Introducing New CanFASD Board Members

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CanFASD would like to introduce two new members to our Board of Directors: Dr. David Brown and Mr. Darren Joslin.


David Brown (PhD) is a former Research and Evaluation Director with the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba. He has also worked as a research scientist with both BC Mental Health and Addictions Services and with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. David’s focus for the past decade has been on the challenges of early identification and intervention for risky drinking, particularly in primary care settings. He now works as an independent consultant on these issues to government and agencies across Canada. David also developed a set of self-help workbooks to augment alcohol and cannabis use reduction.


Darren Joslin retired from the Government of Alberta with 31 years of service in the Social Services and Health sectors. His experience has included direct services delivery. as well as both program and strategic policy development and implementation. His work has focused on a number of different areas including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Mentoring and Youth Homelessness

Darren was the Co-Chair of the FASD Cross-Ministry Committee during the development and initial implementation of Alberta’s FASD 10-Year Strategic Plan. As a member of the Canada Northwest FASD Partnership he was involved in the establishment of the Canada FASD Research Network.

Welcome Dr. Brown and Mr. Joslin, we are happy to have you join us and share your expertise!

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