Our Directors

The Directors of Answering TTP Foundation are committed to changing the prognosis for TTP patients by leveraging their skill sets in support of the Foundation and its initiatives. We are currently recruiting for two positions on the Board. More information here.

Amy Felton

Having recently graduated from the University of Ottawa, Amy Felton is currently the Director of Communications for the Dymond Group of Companies where her role entails content writing, client relations, social media management and more. Being a passionate volunteer her entire life, Amy has been volunteering with Answering TTP since 2012. Her previous role as a Virtual Volunteer allowed her to transition into the Secretary position where she aids with editing our patient stories and newsletters, content creation and website management.

Gergana Sandeva,

Gergana Sandeva was diagnosed with TTP in January of 2007, months prior to her first day of medical school at the University of Toronto. This diagnosis changed her life, as she was unable to start medical school and chose a career in clinical research. She completed her post graduate certifications as Clinical Research Associate and Clinical Research Professional and works as a Research Coordinator at Pharma Medica Research Inc. Being a TTP patient and a clinical research professorial, Gergana is faced with a great challange and a unique opportunity of being part of the industry and the patient community at the same time.

Kate Lee,

Grant Director
Kate is currently VP of Research and Patient Programs and Crohn's and Colitis Canada (CCC). Prior to joining CCC, Kate held the role of Vice-President of Research and Career Development at The Arthritis Society. Areas of focus during her tenure at The Society were operational efficiency, patient engagement in research and developing a knowledge translation and exchange program. Kate holds a PhD in biology and an MBA. When not at work, Kate enjoys gardening and researching restaurants to try in the Greater Toronto Area.

Maria Connell

Maria is the Controller at Vintage Flooring in Toronto. She is an integral member of the Foundation's fundraising and administration efforts. Maria and her family were presented with the 2018 Volunteer of the Year award for their outstanding contributions to the Foundation.

Mina Rajan

Director of Patient Relations
Mina Rajan has been struggling with iTTP since 1994. A retired Nutritionist and IT Analyst, Mina now spends most of her days volunteering. Volunteering gives her great pleasure and she hopes that she makes a positive impact on the lives of others. She currently volunteers for two organizations, including as a board member for Answering TTP and a call centre analyst for iicanada.org. One of Mina’s role as Director of Patient Relations, is holding a virtual peer support group meeting four times a year. Her personal health journey has made Mina very passionate about health and wellness. In addition to making smoothies, some of the things that she enjoys include spending time with her adult kids, traveling with her husband and hiking in the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Sydney Kodatsky

Sydney Kodatsky was originally diagnosed with TTP in September 2008. Since that time she has persevered through almost yearly relapses and garnered support for this orphaned condition along the way. Sydney graduated from Queen’s University Engineering in 2003, and in 2008 she successfully completed her MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Sydney's full story is available in the Patient Story section of our website.

Tammy Robertson,

Executive Director
Tammy Robertson is a certified Project Management Professional, working with the IT department at Unilock Ltd. where she is most recently responsible for project managing software implementations on a large scale, analysis of business system user needs, user training and scoping development for software enhancements. Tammy has been with Unilock for over 25 years and has extensive experience as an Internal Auditor and Corporate Controller. She has Chaired Answering TTP Foundation's Chance for Change annual fundraising since 2012. In her role as Executive Director, she has assumed additional oversight responsibilities. Outside of work and volunteering, Tammy can be found enjoying life in the Muskoka’s, reading and frequenting the dog parks with Tucker.