Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of CEOs, CFOs, CSOs and experts in the field of HR from across Canada with extensive financial and industry experience representing companies and organizations in Canada’s bio-economy. BioTalent Canada relies on the guidance provided by its dedicated volunteer Board of Directors.

Reg Joseph (Chair)
Health Cities
Edmonton, AB


Bob Golding (Vice-Chair and Chair of Finance and Audit)
Independant Consultant
Bob Golding Solutions
Calgary, AB


Kimberly Stephens (Treasurer)
Chief Financial Officer
Appili Therapeutics Inc.
Halifax, NS


Chelsea Platzke
Director, Human Resources
Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS)
Saskatoon, SK


Vivian Beer
Manager, HR Strategy
PEI BioAlliance
Charlottetown, PE


Glenna Boyle
Senior Director of Human Resources
Fresenius Medical Care Canada
Richmond Hill, ON


Natalie Dakers
President and CEO
Vancouver, BC


Jason Field
President and CEO
Life Sciences Ontario
Toronto, ON


Eric TSE
Vice President & General Manager
Toronto, ON


Neena Gupta
Lawyer, Partner
Gowling WLG
Waterloo, ON


Charles Grubsztajn
Chief Operating Officer
Congruence Therapeutics
Montreal, QC


Edward Short
Vice President, Human Resources
Charles River Laboratories
Senneville, QC


Jessica Bowes
Assistant-Vice President, Research Innovation, Knowledge Mobilization
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON


Rob Henderson
President and CEO
BioTalent Canada
Ottawa, ON