Meet the members of the Ometz Board of Directors who guide the organization to ensure it fulfills its mission and meets the needs of its clients.
Board of Directors

President: Joel Shalit, B.Comm, LLB, BCL, MBA

Joel is Managing Director and Partner of Seville Capital, a real estate private investment fund based in Montreal.  Prior to founding Seville Capital, Joel was an attorney at a large international law firm based in New York City, and was President of...

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Vice-President: Jeffrey Berkowitz

Jeffrey Berkowitz is President and founder of Aurora Realty Consultants Inc., a leading brokerage and consulting firm working with and representing many of the top retailers around the world...

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Treasurer: Igor Bernadski, CPA, CA

Igor is a CPA, CA and a McGill Graduate. Igor currently serves as the CFO of Montreal Mini-Storage, a private real-estate and self-storage Company. Prior to that he worked as VP Finance at Thinking Capital for 5 years...

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Past President: Michael Aronovici, BComm

Michael is the President of Interaction Restaurants Group Inc., a restaurant management and holding company that has been operating in Canada since 1988. He has been involved with brands such as Pizza Hut, Starbucks Coffee, Cultures and most recently...

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Geneviève Busbib

Rob Fainer, CIM

Rob Fainer, CIM, is a Senior Investment Advisor with Manulife Securities’ Fainer Wealth Group, and is an active member of Montreal’s Jewish community. With a passion for providing opportunities to those in need, and a special interest in...

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Amy Fish

Amy Fish is the Ombudsperson at Concordia University. She is the author of the upcoming "I Wanted Fries With That: How to Ask for What You Want and Get What You Need" coming out in October, as well as the previously published "The ART of Complaining Effectively."...

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Micol Haimson

Micol Haimson is a graduate of McGill University and is currently Senior Vice President and Branch Manager of Raymond James Trust. Prior to that she had a 20-year career of senior executive roles in wealth management at a major Canadian bank...

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Janice Heft

Janice Heft has recently retired from her position as Manager of Volunteer Services at Ometz. Her experience at Ometz, in which she worked closely with all departments, makes her uniquely qualified to serve on the Board of Directors. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of Kehilla Montreal, and has previously been involved with several other community organizations including Just for Kids Foundation, Auberge Shalom and MADA. She began her career as a lawyer practicing real estate and family law.

Bill Itovitch, CPA, CA

Bill is Vice President, Finance of Quantum Management Services, specializing in recruitment and staffing. He currently serves as Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of Ometz, where he is also the Chair of both the Finance and Audit Committees...

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Bonnie Lester

Bonnie Lester is a graduate of McGill University and worked at Richter for 5 years before joining her family business, Lesters Foods. In 2005, she and her husband purchased the company from her father and uncle, and she currently holds the title of CFO...

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David Martz

David had an Executive business career with Steinberg Inc. from 1971-1983 as VP Strategic Planning and the Aldo Group from 1983-2003 as VP Development and Admin. From 2003-2014 he worked as an independent management consultant. He is now an active investor...

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Linda Schachter, BA, BCL, LLB

Linda graduated in Civil Law and Common Law from McGill University in 1989. She began her career in Civil and Corporate litigation, and is currently the Managing Partner at Devine Schachter Polak, a boutique firm which specializes exclusively in...

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Karen Sigman

Karen is a Pediatric Allergist. She received her medical degree from the University of Western Ontario and completed her Pediatric residency and Allergy subspecialty at McGill University. She is affiliated with the Montreal Children’s Hospital as well as Hospital Maisonneuve Rosemont...

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Gilbert Tordjman

Gilbert Tordjman is Vice President, Administration and Finance of the Montreal Clinical Research Institute. A certified general accountant, Gilbert previously held the role of Executive Director of Advancement Services at Concordia University’s Advancement and Alumni Relations...

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