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. During the growth phase of the organization, the number of Directors has been kept small to ensure flexibility to leverage every opportunity for rapid yet sustainable expansion.

Sydney Kodatsky,

MBA BSc.Mech Eng
Chair
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.

Alexis Levine,

JD BA
Director
Alexis Levine is originating member of the board of the Answering TTP Foundation, and is a partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto. He has considerable experience in government and has worked both on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and at Queen's Park in Toronto. He is a past adjunct professor of Public Law & Decision Making at Osgoode Hall Law School, and sits on the Toronto Area Committee of Legal Aid Ontario.

Sherri Sullivan,

BScPharm, RPh
Director
Sherri Sullivan is a clinical pharmacist with the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Schulich Heart Program. A University of Alberta graduate, she works with patients who have undergone cardiac and vascular surgery. Sherri also has extensive experience as a community-based pharmacist, having practiced in Edmonton prior to establishing herself in Toronto in 2007. She assists the University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy by precepting fourth year pharmacy students on their clinical rotations. Sherri also enjoys volunteering for the Girl Guides of Canada.

Gergana Sandeva,

BSc, CCRA, CCRP
Director
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.

Jeff Kehoe

Vice Chair & Secretary of the Board
Jeff Kehoe is currently with Difference Capital Inc. and was Managing Partner and General Counsel until April 2014. He has over a decade of experience overseeing the Canadian Capital Markets as Director and Vice- President of Enforcement at the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). Prior to IIROC, he served as a Crown Attorney and Department of Justice Crown Counsel. Mr. Kehoe has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit Mercy, a Master of Laws degree specializing in securities law from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional certificate from Wharton University of Pennsylvania and has received securities regulation training from Harvard. He currently serves on both private and public boards including charitable non-profit organizations. He recently completed the Rotman Institute Corporate Directors program (lCD. D). In 2012, he received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to Canada and was a member of the Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Council in Ontario. Mr. Kehoe is Chair of the Ontario Capital Growth Corporation and a member of Ontario Place Corporation.

Jonah Pearson,

CPA, CA, LPA
Treasurer
Jonah received his Bachelor of Arts degree from York University in 2003 and earned his CA designation in 2008. After spending 9 years at various public accounting firms serving the needs of entrepreneurial clients, Jonah joined Moscoe & Company in 2014. He has extensive experience providing accounting, assurance, business advisory and tax services to owner managed businesses in various industries. His clients include professionals and companies in real estate and construction, manufacturing, distribution, retail, technology and entertainment. He also has a background in taxation, estate and succession planning for family businesses which fits nicely into the firm's focus on tax optimization. In addition to his professional experience, Jonah is a past board member (and past President) of Habayit Shelanu, a not-for-profit seniors residence. Jonah is also a past board member of ALS Ontario and ALS Canada.

Julie Wysocki,

BA
Director of Grants
Julie is the Director of the National Research Program at Parkinson Society Canada, where she is the strategic lead of the program and manages funding partnerships, peer review and grant administration. Prior to working at Parkinson Society Canada, Julie managed the Arthritis Society’s national research program. Past experience in the health charity sector includes working with cross-country colleagues in the areas of patient education and advocacy, as well as staff liaison to a national patient advocacy group. She has considerable experience in the health charity sector and grants administration. Julie is a graduate of Dalhousie University (BA) and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Leadership at Royal Roads University.

Tammy Robertson,

PMP
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 new role as Executive Director, she has assumed additional responsibilities of administration, finance and patient support. Outside of work and volunteering, Tammy can be found enjoying life in the Muskoka’s, reading and frequenting the dog parks with Tucker.