Mayeer Pearl is a CA and CPA, and an audit and assurance partner at Crowe Soberman LLP. He is a results-oriented, strategic business leader with a proven record of success, and can be relied upon to provide practical business answers as well as solid accounting and tax advice. Mayeer takes pride in his personal relationships with clients, and sees his role as that of a friend and trusted adviser to families and closely held businesses. Mayeer is board member and immediate past president of Associated Hebrew Schools, and a board member at JNF Toronto as well as the Julia and Henry Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education. He is also a volunteer hockey coach with the Avenue Road Hockey Association. Mayeer serves as treasurer on the board of directors of Neshama Hospice.


Jay Feldman is president of Riverpoint Consulting Inc., an independent advisory practice formed to assist family businesses in working through issues pertaining to communications, governance and succession. He is also CEO of Southdown Builders Limited, a family business active in the ownership, development and operation of real estate. Prior to starting RiverPoint, Jay was a partner at the law firm Goodmans LLP, where he focussed on the areas of banking and finance, private equity, family business and hospitality. Jay has served on the boards and executive committees of the Camp Winston Foundation and Robbins Hebrew Academy and serves as a director of Neshama Hospice.


Jack Kay is past vice-chair, CEO, and president of Apotex Inc., the largest Canadian-owned pharmaceutical company. With more than 50 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Jack is highly regarded for his leadership and business acumen. Jack has served as a board member for a variety of charitable organizations, and is a past-chair of the Board of the International Schizophrenia Foundation. Jack was also a board member of TSX and NYSE listed companies. Jack is past board chair of Humber River Hospital and also served as co-chair of the Humber River Hospital’s Capital Campaign Cabinet in support of the new hospital project. In that role, he was the driving force behind Apotex Inc.’s $10 million donation to the campaign. Jack currently serves as a board member at Humber River Hospital and as a director of Neshama Hospice.


Mindy Herman has extensive experience in the field of mental health and counselling. Following a 25-year career in social services, Mindy ran a private practice as a rehabilitation consultant specializing in vocational assessment, treatment and advocacy for those with acquired brain injuries. She has completed training in hospice palliative care through Circle of Care as well as spiritual care training through Baycrest Health Sciences, where she is currently a spiritual care volunteer. Mindy was selected by the Ontario Palliative Care Network to participate in a recent strategic session to generate recommendations for the enhancement of palliative care delivery in Ontario. She  was also one of the original members of the board of directors of Save A Child’s Heart, and served as chair of the board for Hillcrest Progressive School. Mindy serves as chair of the board of directors of Neshama Hospice.


Dr. Sandy Buchman is a nationally renowned palliative care physician and associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He has been providing home-based palliative and end-of-life care with the Sinai Health System’s Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care since 2005. Sandy also provides palliative care to the homeless through the Palliative Care and Education for the Homeless (PEACH) Program of Inner City Health Associates in Toronto. He recently completed a six-year term as the education lead at the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care and is president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association. His term as president begins in August 2019. Sandy has been appointed as the inaugural Freeman Family Chair in Palliative Care and medical director at North York General Hospital. Sandy serves as a director of Neshama Hospice.