Our team

Dave Rylett, BSc, MSc, MBA
Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of Saegis, Dave is responsible for defining Saegis’ vision and leading his team to achieve the organization’s strategic and operational goals while creating and fostering relationships with external stakeholders in the healthcare realm.  Dave joined Saegis in March 2018 after more than 25 years with Novartis Pharma AG, in increasingly senior roles in Canada, Switzerland and Japan, expanding the business through effective business strategy, strong implementation of marketing, sales and operations while building high performing teams and cultures. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (Honours BSc, MSc – both in statistics) and of McGill University (MBA).

Tara Garcia, CPA, CA, CFA
Chief Operating Officer

As COO of Saegis, Tara is responsible for planning and directing all aspects of the organization’s operational policies, objectives, and initiatives, and is also its senior financial officer. Tara started working at the CMPA in 2012 as the Director of Business Strategy and previously held roles with KPMG, Pepsi-Cola Canada and Canada Post.  She holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Dr Tom Lloyd, LLM, MB ChB, MD, MRCS, MFFLM
Director, Saegis Safety Institute 

As Director of the Saegis Safety Institute, Tom is responsible for the planning and direction of programs for physicians, healthcare professionals and institutions. Tom qualified from Leicester University Medical School in the UK and trained in General Surgery, becoming a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He also obtained a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Leicester as a research fellow. In 2004 he became a medicolegal advisor with the Medical Protection Society in London, UK. In 2008 he obtained a Master in Medical Law and Ethics from DeMontfort University (UK) and became a part time lecturer in medical law at the University. In 2014 he moved to Canada and took on the role of Physician Advisor with the CMPA.

Liz Jackson, BScN, MA, LSSBB
Director, Practice Management 

As Director, Saegis Practice Management, Liz is responsible for the planning and direction of in-depth solutions for team-based healthcare practices to optimize efficiency and reduce risk. Liz received her BScN from the University of Toronto and holds a Masters of Arts (Public Administration) from Carleton University. She has a keen understanding of the unique needs of team based practices gained from her work as a quality improvement coach and practice facilitator with the Quality Improvement and Innovation Partnership, Health Quality Ontario and most recently with Practice Excellence, a primary care quality improvement practice facilitation program which she developed.  She also brings expertise in program evaluation and holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Geneviève Caza-Cornish
Program Lead, Saegis Safety Institute

As Program Lead, Geneviève is responsible for the implementation, management, logistics and support of the full line of programs and services provided by the Saegis Safety Institute. Genevieve is bilingual and has over twenty years of experience in operations and program management in a wide range of organizations including fifteen years working directly with physicians and five years with the CMPA.  

Christina Flavell, MBA
Marketing Specialist

As our Marketing Specialist, Christina is responsible for  strategic marketing planning and oversees all Saegis marketing and communication activities. Christina is bilingual and holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from McGill University. Prior to joining Saegis, she had over twenty years of experience in advertising agencies, working with clients across a range of industries. 

Céline McGuire
Program Lead, Practice Management 
As our Practice Management Program Lead, Celine is responsible for support, logistics and implementation of solutions for team-based healthcare practices. Celine is bilingual and has a Management Certificate from Carleton University. She has experience in office administration, project administration, and communications. She has over 18 years of customer service experience, 12 of which were as supervisor of a CMPA contact centre.
Randi Prieur
Administrative Coordinator

As our Administrative Coordinator, Randi is responsible for general administrative support, operational accounting, and coordination of daily operational requirements. She is the assistant to the CEO and COO, and provides administrative support to the Saegis Board of Directors. Randi is bilingual and has over ten years of experience in administrative and operational support roles.

Mariève Vaillancourt, GD. Prog.Eval., M.Ed. 
Program Evaluation and Accreditation Specialist

As our Program Evaluation and Accreditation Specialist, Mariève is responsible for implementing a robust evaluation and quality assurance process for safety programs and services. Mariève is bilingual and holds a Master’s in Education and a graduate diploma in program evaluation with over ten years of experience working for a non-profit organization.

Karilee Weber
Business Strategy Analyst

As our Business Strategy Analyst, Karilee is responsible for strategic, business and operational planning. Understanding market and customer needs are key parts of Karilee’s role as are articulating Saegis’ goals and measuring and monitoring the organization’s success. She also works with the Saegis team to help identify and prioritize new Saegis products and services.


Cyndi Elliott
Program Lead, Practice Management (currently on maternity leave)
As our Practice Management Program Lead, Cyndi is responsible for support, logistics and implementation of solutions for team-based healthcare practices.  Cyndi has a Masters Certificate in Healthcare Management and over 14 years’ experience working in practice Management and operations within the health care field in practice settings, the clinical research environment and most recently with the CMPA. 

For GENERAL questions or inquiries

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