opportunity to make a difference in the health and well-being of families, parents, and children through Hope Air is a blessing. I am grateful to be working with inspired and mission-driven people, where our programs are so needed and our impact so profound. ”


Jon Collins,
Chief Development Officer
jcollins@hopeair.ca
(416) 800-9032 or (877) 346-4673
“ I love working at Hope Air because you get to see the impact of our work every day. Every fundraising effort is to support a person’s travel to a critical medical appointment. Every person we reach is one more patient reaching critical care without having to postpone or cancel that trip or face difficult financial decisions along the way. ”

Jon Collins,
Chief Development Officer
jcollins@hopeair.ca
(416) 800-9032 or (877) 346-4673

“ I love working at Hope Air because you get to see the impact of our work every day. Every fundraising effort is to support a person’s travel to a critical medical appointment. Every person we reach is one more patient reaching critical care without having to postpone or cancel that trip or face difficult financial decisions along the way. ”


Faith Bacolod, Chief Financial Officer
“I feel fortunate to be a part of Hope Air, working alongside a team of dedicated staff, volunteers, and supporters who are committed to making a difference. Every day, I am privileged to witness impactful actions that ensure individuals in need get the healthcare access they require.”


Stephanie Aldridge,
Executive Director, British Columbia
“It is a true privilege to be able to help others. With Hope Air, my work has a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals, families, and communities. I am grateful for the passionate and dedicated team at Hope Air and the extraordinary support of the incredible Hope Air volunteers and partners. Together we help people in their time of need, every day.”

Stephanie Aldridge, Executive Director, British Columbia
saldridge@hopeair.ca

“It is a true privilege to be able to help others. With Hope Air, my work has a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals, families, and communities. I am grateful for the passionate and dedicated team at Hope Air and the extraordinary support of the incredible Hope Air volunteers and partners. Together we help people in their time of need, every day.”



Faith Bacolod, Chief Financial Officer fbacolod@hopeair.ca

“I feel fortunate to be a part of Hope Air, working alongside a team of dedicated staff, volunteers, and supporters who are committed to making a difference. Every day, I am privileged to witness impactful actions that ensure individuals in need get the healthcare access they require.”


Bhavini Solanki, Client Care Manager bsolanki@hopeair.ca
“Working at Hope Air is truly an amazing opportunity because I believe all Canadians should have access to the healthcare they need regardless of geography. We get to do this by providing flights, accommodations, and meals to our patients to get where they need to be. Additionally, it’s our client care team I get to work with everyday who are dedicated, hardworking, and passionate to make a change in other people’s lives!”
Omar Khattab, Development and Systems Coordinator okhattab@hopeair.ca
“Working here feels like, no matter what, Hope is always in the Air.”


Cali Odorizzi, Director of Events codorizzi@hopeair.ca
“Having the opportunity to work alongside inspired and committed volunteers, colleagues and business partners makes me proud to work for an organization supporting Canadians in need of essential medical care. The highlight is hearing the life changing stories from the patients we support.”


Tanya Hunter, Coordinator thunter@hopeair.ca
“I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work amongst a hard-working, mission-driven team and community that are motivated by such an urgent need. Being able to contribute to connecting more Canadian individuals and families to vital medical care and witnessing the impact of our work is a gift!”


Kristina De Marzio, Manager, Community Engagement kdemarzio@hopeair.ca
“I am inspired by the dedicated team of staff, volunteers, healthcare partners, and community champions who create a lasting impact in the lives of patients across the country that must travel to access vital medical care. Having the opportunity to work alongside them at Hope Air is an honour and inspires my work to connect more Canadians to our programs and help to reduce the significant gap in the access to healthcare in our country.”

Bhavini Solanki,
Client Care Manager
bsolanki@hopeair.ca

“Working at Hope Air is truly an amazing opportunity because I believe all Canadians should have access to the healthcare they need regardless of geography. We get to do this by providing flights, accommodations, and meals to our patients to get where they need to be. Additionally, it’s our client care team I get to work with everyday who are dedicated, hardworking, and passionate to make a change in other people’s lives!”

