Executive Director: Roxanne Droppo 


Board of Directors

Max Feldman
Max joined the JFSC Board in 2011. Prior to becoming Chair in the Fall of 2017 he served on the Finance and Executive Committees and as Chair of the Governance Committee. Max is a retired executive of TransCanada Corporation. He has spent his entire 40 year career in the oil and gas industry having worked for a major producer and the Government of Canada before spending his last 25 years at TransCanada. He now works part-time for a family-owned property management business. Other not-for-profit experience includes six years as a board member of the Calgary Performing Arts Festival (formerly Kiwanis Music Festival). Max is an engineering graduate of the University of Manitoba, holds an MBA degree from the University of Ottawa, and has completed the Institute of Corporate Director's Director Education Program (DEP). Upon completion of the DEP , Max sought to join a board of a not-for-profit agency where he could use his experience and skills at an agency that provides significant benefit to people in need , and JFSC met that objective completely. Current JFSC Role: Board Chair, Finance Committee, Governance Committee, Nominating Committee, Life and Legacy Team
Justin Charbonneau
Justin has an investment management career spanning nearly 15 years and is currently a Portfolio Manager with RBC Wealth Management. He chairs the Asset Allocation, Risk Management, Fixed Income, and the Institutional Multi-Manager Selection Committees. Mr. Charbonneau is also responsible for oversight on trade execution, cash management, portfolio modeling, risk monitoring, and co-authors the team’s weekly and quarterly commentaries. He also acts a lead relationship manager for several high net worth private client relationships where his focus is on the clients’ holistic financial picture including tax minimization, retirement planning, estate planning, and risk mitigation strategies. Justin graduated from the Haskayne School of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance/Risk Management. He earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation, the Derivatives Market Specialist (DMS™) designation, the Responsible Investment Advisor Certificate (RIAC), and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI™). He is also life insurance licensed (LLQP + A/S) through the Alberta Insurance Council. Since 2012, Justin has served as a Board Member for the Calgary CFA Society on its Investment Committee as Deputy Chair. More recently, in 2015, he joined the Jewish Family Service Calgary board as a member of the Finance Committee and interim Treasurer starting in 2017. Current JFSC Role: Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee
Beverly Silverstone
Bev is a management Consultant, specializing in Organization Effectiveness, Change Management and Leadership Effectiveness. Prior to opening her own firm in 1994, Bev worked for major organizations in Oil and Gas and the Industrial Sectors in Calgary and Toronto. Bev’s client work took her to many locations around the world. Bev has an Honors Business Administration (HBA) degree from the University of Western Ontario (London) and a Masters Degree of Science in Organization Development (MSOD) from Pepperdine University in California. Bev is a native Albertan, having lived almost 30 years in Toronto. Moving to Calgary in 2013, Bev became a Volunteer Alberta Health Services, visiting Jewish people in the Hospital on behalf of the Jewish Community. Bev is also on many committees at Rockyview Hospital and in the Calgary Zone. In 2014, Bev joined the Board of JFSC, contributing her business experience and HR/organization background. Current JFSC Role: Chair of the Governance Committee, Board Secretary
Jackie Herman
Jackie is a Social Worker at the Carewest Geriatric Mental Health Rehabilitation and Recovery Unit. Jackie has worked in the areas of Mental Health and Heath Promotion for the past 13 years, and has a special interest in working with diverse populations. Jackie joined the JFSC board in 2018. She has served as a Co-President on the board of Na’amat Canada Calgary, and has volunteered for a number of years as a Shelter Liaison for Na’amat’s School Supplies for Kids Program. Jackie has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary, with a Clinical Concentration and a Specialization in Gerontology. She is authorized to perform Psycho-Social Interventions. Jackie is thrilled to be a part of a not-for-profit agency that is so integral in providing services to many different populations in Calgary. Current JFSC Role: Fundraising Committee
Chandra Ingram
