Lauren Walters, JD, MSc.
Incoming — Chairman of the Board of Directors
A San Francisco resident, Lauren is a lawyer and entrepreneur. He currently serves as a board member of health care and educational technology companies and an advisor to early-stage ventures. He provides management and strategic consulting to the private and public sectors. Walters has been a private investor in early-stage new media, technology, and biotechnology companies. He chaired the board of the Consensus Building Institute for more than 15 years. He was the Co-Founder and CEO of Two Degrees Food and the COO of the Toll Road Corporation of Virginia, an infrastructure company. He is a former Chairman and Member of the Concord (MA) School Committee and the Concord-Carlisle (MA) Regional School Committee. He earned a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and a law degree from Georgetown University. He was a Fulbright Professional Scholar in Law and International Business.
Paul McCrea, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Paul McCrea (MBA) is an innovative and collaborative visionary with 37 years of international business leadership experience, a proven history of identifying and capturing untapped opportunities. He has an extensive track record of removing barriers, increasing value for stakeholders, and overcoming adversity with a calm, rational and inspirational influence. His business experience is broad in scope, working for both public and private organizations in media and media production, marketing agencies, retail, financial services, health product and services, fashion, logistics and digital technology.
A veteran at conducting complex, in-depth market insight and brand development; aligning marketing plans with business objectives to the resulting, outstanding performance. He has produced and activated award winning, National, and International omni-channel campaigns. He's directed public relations, communications and corporate social responsibility programs for TSX publicly traded enterprises; has participated on the executive committee for investor relations and corporate governance reporting. His adaptability and experience in foreign market entry, working within many cultures and foreign markets will prepare the company for a global outreach in a tight economy.
Paul holds an M.B.A. Marketing Management from the Australian Institute of Business at Adelaide, and a Graduate Certificate in Digital Marketing, Customer Engagement, Social Media, Planning and Analytics from Columbia Business School
Dr. Marc Jeschke
Chief Science Officer
Dr. Jeschke has a continuous commitment to scholarly work, with 350+ peer-reviewed articles and books on burn care. Currently awarded "Second highest-ranked expert in the field of burns in the world" since 2014, his reputation extends beyond burns and pain as an internationally invited speaker. An active member in organizations like the Society for Critical Care Medicine, American Burn Association, Surgical Infection Society, Shock Society, American College of Surgeons and the American Surgical Association. He serves on numerous committees and editorial boards, and is a reviewer for funding agencies, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Defense. He is the Vice President of Research for Hamilton Health Science and McMaster University.
Dr. Stephanie Yarnell-Mac Grory
Chief Medical Officer
In addition to her responsibility to the company as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Yarnell-Mac Grory is a member of the accelerated leadership program at Sanofi and of the faculty at Yale University School of Medicine. She is on the Board of Directors for the University of Florida College of Medicine and a board member of the Psychedelic Medicine Association. She serves on multiple national committees for the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), amongst others. Additionally, she is a consultant to both Connecticut's and North Carolina's Department of Public Health and Medical Boards. She is a State Medical Expert for the North Carolina and Connecticut Court Systems. Dr. Yarnell-Mac Grory is an Attending Physician for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and research faculty for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Dr. Yarnell-Mac Grory has 3 Bachelor of Science Degrees (B.S.), a Medical Degree (M.D.), a Doctorate in Immunology and Microbiology (Ph.D.), and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.). She has served in hospital and state-level leadership roles.
Dr. Dion Neame
Chief Medical Advisor
Chair, Advisory Board
As the North American Senior Medical Expert for Sanofi, Dr. Dion leverages clinical medicine and vaccine industry scientific expertise, the Senior Medical Expert role focuses on 3 areas: medical strategies for the vaccine targets and early pipeline products, external medical and scientific stakeholder engagements, university outreach programs and external and internal biotechnology talent development. Dr Neame has practiced Consulting Pediatrics in Southern Ontario, held the position of Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University in the Department of Pediatrics for over 20 years, and was Chief of Pediatrics at Joseph Brant Hospital for 4 years.
Richard White, MBA, BSc – Biology
Co-Chair, Advisory Board
Currently, Richard works for PointClickCare, a leader in electronic health records and care coordination. He is working to advance the life science initiatives of the company focused on democratizing the access to life-changing clinical trials for the vulnerable populations that PointClickCare serves. Prior to taking on this challenge, Richard held leadership positions within the PointClickCare senior living business and corporate development teams, where he established a beachhead for the company in the UK market.
Prior to PointClickCare, Richard led multiple successful start-ups in a variety of industries, including printing technology, consumer goods, and recycling. He holds a BSc from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. He enjoys living and working in the beautiful Blue Mountains of Ontario on the southern shores of Georgian Bay.
Mary Flipse, JD
Advisory Board Member
Previously, Mary held the position of Chief Legal & Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary for a publicly traded healthcare company that provides America’s leading senior engagement program - SilverSneakers(R). Mary was Vice President & Assistant General Counsel in a publicly traded, fully integrated speciality pharmaceuticals company in the US. Mary also worked in mergers and acquisitions for an American law firm in Bangkok, Thailand, and was a founding partner of the first international law firms in Laos and Cambodia.
Paul Kozak, B.Sc.Phm
Chief Investment Officer
Paul’s career spans 36 years, working in both the pharmacy and the financial services and investment industries. He began his professional career as a practising pharmacist and owner of a retail pharmacy business, where he successfully combined his education with an innate entrepreneurial skill set.
His business success led his career into the financial sector where he ultimately secured a position with one of the leading and prominent investment firms in Canada. His in-depth business experience has served him and the companies he has been associated with well, in various capacities including board appointments. The accumulation of Paul’s skills, knowledge and experience has enabled him to be a successful investor in both the pubic and private markets. Paul has a proven track record of adapting his business prowess to several different industry sectors and his adaptability in insight will benefit the company and pay dividends into our future growth.
Mark Korol, CPA
Board Member — Secretary
20+ years of experience as an International CFO in a multitude of industries. Expertise includes financial engineering, transfer pricing, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and business valuations. Thames International Finance, Principal. Director of Equityline Financial. Advisor Blue Planet Environmental. Professional Designations: CFA, CPA, CFE, ABV ICD.D
Hyun Chul Lee
Content Producer/Senior Editor
An experienced senior media production professional with over 25 years of international experience directing, camera and editing experience, working with multifaceted production teams to produce broadcast media, national marketing and advertising, live event, and omni-channel campaigns. Pioneering in virtual reality capture and post-production. With years of professional experience Hyun attended the Vancouver Film School as an international student and made his home in Canada following graduation.