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Board of Directors and Senior Team

Board of Directors

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

Throughout his medical career he has been directly and indirectly involved in the care of cystic fibrosis patients and their families.  He is an elected Fellow of both the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. O’Brodovich is a Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, lives in Canada, and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of AIT Therapeutics and Board of Directors of the Province of Ontario’s Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). 

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Louise Desjardins

Dr. Louise Desjardins gained extensive experience serving the Networks of Centres of Excellence, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Medical Research Council of Canada for 13 years in progressive senior management positions. She also served the Government of Canada as a team lead for key projects resulting in the Royal Assent of the CIHR Act. In her most recent roles, she has consulted for a number of health and science not-for- profit organizations including member-based associations. She supported and represented many of these public and private sector organizations on over 40 national and international boards and committees.

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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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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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Stephen McCourt
Stephen McCourt
Chair of Finance and Audit Committee

Stephen has a Bachelor of Accounting Degree, as well as a Master of Accountancy, from Brock University. Stephen has also attained his Chartered Accountant designation.

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Ron Anderson

A seasoned business leader with a talent for management, Ron Anderson is the Founding Partner and Managing Director of Nexus Systems Group Inc., a specialized business and information technology consulting company.

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