Our Board

The Board of Directors is comprised of individuals who come from a broad spectrum of professions with diverse skills and expertise. They share a passion and commitment for helping children, youth and their families when they are faced with dying, death and grief.

Barbara Slater

Board Chair

Former Adjunct Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto

Jay Bacher

Board Member

CEO of The Dr. Jay Charitable Foundation

Gannon Loftus


Manager, Media and PR, Corporate Marketing and Communications at Sun Life Financial

Paul Rolston

Board Member

Partner, Institutional and Private Wealth Management with Jarislowsky Fraser

Shirley Worth

Board Member

Senior Advisor to the President and CEO at United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Federation of Greater Toronto

Susan Zikman-Wise

Board Member

Director of Communications, KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation, Philanthropist

We need your help As a registered charity that DOES NOT RECEIVE GOVERNMENT FUNDING, we rely on the generosity of donors like you to provide children with the support they need at absolutely no cost to their families.

We are a safe space
Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre is a safe and inclusive space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their allies.