At King David, students, administration and staff, parents and families, donors and community members all strive to achieve excellence in Jewish high school education in Vancouver.
The Board of Directors plays a pivotal role in providing strategic oversight, amplifying the voices of all stakeholders. Collaborating closely with the School Leadership Team, the Board shapes and executes the school’s strategic vision, supports fundraising efforts, and ensures long-term financial sustainability. One of the Board’s primary responsibilities is the selection and support of the Head of School. Organized by portfolio, the Board addresses the multifaceted challenges of governing a high school, fostering a wider range of perspectives in determining the school’s strategic focus.
Each portfolio chair oversees a dedicated committee that convenes regularly to work alongside the administration and staff, offering risk oversight, defining goals, and implementing strategies. The committee chair actively seeks board input, provides recommendations, and delivers comprehensive reports during the board meetings, which take place 6-7 times annually, with additional meetings scheduled as necessary.
We are immensely grateful to have an outstanding Board composed of dedicated, industrious volunteers who are wholeheartedly committed to enhancing all aspects of our school. We encourage you to acquaint yourself with these exceptional individuals by exploring the concise bios presented below.
We are continually seeking new committee members, and if you are interested in joining a committee, please feel free to reach out directly to the committee chair.
– Diane Friedman and Alain Guez, Co-Presidents
Michael was born and raised in Vancouver and has an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He is a results-driven financial executive with over 20 years of business experience in real estate, private equity, subordinated lending and commercial banking. He also brings expertise in the areas of corporate governance and management of institutional capital to the King David board.
Yaron is the owner of Fourth Wind Properties, a privately held affordable housing acquisitions and management firm which has owned and operated mobile home parks and apartment buildings within Florida’s Tampa Bay area for nearly 20 years. Yaron grew up in Vancouver, completed his undergraduate degree from UBC, and then traveled south, where he and his wife Meirav completed their MBAs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Upon graduation, Yaron joined BSR Projects in Florida, as lead Managing Director for the Israeli-based, publicly-traded real estate development company, while working as an adjunct faculty member at St. Petersburg’s Eckerd College teaching undergraduate Business Management courses. Yaron and Meirav returned to Vancouver 10 years ago and have four children, Aviv, King David Class of 2021, Amit King David Class of 2023, and Ziv who is currently at King David, and Itay, a student at VTT.
Diane is a corporate director and business advisor with over 30 years experience in finance and as a board member, committee and board chair in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. Diane has been an active volunteer in the Jewish community for over two decades, serving on multiple boards. Diane and her husband are proud parents of a King David graduate.
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