OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Dorothy Mowbry

Advisory Board Member

Sia Foundation

The foundation plays an important role in the Central Florida community by educating people about brain injuries and neurological diseases. Then we give hope for a better future through scholarships for graduating high school seniors who are pursuing a career in the medical field. Who knows if one of these scholarship recipients will discover the cure for dementia or Parkinson’s, for example? I had known Sia for years and was shocked when she was suddenly taken from us. I serve on the board for her, for my mom who suffers from Lewy Bodies Dementia, for my sister in-law who is recovering from a brain aneurysm and for all the others who have been impacted by a brain condition.

Dantrell Johnson

Advisory Board Member

Sia Foundation

I'd like to share three reasons why Sia Brain Awareness Foundation is important to me. First, Sia and I went to Elementary School (Deltona Lakes) and Junior High (Galaxy Middle) together. Mom Yorker always said that Sia and I would get married one day. (I guess God had other plans). I had the opportunity to experience my first ever missions trip with Sia during the Summer of 2007 with the Deltona. Although I miss Sia, I get to be a part of something that is much larger than myself, Impacting Lives, Making a Difference as Sia's Legacy continues to live in the heart of others, through every "Think Big Brain Awareness Seminar, Health Fair, Hospitals, Businesses, Organizations, Elementary Schools, Junior High Schools, High School Student, College Students, and the High School seniors that are chosen for the Sia Yorker Medical Science Scholarships each year.  

Deborah Settles

Advisory Board Member

Sia Foundation

The Sia Brain Awareness Foundation is important to me because the Foundation brings not only awareness of symptoms of an acute brain hemorrhage, but the foundation’s goal is to educate on all adverse brain conditions.

 

Such a deed allows others experiencing a brain condition; or a family member to know that they are not alone in their journey.  

Lesly Yarde

Advisory Board Member

Sia Foundation

Sia's Brain Awareness Foundation is very dear to my heart because Sia and her family are very close with the Yarde family. Not only have Sia's parents been our pastors, but most importantly they have been dear friends.  Sia's Brain Awareness Foundation is much larger than Sia. God used the suddenly of Sia's transition to birth the foundation through her parents. There are so many that have been impacted by Sia's story, and have found strength to move forward in life because of God's strength that is seen through Sia's parents on a daily basis. Sia's Foundation not only brings awareness to the community of Signs and Symptoms of adverse brain conditions, the involvement in the foundation gives one the courage to continue to move forward. 

Michelle Rosario

Advisory Board Member

Sia Foundation

 I can still remember that call I received from Mrs. Yorker when she asked me if I would like to be a part of Sia Yorker Brain Awareness Foundation “SYBASF”. I felt such joy and honor. Sia and I became best friends at the age of 5, we grew together throughout years of daycare, gymnastics, and schooling. She always had this charisma, humor, & outgoing personality that I always admired.

Dr. Sylvan Dore'

Advisory Board Member

Sia Foundation

Dr. Dore’, is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience and Director of the Research Programs in the Department of Anesthesiology. He is also a Member of the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease and the McKnight Brain Institute. Dr. Dore’ trained at the University of Montreal, McGill Univesity and served at Johns Hopkins University for eleven years before joining the University of Florida Community. Dr. Dore' is passionate about Research, Education, Family-Friends, Traveling, Health, Water, Dogs, Horses, Architecture, Design, Modern Dance, Live Performances, etc. I am also honored to serve as an Advisory Board Member of the Sia Yorker Brain Awareness Scholarship Foundation.  

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