The Down Syndrome Research Foundation is proud and excited to introduce Wayne Leslie as our new Executive Director, effective October 23. Wayne will be DSRF’s third E.D., following in the footsteps of Dawn McKenna and DSRF founder Josephine Mills.
Wayne comes to DSRF from BC Adaptive Snowsports where, as CEO, he led the development of a transformative new strategic plan focused on re-branding, fund development diversification, advocacy and increasing services for participants and volunteers. He also oversaw implementation of extensive fund development strategies to more than double the organization’s fundraising revenues.
"It is a privilege to join DSRF and especially at a time of such meaningful change and renewed promise,” says Wayne. “It is clear that among the organization’s many strengths are a very dedicated and talented team. I am confident we'll do amazing things together and with the knowledge that what we do now will benefit individuals and families for a lifetime."
If you’re in the Lower Mainland, watch for details on a “Meet the New E.D.” event in the next few months and plan to join us. Please join us in welcoming Wayne to the DSRF family.
The Down Syndrome Research Foundation, based in Burnaby and active throughout the Lower Mainland, empowers individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential throughout life by pioneering and providing educational programs and services, grounded in foundational research. Working with researchers, professionals and families, DSRF is a bridge between research and practice. DSRF offers programs for individuals with Down syndrome from birth through early adulthood.