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Board of Directors

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Gary Bartholomew

Executive Chairman
Venture Capitalist

Gary leads the management team at OSH, with insight, experience and a strong background in building innovative tech companies that expand globally. His former successes as Founder, CEO, and/or Executive Chairman include: SponsorsOne Inc., PinPoint Environmental Inc., TruState Inc., uToogle Inc., xRM Global Inc. (TSXV:XRM), Cervus Financial Group (TSX:CFG), Basis100 (TSX:BAS), iGate Technologies, Design Recovery, Read Attachments Inc. and Buhl Automatic Inc. Mr. Bartholomew also has extensive experience doing advisory work for RBC Financial, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Livingston and International Verifact.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”directorimg”]

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Sonya Satveit

CEO and Founder of Open Source Health
Creator of

Sonya’s passionate leadership and her mission to change the way women access, navigate and are treated by the healthcare system are infectious. Her strategic vision for OSH is aligned with the latest innovations and trends in healthcare. Sonya’s experience as a patient advocate and active involvement in the participatory medicine and women’s health movements give her an intrinsic understanding of what today’s patients are actively seeking.  Her ability to attract and mobilize a global network of experts in every area of healthcare and honing in on what’s important has allowed her to create a movement in women’s health.   Sonya’s vision and foresight to create the first Precision Medicine platform, myAva, sets a new standard of care for women’s health.  [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”directorimg”]

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Jim Fairbairn

Director and Chair of the Audit Committee

Mr. Fairbairn graduated from the University of Western Ontario and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1987. He received his Institute Certified Director Designation (ICD.D) in 2009.  Mr. Fairbairn has worked as a consultant almost exclusively in the resource and technology industry and has served as a senior officer and/or director and Chairman of the audit committees of a number of public and private companies. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”directortext”]

David Franklin

Director and Chair of the Compensation Committee

Mr. Franklin is currently the CEO of About You Medical Supplies, a durable medical equipment supplier in Fort Pierce, Florida where he oversees all aspects of marketing, operations and compliance.   He has over 10 years’ experience in the finance industry, with the last six years spent at Sprott Asset Management. Mr. Franklin held various posts at Sprott, including Research Analyst focusing on small and mid -cap companies and as a Market Strategist in the portfolio management team, while also co-writing the widely-followed monthly “Markets at a Glance” articles with Eric Sprott. In 2011, he was named CEO of Sprott Private Wealth, an IIROC member firm with over $3 billion of client assets, where he oversaw Sprott’s wealth management services to high net-worth individuals, foundations and trusts. Mr. Franklin has an Honours Degree in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and holds a Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation in Canada.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”directorimg”]

Carole Staveley


Ms. Staveley is President of Inner Victory Coaching, an organization she founded to empower others to become their own Health Champions and reach their full potential.  Inspired by the possibility of helping others to shorten their suffering time and reach their full potential, Ms. Staveley authored two books. Her latest one, Conquer Your Pain in 9 Steps (Influence Publishing 2015), takes you through her proven 9-step Health Champion approach to suffering less and achieving more. Ms. Staveley’s background as a leader in the health field includes 20 years of management experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from McMaster University and a Masters in Business Administration from York University’s Schulich School of Business.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”directorimg”]

Chris Irwin, LLB


Mr. Irwin practices securities and corporate/commercial law and has been the President of Irwin Professional Corporation since August, 2006. He advises a number of public companies on a variety of issues including continuous disclosure and regulatory issues; reverse-takeover transactions, initial public offerings and takeover bids. Mr. Irwin also advises boards of directors, including independent committees.