Jesse's Journey Foundation

Defeat Duchenne. Change Lives.

OUR TEAM

Meet Our Staff

Perry Esler

Executive Director

519-645-8855 ext. 227

perry@jessesjourney.com

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Rick Moss

Director, Strategic Partnerships

519-645-8855 ext. 224

rick@jessesjourney.com

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Nicola Worsfold

Director, Research & Advocacy

519-645-8855

nicola@jessesjourney.com

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Rochelle ten Haaf

Manager, Marketing & Stakeholder Engagement

519-645-8855 ext. 222

rochelle@jessesjourney.com

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Matt Gennaro

Coordinator, Administration & Community Engagement

519-645-8855 ext. 221

matt@jessesjourney.com

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Board of Directors

Meet Jesse’s Journey Board of Directors

Dr. Jeffrey Preston

Director and Chair - Board of Directors

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John Davidson

John Davidson

Founder of Jesse’s Journey and Board Secretary

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Colin Yausie

Colin Yausie

Director and Treasurer

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Lisa Hoffman

Dr. Lisa Hoffman

Director and Chair – Research Funding Advisory Committee

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Joe Barnes

Director

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Dale Cheeseman

Director

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Frank Desrosiers

Frank Desrosiers

Director

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Peter Garland

Peter Garland

Director

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Rev. Kevin George

Director

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Ted Lindsay

Director

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Dr. Hanns Lochmüller

Director

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Al Matheson

Director

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Ken Wilson

Director

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Now Recruiting: Board Member(s)

Are you passionate about Duchenne muscular dystrophy? Looking for a leadership volunteer role? We currently have openings on our Board of Directors effective May 2021.

Learn more about the role by clicking the button below.

Are you interested in applying? Please email your resume and a short cover letter to info@jessesjourney.com by Sunday, January 31, 2021, to the attention of Dr. Jeff Preston, Jesse’s Journey Board Chair.
As part of your cover letter, please outline your key qualifications and your reason for interest in the position.

Committees

Meet our Committee Members

Dr. Jeff Preston (Board Chair)
Perry Esler (Staff)

Frank Desrosiers (Board Director)
Peter Garland (Board Director)
Colin Yausie (Board Director and Treasurer)

Steve Deunch (Chair – Volunteer)
Perry Esler (Staff)

Dale Cheeseman (Board Director)
Sherene Davidson (Volunteer)
Matthew Hunter (Volunteer)
Jim Knowles (Volunteer)
Mike Sheffar (Volunteer)

Dr. Jeff Preston (Board Chair)
Perry Esler (Staff)

Peter Garland (Board Director)
Ken Wilson (Board Director)
Colin Yausie (Board Director and Treasurer)

  1. Nicola Worsfold – Mother and Staff (Director of Research and Advocacy at Jesse’s Journey)
  2. Darlene Morden – Mother
  3. Eric Morden – Young Adult with Duchenne
  4. Frank Provenzano – Father
  5. Rebekah Kember – Sister
  6. Racheal Prendergast – Mother
  7. Marie-Catherine – Mother
  8. Kasha Mitton – Mother
  9. Lorrie Power – Mother

Ken Wilson (Board Director)
Rochelle ten Haaf (Staff)

Bob Mackalski (Volunteer)
Natalie Rumscheidt (Volunteer)
Cheryl Weedmark (Volunteer)

  1. Nicola Worsfold, Staff Member – Director of Research and Advocacy at Jesse’s Journey
  2. Dr. Lisa Hoffman, RFAC Chair – Associate Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Ontario
  3. Dr. Jeff Chamberlain – Professor in the Departments of Neurology, Medicine and Biochemistry at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA
  4. Dr. Hugh McMillan – Pediatric Neuromuscular Specialist and Clinical Investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Ottawa, Ontario
  5. Dr. James Dowling – Pediatric Neuromuscular Specialist and Senior Scientist at the Hospital of Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
  6. Dr. Toshifumi Yokota – Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  7. Dr. Hanns Lochmüller – Neuromuscular Specialist and Senior Scientist at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
  8. Frank Provenzano – Duchenne Family Advisory Committee Lead and Duchenne Dad from Windsor, Ontario

Kevin George (Board Director)
Perry Esler (Staff)

Mallory Teal (Volunteer)

Want to learn more about our volunteer leadership positions? Click the button below to submit a volunteer application form.