Board of Directors

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Board of Directors2018-03-01T21:54:06+00:00

Our Board

The Terry Fox Foundation announced a new board in August 2013. The Fox family announced the appointment of three new Board members and, with these new members, expressed deep appreciation to Isadore Sharp (Toronto) for his invaluable dedication to the Marathon of Hope over the past three decades.

Isadore Sharpe

Isadore Sharp
Chair Emeritus

Isadore Sharp is the Founder and Chairman of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Isadore reached out to Terry in the early days of his Marathon of Hope, offering both personal and corporate support for his run. When Terry was forced to finish due to a return of cancer, Isadore promised him, via telegram, that there would be an annual run in his name until a cure for all cancers was found.  The Terry Fox Run at Wilket Creek Park in Toronto was founded by Isadore and is lead by the employees of Four Seasons Home Office; the Run reached the $10 million mark in funds raised for cancer research in 2015.

William Pristanski

Bill Pristanski
Board Chair

Bill Pristanski (Ottawa) is a founding partner of Prospectus Associates. Since 1981, Bill has run in all of the 37 annual Terry Fox Runs, in locations ranging from Ottawa, Kingston, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Nantucket and Maui. Bill’s personal commitment to the cause included personally raising more than $500,000 for cancer research. A dedication to philanthropy runs in the family, with son J.J. taking a lead volunteer role with the Ottawa Run Committee.

Michael Rossi

Michael has served as President of adidas Canada since July 2014, overseeing Canadian operations for adidas and Reebok, as well as shared services for adidas Golf. A graduate of Western University, Michael has built a strong reputation in the Canadian business community during time at NHL Enterprises Canada, Nestle Canada, and his 15 years with adidas. A proud supporter of Terry Fox both on a personal and corporate level, adidas Canada has set record levels of corporate donations under Michael’s leadership.

Ara Sahakian

Ara Sahakian

A Canadian from Toronto, Ara currently resides in Dubai. He is a chartered accountant and chair of the organizing committee of the annual Terry Fox Run in Dubai that, to date, has raised $2 million for cancer research.

Katherine Kay

Katherine Kay (Toronto) is a litigation partner at Stikeman Elliot LLP. Benchmark Canada named her one of the Top 25 Women in Litigation and Competition Litigator of the Year (2016). She is a longtime supporter of The Terry Fox Foundation and annual Terry Fox Run.