Board of Directors

The Down Syndrome Resource 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.

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Dr. Aven Poynter (Chair)

Paediatrician (Retired)

Langley, BC

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Hugh Woolley (Treasurer)

Managing Partner, Lewis & Company

Vancouver, BC

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Niaz Arbabi

In-House Counsel, Nephro-Can

Vancouver, BC

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Barzin Assadi

Insurance Industry Executive

Vancouver, BC

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Shelby Boehm

Labour, Employment, and Human Rights Lawyer, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

North Vancouver, BC

Kelly Brooks

Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

North Vancouver, BC

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Sally Greenwood

VP Communications and Societal Engagement, Genome BC

Vancouver, BC

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Megan Kaneen

Partner, Lawson-Lundell LLP

Vancouver, BC

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Tony Keung

Vice-President, Finance, BC Maritime Employers Association

Vancouver, BC

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George Klukas

Director, Product Management, Upper Canada Forest Products

Richmond, BC

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Tamara Taggart


Vancouver, BC

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Mike Watson

Principal, Ignite Management Services Ltd.

Vancouver, BC

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David Whittle

Corporate Advisor

North Vancouver, BC