Jennifer joined the DSAO board in 2015. As a mother of a 9yr old son with Down Syndrome Jennifer has firsthand experience with the gifts and challenges that accompany raising a child with Down syndrome. Jennifer is kept busy as her son loves music, attends dance class, swimming and participates in the Special Olympics FUNdamentals gym program. In addition to her personal experience, Jennifer brings various skills developed through her work and volunteer experiences.
Jennifer has previous volunteer board experience with DSAT (Down Syndrome Association of Toronto) and Heritage Toronto and many years serving as a volunteer for several organizations in the Toronto area. She also brings 15+ years working in various administrative roles both in the financial services industry and most recently for a non-profit organization.
Her guiding passion is to help bring together the Down syndrome community in Toronto, Ontario and to help foster strong co-operation with similar organizations provincially, nationally, and internationally. This will lead to delivering and sharing the best experiences and resources to support those individuals and families in the Down syndrome community.