Welcome to the DDSA’s 2019-2020 Board of Directors. The following people are proud to volunteer and donate their time and services toward helping people living with Down syndrome, and their families, within the Durham Region.  

If you would like to learn more about joining the DDSA Board of Directors, please click on our “Get Involved” page.

(Volunteers at the Annual DDSA June Picnic 2019)

DDSA Board of Directors 2020-2021

You can reach any one of us at

Yma Frison – President  

Mike Forrest – Secretary 

Carrie Colligan – Treasurer

Michelle Francis-Smith & Justin Heenan– Family & Community Resource Coordinators

Klaus Anselm (Lead), Justin Heenan, Naila Aaijaz, Yma Frison – Social Media Coordinators

Naila Aaijaz – Marketing, Fundraising, and Event Coordinator

Our Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) representatives are:

Walter Heeney – Durham Catholic District School Board – – 416-720-4918

Tara Culley – Durham District School Board –