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Board of directors

Board Member

Lawrence Spero


Lawrence Spero, Ph.D., is a retired Professor of Pharmacology and Director of Educational Computing at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. He is the parent of a son with Fragile X syndrome.

Board Member

Iean Shearer


Ian Shearer is our national fundraising co-chair, along with his wife Jennifer Williams (who is Co-Chair of the Annual FXRFC Family Picnic)  and they are parents of two sons with Fragile X syndrome.

Board Member

Lori Beesley


Lori Beesley is the Coordinator of Volunteer Engagement at the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities and the parent of a son with Fragile X syndrome.
She is co-chair of the Annual FXRFC Family Picnic.

Board Member

Carrie Lakatos


Carrie became a new board member in 2021 and is the parent of a son with Fragile X syndrome.

Board Member

Tiah Solway


Tiah became a new board member in 2021 and is the parent of a son and a daughter with Fragile X syndrome.

Board Member

David Mitchell


David became a new board member in 2021 and is the grandparent of a grandson with Fragile X syndrome.


Board Member

Karen Kelm


Karen became a new board member in 2021 and is the parent of two sons and a daughter with Fragile X syndrome.




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