Jeff Goldfarb (since 2007)
Jeff is a Chartered Accountant and retired partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. A long-time governance volunteer, Jeff has participated in leadership and committee member capacities with Muki Baum treatment Centres, the Board of Jewish Education and UJA Federation. For JVS Toronto, Jeff is Board Chair, Executive and Fundraising Committees Chair and member of the Finance, Fundraising, Governance and Nominating Committees.
Susan Fremes (since 2007)
Immediate Past Chair
Susan brings experience as a lawyer with a specialization in human resource law, having advised employers in the private and public sector. She focussed primarily on employment law, governance structures and the design and funding of pension and benefit arrangements. Susan has lent her expertise in a volunteer capacity to a variety of not for profit entities. For JVS Toronto, Susan is Immediate Past Board Chair, Nominating Committee Chair, and member of the Executive, Fundraising, and Governance Committees.
Jackie Irvine (since 2011)
Jackie brings executive leadership experience from the financial services, telecommunications and airline industries in the private and public sectors. In a volunteer capacity, Jackie has lent her expertise to a variety of financial services and non-profit Boards. Jackie is currently Board Chair of the ART for Cancer Foundation. For JVS Toronto, Jackie is Board Vice Chair and member of the Executive and Governance Committees.
Desmond Levin (since 2016)
Desmond (Des) is a consultant in Crowe Soberman’s Audit & Advisory Group with a portfolio of owner-managed investment companies, distributors, trustees (estates and trusts), manufacturers, professionals and not-for-profit organizations. Currently, Des is a Board member of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice Board. Previous Board volunteer involvement for Des has included the Parkdale Community Legal Service, the Kidney Foundation of Canada, and for a large Condominium Corporation. For JVS Toronto, Des is Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee and member of the Executive Committee.
Avi Pollock (since 2015)
Avi is the Head, Retail Solutions at D+H, a financial technology firm, responsible for P&L for three lines of business. Previously, Avi has held senior leadership positions in technology and innovation and is a frequent speaker on topics such as innovative culture building, creating a social enterprise, mobile commerce, and the future of the Chief Information Officer. His charitable causes include advisory roles for Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence, Ted Rogers School of Management MBA and RBC’s Social Finance initiative. For JVS Toronto, Avi is the Board Secretary and Governance Committee Chair.
Wayne Burns (since 2015)
Member at Large
Wayne is Vice President, Client and Partner Development at webTactics, a management consulting firm, responsible for creating partnership opportunities with industry-leading product and service providers. Previously, Wayne built significant experience with two of the world’s largest recruitment advertising and employment marketing and communications companies. He is active in a variety of not-for-profit initiatives related to youth employment, employability and skills training. For JVS Toronto, Wayne is on the Board as Member at Large and a member of the Executive Committee.
Nicole Diamond (Since 2015)
Nicole has a Master’s of Business Administration and manages a team to develop omni-channel capabilities to improve customer experience for one of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies. Her previous experience includes consultant and advisor to C-Suite and business leadership at leading North American companies. She is passionate for women’s empowerment and social change having led a social enterprise dedicated to women’s empowerment and sustainable employment. Nicole formerly served on Accenture’s Global Advisory Board. For JVS Toronto, Nicole is a Board Director and member of the Fundraising and Nominating Committees.
Wendy Glaser (since 2016)
Saul Goodman (since 2015)
Prabhas Jha (since 2017)
Fiona Orr (since 2017)
Fiona is a business and legal affairs lawyer, most recently as Senior Compliance Counsel, Ethics and Compliance Office at The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Georgia responsible for company ethics and business conduct compliance, administration, investigations and policies. Fiona is an active United Way volunteer currently as a Community Impact Advisor on the Community Services Sector Program Funding Stream Review Committee and formerly as a member of the Law Community Advisory Committee. She is also a corporate law volunteer with Pro Bono Ontario. For JVS Toronto, Fiona is a Board Director.
Erin Payne (since 2016)
Erin is a lawyer specializing in labour and employment law at e2r Solutions, providing proactive and holistic human resources solutions to employers. As part of her daily practice, Erin provides advice to a wide variety of private sector and non-for-profit clients in workplace policies, employment contracts, employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, employee dismissals, as well as with advising unionized employers in grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining, certification applications, and unfair labour practices. For JVS Toronto, Erin is a Board Director.
Beatrice Traub-Werner (since 2012)
Beatrice, a social worker, has had a dedicated career as a clinician, administrator and educator. She held senior administrative positions at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, for Bridge Training Programs for Internationally Trained Psychologists and Allied Mental Health Professionals and at the Adler Graduate Professional Schools. Her leadership volunteer experience includes the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and the Willow Breast and Hereditary Cancer Support Foundation. Currently, Beatrice is Board Secretary at Eli’s Place and member of the Parenting for Life Committee at the Psychology Foundation of Canada. For JVS Toronto, Beatrice is a Board Director, Chair of the Career, Education, Psychology Services Strategic Advisory Committee, and member of the Governance Committee.
Andrew Weisberg (since 2017)
Andrew, a Chartered Accountant, is the Chief Financial Officer at Eden Manufacturing Co. Ltd., a privately held food manufacturing company that provides financial management business operations services. Current, Andrew’s voluntary activities include Board President at Beth Torah Congregation; and Board member at Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center. For JVS Toronto, Andrew is a Board Director and member of the Finance Committee.
Daniel Wilson (since 2014)
Specializing in income tax for owner-managed businesses and professionals, Daniel is Senior Manager in tax practice at BDO. His experience includes corporate and partnership reorganizations, tax aspects of sale and purchase of businesses, cross-border taxation, estate planning and personal and corporate tax planning. Daniel is a frequent speaker on taxation and has served as group study leader and in-residence leader for CPA Canada’s In-Depth Tax Course. Daniel has acted as a Tax Clinic Coordinator for the Unionville Home Society and served as Vice President of the South Muskoka Lakes Community Association. For JVS Toronto, Daniel is Board Director and member of the Finance Committee.
Marvin Zweig (since 2016)
Marvin is a long-standing financial professional having practiced in financial restructuring for both individuals and businesses since 1982. He recently retired as partner with MNP LLP, Canada’s fifth largest accounting, tax and business advisory firm. Marvin is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, CPA Ontario, the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP), and the Ontario Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (OAIRP). His voluntary leadership has supported OAIRP, CAIRP, the Bernard Betel Centre and Jewish Family & Child. For JVS Toronto, Marvin is a Board Director, Pension and Investment Committee Chair and member of the Finance Committee.