Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is a group of volunteers committed to FBC’s mission to find treatments and cures for blinding eye diseases. The Board includes representatives from the corporate and medical worlds, as well as individuals affected by vision loss.
Executive Committee & Officers
Andrew Burke, Chair, Partner, Steward McKelvey, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Tara James, Vice Chair, Lawyer, Toronto, Ontario
George Sheen, Treasurer, Partner, PwC (retired), Toronto, Ontario
Stephen Aylward, Corporate Secretary, Lawyer, Stockwoods LLP, Toronto, Ontario
Robert F. Richards, Chair of the Audit Committee, Chairman, Heathbridge Capital Management Ltd., Toronto, Ontario
Malcolm Hunter, Executive Officer, President, Fred Deeley Limited, Vancouver, British Columbia
Mary Ashbourne Smith, Vice President (retired), TD Finance Shared Services, Toronto, Ontario
Alan Berger, BSc, MDCM, FRCSC, Dip. ABO, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgeon, St. Michael’s Hospital, Vice Chairman, University of Toronto, Department of Ophthalmology Vision Sciences, Toronto, Ontario
Michel Cayouette, PhD, Research Unit Director, Institut de recherche cliniques de Montreal (IRCM), Research Associate Professor, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
Netan Choudhry, MD, FRCS(C), DABO, Co-founder and Medical Director at Vitreous Retina Macular Specialists of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
David Drury, Managing Director, IBM Canada Ltd., Toronto, Ontario
Selena Friesen, OD, Optometrist, Waverley Eye Care, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Anne Loiselle, Executive Director, EQ Healthcare Ltd., Montreal, Quebec
Donald F. Reed, President and CEO, Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. (retired), Toronto, Ontario
Mike Seed, CIM, First Vice President & Portfolio Manager, Seed Financial Group, CIBC Wood Gundy, Edmonton, Alberta
Tahir Shafiq, Independent Management Consultant, Markham, Ontario
Rob Simmons, Vice President, Finance & Business Affairs, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver, British Columbia
Deepa Yoganathan, MD, FRCSC, DABO, Ophthalmologist, Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto, Windsor, Ontario
Laurie Young, CEO (retired), Ogilvy Canada, Toronto, Ontario
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