Introducing three new(ish) staff members!

We were recently asked: “Who will I speak to if I call in for support?”

The answer always remains, that you will talk to our staff. We are here Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm EST. We are here to listen and help.

Today we want to share a little more about some of our staff, as we have some new members of the Support Services team and a new Fundraising Manager that we would like to introduce you to.

tree huggerTodd Goold is one of two Support Services Coordinators. Todd comes to us with previous experience working within Elgin and Oxford County, by linking resources and organizations to individuals. Todd is ready to answer your questions. Even if he is unsure of the answer, he will find you the answer he can to the best of his ability.

“I am here to listen and to connect you with the supports that are available to you within your local community. And no matter where you are in your journey I promise to offer a kind word of encouragement, give you the support you may be looking for or offer a moment to “unload” everything that comes along with managing life with a brain tumour or supporting a loved one or friend who has been diagnosed.”

3Cheryl Bauer is another Support Services Coordinator, who works with Todd. Cheryl lives in Edmonton and will be coordinating the Alberta and British Columbia Brainwave Programs, and has responsibility for Western Canada as well as Northern Ontario Support Groups. Before joining Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, she was the Executive Director for the Edmonton Brain Injury Relearning Society and the National Coordinator for the Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada. “I am grateful to be part of the Brain Tumour Foundation Canada team and for the opportunity to meet the many wonderful people connected to this organization.  I look forward to meeting many of you.”

Photo 2We would also like to welcome our new Fundraising Manager Suzanne Fratschko Elliot to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada team. She joined our team in December of 2015. Suzanne’s road to fundraising and development is a little different. She developed the skills through numerous years of volunteer work in the community, while working for both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. It allowed for Suzanne to use her creative side and her business skills to improve the community. Suzanne is “passionate about helping others and affecting our world in positive ways. Building relationships with others to participate and share in affecting that positive change is incredibly rewarding and what I truly enjoy.”

Even though Suzanne has been with us for a short time she has found that the team welcoming. “The caring, compassionate, and respectful culture throughout the organization radiates through all aspects of the work at the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada does to help all those that it serves.” Suzanne believes that everyone is unique, and that uniqueness shared with everyone will make a positive difference in our world.

All of our additions to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada team are passionate about helping you and are looking forward to speaking with you soon!

We are here to listen. You can call for emotional one-on-one support Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm EST at 1-800-265-5106.

Please note: Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada cannot and does not provide specific medical advice, a second opinion, or referrals to physicians or specialists or ongoing case management/therapy.


  1. Hello from sunny Florida. I have met Todd and talked to Cheryl via video conference but haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Suzanne as yet. I would like to welcome her to our organization and wish her the best of luck raising the funds we need to provide research and support. I look forward to meeting you on our return from Florida in the Spring.

    • Thank you for taking the time to write from sunny Florida and for making them all feel so welcome. It means a lot to us that our founders are still so involved in the organization and we are so grateful for all your help and support! Enjoy the sunshine!

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