Our team

Our team cares so deeply about ensuring that the centre’s residents have the best possible quality of life.

 Executive Team of the Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre


The Foundation’s small yet mighty team reflects our community’s commitment to offer the best for seniors needing long-term care. Under the leadership of Karen Flam, each of our team members has a unique talent, rallying the community to ensure that every resident benefits from innovative geriatric care.

The Foundation’s Staff

Karen Flam


Karen Flam has been the Foundation’s Director since 2001. Alongside her small team of “gladiators” in the office and the incredible Board of Directors, she is deeply committed to the Foundation’s cause.

Lisa Blobstein


Lisa has been communicating the goings-on of the Foundation since 2003. Through the dynamic pieces she writes and the important messaging she conveys, she showcases the wonderful stories she sees every day.

Esther Stroll

Administrative Assistant

Esther has been the Foundation’s administrative assistant since 1999. From ensuring the smooth running of fundraising activities to coordinating Yahrzeit donations, she is a deeply trusted member of the team.

Irena Kazhdan


Irena is responsible for all things money-related at the Foundation. She prepares financial statements, manages the budget, coordinates accounting operations, works with the auditors, and takes care of payroll.

Lisa Kasner

Special Projects

Lisa has brought her passion and commitment to many projects, including the Art for Healing Foundation. From Project Feel the Love to the recent youth coffee shop initiative at the Centre, Lisa is brimming with ideas.

Karen Feig


Karen knows first hand how important the Foundation is to the residents and their families. Her mother is a resident and so was her grandmother, who was also a volunteer at the centre for over 40 years.

A word from the president of the Board of Directors, Brad Steinmetz

Ever since my late mother became a resident at Donald Berman Jewish Eldercare, I have been struck by the amazing teams that bring the highest quality care to the residents. Above and beyond supporting the Centre in meticulously tending to residents’ needs, the Foundation helps enable residents to feel at home, cultivating community connections and bringing warmth and joy to their lives. It funds crucial research and provides care teams with the latest innovation in geriatric care. I have been involved with the Foundation for a number of years, spearheading many fundraising efforts, and I am proud to lead the Foundation’s Board of Directors. By contributing to the Foundation, you are making such a difference in our community, ensuring the perpetuity of this phenomenal legacy.

— Bradley Steinmetz, President

2021-2022 Board

  • Philip Abbey
  • Albert Arazi
  • Danny Baum
  • Milan Bratin
  • Zach Brzezinski
  • Angela D’Angelo
  • Morris Dascal
  • Syd Gartner
  • Randi Gitnick
  • Lori Goldenblatt
  • Mark Goldman
  • Carly Goodman
  • Jonathan Green
  • Barry Grossman
  • Rob Hirscheimer
  • Jason Katz
  • Mitch Kendall
  • Robert Kertesz
  • Jasen Kisber
  • Terri Klein
  • Max Konigsberg
  • Steve Kosters
  • George Landau
  • Phil Levi
  • Sylvie Marois
  • Avi Milgram
  • Johnny Miller
  • Cindy Naimer
  • Freddie Naimer
  • Noah Neudorf
  • Rory Olson
  • Charles Paiement
  • Richard Salis
  • Evan Schneiderman
  • Steven Schouela
  • Elliott Schuchat
  • David Shapiro
  • Brad Steinmetz
  • Howard Szalavetz
  • Henry Topas
  • Fred Wenger
  • Lili Yesovitch
  • Lawrence Young