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DSRF Leadership Team

Wayne Leslie
Chief Executive Officer

Wayne is the Chief Executive Officer of the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation and responsible for all facets of the organization. He works in partnership with our dedicated staff, volunteers and donors to support programs and elevate awareness about the critical work we do for individuals and families. Wayne has had a very successful executive career in the charity and not-for-profit sector for over a decade, with a track record of leading organizations to improve and grow. Before joining DSRF, he was Chief Executive Officer at BC Adaptive Snowsports, where he led development of a transformative strategic plan focused on fund development, advocacy and improving services for children and adults with disabilities. He oversaw implementation of strategies that more than doubled fundraising revenues to support innovative program development. Prior to his not-for-profit work, Wayne enjoyed an 18-year career in broadcasting, which now helps him be a very engaging spokesperson for DSRF. When not at work, Wayne can be found with his wife spending time with their two dogs, travelling or trying one of the city’s many great restaurants. Email Wayne

Jason Campbell
Director of Development

Jason is a career fund development professional with over 25 years of non-profit fundraising and management experience, all of it in the health and disability sectors. After graduating from Simon Fraser University with a BA in Economics, Jason served for 13 years in a leadership role with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (BC Division). He then served five years as Executive Director of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, where he increased net revenue by 300% over a three-year period. As Director of Resource Development for the BC Centre for Ability Foundation, Jason oversaw an increase of over 110% in the organization’s direct mail appeal program. Most recently, Jason served as Director of Development and Interim CEO of BC Adaptive Snowsports, where he significantly increased the organization’s fund development revenues. Jason is also a partner in Ruby Group Fundraising and Event Management, through which he has consulted for a variety of local organizations. Jason lives in New Westminster with his wife, Ruby and their teenage daughter. Email Jason

Susan Fawcett, PhD, RSLP
Director of Therapy, Behaviour and Family Support

Susan began her career at DSRF as the head Speech-Language Pathologist from 2003 to 2019, and helped develop the therapy, adult, and summer programs during that time. She has been thrilled to watch the therapy and teaching team and programs grow vastly since she started. Getting to know families over a long period of time and having a blast playing with the children she sees are Susan’s favourite aspects of her job. While enjoying a sessional teaching position in the education department at SFU, Susan encouraged the students to be more involved, and several of these students have become DSRF volunteers or staff. Susan has particular interest in the areas of social communication, mental health and problem behaviour in people with Down syndrome, as well as giving families the positive reinforcement they deserve. As part of completing her doctoral degree with Dr. Joe Lucyshyn in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education in 2020, she completed a dissertation project evaluating a preventative parent training program for families of young children with Down syndrome who exhibit mild-to-moderate problem behaviour. During her schooling, Susan also completed a two-year practicum with a clinical psychologist at the Vancouver CBT Centre, where she learned how to provide cognitive-behaviour therapy techniques to adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health diagnoses such as depression and anxiety. Email Susan

Glen Hoos
Director of Communications

After graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce (marketing major), Glen spent the first 11 years of his career working in the not-for-profit sector, gaining extensive fundraising experience along the way. After three years as General Manager of a restaurant chain with locations worldwide, Glen joined the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation in 2012 as Director of Development and Communications, helping DSRF significantly increase its fund development revenues. In 2019, Glen became DSRF's first full-time Director of Communications. Glen has a very personal interest in the work of DSRF, as one of his four children has Down syndrome, while another has other developmental disabilities. Glen and his family live in Aldergrove, BC. Email Glen

Eleanor Stewart
Director of Education Programs and Services

Eleanor has worked at the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation since 2008 and is the lead teacher. Eleanor is a BC certified teacher who has a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, with a specialization in reading and exceptionality, from Simon Fraser University, and an education degree from McGill University. Eleanor developed and taught the adult courses at DSRF, aimed at increased reading fluency as well as social communication and community navigation skills. She also teaches children in the one to one reading programs for students age three to adult. Beginning in Fall 2015, Eleanor has lead a DSRF School Collaboration Pilot program, where she designs one-to-one reading interventions for school age children and collaborates with teachers and educational assistants to implement the reading program in the school setting. As lead teacher, Eleanor mentors all new teachers at DSRF, responds to community requests for information about teaching children with Down syndrome, and makes frequent community presentations. Email Eleanor

Penny Su
Finance and Administration Manager

Penny is DSRF's Finance and Administration Manager. She manages all accounting and finance functions at DSRF and oversees general administration. Penny has prior experience working for charities and not-for-profit organizations, and particularly enjoys working in these sectors. Penny earned her Commerce degree in Saskatchewan and moved to BC in 2009. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, going to the park with her son, walking the family dog and cooking. Email Penny


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Down Syndrome Resource Foundation
1409 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
British Columbia, Canada
V5B 4J8

Fax: +1 604 431 9248
Phone: +1 604 444 3773
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