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. ”


Jennifer Starr,
Senior Director, Corporate Sponsorships
jstarr@hopeair.ca
(647) 494-8920
“Working at Hope Air, I have the opportunity to see the impact of the work I do. Our partnerships are critical in our ability to support patients travel to their medical care & to raise awareness on the work that we do. In Canada, there is a significant gap between universal health care and access to it – being able to do the important work of helping to reduce the gap is something I am incredibly proud of. I also get to work with an incredible team of passionate people! ”


Sara Briginshaw, Manager, Volunteer & Community Engagement
“I’m constantly inspired by Hope Air’s volunteers – they’re truly some of the most caring and compassionate individuals I’ve had the pleasure of working with. It’s remarkable how they use their diverse skills and talents, from flying to grant writing to photography and more, to brighten the lives of Canadian patients in need.”



Jennifer Starr, Senior Director, Corporate Sponsorships jstarr@hopeair.ca (416) 494-8920

“Working at Hope Air, I get to directly see the impact of the work I do everyday. Our partnerships are critical in our ability to support patients travel to their medical care & to raise awareness on the work that we do. In Canada, there is a significant gap between universal health care and access to it – being able to do the important work of helping to reduce the gap is something I am incredibly proud of. I also get to work with an incredible team of passionate people!”
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.”



Sara Briginshaw, Manager Volunteer & Community Engagement sbriginshaw@hopeair.ca

“I’m constantly inspired by Hope Air’s volunteers – they’re truly some of the most caring and compassionate individuals I’ve had the pleasure of working with. It’s remarkable how they use their diverse skills and talents, from flying to grant writing to photography and more, to brighten the lives of Canadian patients in need.”

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.”
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

Paula Neves

Director

Centre for Living Organ Donation, UHN Transplant

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

Lise Ash

David Ash

Scott Collinson

PwC Canada

Steve Drinkwater

Canadian Aviator

Mark Duncan

AeroEdge Consulting Inc.

Rhonda English

CAA Club Group

Harold Fast

Jennifer Quinn

Nieuport Aviation

Ed Johnston

Prateek Konnur

Barrick Gold Corporation

Matt Lau

NYRC

James Lindsey

Perimeter Aviation LP.

Jane Logan

Sutton Group WestCoast Realty

Matthew Logue

the greater

Dave McElroy

Charles McKee

Sabre Corporation

Anthony Norejko

Canadian Business Aviation Association

Candace Pardo

Canadian Pilots and Owners Association

Rob Philipp

Hillel BC Society

David Robertson

Avaya Canada

Craig Stovel

Stovel Asset Management

Heather Tobin

CPP Investments

Mark Verdun

Oracle Canada

Jared Williams

AirSprint

Leanne Gibson

Meta Canada

Adam Rodricks

KPMG Canada

Mark Jordan

tiptiap

Adam Wilcox

Canada Jetlines

Giovanna Mingarelli

M & C Consulting Inc and MC2 Inc.

Paul Cronin

Brand Experience Insight, Marketing and Strategy Consulting

Patrick Doyle

Amex GBT

Gene Cabral

NG Airport Consultants

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