Pathway to Possible (formerly the NWW Committee)
Since 1972 we have served individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families by providing permanent housing, support services and advocacy.
Our mission is to serve, support, and advocate for people with cognitive and developmental disabilities – and their families – while erasing barriers, building confidence, empowering independence, and expanding opportunities that enrich their lives and their communities.
Independence Pathway to Possible is committed to the free expression of choice and decision-making, enabling independence and developing self-advocacy skills for individuals and their families.
Community Pathway to Possible promotes community inclusion by providing individualized opportunities in a wide range of settings.
Advocacy Pathway to Possible protects the rights of all individuals while promoting compassion, equality, respect, and community inclusion.
Meaningful Relationships Pathway to Possible encourages and enables meaningful relationships among families, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.
Douglas Emslie BIO
When Douglas Emslie isn’t serving as CEO of London-based Tarsus Group, a global company with 180 exhibitions, he is focusing on another one of his passions – running marathons.
The first marathon he tackled 3 decades ago when he was in university in his home country of Scotland. He ran the Glasgow Marathon in 3 hours and 27 minutes.
He was scheduled to run the following year’s marathon and was on track to run around 3 hours, when he was injured a week before. After that, running marathons was put aside while he focused on his career and eventually growing a worldwide, successful company.
Three decades later, the siren call of running pulled him in again and 3 years ago he started running marathons to prove he could still do them and raise money for good causes along the way. He has caught the running bug completely again and run 6 marathons and 15 half marathons in the past three years!
After suffering a serious injury earlier in 2019, he came back to complete the Chicago Marathon in October and will be running the Tokyo Marathon in 2020 as well.
“I really enjoy the discipline of training and the fact that where ever you are you can just pack your trainers and get out and run. whether it’s Las Vegas or Shanghai it’s a fun way to see parts of cities you wouldn’t otherwise see,” Douglas said.
The Boston Marathon will be his 9th one and the Glasgow one 34 years ago was his fastest time. His best time in recent years was Berlin at 4.00.29.
“So, I’m looking to shave 30 seconds off my time in 2020!,” he added. “I hope to run under 4 hours and I’m really looking forward to getting up heart break hill!"
Douglas said it’s important for him to run for charities because he has been fortunate in his own life and believes in giving back as much as he can.
“I believe in helping local charities, like Pathway to Possible, where you can make a difference and can have a direct connection with the people you are helping,” he added.
Douglas lives outside of London with his wife, Caroline, and children - Iona (20), Cameron (18) and Elliot (16).