Experience

Current City of Markham committee responsibilities

  • Chair, Thornlea Revitalization Study
  • Chair, Information Communications & Technology Committee
  • Chair, German Mills Liaison Working Group
  • Vice Chair, Community & Emergency Services Commission
  • Director, Markham District Energy Inc.
  • Director, Markham Public Library
  • Seniors Hall of Fame Awards Committee
  • Budget Committee
  • GreenPrint Sustainability Steering Committee
  • Cycling & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
  • German Mills Community Centre Board
  • Mayor’s Youth Council
  • Commissioner Hiring Committee
  • School Board Liaison Committee
  • Markham Sports Council
  • Downspout Disconnection Working Group

 

Key Accomplishments on Council

  • Putting an end to the Sabiston Landfill project and protecting its future by creating the German Mills Meadow and Natural Habitat
  • Successfully fought against new cell tower installations in Thornhill
  • Securing $10 million in stable, secure funding for upgrading Thornhill stormwater management to protect Thornhill homes against flooding
  • Leading the move to make the City of Markham a ‘Smart City’ technologically
  • Established the first off-leash dog park in Thornhill

 

Previously…

  • Owner, DRs Healthcare Consulting Group
  • Consultant in strategic planning, leadership development, mediation and organizational lifecycles
  • Former President, MD on Call – Doctors Replacement Service
  • Harvard Law School – Program on Negotiation for Senior Executives
  • Osgoode Hall Law School – Program on Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Masters program – Tel Aviv University
  • Bachelor of Arts – York University
  • Public School Trustee for Thornhill
  • Vice Chair – York Region District School Board
  • Chair – Negotiations Advisory Committee, York Region District School Board
  • Chair – Supervised Alternative Learning for Excused Pupils Committee
  • Member – Race Relations Advisory Committee (YRDSB)
  • Member – Property Management Committee (YRDSB)
  • Member – York Region’s Community Care Access Centre, Community Relations Committee
  • Member – Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto, Social Planning and Allocation Committee
  • Member – Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Finance and Taxes, Town of Markham
  • Member – Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto, Board of Directors
  • Chair – Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation, New Leaders’ Cabinet
  • Canadian Jewish Congress Regional Council
  • Volunteer – Foundation Fighting Blindness fundraising campaigns