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, Lawyer, RBC, Toronto, Ontario
Andrew Burke, Past Chair, Partner, Stewart McKelvey, Halifax, Nova Scotia
George Sheen, Vice Chair & Treasurer, Partner, PwC (retired), Toronto, Ontario
Stephen Aylward, Corporate Secretary, Lawyer, Stockwoods LLP, Toronto, Ontario
Laurie Young, Executive Member, CEO (retired), Ogilvy Canada, Toronto, Ontario
Mary Ashbourne Smith, Executive Member, Vice President (retired), TD Finance Shared Services, 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
Mike Harwood, CHRE, Strategic Human Resources Executive, Michael Harwood Associates, Mississauga, Ontario
Anne Loiselle, Executive Director, EQ Healthcare Ltd., Montreal, Quebec
Donald F. Reed, President and CEO, Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. (retired), 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
Rob Simmons, Partner, Doberman Pictures, Vancouver BC
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
Join the Fight!
Learn how your support is helping to bring a future without blindness into focus! Be the first to learn about the latest breakthroughs in vision research and events in your community by subscribing to our e-newsletter that lands in inboxes the beginning of each month.