Board of Directors
Hartley Stern, M.D., FRCSC, FACS, ICD.D
Dr. Hartley Stern was appointed the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Medical Protective Association in 2013. Prior to this, he was the CEO and Executive Director of the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) in Montreal. Hartley’s major areas of activity at the JGH were patient safety and quality, and improving delivery of care through strategic partnerships with other healthcare providers.
Originally from Toronto, he completed his undergraduate medical education and surgical training at the University of Toronto, followed by a Research Training Fellowship at the London Hospital Medical College in England. In 1994 Hartley moved his practice to Ottawa to undertake the roles of surgeon-in-chief at the Ottawa Civic Hospital and chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Ottawa. In 2000, he became the CEO of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre.
Over the years, Hartley has worked in various capacities with the Canadian Oncology Society, the Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology, and the Integration Group of the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control as it developed into a national council. As an academic surgeon, he has published almost 200 scientific papers and several book chapters, and received honours and awards for excellence in teaching.
Dr. Alexander C. Barron, BSc, MD, MSc, MBA, FRCPC, DABP, FAAP
Dr. Alex Barron is an Emergency Room physician at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He received his medical training at Harvard Medical School, The Mayo Clinic, Western University and at the University of Toronto. In addition, he completed an MSc in Immunology & Oncology at Queen’s University and an MBA at the Ivey School of Business, where he specialized in finance.
Alex was Chief of Pediatrics for the country of Bermuda prior to returning to The Hospital for Sick Children in 2004. In 2009, he was invited by The Canadian International Development Agency to act as field advisor on operations management, maternal and child health, immunization, and health infrastructure programs in the Afghanistan conflict theatre. He held this post until 2011.
Alex also has extensive business and finance experience, having been an initial investor and board member of a number of “start-up” companies.
Alex has served on the Council of the Canadian Medical Protective Association since 2015.
Kevin Ford is the Chief Executive Officer of Calian, a publically traded (TSX: CGY) company with offices and projects that span Canada, U.S. and international markets. Kevin leads the company through the establishment of strategic and operational business plans to meet established goals. Kevin also represents the company in communications with all stakeholders (shareholders, employees, customers and suppliers).
Prior to joining Calian, Kevin worked in professional services for over 30 years including 11 years at IBM as a Partner in Global Business Services. Kevin also worked at Canadian professional services firms LGS and DMR in business development and contract delivery capacities. He started his career at the Department of National Defence spending over 14 years in the Information Technology domain.
Kevin is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. In addition to the Calian and Saegis Boards, Kevin is active as a board member with Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), the Ottawa Hospital Foundation and on the Board of Governors for Excellence Canada.
Bruce A. Joyce, FCPA, ICD.D
Bruce was a senior partner in the National Capital Region office of Deloitte, serving as the Office Managing Partner for seven years and the leader of the Canadian Federal Government practice for five years. After his retirement from Deloitte in 2010, Bruce was the VP of Leadership and Human Resource Research for the Conference Board of Canada until late 2011. In the fall of 2015, Bruce was the Executive in Residence at the Schwartz School of Business at St. Francis Xavier University.
Bruce was the founding Chair of the National Capital chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He holds his ICD.D designation and currently Chairs the Audit Committee of the Auditor General of Canada, is also a member of the Boards of two manufacturing companies, two technology companies and the Surrey City Development Corporation.
Bruce is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Fellow of CPA Ontario (FCPA, FCA). He has completed the Directors Education Program through the Institute of Corporate Directors and is Human Resources and Compensation Committee Certified through The Directors College.
Dr. David Naysmith, BSc, DMD, MD, FRCSC
Dr. David Naysmith is a native of Victoria B.C. where he has practiced as a plastic surgeon for thirty-five years, serving on multiple hospital committees and was Division Head (2000-04). He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic Surgery (UBC) as well as a lecturer and examiner at the Island Medical Program in Victoria and a visiting lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria.
David’s overseas work has included two missions with MSF in Bosnia and Eritrea, and work with Operation Rainbow Canada in Cambodia, Indonesia and India, and with Health 4 Humanity in Guatemala.
David is the founder and President of At Risk Rescue Ltd, and S7 Medical Mentor. He has also been a long-standing member of the Association of Ringside Physicians, in support of boxers, kickboxers and MMA fighters. In 2012, the Victoria Medical Society honoured David with the Service to Medicine and Society Award, and in 2016, the Division of Medical Sciences at the University of Victoria granted him the Distinguished Alumni Award.
David has served on the Council of the Canadian Medical Protective Association since 2003.