Team & Leadership | Jewish General Hospital Foundation

Team & Leadership

Our Professional Team

Those of us who work here are passionate and enthusiastic about our cause. Under the guidance of our President & CEO, Bram Freedman, our dedicated team of professionals work to provide the hospital with the funds needed to provide exceptional care—without exception.

Bram Freedman

President and Chief Executive Officer


Betty Elkaim

Vice President and Chief Development Officer


Audrey Hadida

Vice-President, Finance and Administration

Katie Kelly-Greenbaum

Vice-President, Strategy, Governance and Campaign Operations

Rhonda O'Gallagher

Vice-President, Strategic Marketing and Communications

Angela Addesa

Coordinator, Events

Muriel Amar

Principal Director, Major and Corporate Gifts

Delphine Aouizerate

Accountant

Elie Atmeh

IT and CRM Database Technician

Céline Bastien

Director, Human Resources

Alysa Batzios

Director, Leadership and Major Gifts

Nata Belza

Stewardship Writer

Stephanie Benabou

Development Associate, Annual Programs


Lesleigh Cameron

Executive Assistant to the CEO and Senior Governance Officer

Danyael Cantor

Principal Director, Development


Alexia Chaker

DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST

Andrée-Anne Chailler

PRINCIPAL DIRECTOR, MAJOR GIFTS

Ali-Reza Chattoo

Team Lead, Prospect Research and Prospect Administration

Samantha Ciaravino

Team Lead and Executive Assistant, Development


Marie Cloutier

Principal Director, Philanthropic Development

Nicole Deboisselle-Oyarzun

Executive Assistant, Development

Adrianna Di Pardo

Director, Donor Recognition


Barry Douek

Senior Accountant 

Tiffany England

Coordinator, Finance and Administration


Marie-Sandy Etiennette

Manager of Le Week-End, and Corporate Sponsorship Fulfillment Officer


Mary Etzitian

Donor Relations Coordinator


Sarah Fletcher

Multichannel Copywriter

Yves Gabbay

Director, Business Intelligence

Heather Holmes

Associate Vice President, Development

Marie-Ève Jalbert

Senior Development Officer, Leadership Giving


Olivia Kelner

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, DEVELOPMENT

Veronica Klein

Director, Stewardship and Donor Relations

Audrey Le Cour

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE 

Melissa Margles

Principal Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving


Solène Oustry

Development Associate


Aakash Patel

CRM Database Manager


Miriam Paterson

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE VICE-PRESIDENT AND CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Lexi Pylat

Coordinator, Marketing and Communications

Seraiyah Ramdass

Gift Management Associate

Victoria Rosauri

Prospect Research, Pipeline Administration & Governance Officer

Stephanie Roza

Manager, Volunteer Engagement

Emily Ryner

Front Office and Tributes Administrator

Cenza Santamaria

Manager, Gift Management


Melanie Santamaria

Gift Management Associate

Amanda Starnino

Director, Marketing and Communications

Victoria Steer

Gift Management Associate

Andrea Szlamkowicz

Director, Community Engagement and Events


Iris Thibeault

Senior Digital Marketing Specialist


Karlee Thomas

COORDINATOR, STEWARDSHIP AND DONOR RELATIONS

Jennifer Trieu

Prospect Pipeline and Administration & Governance Officer (ON MATERNITY LEAVE)

Annie Vuong

Controller

Chelsea Weitzman

Coordinator, Events 

Volunteer Leadership

Our Board of Directors and community leaders are dedicated to making a difference in healthcare. Their commitment and expertise have been the cornerstone of our Foundation since its inception over 50 years ago.

Directors Emeriti
Morton Brownstein, C.M. (deceased)
Sheila Kussner, O.C., O.Q., C.O.M.

