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Sinai Health Board of Directors 2019-2020

Brent S. Belzberg, C.M.
Gerald Schwartz, O.C.
Lawrence M. Tanenbaum, O.C.
Peter Cohen
Immediate Past Chair
Jay Hennick, C.M.
Dr. Gary Newton
Elected Directors
Brent S. Belzberg, C.M. (Chair)
Paula Blackstien-Hirsch
Jonathan Bloomberg
Peter Cohen
Harry Culham
David Cynamon
Ira Gluskin
Andrew Hoffman
Debbie Kimel
Tom Kornya
Joseph Lebovic, C.M.
Richard Pilosof
Stephen M. Pustil
Philip Reichmann
Heather M. Reisman, C.M.
Joel Reitman
Joanna Rotenberg
Robert A. Rubinoff
Mark S. Saunders
Howard Sokolowski, O. Ont.
Edward Sonshine, O. Ont., Q.C.
Kenneth Tanenbaum
Charles M. Winograd
Mark D. Wiseman
Honorary Director
Maxine Granovsky Gluskin
Ex-Officio Voting Directors
Jay Hennick, C.M.
Allan Rudolph, Circle of CareDr. L. Trevor Young, University of Toronto
Ex-Officio Non-Voting Directors
Dr. Gary Newton, President & CEO, Sinai Health
Jane Merkley, Executive Vice-President, Chief Nurse Executive & Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Erin Bearss, President, Professional Staff Association
Dr. Jay Wunder, Chair, Medical Advisory Committee
Emeritus Directors
Lawrence S. Bloomberg, C.M., O. Ont.
Lloyd S.D. Fogler, Q.C.
Hon. Irving R. Gerstein, C.M., O. Ont.
Bernard Ghert, C.M.
Gerald Schwartz, O.C.
Lawrence M. Tanenbaum, O.C.
Rt. Hon. John Turner, P.C., C.C., Q.C.
Marvelle Koffler


The loss of Marvelle Koffler (z"l) in January 2020 marked the end of an era. But Marvelle built a legacy that lives on.

Shortly after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Marvelle and her family established the Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital. Founded in 1995, it was the first truly multidisciplinary breast centre in Canada. Aligned with Marvelle’s generous spirit, its culture remains steeped in caring. And with nearly one million patient visits since its inception, its impact has been remarkable — another similarity to Marvelle.

“Staff and patients treasure the memory of Marvelle’s grace, warmth and caring,” says Dr. Pamela Goodwin, past Director of the Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre. “She is sorely missed.”

Sinai Executive Team

President & CEO, Sinai Health
Dr. Gary Newton
Executive Vice-President, People & Culture and Chief Human Resources Officer
Susan Brown
Chief Executive Officer, Sinai Health Foundation and Executive Vice-President, Academic Advancement
Louis de Melo
Executive Vice-President, Chief Nurse Executive & Chief Operating Officer
Jane Merkley
Executive Vice-President, Academic & Medical Affairs
Dr. Maureen Shandling
Director, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Dr. Jim Woodgett

Sinai Health Foundation Board of Directors 2019-2020

Co-Chairs and Presidents
David Cynamon
Howard Sokolowski, O. Ont.
Immediate Past Chair
Brent S. Belzberg, C.M.
Les Viner
Andrew G. Phillips
Campaign Chair
Richard Pilosof
Chief Executive Officer
Louis de Melo
Vice Chairs
Peter Aceto
Mark Davis
Jonathan Gitlin
Maxwell Gotlieb
Maxine Granovsky Gluskin
Barbara Hennick
David Kaufman
Ben Mulroney
Mark Mulroney
Robery A. Rubinoff
Jack Winberg
Kenny Albert
Anthony J. Cohen
Richard Cooper
James Cowan
Eli Dadouch
Camille Dan
Daniel Debow
Hon. Gloria Epstein
Gary S. Fogler
Richard Fogler
Carol Goldstein
Carole Grafstein, C.M.
Alan R. Hibben
Moti Jungreis
Rob Kumer
Joseph Lebovic, C.M.
Fred A. Litwin
R.S. (Butch) Mandel
Mark Mandelbaum
Steve Mayer
Shawn Mecklinger
Stephen Miller
Natty Nashman
Janice O’Born
Zippy Orland
Jonathan Pollack
Dani Reiss, C.M.
Millard Roth
John Rothschild
Harry Samuel
Jordan Sarick
Richard E. Venn
Barbara Hania
Mitchell Kunin
Dr. Gary Newton
Lawrence M. Tanenbaum, O.C.
Jenn Landa


JULY 23, 1987 - AUGUST 11, 2019

Jennifer Landa was 26 years old in June 2014 when she was diagnosed with aggressive, stage 3 breast cancer. After a year and a half of treatment by Dr. Pamela Goodwin, past Director of the Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre (MKBC), Jenn was cancer-free in 2015.

In 2016, Jenn’s cancer returned — and spread to her bones and brain. Despite the devastating news, Jenn faced it with tenacity, humour and grace. Determined to live the rest of her life to the fullest, she became a fierce advocate of breast cancer awareness and a devoted champion of the MKBC.

Even while struggling with her advancing illness, Jenn raised more than $238,000 for the MKBC over just a few short years. The funds created the Jenn Landa Professorship Fund, which brings international breast cancer leaders to Mount Sinai to ensure that the MKBC remains at the forefront of cancer treatment and research.