BOARD OF ADVISORS
If we are doing a good job, it’s only because we are being advised properly. The credit goes to:
Dr. Brian Craig
Dr. Craig is a physician and leader in the New Brunswick medical community and very passionate about patient care and advancing the healthcare profession. Dr. Craig and his Physician Advisory Group have been instrumental in helping MedRunner design a simple, easy to use electronic prescription solution for physicians. Dr. Craig operates his own practice in Saint John, New Brunswick.
As the VP of Innovation at T4G, David’s role is to foster a culture of realizing customer value from T4G’s richest resource, our talented and creative people. David enables the right people, employs the right tools and identifies the right projects to drive successful innovation initiatives that will contribute to T4G’s growth and long-term success from new or expanded markets, new or enhanced services or through new ways of working.
David brings 20 years of telecommunications and technology experience with industry leaders like NBTel, MT&T, iMagicTV and Alcatel. David has product developed and managed world class introductions of emerging services and products in senior roles with these companies including MT&T’s (now Bell Aliant) 1998 launch of 7MBPS consumer DSL service with on-demand applications, and the world class iMagicTV and Alcatel IPTV middleware platforms and applications for telecom digital TV.
Colin has extensive experience and leadership as a senior technical architect deploying large scale enterprise healthcare applications. Colin is currently the Integration Architect on the New Brunswick Electronic Health Record project. Prior to this, he was a lead on the Ontario Wait Times testing project. Colin has facilitated integration with Meditech with a number of health authorities, is a member of the Infoway iEHR-pCSG, and spent a number of years working at the largest health authority in New Brunswick. Colin was a lead architect for Year 2000 projects and as the architect responsible for systems integration for an ERP implementation and business-to-business applications using EDI.
Colin’s previous work included architect positions at Fujitsu Consulting (formally DMR) and as a systems integrator with Sobeys Inc. where he implemented a number of business-to-business applications using EDI and other technologies. Prior to joining Sobeys, Mr. Hattie was a developer and support technician with Brant Computer Services where he was responsible for providing technical support and solutions to a number of clients.
Colin specializes in Integration, HL7, Data Conversion, Infrastructure, and Disaster Recovery.
As Chairman of Mariner, Gerry brings over 40 years of in-depth experience in the information and communications technology industry and is the driving force behind the formation of Mariner. Having been the President of Aliant Telecom and CEO of NBTel during a period of significant deregulation in the Canadian industry, Gerry continues to demonstrate his ability to successfully restructure companies, while delivering revenue growth and strong operating results. Gerry has also proven to be an innovator with such start-up IT companies as Q1 Labs, iMagicTV, Brovada Technologies and Radian6.
In addition to a wealth of knowledge regarding partnerships with government for the purpose of using infrastructure as an economic development tool, Gerry continues to prove himself as an experienced leader in change management, labour relations, complex post-merger integration, and strategic partnerships.
National Recognition and Awards:Gerry has been recognized both nationally and regionally, including the prestigious 1997 Canadian Information Productivity Association (CIPA) Innovator of the Year and Hall of Fame, Knowledge Industry Person of the Year 2002, the 2003 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, the Top 50 CEO Award in Atlantic Canada in 2003 and an Honorary Doctor of Letters from The University Of New Brunswick – Saint John.
Educational achievements to the credit of this former Chairman of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (1997) include a BA from the University of New Brunswick; Organizational Effectiveness Program, Harvard University; and Senior Executive’s Program, University of Western Ontario. Gerry was also recognized as a top 50 CEO by the Atlantic Business Magazine in 2005. Recognized for his tireless contribution to the regions economic development, Gerry was inducted into the New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame in October, 2007.
Dr. Ryan Kennedy
Ryan is an independent owner of Millidgeville Pharmasave, located in Saint John, New Brunswick. Ryan earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the University of Baltimore. Previously, Ryan was a pharmacist and district pharmacy manager for CVS in the state of Maine. Ryan lives in Saint John with his wife Karen and two children.
Prior to his recent appointment at Brunswick News, Gerry Verner was Chief Executive Officer of AnyWare Group, a leading provider of customer-driven access solutions giving people the freedom to securely access and share the information that is important to them – anytime, anywhere.
With more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and information technology sectors as well as extensive experience in marketing, business development and finance, Mr. Verner was responsible for directing the strategic vision of the Saint John, New Brunswick-based company as well as establishing growth strategies for AnyWare Group’s portfolio of powerful remote access solutions including ROAM (Role Oriented Access Management) which is now implemented in 100+ hospitals throughout North America, and MyCareAnyWare, a chronic disease management solution that increases the quality and frequency of contact between the patient and healthcare providers to promote compliance and self-management.
Throughout his career, Mr. Verner has been responsible for securing close to $150 million in investment between IPOs and venture capital firms. Since joining AnyWare Group as CEO in 2002, Mr. Verner has led the company through several stages of financing to successfully secure more than $12 million from venture capital and strategic investors.
Prior to joining AnyWare Group, Mr. Verner spent more than a decade at New Brunswick Telephone Company (NBTel), where he was part of the team that developed the business plan and strategy for the rollout of broadband services throughout New Brunswick. He was also a founding member of iMagicTV, a global broadband video software company, and holds a technology patent for a television set top box.
A native of New Brunswick, Mr. Verner sits on the board of PropelICT, the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry association for the Saint John region. He also serves as a board member of the Saint John Board of Trade. He has a passion for fly fishing and travelling and is an avid guitarist.
Mr. Verner holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the University of New Brunswick. He and his wife, Anne, live with their two young daughters outside of Saint John.
Fran has recently resumed her role as the Corporate Privacy Officer for Service New Brunswick, a crown corporation of the Government of New Brunswick.
Previous to returning to Service New Brunswick, Fran was the Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) for the Department of Health, a position she was asked to undertake by the Department in the wake of their Medicare Breach in late 2007.
Fran is presently an active member of the Human Resources Association of New Brunswick sitting as the President of the Provincial Executive. She sits as a Board member of the National Board of Directors of the Canadian Council of Human Resources. In October of 2008, she received the Atlantic Canadian Human Resources Award for Excellence in Human Resources. Fran is the former NB representative and Vice-President of National Policy for the Canadian Association of Professional Access and Privacy Professionals (CAPAPA). Fran is the past-President of the Fredericton Chapter of Human Resources.
Until recently, Fran had been the only professional in the Government of New Brunswick dedicated to protecting the privacy of personal information. She has been actively involved in the Privacy field since 1996. Fran specializes in the area of Privacy Legislation, Privacy Management and Implementation, having been trained at the Chief Privacy Officer level. She has given numerous information sessions, conducted workshops within government and in the private sector and been a presenter at numerous Privacy and Access Conferences since 2005. Having participated on numerous technology projects, Fran has a solid understanding of project work.
Fran completed an undergraduate Arts degree from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax and a Masters degree in Education from UNB. She holds the designation of Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) and has her certificate in Human Resource Management from UNB. She is presently completing the Information Access and Privacy Professional Certificate Program (IAPP) through the University of Alberta.