Honourary Chairs
Richard Dubrovsky
Bernard Stotland, FCPA, FCA

Directors
Heather Adelson
David Amiel
Anne-Marie Bélanger
Pierre Brosseau
Clare Chiu
Sylvie Demers
Nancy El Sayegh
Orly Fayer
Lloyd Feldman
Aaron Fima, CPA, CA
Bram Freedman
Kenneth Harris
Lindsay Hollinger
Gerald Issenman
George Itzkovitz
Paul Lavallée
Harvey Levenson
Howard Levine
Grace Lutfy
Vanessa Pendenza
Jean-François Prince
Brenda Rosenberg
Alan Rossy*
Mark Sherman
Ronny Steinberg
Chair
David Amiel

Immediate Past Chair
Harvey Levenson

Vice-Chair
Gerald Issenman

Secretary
Sylvie Demers*

Treasurer
Ronny Steinberg

Foundation President & CEO
Bram Freedman

2019-2023
Harvey Levenson

2016-2019
Edward Wiltzer

2013-2016
Howard Dermer

2011-2013
Allen Rubin

2009-2011
Gary Wechsler, FCA

2007-2009
Richard Dubrovsky

2005-2007
Bernard Stotland, FCA

2003-2005
Samuel Minzberg

1999-2003
James Alexander

1996-1999
Brahm Gelfand

1993-1996
Stephen Vineberg (deceased)

1990-1993
Steven Cummings

1988-1990
Leo Goldfarb (deceased)

1986-1988
Morton Brownstein (deceased)

1982-1986
Leonard Ellen (deceased)

1979-1982
Bernard J. Lande (deceased)

