Meet Our Board

Gigi Davidson

Gigi Davidson

President and Founder

Gigi Davidson, President and Founder of FASD Communities is the mother of an adopted son from Russia. Now 27, her son was not diagnosed with FASD until 18 years old. Gigi holds an MBA and was in international banking before becoming the executive director of a nonprofit organization Ohana Komputer that provides technology literacy skills to at-risk youth in Hawaii. Gigi’s combined management and financial background, along with her first-hand-knowledge as a parent, makes her uniquely qualified to lead this bold, new initiative.

Joanne P. Taylor

Joanne P. Taylor

Treasurer

Joanne P. Taylor, FASDC Treasurer, has held key officer positions in Honolulu on the board of directors of the Association of Apartment owners of the Marco Polo Apartments in Honolulu for almost 30 years. She also serves on the board of directors for the Hawaii chapter of Community Association Institute (CAI) and on CAI’s Legal Action committee. Joanne is a dental hygienist and co-editor for a publication of the Edgecombe County Genealogical Society.

Jon Blair

Jon Blair

Board Member

Jon is the current manager of Aloha Community Platteville and Jon recently worked as the HR/safety director for Newt Marine in Dubuque IA. He has also been working with treatment foster care since 2001. Also holds an MBA as well as a masters in psychology. Jon lives in Bloomington WI. Jon is a great asset to FASD Communities.

Teresa Conboy

Teresa Conboy

Board Member

Teresa Conboy is an advocate for victims of FASD and the mother of two young adults with prenatal alcohol exposure adopted from Russia. She has a BA in Russian Language and Literature from George Washington University and was employed by the United States Information Agency and State Department for many years in the former Soviet Union. In 1997, while volunteering with the Division on Women and Children at the Far Eastern Department of Social Welfare in Vladivostok, Russia she organized a training program in San Diego for Russian orphanage directors, psychologists and government officials. The program resulted in the creation of numerous new initiatives to support women and children in the Russian Far East. More recently, Teresa graduated from the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Program at Bellevue College. Her son, Nikolai, is a resident at Farm in Dell in Butte.

Wayne Miller

Wayne Miller

Board Member

Wayne is a retired CPA from Aon Consulting and a former math adjunct faculty for Robert Morris University. He has tutored and mentored learning disabled grade school, high school, college, and adult students including veterans and has been involved with FASD Communities since its inception. He has a Masters in Math Education from DePaul University and a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Miami University.

Cindy Mueller

Cindy Mueller

Board Member

Cindy and her husband Steve live in a suburb of Milwaukee and are the parents of a 21 year old adopted daughter from Russia. Cindy has a BA in Health Arts and was a Program Director for the School of Radiation Therapy before the adoption. Her new full-time job became parenting a child with FASD which included: schools, IEP’S, psychologists, psychiatrists, medications, parenting skills, resources, respite, boarding schools, transitional programs, guardianship, social security, adult family homes, support groups, and self-care. Both Steve and I continue to be an advocate for our daughter and for all other families living with FASD. We are always willing to share our story with others hoping they will find peace in knowing they are not alone.

Oleg Valiev

Oleg Valiev

Board Member

Oleg Valiev, strategy consultant at Deloitte Consulting, learned about FASD while living as an exchange student with an adopted teenager diagnosed with the disability. He resides in San Francisco, where he has worked in banking and the corporate world and brings experience in operational strategy, financial planning, forecasting and analysis, management reporting and social media.