Board of Directors
The Board of Directors provides strategic guidance that helps us work towards our vision and mission.
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Ian Rigby (Chair)
Emergency Physician, University of Alberta
Ben Almond (Vice Chair)
Regional Director, Canada, Jacobs
Shari Hughson (Vice Chair)
Director, Master of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Smith School of Business, Queens University
Ross Mason (Secretary)
Executive Director and Founder, Healthcare Institute for National Renewal and Innovation
Jeff Charpentier (Treasurer)
CFO for Proactive Immune Sciences Corporation and former CFO of viDA Therapeutics Inc., Lifebank Corp., Inex Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Chromos Melcular systems Inc., and Lignol Energy Corporation
Executive in Residence at Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Partner, Barrados Consulting, Inc.
Professor of Neurological Surgery; Co-Director, Brain and Spinal Injury Center, University of California, San Francisco
Vice-President, Administration and Customer Relations, Group Insurance, La Capitale Financial Security
Associate Professor; Executive Director, Spinal Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Physiology & Pathophysiology, Spinal Cord Research Centre
Director, Translational Pain Research, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Investment Advisor, Certified Retirement Specialist, TD Waterhouse
Nava Swersky Sofer
Director, International Speaker, Innovation & Commercialization Expert