Toronto, ON- Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) is delighted to announce that Debbie Eisenberg, of Kitchener, Ontario, has been elected as CHW’s 23rd National President. The installation took place at CHW’s Annual General Meeting In Vancouver, November 6, 2016.
Born, raised and educated in New York, Debbie has lived in Canada for many years. She holds a Master of Science Degree from Sarah Lawrence College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood and Special Education from Syracuse University. Over the course of her professional career, Debbie worked as a Genetic Counselor at McMaster University Medical Centre. She notes that her education “Reflects my lifetime interest in children, healthcare and the well being of families.”
As she assumes the position of National President, Debbie brings with her volunteer experience from a number of boards and not-for-profit organizations.
A member and leader within CHW for 35 years, Debbie aims, during the course of her two year-term, to focus on sustainability and growth. She says, “CHW’s support has strengthened, and continues to strengthen, the very fabric of Israeli society. To ensure CHW’s continued growth, we have to remain relevant to our members, friends, donors, partners and beneficiaries. We must continue to nurture and further develop CHW’s culture of philanthropy.”
Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) is one of Canada’s leading Jewish women’s philanthropic organizations, with Centres in over 40 locations across Canada. CHW’s National Board of Directors embodies visionary leadership from coast to coast. Founded in 1917, CHW is nonpolitical, volunteer led, and has been passionately supporting programs and services for Children, Healthcare and Women in Israel and Canada for nearly 100 years.