Chandra has worked in the non-profit realm for most of her career. She has served in both large post-secondary institutions in Canada and the United States as well as smaller regional and local non-profits. Her Alberta experience includes work with the Alberta Lung Association, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and United Way. She has also served as a consultant, where her expertise has benefited several small charities looking to increase capacity and diversify revenue. Chandra currently serves as Senior Development Officer with Mount Royal University Foundation. During the course of her career, Chandra has achieved certification with CFRE International, an internationally recognized professional designation in the fundraising sector. She has written a variety of articles specific to philanthropy and the charitable sector. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio, USA, where her areas of concentration were History, English, and Women's Studies. Originally from the USA, Chandra has taken Canadian citizenship and is a now proud Calgarian. Chandra brings to JFSC a passion for empowering people to achieve dignity and a strong belief in social justice. She joined the Board in 2018. Current JFSC Role: Fundraising
Kristen Joffe
Kristen is a graduate of the University of Calgary with a Bachelor's degree in both Political Science and Cultural Anthropology and holds a Community Investment Professional Extension Certificate from Mount Royal University. She began working for the Calgary Food Bank, first as the Volunteer Coordinator, and then as a Fund Development Coordinator. She was responsible for stewarding the Calgary Food Bank's annual signature events such as the annual CBC Food Bank Drive, as well as developing new signature fundraising events with corporations and community partners. Most notably is the Put the Boots to Hunger initiative, now in its 10th year and responsible for raising $4.1 million for the Calgary Food Bank since inception. From there she became the Marketing Coordinator for Burnet, Duckworth and Palmer LLP overseeing their Community Investment strategy. Since 2013 she has been the Community Investment Coordinator for Fluor Canada Ltd. overseeing their support in communities across Canada. She received Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 award in 2010 and the United Way of Calgary and Area's Power of One award in 2019. She has a long and extensive history of volunteerism, including 5 short term field placements with a grassroots development organization in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and remains an active local volunteer with the Calgary Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Hull Services, and Beakerhead to name a few. Kristen joined the JFSC Board in 2017 with a passion to support the organization regarding emerging trends, best practices and expectations from the Community Investment sector and to support fundraising activities and volunteer engagement strategies. Current JFSC Role: Fundraising Committee Chair, Governance Committee
William Katz
Will is a native Calgarian. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Facility Management from the University of Alberta in 2010. Following his undergraduate studies, Will pursued his interests in emergency medicine volunteering as an instructor and medic for Magen David Adom (the Israeli Red Cross). Upon his return to Canada in 2012, Will attended the University of Calgary and graduated in 2016 with a Juris Doctorate and Masters of Business Administration. While obtaining his JD/MBA, Will volunteered with Pro-Bono Students Canada and Student Legal Assistance gaining experience in family, civil, and criminal law. Will joined the board of JFSC of JFSC in 2017. As a child growing up in the City of Calgary, Will felt safe and secure knowing the Jewish community was always there to support him through life’s endeavours and being on the Board is a means of giving back to a community that has given him so much over the years. Besides serving on the board of JFSC, Will currently works as a civil litigator at the prestigious law firm JSS Barristers and is the acting Co-Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Articling Section. Current JFSC Role: Fundraising Committee, Governance Committee, Life and Legacy Team
Denis Levandovsky
Denis Levandovsky is a finance professional with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, financial analysis, tax, and business planning. He has over 10 years of experience in the energy and infrastructure industries, and is currently a member of the Strategy and Corporate Development team of a large energy infrastructure company headquartered in Calgary. Denis holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction from the University of Calgary and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder. Denis is an active volunteer with the Calgary CFA Society, most recently as a grader and a judge in the CFA Institute Research Challenge. Denis joined the JFSC Board in 2018. Current JFSC Role: Finance Committee
