Robert Kamen brings 15 years of clinical leadership at University Health Network, specifically in nuclear medicine, patient flow and clinical utilization to his role as consultant for independent health facilities that provide medical imaging services across Ontario. Robert is the nuclear medicine lead quality assessor for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and chairs its National Examination Validation Committee for Nuclear Medicine. A health innovator, he holds multiple patents for shielding radioactive isotopes used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Robert is a founder 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.


Deborah Berlin is a social worker and psychotherapist who has worked extensively with various women’s shelters and community organizations. Deborah practiced clinical social work in the Division of Haematology/Oncology at The Hospital for Sick Children for 16 years, working with children with life-threatening illnesses in the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program and the Paediatric Brain Tumour Program. From 1998 to 2008, she was a member of the Health Sciences Review Committee for Bioethics and Research in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and served as Executive Director of Sheena’s Place from 2014 to 2020. Deborah is a founder of Neshama Hospice and served as a board director and secretary of the board for Neshama Hospice from 2014 to 2020.