Cynthia Simmons, PhD has been a member of Temple B’nai Tikvah since her move to Calgary from Houston in 1988. She served as President in 1999-2000 and currently sits on the Board and Executive as Treasurer including responsibility for Budget and Finance. Cynthia retired from the University of Calgary where she researched and taught Accounting. She lives outside of Cochrane with her husband, Arthur, and dog, Lola. She has one son, John, who with his wife, Teagan, has given her two amazing grandchildren, Brexton and Acadia. Cynthia is addicted to reading and loves to take extended road trips across the empty spaces of North America with her husband and dog.