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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, Stewart 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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