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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

Tara James, Chair, Senior Legal Counsel, RBC, Toronto, Ontario

Andrew Burke, Past Chair, Partner, Stewart McKelvey, Halifax, Nova Scotia

George Sheen, Vice Chair & Treasurer, Partner, PwC (retired), Toronto, Ontario

Mike Harwood, CHRE, Executive Member, Strategic Human Resources Executive, Michael Harwood Associates, Mississauga, Ontario

Tiffany Goodlet, Executive Member, Certified Management Consultant, August Leadership, Toronto, Ontario

Mary Ashbourne Smith, Executive Member, Vice President (retired), TD Finance Shared Services, Toronto, Ontario


Stephen Aylward, Lawyer, Stockwoods LLP, Toronto, Ontario

Michel Cayouette, PhD, Vice President, Research & Academic Affairs at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute, 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

Michael Minos, VP Finance, TD Bank Financial Planning program, Toronto, Ontario

Robert F. Richards, Chairman, Heathbridge Capital Management Ltd., Toronto, Ontario

Jim Riley, Managing Director & COO, The Catalyst Capital Group Inc., 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

Deepa Yoganathan, MD, FRCSC, DABO, Ophthalmologist, Windsor Eye Associates, Windsor, Ontario, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto

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