Governance

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: 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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Vice-President: 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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Vice-President: 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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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: 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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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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Frederic Dayan

With more than 20 years of experience in the financial services sector, Frédéric Dayan is a seasoned leader focused on helping partners, direct reports and colleagues excel in what they do best....

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Danielle Pollack

Danielle Pollack is currently president of Equinoxe Lifecare, which offers case management, medical and non-medical staffing, integrated support services as well as high skill nursing for chronic disease management and end-of-life care...

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Brenda Gewurz

Brenda Urman Gewurz is a distinguished leader in both real estate and Jewish communal life. Professionally, she has served as Vice-President of Marketing and Sales for Proment Corporation for the past 30 years...

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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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Geneviève Busbib


Genevieve is a graduate from McGill University, Ecole Polytechnique and HEC Montreal. She worked in IT for 16 years before offering consulting services to SMB and manage her own business. She has been active in the Montreal Jewish Community for a number of years...

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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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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...

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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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