The Foundation's leadership is structured on dedicated volunteers and professionals who serve the Foundation and provide valuable leadership as members of the Board; as Executive Officers; as Chair of the Foundation; as committee members and staff members.


The Board is responsible for the overall policies, practices and governance of the Foundation. Our Board members and staff look forward to working with you to fulfill your philanthropic objectives for the common good of our growing community.


Leadership June 2018 to June 2019

Gillie Vered

Lawrence Weinstein
Vice Chair

Michael Landau
Past Chair

Adina Libin
Finance and Audit Committee

Paul Finn
Board Member
GJ Cooper Scholarship Committee

Jonathan Freedman
Board Member

Mitchell Leitman
Board Member

Sandy Pollack
Board Member

Fred Seller
Board Member

Lawrence Soloway
Board Member
Investment Committee

Ken Wright
Board Member

Sharon Appotive

Board Member

Susan Margles

Board Member

Harold Feder
Honourary Legal Counsel


Professional Staff

Andrea Freedman,
President & CEO

Erin Bolling-Blechman
Tribute Card Coordinator

Leslie Kaufman
VP Corporate Services

Micah Garten,
Director of Development

Sara Miller
Foundation Associate



For more information, or if you would like to get involved in the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation, please contact our Foundation Associate at info@ojcf.ca or 613-798-4696 ext. 252.