1969-1979
George H. Scott (deceased)
Jordan Aberman
Armand Afilalo
James Alexander
Anne-Marie Bélanger
William Bell
Lison Benarroch
David Bensadoun
Danielle Bitton
Gabriel Bitton
Ronald Black
Evelyn Bloomfield-Schachter
Sandrine Bohbot*
L. Michael Blumenstein
Garner Bornstein
Perry Britton
Claudine Bronfman
Stephen R. Bronfman
Bernice Brownstein
Janis Brownstein
Michael Brownstein
Bita Cattelan
André B. Charron
Bobby Ciricillo
Stanley Cons
Steven Cummings, C.M.
Murray Dalfen
Robert Davis
Rona Davis*
François de Gaspé Beaubien
Howard Dermer
Lewis Dobrin
Elaine Dubrovsky
Gordon Echenberg
Dr. Sheldon Elman
Sam Eltes
Michael Flinker
Mortimer Fruchter
James Garfinkle
Brahm Gelfand
Samuel Gewurz
Gail Goldfarb Karp
David Goodman
Morris Goodman
David Granofsky
Sylvie Grégoire
Saryl Gross
Stephen Gross
Diane Proulx Guerrera
Salvatore Guerrera
Pascale Hasen
Thomas O. Hecht
Helaine Herman
Norman Issley
Lynne Kassie
Mitchell Kendall
Perry Kliot
Max Konigsberg
Irwin Kramer
Avi Krispine
Albert Labelle*
Claude Lachance*
Jean-Alexandre Lambert
Marc Larente
Nan Lasser
William Lassner
Howard Levine
Miles Leutner
Ben Levitt
Elliot Lifson, C.M., O.Q.*
Irwin Litvack
Gerald Litwin
Judy Marmerstein Litwin
Ted Matthews
Paul Lowenstein
Irving Ludmer
Christine Marchildon
Leonard J. Mendel
Gary Mintz
Jodi Mintz
Samuel Minzberg
Terry Minzberg
Claude Morency
Clifford Noonoo
Rory Olson
Paul Ostrov
D. James Papadimitriou
Ross Paperman
Selena Paperman
Barry Pascal
Joe Paventi
Maurice Peress
Stanley K. Plotnick
Sol Polachek
Joan Prévost
Alice Raby
Joel Raby
Stephen Rapps
Susan Raymer
Dorothy Reitman, C.M.
Nadine Renaud-Tinker
Howard Richman
Giuseppe Rizzolo
Nancy Rosenfeld
Alan Rossy
Larry Rossy
Sarah Rubin
Lyon Sachs
George Sakkas
Giancarlo Salvo
Seymour Samberg
Allan Schouela
Edouard Schouela
Martin Schwartz
Emmelle Segal
E. Stephen Segal
Jeff Segel
Joel Segal
Gilles Sénécal
Barry Shapiro
Bernard J. Shapiro, O.C.
Jeff Solomon
Albert Soussan
Richard Stern
Howard Stotland
Danny Taran
Irving Teitelbaum
Martin Thibodeau
Peter Triassi
Steven Victor, CPA, CA
Justin Vineberg
Lillian Vineberg
Robert Vineberg
Gary Wechsler
Neil Weinman
Cindy Weinstein
Edward Glen Weinstein
Jonathan Wener, C.M.
Susan Wener
Eddy Wiltzer
Heleena Wiltzer
Peter Yanofsky
Steven Yaphe
Stanley E. Zack
Jodie Zimmerman-Frenkiel*
Sydney Aptacker
Joe Battat
Aldo D. Bensadoun, O.C., C.Q.
Harry J.F. Bloomfield, Q.C.
Michel Boucher
Douglas Cohen
Joanne Cohen
Nancy Cummings Gold
Senator Marc Gold
Lenore Goldfarb, Ph.D.
Robert Goldfarb
Shirley Goldfarb
Sam Hornstein
The Hon. Pierre Marc Johnson
Vanda Treiser
Audit Committee
  • Aaron Fima – Chair
  • Karen McLarnon – Vice-Chair
  • David Amiel (ex-officio)
  • Corey Bloom
  • Bram Freedman (ex-officio)
  • Jonathan Kuczer
  • Philip Levi, FCPA, FCATBC
  • Grace Lutfy
  • Ronny Steinberg
  • Richard Vineberg
  • Irwin Zelniker
Finance Committee
  • Ronny Steinberg – Chair
  • David Amiel (ex-officio)
  • Clare Chiu
  • Sylvie Demers
  • Aaron Fima (ex-officio)
  • Bram Freedman (ex-officio)
  • Ken Harris
  • Karen McLarnon
  • Henry Mizrahi
  • Vanessa Pendenza
  • Jean-François Prince
  • Irwin Zelniker
Governance Committee
  • Howard Levine – Chair
  • Sharon Druker – Vice Chair
  • David Amiel (ex-officio)
  • Anne-Marie Bélanger
  • Nancy El-Sayegh
  • Bram Freedman (ex-officio)
  • Sylvie Grégoire
  • Perry Kliot
  • Justin Vineberg
Investment Committee
  • Marc Gauthier – Chair
  • David Amiel (ex-officio)
  • Tamara Close
  • Bram Freedman (ex-officio)
  • Normand Grégoire
  • Lindsay Hollinger
  • Fréderic Martel
  • Mindy Mayman
  • Sam Reda
  • Allan Schouela
  • Joel Segal
  • Ronny Steinberg (ex-officio)
Strategic Planning Committee
  • Gerald Issenman – Chair
  • Heather Adelson
  • David Amiel (ex-officio)
  • Clare A. Chiu
  • Sylvie Demers
  • Lloyd Feldman
  • Bram Freedman (ex-officio)
  • Elliot Lifson
  • Brenda Rosenberg
  • Alan Rossy
Human Resources Committee
  • Nancy El Sayegh – Chair
  • David Amiel (ex-officio)
  • Hélène Bussières
  • Bram Freedman (ex-officio)
  • Gerald Issenman
  • Elise Schroeter
  • Jodie Zimmerman-Frenkiel
Fundraising Projects Review Committe
  • Ronny Steinberg – Chair
  • David Amiel (ex-officio)
  • Pierre Brosseau
  • David Cape
  • Bram Freedman (ex-officio)
  • Lindsay Hollinger
  • Gerald Issenman
  • George Itzkovitz
  • Irwin Kramer
  • Paul Lavallée
  • Leonard Mendel

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