board of Directors

Cindy Mark, Chair

Hanna Schayer, Past-Chair

Adrian Jaspan, Secretary

Greg Matusovsky, Treasurer

Carol Adler

Gord Garshowitz

Laura Herman (Shefter)

Geraldine Katz

Iris Rinkoff

Clareta Schoenberg

Cara Bensimon, Executive Director

Christine Nusca, Staff Representative

    Jane Allen, Staff Representative


Financial Assistance Committee
Food Security Committee
Finance Committee
Governance Committee
Strategic Planning Committee
Personnel Committee
Fundraising Events Committee
Advocacy Committee

Board Functions

  • Determine, set standards, monitor and implement policy.
  • Provide support services, evaluation and follow-up to professional staff.
  • Prepare for and attend meetings.
  • Interact with the Hamilton Jewish Federation and other affiliated agencies.

The Hamilton Jewish Family Services Board of Directors is accountable to the Hamilton Jewish Federation and the local Jewish community. Board members must possess a thorough understanding of the agency and its functions.