Leadership


Executive Leadership

Yael Eckstein

President
Yael Eckstein has served on the Board of Directors for IFCJ Canada since 2015. In June 2019, following the unexpected death of her father, Rabbi Eckstein, she succeeded him in his role and became President of IFCJ Canada.
Executive Leadership

Jackie Gotwalt

Executive Director
Jackie started her career with the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews of Canada as the Executive Assistant and Stewardship Associate over 10 years ago. During this time she has held progressively senior roles in the areas of donor relations, operations management, and program compliance.
Board of Directors

Mark Climie-Elliot

Chairman of the Board
Mark brings more than 40 years of experience building and leading community, national, and international organizations to his role of Chair of the IFCJ Canada Board of Directors.
Board of Directors

Robin Van Etten

Director
Robin Van Etten has over 25 years of experience in direct response marketing and fundraising. Robin brings extensive experience in non-profit management having held leadership positions at Save the Children and other charities.
Board of Directors

Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

Director
Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin is mara d’asra (senior rabbi) of Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation. He received his rabbinic ordination from HaRav Yaakov Ruderman zt”l, of Ner Israel Rabbinic College.
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Henry Schnurbach

Director
Henry Schnurbach is a strategic business leader with extensive experience in marketing, manufacturing and distribution with both public and private companies.
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Igor Korenzvit

Secretary
Igor Korenzvit immigrated to Canada from Kyiv, Ukraine in 1973 along with his mother and sister. He received a Master’s and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Kyiv Polytechnical University.
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Karen Willson

Treasurer
Karen Willson is an accomplished leader with over 30 years’ experience and has recently retired as a Partner at KCI, Canada's leading non-profit consultants.
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Jacob Schimmel

Director
Jacob “Jacky” Schimmel co-Chairs UKI Investments the Schimmel family’s investment arm. After graduating in law and philosophy from UCL and King’s College London, Jacob forged his career within the family business and has spent more than 20 years at its forefront.

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