Ronald S. Roadburg Foundation Announces New CEO


We are pleased to share on behalf of the Ronald S. Roadburg Foundation, the exciting news of the return of our past CEO and the incredibly accomplished Mark Gurvis to the Greater Vancouver Jewish community, as their newly appointed Chief Executive Officer. 


Ezra Shanken, CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver shared:


“We are beyond thrilled to welcome Mark back to Vancouver in this important new role, and I look forward to working closely with him and with the Ronald S. Roadburg Foundation. Mark’s thoughtful, strategic approach, paired with his tremendous professional accomplishments will not only benefit the foundation but will positively impact local and global Jewry as well.”


Below is the press release from the Ronald S. Roadburg Foundation.


For immediate release: Ronald S. Roadburg Foundation Announces New CEO


Vancouver, BC. – January 6, 2022


The Ronald S. Roadburg Foundation, founded in 2021 after the passing of local Vancouver businessman Ron Roadburg, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Gurvis as Chief Executive Officer.  Gurvis will begin working in February 2022 and the Foundation anticipates beginning its operations and philanthropic work in the second quarter of 2022.


Mark Gurvis served as CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver from 2002 to 2013, and then as Executive Vice President of Jewish Federations of North America through 2020.  In 2021 he created Community Network Consulting, LLC, focused on nonprofit organizations’ strategy, community planning and organizational development.  He brings to this role a wealth of knowledge and expertise about Jewish communal organization at local, national, and international levels.


Ronald S. Roadburg Foundation

The Ronald S. Roadburg Foundation was created with a focus on strengthening the local Jewish community, the global Jewish community, and helping to develop innovative solutions to challenging societal issues.  Over the next few months, the leadership will be sharpening its focus on specific areas of philanthropic investment and establishing its grantmaking policies and practices.


The Ronald S. Roadburg Foundation was founded by and its board is comprised of Bernard Pinsky, Stephen Gaerber and Jack Bogdonov. Visit its website at