The activities of the Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation (PARF) are managed by an exceptional team, including experienced members from the medical, scientific research, educational, legal and business communities. We also rely upon the guidance of an International Scientific Advisory Committee as needed, composed of experts from around the world.

Board of Directors

Dr. B. Lynn Beattie
Dr. B. Lynn BeattieDirector & President
Lynn is President of PARF and Professor Emerita, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, UBC.
James Bruce
James BruceDirector
Bruce is a Senior Advisor at Capital West Partners, a Vancouver-based investment banking firm. He has served as a director with public and private companies, crown corporations, and not-for-profit organizations. He is a mechanical engineer and CPA, CMA, with over 30 years‘ experience in corporate finance and investment banking.
Dr. Cheryl L. Wellington
Dr. Cheryl L. WellingtonDirector
Cheryl is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia.
Dr. Haakon Nygaard
Dr. Haakon NygaardDirector
Haakon is the Fipke Professor in Alzheimer’s Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia.
Robert J. Hastings
Robert J. HastingsDirector
Bob is a retired financial analyst (CFA) who has supported Alzheimer research since his father was diagnosed with early onset dementia in the 1980’s.
Pam Prior
Pam PriorDirector
Pam is a tax partner with KPMG LLP, focusing on estate planning and charitable gifting, and has a family connection to Alzheimer’s disease.
Shiera Stuart
Shiera StuartDirector
Shiera is an experienced Government Relations Professional with 15 years of advocacy development. She is a former in-house lobbyist for the Pharmaceutical Industry.
Terry Pask
Terry PaskDirector
Terry has extensive experience in business and financial services. He contributes to various community organizations and has a history of success in fund development.
Frank Schober
Frank SchoberDirector
Frank is a retired senior corporate and tax partner with the firm of Fasken Martineau. He has extensive experience in corporate and personal tax matters, charitable giving, corporate succession, and family/estate planning. He believes strongly in the value of research in winning the fight against Alzheimer’s.


Kathryn L.W. Pearson
Kathryn L.W. PearsonExecutive Director
Kathryn is the owner of Ward Pearson Associates, providing administrative services to a variety of clients.
Scott MacDonald
Scott MacDonaldDirector of Resource Development
Scott is a philanthropic advisor with over 20 years of experience working in the charitable sector. Scott would be pleased to answer any questions you may have about making a donation to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
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