Board of Directors

At DMRF, our outstanding Board brings an incredible wealth of knowledge, expertise and determination to the work we do every day. With a diverse skill set, strong business acumen, and a passion for health, our Board members provide the exceptional leadership and strategic direction that advancing health research demands.

This year, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Kate O’Brien, Director of the World Health Organization’s Department of Immunization, Vaccines, and Biologicals, to the DMRF Board. A world-renowned expert in the field of global health, vaccines and epidemiology, Dr. O’Brien’s 25-year career has focused on vaccine research, innovation, evidence and policy, and has contributed to hundreds of thousands of lives saved around the world to date. 


Please join us in welcoming Dr. Kate O’Brien. 


“In global health, the role of academic research organizations has always been to imagine, develop and test innovative, disruptive solutions. We need this more than ever in a world that is increasingly connected, increasingly complex, and increasingly addressing problems that have no geographic boundaries. I see Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation as a critical means to support and promote the faculty at Dalhousie Medical School, so they have the resources and flexibility to pursue audacious ideas and push the edges of innovation to bring greater impact in health.” - Dr. Kate O'Brien

 

 

DMRF BOARD OF DIRECTORS, JUNE 2019

Officers

Mr. Allan C. Shaw, C.M.
Chair, Halifax

 

Ms. Janet MacMillan
Vice Chair, Halifax

 

Directors

Mr. Taleb Abidali
Halifax

Dr. Peggy Leighton
Ex-Officio, Halifax

Dr. David Anderson
Ex-Officio, Halifax

Mr. Pete Mann
Toronto

Mr. Jim Cruickshank
Halifax

Dr. Teri Balser,
Ex-Officio, Halifax

Ms. Sarah Dennis
Halifax

Mr. Charles MacQuarrie
Truro

Mr. Mike Durland
Toronto

Dr. Roger McLeod
Ex-Officio, Halifax

Mr. Peter Fardy
Ex-Officio

Mr. Joe Ramia
Halifax

Dr. James Fawcett
Ex-Officio

Dr. Kate O'Brien
Switzerland

Mr. Malcolm Fraser
Halifax