Welcome to the DDSA’s 2017-2018 Board of Directors. The following people are proud to volunteer and donate their time and services toward helping the families and people with Down syndrome within the Durham Region.  If you would like to volunteer or learn more about how you can help, please contact us at


Yma Frison, President

Carrie Colligan, Treasurer   

Mike Forrest, Secretary

Lindon Lowe, Fundraising Coordinator

Sarah Mackenzie Smith, Social Media

Rosanna Whyte, Director

Niky Privitera, Events Coordinator

Michelle Francis-Smith, Outreach Coordinator 

Contact any Board member at 


Our Special Education Advisery Committee (SEAC) members are:

Tara Culley – Public School Board

Lori McLellan- Catholic School Board