Brenda Lieberman
Since graduating from Arts & Cultural Management at MacEwan University in 1999, Brenda has positioned herself as a full-time film festival programmer in Calgary. Currently her time is divided between her role as Festival Director, Co-Founder and Programmer for the Calgary Underground Film Festival, now going into its 16th year, and Lead Programmer for the Calgary International Film Festival. In addition, she has been involved with several other start-up film festivals, she curates off-season events and screenings, and she participates on industry juries and panels internationally. In 2009, Brenda was awarded Avenue magazine’s Top 40 Under 40, and in 2018 received the Distinguished Alumni award from McEwan University. Brenda joined the JFSC board in 2013, to offer added skills and experience in the non-profit sector, special event coordination, and marketing support where required. Current JFSC Role: Fundraising Committee
Jim Meadow
Jim Meadow is a highly experience finance professional – specializing in US and cross-border tax matters – including US and international taxation, cross-border planning and compliance issues. Jim is a CA, CPA, and lawyer. In addition he has an MBA. Jim has authored many articles and Blogs as well as conducted courses and seminar on US Tax Matters for Universities and Councils. Jim continues to consult on US and cross-border tax matters. He has worked for companies such as Moodys Gartner Tax Law, MNP, and PWC in Calgary, Montreal and the US. Jim has been Treasurer of the American Chamber of Commerce from 2009 to 2015. He was Treasurer, and President of the ICRF (Israel-Cancer Research Foundation) in Montreal from 2002-2006 and was a Board Member and President of his BB Chapter in Charlotte, NC. Jim joined the JFSC Board in 2017, joining the Finance Committee. Jim’s extensive experience has helped shape the financial direction of JFSC. Current JFSC Role: Finance Committee
Beth Ordman
Beth has been leading HR, IT and Finance with ServiceMaster of Calgary Disaster Restoration (with a staff of 65 and over 120 contractors) since 2000. Before that, she had a 10 year career in Human Resources at The City of Calgary, including roles as Total Compensation Manager and Senior Organizational Development Consultant. She holds an MBA from the University of Calgary, a Certified Chartered Professional in Human Resource (CPHR) designation, and an undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. For many years, Beth was involved in volunteering and on the Executive for the Nakiska Alpine Ski Association and affiliated teams in addition to serving on the Calgary Jewish Academy Board and committees. She joined the JFSC Board in 2017 in order to once again give back to the Community, this time with a focus on social services and those most in need. Current JFSC Role: Nominating Committee, Fundraising Committee, Governance Committee, Life and Legacy Team
Lisa Thomson
In her more than 28 years of professional and volunteer roles in Communication/Public Relations, Lisa has a wide range of experience – including hanging out of a helicopter doing aerial photography across Canada, strategic communications planning, working on special events, writing/producing/editing speeches and publications, coordinating annual meetings, running a speaker’s bureau, and fundraising. She has worked with Olympic and Paralympic athletes, international officials, school children, business people, and leading edge research scientists. A graduate from the University of Calgary (BA) and the Public Relations program at Mount Royal College (Dip PR), Lisa’s varied communications roles over the years have taken her into high performance sport, oil and gas, education, ski industry, medical research and hospitality/tourism. Lisa’s volunteer Board experiences include Jewish Family Service Calgary, Calgary Jewish Academy, Julia MacFarlane Diabetes Research Centre, Diabetes Association (Foothills) and charity the Glencoe Club Aquatics Committee. Lisa is a Level 2 Official for Alpine Canada, works on the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup and is the Volunteer Coordinator for the NorAm Cup international alpine ski race events. She is a professional artist. A Board member at Jewish Family Service Calgary since 2012, Lisa was drawn to the organization because she believes that the organization serves a critical role in both the Calgary Jewish Community and the overall Calgary community. Current JFSC Role: Fundraising Committee
Honorary Members  
Dr. Martha Cohen, z"l  
Dr. Judy Curry  
Dr. Raechelle Paperny  
Rosslyn Steinberg  
Lil Faider  
Steve Kaganov  


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