David Cox, CPA, CGA, MBA
David came to the Rare Disease Foundation from the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) where he was Chief Administrative Officer of a $22.5M non-profit organization working in HIV clinical trials. He has been the financial and operational leader of three organizations, including a medical device company (www.velsope.com) and the CTN (www.hivnet.ubc.ca).
As President and COO of LED Medical Diagnostics Inc., David led the production and sales introduction of VELscope and oversaw distribution to more than 40 countries. In 2008 his team was recognized with the prestigious Red Herring Top 50 Canada award, celebrating the most innovative and promising companies in Canada.
David is a former Director and Marketing Committee Chair with the Community Foundation of Kingston. He previously volunteered with the Business Advisory Council to the Canadian Junior Football League, and with Operation Rainbow Canada. David is located in Vancouver.
Fund Development and Community Outreach Coordinator
Sylvia’s background is in fundraising and marketing for non-profit organizations across North America. Most recently for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and before that she had a focus and work history mainly in the arts and culture sector. She is a professional photographer with a degree in advertising and graphic design. Outside of work she is the mother of two children, one of them is rare, and an adoption advocate and educator. Sylvia is located in Ontario.
Fund Development and Program Officer
Alyson is English/French bilingual and has both for-profit and not-for-profit experience as a business owner, employee, and volunteer. Her international training and experience in public affairs, fundraising, and relationship management will add to promoting the vision, goals and mission of the Rare Disease Foundation. As we continue to expand our reach and impact across Canada and the world Alyson will embody the values and core principles of RDF.
Alyson is an overachiever with a smile and has a personable nature that will enable her to connect and work with other key members of our stakeholder community. She will provide direct administrative and coordination support to P2P Resource Networks across the country, lead/manage/support events and fundraisers, and build partnerships to help expand understanding of rare diseases and the brand of the Rare Disease Foundation. Alyson is located in Montreal.