Our Board

CSA’s Board of directors

Meet the officers and directors of the Canadian Spondylitis Association.

President (interim): Graeme Reed (Ontario)

Of mixed Anishinaabe and European descent, Graeme Reed is on a professional and personal journey of self-identification and reconciliation.

Secretary: Brandon Wren (Ontario)
Treasurer: J.R. Brooks (Alberta)

J.R. Brooks is a 37 years old born and raised Calgarian currently living and working in Calgary as the Director of Operations for Livestock Water Recycling.

Director: Dr. Jia Hu (Alberta)

Jia Hu is 31 year-old practicing family physician and is in his last year of public health and preventive medicine residency program. He is also an Ankylosing Spondylitis patient.

Director: Don Bindon (BC)

Don is a retired RCMP Officer who was diagnosed with AS in 1989. He joined the Ankylosing Spondylitis Association of British Columbia as its President prior to his retirement from policing in 2005.

Director: Marilyn Walsh (Ontario)

Marilyn was  forced to give up a nursing career in her early 20s. Ankylosing Spondylitis changed the trajectory of her life. She was not diagnosed until the age of 35.

Director : Mathew Marchand