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DSRF Welcomes Dr. Aven Poynter to Board of Directors

Dr. Poynter has been elected to a two-year term

The Down Syndrome Resource Foundation is pleased to welcome Dr. Aven Poynter to its Board of Directors. Dr. Poynter was elected to a two-year term on June 24, 2021.

As a community paediatrician, Dr. Poynter has many years of experience in the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents with Down Syndrome. She has also worked directly with DSRF in delivering educational sessions to families on several occasions and supported the organization on initiatives to improve the lives of British Columbian’s and their families, most recently advocating for improved access to provincial disability funding. 

In addition, during the years she was president of the BC Pediatric Society, Dr. Poynter gained experience in advocacy to government for children and youth and believes this background will be of particular benefit to DSRF in its efforts to develop funding for itself and Down syndrome families.

Dr. Poynter’s relevant experience also includes serving as a Consultant Paediatrician for Surrey Child & Youth Mental Health Services and a Clinical Assistant Professor for UBC’s Department of Paediatrics. She was also a member of the Child Health BC steering committee from 2013-2019 and continues to serve as a member of the Doctors of BC/Ministry of Children & Family Development Liaison Committee. Her community-based volunteer activities include serving as a director and chair of the Langley Children’s Society from 2008-2017.

Congratulations Dr. Poynter! DSRF is thrilled to have you on the team.

The Down Syndrome Resource Foundation empowers individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential throughout life by pioneering and providing educational programs and services, disseminating information, and changing attitudes. To learn more about DSRF, please visit DSRF.org or follow @DSRFCanada on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.


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