Dr. Conry received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1969 and retired from the University of British Columbia after 33 years in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education. From the opening of the Asante Centre until her retirement in 2016, she provided psychological assessments of children, youth, and adults with FASD and other developmental disabilities as part of the multidisciplinary teams at the Asante Centre. Dr. Conry was active in research and the clinical assessment of individuals with FASD for over 30 years and appeared as an expert witness on FASD in the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia and the Yukon. Following completion of a research study on youth in the criminal justice system, she published a book with Dr. Diane Fast entitled, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the Criminal Justice System. She was a member and co-chair of Health Canada’s first National Advisory Committee on FASD and its subcommittee on Screening, Diagnosis, and Surveillance. She was a co-author of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Canadian Guidelines for Diagnosis (CMAJ, 2005) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Guidelines for Diagnosis Across the Life Span (CMAJ, 2015/2016). She published numerous articles on FASD and the criminal justice system, on mental health concerns for individuals with FASD, and developed videos, training, and education manuals on FASD.
Audrey Salahub, Retired Executive Director
Audrey is the parent of two adults, one of whom has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, a diagnosis within the spectrum of FASD. Audrey has been a driving force behind broad community efforts to address the issue of FASD throughout BC. Her vision and her outstanding efforts to mobilize individuals, families, and organizations were fundamental to the establishment of the Asante Centre. Audrey was the project coordinator for the development of the book Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the Criminal Justice System," written by Dr. Julianne Conry and Dr. Diane Fast. Audrey has over ten years of experience as a family advocate, educator, and administrator. She has been a member of the FAS Provincial Consultation Group and a resource parent for the Society for Special Needs Adoptive Parents (SNAP). Audrey was a member of the Maple Ridge Child, Youth and Family Network, the Ridge Meadows Early Child Development Committee, the UBC Inter-professional Continuing Education International Conference on FASD Planning Committee, the Aboriginal Health Improvement Committee, and the Fraser Health Child Health Collaborative Feasibility Group.