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The OHRI is a not-for-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors that includes members of the University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation and the community.

Board Chair

  • Ken Newport, Biotech Entrepreneur

Board Vice-Chair and Treasurer

  • Ian Mumford, Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Blood Services

Board of Directors

  • Dr. Jacques Bradwejn, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Ian Curry, President and CEO, DNA Genotek
  • Gary Hannah, President and CEO , Vocantas
  • Don Hewson, President and CEO, HBS Marketing
  • Dr. Jack Kitts, President and CEO, The Ottawa Hospital
  • Louis Lamontagne, President and CEO, LTL Global Innovations and Management
  • Rose Lipiec, Financial Planner, TD Waterhouse Financial Planning
  • Randall Marusyk, Managing Partner, MBM Intellectual Property Law
  • Dr. Mona Nemer, Vice-President, Research, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Denis Prud’homme, Dean Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Duncan Stewart, CEO and Scientific Director, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Vice-President of Research, The Ottawa Hospital and Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Bashir Surani, Member of The Ottawa Hospital Board of Governors
  • D. Lynne Watt, Partner, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • Shirley Westeinde, Chair, Westeinde Group of Companies

Senior Management Team

The OHRI’s senior management team provides scientific and administrative leadership.

  • Dr. Duncan Stewart, CEO and Scientific Director
  • Dr. Jay Baltz, Associate Scientific Director, Trainees
  • Dr. Dean Fergusson, Program Director, Clinical Epidemiology
  • Dr. Antoine Hakim, Program Director, Neuroscience
  • Robert Hanlon, Chief Operating Officer
  • Dr. Rashmi Kothary, Associate Scientific Director
  • Dr. Michael McBurney, Program Director, Cancer Therapeutics
  • Dr. Leo Renaud, Associate Scientific Director
  • Dr. Michael Rudnicki, Program Director, Regenerative Medicine
  • Dr. Alexander Sorisky, Program Director, Chronic Disease
  • Dr. Valerie Wallace, Program Director, Vision