SPOTLIGHT ON STEM CELLS

Read about recent promising developments in two different clinical trials testing how stem cells can be used to fight blindness

Finish What We Started

FINISH WHAT WE STARTED

Help us Finish What We Started to ensure that all research the Foundation has committed to supporting in 2014 receives its funding - donate today!

Harnessing the Power of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Foundation-funded study suggests that patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) should be taking omega-3 supplements.

WHY DO PHOTORECEPTORS DIE?

Read more about Dr. Michel Cayouette's incredible discovery that may hold the key to photoreceptor protection.

Officers and Directors

The Board of Directors is a group of volunteers committed to the Foundation's mission to find a cure for retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration and related diseases of the retina. The Board has representatives from the corporate and medical worlds, as well as individuals affected by vision loss.

Executive Committee & Officers

Andrew Burke, Chair, Board of Directors

Partner, Stewart McKelvey
Halifax, Nova Scotia
 

John Breen, Vice-Chair

Senior Executive Investment Officer, Sanabil Al-Saudia Investments
 

Rahn Dodick, Treasurer

President, Dodick & Associates Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
 

Malcolm Hunter, Corporate Secretary

President & Chief Operating Officer, Fred Deeley Imports/Harley Davidson Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Joe Grech, Executive Officer

Senior Vice President, TELUS Communications Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Catherine Tillmann, Executive Officer

Director of Brand Image, Corporate Marketing (Retired), Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Toronto, Ontario
 

Donna Green, Past Chair, Board of Directors

Principal, Greenrock Investments
Chief Executive Officer, Glittering Investments Limited
Toronto, Ontario

 

Directors

Michel Cayouette, Ph.D.

Research Unit Director, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal (IRCM)
Research Associate Professor, University of Montreal
Montreal, Quebec
 

David Drury

General Manager, IBM Canada Ltd.
Toronto, Ontario
 

Sherif El-Defrawy, M.D., Ph.D., FRCSC

Chief of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
 

Peter Farmer

Toronto, Ontario
 

Kevin Gregory-Evans, MD, Ph.D, FRCSC

Professor, Department of Ophthamology and Visual Sciences, University of British Columbia
Ophthamologist, Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Jane Humphreys

Toronto, Ontario
 

Malcolm Hunter

President & Chief Operating Officer, Fred Deeley Imports/Harley Davidson Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Peter J. Kertes, MD, FRCSC

Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario
 

Gary Mandel

President, CEO, Independent Financial Concepts Group Ltd.
Toronto, Ontario
 

Michael Ovens

Process Analyst, Change Management, Bank of Montreal
Toronto, Ontario
 

Lorna L. Rosenstein

General Manager (Retired), Lotus Canada
Toronto, Ontario
 

Raymond M. Stein, MD, FRCSC

Medical Director, Bochner Eye Institute
Toronto, Ontario 
 

David D. Sweeny

Director, RBC Capital Markets
Toronto, Ontario


Deborah Tennant

Toronto, Ontario
 

Sharon M. Colle, Ex-Officio

President and CEO, Foundation Fighting Blindness
Toronto, Ontario
 

Patron

His Excellency the Right Honourable

David Johnston 

C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Govenor General of Canada

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