Board of Directors

Hartley Stern, M.D., FRCSC, FACS, ICD.D
Board Chair

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.


Kevin Ford

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.


Andrea Seymour, B.Ed, CHE, FCCHL 

Andrea Seymour has more than 30 years of executive leadership and complex multi-system management experience and extensive expertise in strategic planning, policy development, operations management and program implementation. 

Andrea recently retired from Horizon Health Network where she served as Chief Operating Officer and VP Corporate, accountable for all corporate services including risk management, finance, human resources, health information management, facilities support and infrastructure.  Prior to this, Andrea served in a series of senior roles with the Government of New Brunswick, the River Valley Health Authority and Region 3 Hospital Corporation.

Andrea’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Education from the University of New Brunswick and Fellowships with the Canadian Council of Health Leaders, the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (EXTRA) and the Ivey School of Business (CommunityShift). Andrea also maintains her professional designation as a Certified Health Executive from the Canadian College of Health Service Executives.

In addition to her Saegis Board member role, Andrea serves on the Board of Directors for Mohawk Medbuy, a not for profit organization provides shared services, including group buying services, for hospitals and community-based healthcare facilities.


Dr. Birinder Singh, BSc, LLB, MD, CCFP, Law Society of Ontario

Dr. Birinder Singh is a physician and lawyer who is currently the Medical Director of Eglinton Station Medical Centre, a multidisciplinary medical clinic serving midtown Toronto. He is a practicing family physician, in private practice for over 10 years. Birinder has been a medical inspector for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and an adjunct professor for the Family Medicine Longitudinal Experience at the University of Toronto. 

Birinder completed a combined law and medicine degree at The University of Western Ontario (now Western University). He served as a law clerk for the Honourable Mr. Justice Ian Binnie of the Supreme Court of Canada. Birinder worked as a legal consultant on a National Commission of Inquiry and provided legal consulting services for various interveners at the Supreme Court of Canada. During his legal training, he worked at McCarthy Tetrault LLP and Gowlings LLP. 

Birinder has served on Council of the Canadian Medical Protective Association since 2014. Currently a member of the CMPA Executive Committee, Birinder served as Chair of the Pension Committee and the Human Resources and Compensation Committee, and served on the Governance and Nominating Committees. Previously, Birinder served on the board of directors of Access Alliance, and was a member of the systemic issues working group for the Sick Kids Family Legal Health Program.

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