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

Chelsea Platzke (Vice-Chair)
Director, Human Resources
Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) (Ag-west)
Saskatoon, SK

Kimberly Stephens (Treasurer)
Vice President, Finance
High Liner Foods Incorporated
Halifax, NS


Krista Schofer
Gowling WLG
Calgary, AB


Bob Golding
Calgary, AB


Alexandra Black
Director, Talent Management
Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT)
Saskatoon, SK


Eric Tse
VP & General Manager
Toronto, ON


Allison Gaw
Amplitude Ventures
Vancouver, BC


Kim Kline
Former President
Bioscience Association Manitoba (BAM)
Winnipeg, MB


Jason Field
President and CEO
Life Sciences Ontario
Toronto, ON


Charles Grubsztajn
Chief Operating Officer
Congruence Therapeutics
Montréal, QC


Edward Short
Vice President, Human Resources
Charles River Laboratories (BioQuebec)
Montréal, QC


Jessica Bowes
Assistant Vice-President, Research (Innovation & Knowledge Mobilization)
Research Innovation
Guelph, ON


Dave Smardon
President and CEO
Bioenterprise Canada
Guelph, ON


Wilma Deen
Executive Director, Membership Value & Strategy Implementation
Innovative Medicines Canada
Ottawa, ON


Rob Henderson
President and CEO
BioTalent Canada
Ottawa, ON