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Board of Directors and Senior Team


Board of Directors

Leona Pinsky
Leona Pinsky
Chair

Leona Pinsky trained as a lawyer and practised for several years before turning her attention to volunteer work. She has been an active volunteer leader in her community for over thirty years. She is co-founder of the 65 Roses Gala and Gear Up 4 CF which have raised over $7 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

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Robert Sankey
Robert Sankey, CFA
Vice Chair

Investment Analyst, Robert Sankey served as Director of Research for four years and was appointed a Vice President of Burgundy Asset Management Ltd in May 2011. In December 2016, Robert was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2019.

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mitch lepage
Mitch Lepage

Following an extensive career in senior school board management, Mitch LePage joined Predictive Success Corporation as Managing Principal, where he provides leadership consulting services to school boards and other public sector organizations.

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Kathryn Deuchars

Dr. Deuchars is Senior Manager, Business Development and Research, at Ontario Genomics, where she works to facilitate genomic innovation in health care. Dr. Deuchars has over twenty years of experience in the field of biotechnology innovation, venture financing and health technology commercialization. She is also Director of the Ontario Personalized Medicine Network, a stakeholder volunteer group formed to enable the adoption of personalized medicine technologies in Ontario to improve health.

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Hugh O'Brodovich

Hugh O'Brodovich MD, FRCP(C) spent his early years on a farm in Saskatchewan and then obtained his medical degree and training in pediatrics and pulmonology at the University of Manitoba. After further training at Columbia University, he joined McMaster University in 1981. In 1986, he moved to the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto where he subsequently became a senior scientist, Division Chief of Respiratory Medicine and Head of the SickKids Research Institute's Division of Respiratory Research.

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Louise Desjardins

Dr. Louise Desjardins is currently the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. Previously, she consulted for a number of health and science not-for- profit organizations including member-based associations.

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Françoys Levert

Françoys Levert is a Managing Director and Head of Global Markets with CIBC Capital Markets in Québec. He joined CIBC in 2011, and leads a team of 27 sales and trading professionals servicing institutional and corporate clients. 

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Barbara M. Hill

Barbara Hill is President of The Grenview Group - a strategic global business advisory and executive coaching firm built on 30 years of extensive leadership and business management experience in healthcare. Previously, Barbara had a successful corporate career holding many senior positions including President and GM of Baxter Canada.

 

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Lee Burry

A loyal HR leader in the New Brunswick government and former Kin Canada President with 9 years of high level experience in human resources, policy governance, board management and non-profit leadership. 

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James Mountain

James “Jim” Mountain is co-founder and President of Mountain Fowler Asset Management Inc. and has extensive investment, business management and capital markets experience. Prior to that, he held senior positions at Scotia Capital including as Managing Director.

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