Doug Race, a Board member of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada, is acting as the Education committee Chair and is a member of the Advocacy committee. A Board member with the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta since 2011, he’s Vice-Chair and Governance Committee Chair. From 2009 to 2012 he was a Board Member of the Lovella Centre Society of Central Alberta, a non-profit organization providing housing and programs for individuals living with severe mental illness during their transition from hospital back to the community. His brother lives with schizophrenia. Through his family’s experiences he’s learned of the troubles in managing this illness, and developed tremendous compassion for individuals and families coping with severe mental illnesses. He believes that that more can be done by government and society to make things better for all. In 2006 he earned the BSc in science, major in Chemistry, from St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada. He works in oil and gas.