Board of Directors

OIRM’s Board of Directors consists of highly qualified experts with years of experience in guiding organizations in the research field.


Sharon Colle

President and CEO
The Foundation Fighting Blindness


Janet Rossant


Board Members

Richard Meadows

General Partner,
BioInnovation Capital Fund




Michael Rudnicki

Senior Scientist
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute


Gail Naughton

CSO and Founder
Histogen Inc. 





Timothy Smith

CEO and Co-founder

Octane Biotech Inc.



Janet Rossant

Senior Scientist
SickKids Research Institute



Alan Trounson

Professor Emeritus, Monash University

Past President, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine



Jim Woodgett

Director of Research,
Lunenfeld-Tanenbum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital






OIRM Executive


Duncan Stewart

President and Scientific Director
Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine






Michael May

Chief Executive Officer
Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine





Sandra Donaldson

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Secretary to the BOD
Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine