Board of Directors

Louis Brier Home and Hospital Board of Directors

Ron Rozen, Chair

Recently retired as a partner in Assurance Services KPMG LLG, Ron has served on the boards of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, the Jewish Foundation, Hillel and Richmond Country Club. He has extensive experience in accounting, finance, general management, budgeting, human resource development, strategic planning, general management and marketing. Ron has assisted in fundraising for many Jewish organizations, as well as with the United Way and the BC Cancer Foundation.

Livia Mahler, 1st Vice-Chair

Livia Mahler is the CEO of Computational Geosciences Inc., a Vancouver-based technology company, and a current board member of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (NYSE/TSX :IVN) and Bennett Environmental (TSX : BEV). Her background includes several years of medical research at the University of British Columbia, and she’s been a venture capitalist since 1994. Livia holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MBA from the University of British Columbia. She’s also a member of the Allocations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver.

Ted Zacks, 2nd Vice-Chair

 

Sydney Joel Goldberg, 3rd Vice-Chair

 

Arnold Abramson, Immediate Past Chair

Born and raised in Vancouver, Arny Abramson has a BA in Commerce and a JD Law from UBC. His extensive legal career spanned the gamut of experiences from law firms large and small, including serving as in-house counsel at MacMillan Bloedel and BC Hydro and as Administrative Chairman of the BC Ministry of Labour boards of review. Arny has served the Jewish community as a board member for the Vancouver B’nai Brith Hillel Foundation, the Jewish Federation, the Hillel Endowment Foundation and as a charter member and president of the Macabee Lodge of B’nai Brith. He is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Louis Brier Home and Hospital and a director of the Weinberg Residence.

Michael Glaser, Treasurer

Trained in South Africa as a Chartered Accountant, Michael moved to Vancouver with his family from Cape Town in 1998. He’s currently a partner in KPMG’s Vancouver Transfer Pricing Group and has a also worked in international trade and corporate tax. Michael’s expertise means that he is frequently asked to speak to professional organizations such as the Tax Executives Institute and the International Financial Centre of BC. A lover of the outdoors, Michael enjoys hiking and cycling with his family and has a warm spot for Jack Russell terriers.

Mark Rozenberg, Secretary

Mark has maintained a general practice of law in North Burnaby for the past 25 years, primarily working in the areas of Wills and Estates and Family Law. Mark is the proud father of 3 young adult children. In his spare time, he is active as a long distance runner, cyclist and enjoys a game of tennis. Mark is also a member of the board of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Vancouver.

Sandra Bressler

Occupational therapist Sandra Bressler is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia and an instructor in the online Masters of Rehabilitation Sciences program. She’s also a senior consultant with Corpus Sanchez International Consultancy Inc. She earned her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from McGill University and a Master of Arts in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University. Sandra presently serves as Chair of the Louis Brier Jewish Residence Society.

Sheryl Kramer

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Sheryl relocated to Canada in 1993 and obtained an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto before pursuing a Masters in Counseling Psychology from UBC. For the past decade she has worked as a Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC) with expertise in grief and loss. Her work is guided by the fundamental principle that all human beings deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, and by the belief that quality of life is paramount, especially in the twilight years. Sheryl is married, a proud mother of three children and is active in the Vancouver Jewish community.

Dina Schweber

 

Joel Kallner

 

Gail butt

 

Harry Segal

 

Irving Laskin

 

 

Life Governors of the Louis Brier Home and Hospital

  • Rita Akselrod
  • Louis Eisman
  • David Herman
  • Chaim Kornfeld
  • Stanford Korsch
  • Michael Moscovich
  • Gary Segal
  • Joseph Segal
  • Lee Simpson