Our Team

ADMIN

MORDECHAI (MAX) ROTHMAN M.A

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Regional director overseeing both Toronto & Montreal Chai Lifeline Canada offices.
Interesting thing about me: I’m a Chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces. Hobbies: Love cycling, swimming, running and reading. Favourite quote: “Knowledge is power.” Francis Bacon 647-430-5933 ext. 1801 mrothman@chailifeline.org

ORLY DAVIS

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Director of office administration & fundraising events.

Interesting thing about me: I am ambidextrous.

Hobbies: 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

TEDDY LUBIMZEV

OPERATIONS OFFICER

Cultivates and implements programs and services that supports our mission.

Interesting thing about me: I’ve been teaching break-dancing for 15 years.

Hobbies: 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

SYLVIA SCHWARZ

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

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

Interesting thing about me: Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela.

Hobbies: 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

REITZU ICZKOVITS

INTERIM DIRECTOR
Montreal Office

ESTHER MALKA SHAFFER

COORDINATOR
Montreal Office

FUNDRAISING

CRAIG FRIED, MHA

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Lead fundraiser, developing and executing fundraising programs and initiatives
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DOV SITNIK

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Development Associate

TRACY ZEPP

DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

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

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

tzepp@chailifeline.org

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RACHEL ZELUNKA

Peer to Peer Event Manager

Recruitment and Coaching for Team Lifeline Marathons.

Interesting thing about me: I was in a music video with Liza Manelli

Hobbies: Hot Yoga, Dancing and doing puzzles!

Favourite quote: Ain od Milvado/There is no other power/source but God.

rzelunka@chailifeline.org

CASE MANAGEMENT

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SARA BLUM

CASE MANAGER SUPERVISOR

Cultivates and develops strong relationships between client families and Chai Lifeline Canada
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LEONIE SERMAN
M.S.W R.S.W,

DIRECTOR OF FAMILY SERVICES

Cultivates and develops strong relationships between client families and Chai Lifeline Canada.
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SHMUEL ROSENBERG

CASE MANAGER

Cultivates and develops strong relationships between client families and Chai Lifeline Canada.

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

srosenberg@chailifeline.org

JENNIFER GELBERGER M.S.W, R.S.W

CASE MANAGER

Cultivates and develops strong relationships between client families and Chai Lifeline Canada.
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ALANNA GARBMAN

CASE MANAGER
(Away on Mat Leave)

Cultivates and develops strong relationships between client families and Chai Lifeline Canada.
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SARA SEBAG

CASE MANAGER
Montreal Office

Cultivates and develops strong relationships between client families and Chai Lifeline Canada.

VOLUNTEER

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LINDSAY FRIEBERG

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT COORDINATOR

Create, Design and Implement our Camp Lifeline local day camp. Additonally, Lindsay recruits volunteers from different community

NECHAMA DUBRAWSKY

FAMILY EVENT COORDINATOR

Design, implement and manage our monthly family events.
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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.
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NAOMI HOFMAN

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Montreal Office

Manage volunteer-driven hospital and home based support for both ill children and their families. Additionally, volunteer coordinators plan and implement volunteer programs.
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DENA SHIELDS

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

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