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 Mr. Rob Barbara to the DMRF Board. Mr. Barbara is a General Partner of Build Ventures in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Mr. Barbara has spent 17 years working in investment management and capital markets and as an entrepreneur. Most recently, he spent 11 years at Burgundy Asset Management, a leading global investment management firm. While at Burgundy, he founded its sister company, Beaujolais Private Investment Management. When he left Burgundy in 2013, Rob was a senior vice president responsible for private client business and was a board director. Before joining Burgundy, Rob worked at TD Securities in various capital markets roles. As an entrepreneur, Rob was president and co-founder of a medical IT startup, eSalveo, that was sold in 2001. Rob received his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and his undergraduate and Master’s degrees (Economics) from Queen’s University. Rob was one of three co-chairs for the $6 million Dare to Be capital campaign for the Scared Heart School.

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Rob Barbara. 

 

DMRF BOARD OF DIRECTORS, JUNE 2020

Officers

Ms. Janet MacMillan
Chair, Halifax

Ms. Joanne Bath
Chief Executive Officer, DMRF, Halifax

Mr. Mike Durland
Vice Chair, Halifax

 

Directors

Mr. Taleb Abidali
Halifax

Mr. Pete Mann
Toronto

Dr. David Anderson
Ex-Officio, Halifax

Mr. Charles MacQuarrie
Truro

Mr. Rob Barbara
Halifax

Dr. Roger McLeod
Ex-Officio, Halifax

Mr. Jim Cruickshank
Halifax

Dr. Kate O'Brien
Geneva, Switzerland

Ms. Sarah Dennis
Halifax

Dr. Kathy O'Brien
Ex-Officio

Mr. Mike Durland
Toronto

Mr. Joe Ramia
Halifax

Dr. James Fawcett
Ex-Officio

Dr. Deep Saini
Ex-Officio

Mr. Malcolm Fraser
Halifax

Mr. Allan Shaw
Halifax