News from the Board of directors

We welcome and are proud to have Laura Fish as our newest Board Member. She is an executive leader with a unique combination of non-profit management experience, legal training and communication skills. Laura is currently the Chief Strategy and Planning Officer at Federation CJA in Montreal, Quebec where she focuses on identifying, measuring and resourcing communal priorities for impact.

Laura joins us at a most important juncture in our charity’s growth. Urban Pardes has been awarded an Azrieli Family Foundation three -year grant to support the hiring of a development manager to further professionalize our fundraising initiatives. She is spearheading this process.

Chaim Kuhnreich, having served non-profit organizations overseas, now brings his unique academic perspective to our Board. A past president of the John Molson Graduate Student Association and a current member of the Board of Governors of Concordia University, he is actively pursuing his Ph.D. in marketing while working as a lecturer at the John Molson School of Business.

Chaim is committed to overseeing a data mining project that will significantly improve how we help UP House members achieve their personal recovery goals.


Board of Directors of Urban Pardes


Philip Silverberg


Barbara Silverberg

c. kuhnreich

Chaim Kuhnreich

l. fish

Laura Fish


Paul Sauvé


Larry Kaplan


Martin Zidulka


David Hoppenheim


Danielle Ndeze