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.

DDSA Board of Directors 2023-2025

You can reach any one of us at

(Some of the Board Members at the DDSA 2022 July Picnic)

Yma Frison – President  

Mike Forrest – Secretary 

Carrie Colligan – Treasurer

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

Yma Frison & Hillary Myhal – Social Media Coordinators

Hillary Myhal – Marketing

Naila Aaijaz & Kristen Macaulay– Fundraising

Sarah Mac Kenzie Smith – Director At Large

Our Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) representatives are:

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

Tara Culley – Durham District School Board –