Our People

Our volunteer is trained to work in a hospital environment and is perfectly integrated in the medical teams.

President and founder of Oscar’s Angels


She cares and supports daily the children and the parents as an active Oscar’s Angels volunteer at the Children’s Hospital in Toulouse, France. She is specialised in Paediatric Palliative Care and is part of the PACT of Toulouse. She loves travelling, cooking, eating and………Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band!!!!! She is our R.I.M.: “Rocking Italian Mama”



She is our n°2 and an active member of the Toulouse Team. She loves cooking, going on holiday and sleeping! We can always count on her.


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As Oscar’s Angels secretary she deals with some of the paper work and helps with the organization of fundraisings.

Communications Advisor


As Oscar’s Angels’ Communications Advisor he helps develop strategies to promote our charity’s work. In his spare time he is a badminton player and referee AND

Senior Volunteer


Even if still pretty young they are our “Senior Volunteers”. Julie is studying to become a nurse. She loves……………….

Senior Volunteer


Carine has had 2 brain surgeries for a …………… and brings in her experience as a patient for the benefit of the families and the healthcare staff. She wrote a beautiful book about it called “Uninteresting Me”. She has a loving husband and 2 daughters.

Senior Volunteer


Marina is a pediatric nurse. She decided to join Oscar’s Angels and care for the kids and the families under another “hat”. She loves……………………….


Director, Oncology/Haematology Department of the Children’s Hospital in Toulouse, France

Dr Anne Isabelle BERTOZZI, MD

Director of the Pediatric Network “ONCOMIP” for the care of children presenting neoplastic pathologies in the Midi-Pyrenées Region. Specialties: - Haematology/Oncology - Neuro/Oncology Qualifications: - Pediatric Medicine - Pediatric Oncology - Maitrise in Biology - DU Paediatric Oncology

Assistant Director, Neurosurgery Department of Purpan Hospital, Toulouse, France

Dr Sergio BOETTO, MD

Director of the “National Centre for the Treatment of Pediatric Cranial and Facial Malformations” in Toulouse, France Specialties: Brain tumours Chiari malformation Hydrocefalus Ventriculoscopy/endoscopy Neuro-traumas Craniofacial surgery Qualifications: Neurosurgery DIU in Hyperbaric and Subaquatic Medicine DIU in Medical Law

Neurology Department, Children’s Hospital in Toulouse, France

Dr Claude CANCES, MD

Specialties: Neurology Neuromuscular pathologies Neuropsychology New-born and Child’s Emergency Care Qualifications: Pediatric Medicine DU in New-born and Child’s Emergency Care and Pathologies DIU in Pediatric Neurology DEAN in Neuropsychology

Chief of the interventional, neurointerventional and diagnostic Radiology Department of the PURPAN and RANGUEIL/LARREY Hospitals Toulouse, France

Pr Christophe COGNARD, MD, PHD

General Secretary of ESMINT (European Society of Minimal Invasive Neurological Therapies) Specialties: Interventional Neuroradiology Diagnostic Radiology Neurovascular Imaging Head and Neck Imaging Qualifications: PHD in Medicine DEA in Neurobiology DEA in Neuroscience HDR: Director of Researches Professor of Medicine, University of Toulouse Visiting Professor, University of Montreal, Canada Extensive Publishing


Co-Director of the Pediatric Neurosurgery program at the “San Gerardo” Hospital, University Milano-Bicocca, Monza, Italy


Foreign Affiliate Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Milano-Bicocca University, Milan, Italy Faculty Member AO Cranio-Maxillo-Facial, Italy Specialties treatment of adult and pediatric: Brain tumours Cranio-Vertebral Junction abnormalities Cranio-Facial malformations Neuroendoscopy Qualifications: Pediatric Medicine Pediatric Neurosurgery PHD in Neuropsychology ECFMG certified. USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) obtained in 2007 Extensive Publishing