Meet the Team

MORDECHAI (MAX) ROTHMAN M.A

MORDECHAI (MAX) ROTHMAN M.A

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Regional director overseeing both Toronto & Montreal Chai Lifeline Canada offices.

Interesting thing about you that most people do not know: I’m a Chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Hobby: Love cycling, swimming, running and reading.

Favourite quote: “Knowledge is power.” Francis Bacon

mrothman@chailifeline.org

TEDDY LUBIMZEV

TEDDY LUBIMZEV

OPERATIONS OFFICER

Cultivates and implements programs and services that supports our mission.

Interesting thing about you that most people do not know: I’ve been teaching break-dancing for 15 years.

Hobby: Reading biographies, BBQ yummy food, history documentaries and dancing.

Favourite quote: “Who is wise? One who learns from everyman.” Ben Zoma, Ethics of the Fathers 4:1

tlubimzev@chailifeline.org

ORLY DAVIS

ORLY DAVIS

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Director of office administration & fundraising events.

Interesting thing about you that most people do not know: I am ambidextrous.

Hobby: Snowboarding, hiking, travelling and eating.

Favourite quote: “…the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.” Carrie Bradshaw

odavis@chailifeline.org

SYLVIA SCHWARZ

SYLVIA SCHWARZ

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Admin assistance with clerical duties and assisting with family and fundraising events.

Interesting thing about you that most people do not know: Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela.

Hobby: Love to read, swim, camping, and arts & crafts.

Favourite quote: “Todos para uno y uno para todos.” Alejandro Dumas – The 3 Musketeers

cageneral@chailifeline.org

CRAIG FRIED, MHA

CRAIG FRIED, MHA

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Lead fundraiser, developing and executing fundraising programs and initiatives
cfried@chailifeline.org

RACHEL ZELUNKA

RACHEL ZELUNKA

PEER TO PEER MANAGER

Development professional focused on raising awareness and funding for our important work.

rzelunka@chailifeline.org

MIRIAM LEIBOWITZ MHSC. RD

MIRIAM LEIBOWITZ MHSC. RD

TEAM LIFELINE CANADA, PROGRAM MANAGER

Recruitment and Coaching for Team Lifeline Marathons.

Interesting thing about you that most people do not know: My favorite food is licorice.

Hobby: Playing piano, singing, running, swimming and relaxing on a beach with a good book.

Favourite quote: “V’im lo achshav eymatai” –  There’s no time like the present to get things done.” Hillel { a famous Rabbi in Babylonia and Jerusalem over 2,000 years ago}

mleibowitz@chailifeline.org

Tracy Zepp

Tracy Zepp

Development & Communications Manager

Development professional focused on raising awareness and funding for our important work.
647-430-5933 Ext.1862
tzepp@chailifeline.org

Hobbies: Cooking, Music, Travelling, Hanging out with my dog Bernie, and most of all being with my family.

SARA BLUM

SARA BLUM

CASE MANAGER

Cultivates and develops strong relationships between client families and Chai Lifeline Canada
sblum@chailifeline.org

SHMUEL ROSENBERG

SHMUEL ROSENBERG

case manager

Cultivates and develops strong relationships between client families and Chai Lifeline Canada
srosenberg@chailifeline.org

Favourite quote: “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.” – Robbin Williams

JENNIFER GELBERGER M.S.W, R.S.W {CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE}

JENNIFER GELBERGER M.S.W, R.S.W {CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE}

CASE MANAGER

Cultivates and develops strong relationships between client families and Chai Lifeline Canada.
jgelberger@chailifeline.org

NECHAMA MARKOVIC

NECHAMA MARKOVIC

SUPERVISOR OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES

Manage volunteer-driven hospital and home based support for both ill children and their families. Additionally, volunteer coordinators plan and implement volunteer programs.
nmarkovic@chailifeline.org

NECHAMA DUBRAWSKY

NECHAMA DUBRAWSKY

FAMILY EVENT COORDINATOR

Design, implement and manage our monthly family events.
ndubrawsky@chailifeline.org

Dena Shields

Dena Shields

ASSISTANT VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Coordinates hospital and home based support for both ill children and their families, with a focus on crisis based requests.

dshields@chailifeline.org

LINDSAY FRIEBERG

LINDSAY FRIEBERG

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR {CURRENTLY ON MAT LEAVE}

Manage volunteer-driven hospital and home based support for both ill children and their families. Additionally, volunteer coordinators plan and implement volunteer programs.
lfrieberg@chailifeline.org

Sarah Kalkstein

Sarah Kalkstein

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR 

Manage volunteer – driven hospital and home based support for both ill children and their families, in addition to training and supporting volunteers.
skalkstein@chailifeline.org

Photo credits: Justine Apple Photography