Omar Khattab,
Development Assistant
okhattab@hopeair.ca

“Working here feels like, no matter what, Hope is always in the Air.”

Cali Odorizzi,
Director of Events
codorizzi@hopeair.ca

Having the opportunity to work alongside inspired and committed volunteers, colleagues and business partners makes me proud to work for an organization supporting Canadians in need of essential medical care. The highlight is hearing the life changing stories from the patients we support.

Tanya Hunter,
Coordinator
thunter@hopeair.ca

“I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work amongst a hard-working, mission-driven team and community that are motivated by such an urgent need. Being able to contribute to connecting more Canadian individuals and families to vital medical care and witnessing the impact of our work is a gift!”

Kristina De Marzio, Manager, Community Engagement kdemarzio@hopeair.ca

“I am inspired by the dedicated team of staff, volunteers, healthcare partners, and community champions who create a lasting impact in the lives of patients across the country that must travel to access vital medical care. Having the opportunity to work alongside them at Hope Air is an honour and inspires my work to connect more Canadians to our programs and help to reduce the significant gap in the access to healthcare in our country.”
Client Care and Development Teams
Hope Air’s Client Care team works directly with clients to book travel, help them navigate their travel arrangements and questions around preparing for travel during uncertain times or with new carriers. Our focus is on making sure patients are well supported throughout their journey.

The Development team works with individual, corporate and foundation donors to fulfill their philanthropic goals and to provide a direct path to impacting the lives of Hope Air patients today and in the future.
Board of Directors
Hope Air is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, who represent a cross-section of industries, geographies, experiences and skills. Thank you to our Board for their leadership and commitment to Hope Air’s mission.
Client Care and Development Teams
Hope Air’s Client Care team works directly with clients to book travel, help them navigate their travel arrangements and questions around preparing for travel during uncertain times or with new carriers. Our focus is on making sure patients are well supported throughout their journey.

The Development team works with individual, corporate and foundation donors to fulfill their philanthropic goals and to provide a direct path to impacting the lives of Hope Air patients today and in the future.
Board of Directors
Hope Air is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, who represent a cross-section of industries, geographies, experiences and skills. Thank you to our Board for their leadership and commitment to Hope Air’s mission.

Auriol Marasco

Chair

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.

Tahir Ayub

Vice Chair

OpenRoad Auto Group

David Garner

Director

Gerd Wengler

Director

Park Property Management Inc.

Sam Barone

Director

Transportation Advisory Group

James Elian

Director

AirSprint

Rohit Joshi

Director

Brightsquid Secure Communications Corp.

John Mullally

Director

Newmont Goldcorp Corporation

Jody Peck

Director

Alec Zimmerman

Secretary

Vanessa Thomas

Treasurer

Heather Tobin

Director

CPP Investments

Gwyneth Pryse-Phillips

Director

Hayhoe Pryse-Phillips Group

National Advisory Council
Hope Air is supported by the following business leaders from across Canada, enhancing growth and awareness for Hope Air’s mission
National Advisory Council
Hope Air is supported by the following business leaders from across Canada, enhancing growth and awareness for Hope Air’s mission

Scott Collinson

PwC Canada

Steve Drinkwater

Canadian Aviator

Gene Cabral

Avia NG Airport Consultants

Rhonda English

CAA Club Group

Leanne Gibson

Walmart Connect

Ed Johnston

James Lindsey

Perimeter Aviation LP.

Charles McKee

Sabre Corporation

Giovanna Mingarelli

M & C Consulting Inc and MC2 Inc.

Anthony Norejko

Canadian Business Aviation Association

Megan Owen-Evans

Neptune Terminals

Jennifer Quinn

Nieuport Aviation

Johnathan Richardson

Pacific Coastal Airlines

David Robertson

Avaya Canada

Adam Rodricks

KPMG Canada

Craig Stovel

Stovel Asset Management

Stephen Tapp

Hercules Media Group

Adam Wilcox

Metrolinx

Jared Williams

AirSprint

Deborah Wilson

Ports Toronto

We acknowledge that we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful for the privilege of being on lands that these peoples have nurtured since time immemorial.

Hope Air Day proclaimed in Ontario on June 7, 2024
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