Brahm Gelfand

“Nurses are the backbone of the health care system. I’ve been involved with an acute care hospital in Quebec for a long time, and I’ve become particularly interested in advancing the careers of nurses. To recruit and retain nurses, you have to provide opportunities for them to train in their profession.”

Brahm M. Gelfand has been practicing law since 1961. He is presently Counsel to the Montreal law firm of Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon, L.L.P. While initially being a litigation lawyer, his practice gradually evolved into a varied and diverse business law practice involving finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property, both domestically and internationally.

Brahm has not confined his activities to the private sector as he is deeply involved in communal and philanthropic activities. He has been or is presently involved in a number of non-profit organizations which includes being a former Director and President of Caldwell Residences Inc., a non‑profit corporation established for building apartment residences for persons of modest revenues, a Director and former President of the Sir Mortimer B. Davis – Jewish General Hospital and of the Sir Mortimer B. Davis – Jewish General Hospital Foundation; a Director of the Summit School Foundation, a school for multi-handicapped children and a Director, Officer and founding Member of the Roasters Foundation, established for raising funds for children’s needs. He is also a Director of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.