Meet the Board of Directors
Jamie Brenzel is a seasoned business leader with a solid blend of business development, financial acumen, and influential leadership. During the past 30 years, he has been involved in a number of not-for-profit entities, corporate boards, and community organizations. He was a pioneer in cloud computing, founding Data Deposit Box (CSE: DDB) in 2002 and responsible for overseeing activities as CEO and director for 14 years. His entrepreneurial experience includes founding a marketing communications company and the successful sale of a typography business. His experience in the finance industry includes seven years in equity capital markets at ScotiaMcLeod and Salomon Brothers in London, UK.
Jamie is passionate about educating people with respect to complimentary health and is currently the founder and CEO of The Aha! Moment Association.
Dr. Paul Garfinkel
Dr. Garfinkel is a researcher, clinician, and administrator who is currently Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Staff Psychiatrist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. In 1997, he was appointed founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the CAMH and held this position until December 2009. He is the author and editor of 9 books on eating disorders, as well as contributing over 150 peer-reviewed articles and lecturing widely. His book A Life in Psychiatry: Looking Out, Looking In was published in October 2014.
Dr. Garfinkel has received many honours for his work. In 1996, he was elected to Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada. In 2000, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Eating Disorders. He received the Pacesetter Award from the Schizophrenia Society of Canada in 2004 and a Public Service Award from the Canadian Mental Health Association in 2009. The City of Toronto named a park, “the Paul Garfinkel Park” in recognition of his service to the City, in 2009. He became an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2009.