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DSRF Board of Directors


The Governance and Nominating Committee of the Down Syndrome Research Foundation (DSRF) is currently seeking interested candidates for appointment to the Board of Directors including, but not limited to, candidates with the following experience:

  • Audit and financial accounting
  • Governance matters
  • Delivery of educational programs and services
  • Fundraising

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying please forward a letter of interest and resume by email to info@dsrf.org. In your cover letter please specifically explain your suitability for membership in the Board of Directors of DSRF.

Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

About DSRF

DSRF empowers individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential throughout life by pioneering and providing educational programs and services.

In 2015, DSRF filled 408 student spaces with reading and communication programs and speech and occupational therapy. In addition, we produced a three reading instruction videos that have been viewed over 55,000 times by educators and families around the globe and we are in the process of producing similar videos for speech and communication. DSRF’s reach is ever increasing: our website is accessed more than 50,000 times each year.

Our programs are continually evolving as we gain new understanding through our ongoing research. We offer a wide variety of educational opportunities to children and young adults with Down syndrome, including ground-breaking reading and communications programs, speech therapy, music in motion, summer school and transitions programs which prepare our students to live full and fulfilling lives.

Going forward, there remains considerable scope to expand our reach to further support and assist people with Down syndrome and their families. We are looking for individuals with relevant and substantive experience to work collaboratively with the other members of the Board of Directors and senior management to execute upon the organization’s vision and strategy.

Thank you for your interest in supporting DSRF’s Board and mission.

About the DSRF Board

The Down Syndrome Research Foundation is very fortunate to have a Board of Directors consisting of members of our community who are dedicated to our mission and passionate about sharing their talents. The Board of Directors is committed to ensuring the health and sustainability of DSRF's projects, and providing strategic direction that is consistent with our stated purpose and the needs of the community.

Erinn Broshko
Managing Director,
Rand Investments,
Vancouver, BC

Lata Casciano
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP,
Vancouver, BC

Bill Cunningham
District Vice President,
TD Commercial Banking,
Surrey, BC 

Davide Cuzner
Vice President of Operations & Innovation,
EXCELLulose Technologies Inc.,
Victoria, BC

Dr. Michelle Demos
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neurologist
BC Children's Hospital,
Vancouver, BC

Mark Fattedad
Jarislowsky Fraser Limited,
Vancouver, BC

Geoff Griffiths (Chair)
Provincial Affairs Manager Western Canada/Parent,
Mylan EPD,
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Gabe Kalmar
Pacific Autism Family Centre,
Richmond, BC

George Klukas
Pioneer Distributors Ltd.,
Richmond, BC

Rick Scott (Honorary position)
Children’s Entertainer/
Goodwill Ambassador,
Nanaimo, BC

Mike Winterfield
Chief Operating Officer,
Traction on Demand,
Vancouver, BC

Hugh Woolley (Treasurer)
Managing Partner,
Lewis & Company,
Vancouver, BC

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