Louis Brier Home and Hospital Board of Directors
Arnold Abramson, 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.
Ron Rozen, Vice-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.
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.
Livia Mahler, Secretary
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.
Colin Halliwell has been a member of the Beth Tikvah congregation for more than 20 years. He has over 35 years of business and management experience, serving since 2001 as COO of Amica Mature Lifestyles, an independent living and assisted living retirement company that operates 23 facilities from Victoria to Ottawa.
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.
Born and raised in Montreal, Rose moved to Vancouver with her family in 1983. She received her BSc. in Physical Therapy at McGill University in 1974 and her Dip.Bus.Admin. at Queen’s University in 1984. She worked as a physiotherapist for a number of years, most recently at Burnaby Hospital. She’s been an active volunteer in the Vancouver community for many years, serving on the board of director of organizations such as the Kerrisdale Community Centre, the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, Temple Sholom, JFSA and Hillel Vancouver. She’s a past Chair of the Women’s Division of the Community UJA Campaign, the Walk With Israel and the Parent’s Advisory Committee of Prince of Wales Mini School. Rose participated on two Accreditation Teams for the BC Ministry of Education (1998, 1999) and was appointed to the Louis Brier Home and Hospital Board of Directors in June 2008. She served as President from 2011 to 2014 and continues to participate at the Board level in her role as Past President.
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.
A registered architect, native Vancouverite Andrew Rozen has worked in architecture and real estate development since 1986. His work has spanned a wide range of expertise and scopes, including architecture, urban design, comprehensive planning and overall development management. He’s also had the opportunity to serve several terms on the board of Temple Sholom, a Vancouver synagogue.
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.
Sydney Joel Goldberg
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