Become a board member
The Down Syndrome Association of Peterborough is seeking volunteers to sit on its Board of Directors who have an interest or experience in any of the following: fundraising, finance, marketing and promotion. As a board member of the Down Syndrome Association of Peterborough, you will be expected to commit to 2 – 5 hours per month and sit on one of our four committees.
If you are interested in assisting a small but growing organization in fulfilling its mandate, “To support and enrich the lives of individuals with Down syndrome so that they will reach their fullest potential.” The Down Syndrome Association of Peterborough is the place for you!
Meet the Board of Directors 2019 - 2020
Cindy Wilson - Chair
Cindy Wilson is long-standing member of the Down Syndrome Association of Peterborough, joining our agency 2 short months after her son was born, and first becoming a member of the Board of Directors in 2014. An educator of almost 25 years, she has always had a deep commitment to those in the special needs community, but those ties definitely rooted further with the birth of her son, Matthew, almost 17 years ago. Matthew is one of four children; he is brother to Emma, Ben and Abby, all of whom love their big brother and his friends at the DSP. Cindy has been a proud advocate for our Association over the years. Most recently she, her partner Brett, and the children found a new way to support the DSP, by donating to the Association through the sales of their local, natural honey. The whole family feels fortunate for all that the Down Syndrome Association has brought to their lives.
Sandra Scott - Vice-Chair
Sandra Scott is a long time resident of Peterborough. She has been working in Developmental Services for many years, in fact more than two decades. She has worked in many different roles and agencies through out her career both in front line and supervisory roles. Her specialties include crisis case management, dual diagnosis, respite and employment services. Currently, she is the manager of the Employment Assistance Resource Network for Community Living West North Umberland. She is the proud mother of two gorgeous children and the mostly content spouse of Chris. She feels very honored to be chosen as a member of this board and hopes that her enthusiasm, experience and beliefs that everyone is a valued citizen of our world, is an asset to the Down Syndrome Association of Peterborough and the individuals and families it supports.
Travis Doak - Treasurer
Travis is originally from New Brunswick but has lived in the City of Peterborough for 20 years. He has worked in the public sector for over two decades, the majority of that time in the education sector managing services and programs supporting youth and young adults. Travis is currently the Director of Operations at Peterborough Housing Corporation. He is a strong believer in giving back to the community and voluntarism, having supported a number of local agencies in the community over the years. Travis is the father to a pre-adolescent son who keeps him quite active. He joined the DSP as a board member 2021 and is privileged to be part of such a strong organization that provides amazing programs and supports to individuals and families in the community.
Todd Taylor - Director
Todd lives life with the guiding principal of being of service to others! Whether it’s expressed in the fulfillment of his role as an Empowerment Coach, as a Course Supervisor with a Personal/Professional Development company, his position as a Board Member, or in his personal relationships, helping others is his
passion. Being the uncle to Matthew, a young man with Down syndrome has been, and continues to be, a profound experience for Todd. Sharing in life’s experiences, and understanding all that Matthew brings to his world, has made life richer. Having the opportunity to be a part of DSP activities as a family member, as well as participating in fundraising events with the DSP has also created a deep appreciation for all the DSP does for Matthew and his buddies. With this in mind, Todd is a proud and committed Director of the Board for DSP.
Shawna Goode - Director
My name is Shawna Goode. This is my first year as a member of the board. I am a mom of four school aged kids. My oldest, Hannah, has Down syndrome and the reason I initially made the connection with the Association more than 17 years ago. I spend most of my time transporting my busy family from place to place and enjoy the time I get to spend on the field coaching Special Olympics soccer.
Tanya McLean - Director