What We Stand For
Meet the people who make Glimmer great.
Eliza has been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years. Her clinical focus has been on trauma. She has had the incredible opportunity to work with diverse Populations. Adults with criminal charges, children and adolescents impacted by complex trauma (physical, sexual, exposure to domestic violence, neglect, medical trauma etc), and couples with extensive trauma experiences. During her Master's degree in Social Work Eliza worked in a low income community in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with youth in a peer mentor program focused on ending intimate partner abuse and sexually transmitted diseases. Eliza worked in the non-for-profit sector within the children's and adult mental health sector. This included a hospital trauma clinic in the Toronto core. Eliza is now in private practice. She practices evidence-based modalities for PTSD, Dissociative Disorders, anxiety, and depression. She is highly trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as a certified EMDR Therapist, an Approved EMDRIA Consultant and EMDR continuing education provider. Eliza is also trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Clinical Hypnosis, Ego State Therapy, Deep Brain Reorienting, Alexander Technique, Neuroptimal (neurofeedback), AlphaStim and is a Certified Safe and Sound Protocol Therapist (a Dr. Stephen Porges intervention to regulate the autonomic system). What she most prides herself on is being a mother of 4 children who challenge her to be a better person everyday! :)
Shaqeel is the Sales and Marketing Manager at Glimmer. He’s focused on helping clients to find and experience Glimmer’s unique and quality care. Shaqeel does this by driving growth through strategic sales initiatives, clear and compassionate communication, and implementing proven, successful sales processes throughout our client care ecosystem. His years of sales experience, and (Honours) Bachelor of Commerce in Global Management, have already contributed to the organic growth of revenue and the successful iteration of sales and marketing functions at Glimmer. Outside of the office Shaqeel enjoys hiking, motorcycle riding, and spending time with friends and family.
Meet Yehuda, our talented Head of Finance at Glimmer. Yehuda brings a wealth of experience in financial management to our team, having previously worked as a Controller in the Investment Management Industry. As Head of Finance, Yehuda is responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the company, including budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, and risk management. Yehuda is also skilled in developing and implementing financial strategies to support the growth and success of the company, and is adept at managing financial resources in a dynamic startup environment. In Yehuda's personal life, Yehuda is married and has 3 children. In Yehuda's free time, Yehuda is a devoted parent and enjoys playing football and hockey.
Lisa Meffe has deep experience and passion for building operations from the ground up in both tech and healthcare. You can imagine her excitement, then, when she joined Glimmer and found herself in the delicious overlap of a Venn diagram – growing a business that combines both her passions. She leads with effective enthusiasm and loves making sure her team is happy and motivated. Lisa is particularly honoured to be working with the team assembled at Glimmer and is committed to putting her 10,000+ hours of both healthcare and startup operations experience to work. She leads Clinical, Tech, and Business Operations. In her off time, Lisa is a voracious reader, fledgling writer, freelance editor, committed foodie, and dog petter.
Menashe Kestenbaum is a seasoned entrepreneur and industry disruptor. He started off in the gaming industry, leading Enthusiast Gaming from its beginnings as a basement startup in 2015, through an IPO, to an all-time high of a $1.4B market cap in 2021.
Menashe has now turned his intense and expert focus onto disrupting the mental health industry with Glimmer.
He is matching his passion for building and growing businesses with his lifelong passion for mental health – the industry is sure to Benefit.
Hava Hochler, the Director of Administration at Glimmer, has deep experience in keeping businesses running smoothly – and she infuses joy into the process along the way.
She knows that clarity is kindness and approaches her work with that in mind. Our team and our clients know they can rely on her organization and expertise. She takes great care in ensuring the business runs efficiently and is highly responsive. With that, she brings a feeling of calm and confidence to everyone at Glimmer.
In her out-of-office time, Hava is dedicated to her family and community and loves to find time to read.