Kids Brain Health Network includes individuals and organizations passionate about helping children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Our Board of Directors and vital committees include researchers, business professionals, community group members, health care professionals, and parents.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors has a mandate to oversee and steward Kids Brain Health Network. Accountable to the NCE Secretariat, the Board reports twice annually on Kids Brain Health’s activities and progress. In response priorities and opportunities arising, the Board has also created a number of committees to guide various aspects of the Network. Board meetings are held at least four times per year.
The Board comprises twelve to fifteen Directors, who serve one- to three-year terms, renewable for a further term. Directors represent academic, business, and community sectors. Kids Brain Health is fortunate to have an exceptionally qualified and diverse group of Directors, who are rich in experience, and have an active interest in helping Kids Brain Health realize its vision.
- Provide overall guidance on the management of Kids Brain Health operations
- Provide direction to the strategic plans and objectives of Kids Brain Health
- Approve Kids Brain Health business plans, budgets, and financial reports
- Review the recommendations of the Scientific Advisory Board and the Research Management Committee
Board of Directors:
David Kuik is the Chief Executive Officer and a Co-Founder of Norima Consulting Inc. Under David’s leadership, Norima has grown from 1 consultant in 2006, to over 130 consultants across Canada and the United States as of 2017. Since inception, Norima has engaged over 100 of North America’s most innovative financial services, healthcare, and insurance companies. David has over 20 years of consulting experience, with a focus on enterprise architecture, system integrations, and implementations in the financial services and healthcare industries. He is actively engaged in the envisioning and conceptualization of solutions, with a focus on balancing solution purity and business drivers to achieve realized business value. He is uniquely skilled in his ability to understand complex technical issues and to distil and communicate actionable solutions. David has built a culture at Norima that has allowed it to attract disciplined, top-tier professionals who consistently provide pragmatic, results-oriented solutions to clients. He is passionate about working with employees and organizations that are leveraging technology to innovate and to enable the next stage of growth.
Donna is the author of “The Four Walls of My Freedom: Lessons I’ve Learned From a Life of Caregiving” (The House of Anansi Press, 2014), and is the co-author of “The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation of Loved One to Caregiver” (Rowman and Littlefield, June 2019). She is a past board director of Kids Brain Health Network and is the co-designer and co-instructor of the Family Engagement in Research Certificate Program at CanChild, McMaster University. Donna is also a member of the steering and citizen engagement committees of the CHILD-BRIGHT SPOR.