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

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. Sydney's full story is available in the Patient Story section of our website.

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 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.

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.

Kate Lee,

PhD, MBA
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.

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.