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Our Lions

Wise investment in health care has never been more vital than right now. And it’s hard to imagine a more discerning group of donors with the collective expertise of our Lions. They are:

In 1995 Bob, and his partners, established Owens MacFadyen Group. After 20 years with a major financial services firm, their mission was, and still is, to offer independent, comprehensive financial management services. With over 35 years of experience, Bob is well recognized for his expertise in the financial issues faced by professionals and business owners. Bob holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Acadia University. He has been invited to speak at numerous industry functions across Canada and the United States. Bob is a member of the Financial Advisors Association of Canada, the Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting (CALU) and the Investment Industry Association of Canada. He has been active with industry and community organizations, including Past Chair of CALU, Past Chair of Rothesay Netherwood School, Past President of Riverside Golf and Country Club and Past Chair of National Health Care Coalition and is a Board Member of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies.

Miranda Hubbs is currently an Independent Director of Nutrien, Imperial Oil and PSP Investments, and has previously served on the Boards of Directors of Spectra Energy and Agrium. She is a founding member and National Co-Chair of the Canadian Red Cross Tiffany Circle—Women Leading Through Philanthropy, and also serves on the Advisory Board of the Toronto Biennial of Art. Miranda holds a BSc from Western University and an MBA from Shulich School of Business at York University. She is a CFA charterholder and a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance Fellow and holds the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight. Prior to her retirement in 2011, Miranda was Executive Vice President and Managing Director of McLean Budden, one of Canada's largest institutional asset managers. Previous to McLean Budden, she was an energy research analyst and investment banker with Gordon Capital, a large Canadian brokerage firm.

Scott McCain is Chairman of the Board of McCain Foods Limited. He is also President of JSM Capital Corporation (a private investment holding corporation). In 2014, Mr. McCain retired as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Agribusiness Group at Maple Leaf Foods Inc., a role he held since 1999. From 1995 to 1999, he was Executive Vice President at Maple Leaf Foods. Prior to joining Maple Leaf Foods, Mr. McCain was Vice-President of Production, McCain Foods Limited in Canada. Mr. McCain joined McCain Foods in 1978 where he held progressively senior positions in manufacturing and operations. Mr. McCain holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mount Allison University (1978). He is a director of SeaFort Capital Inc., Saint John Major Junior Hockey Club Limited, the Fraser Institute's Atlantic Canada Prosperity Initiative and the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation Inc.

Mike Webb is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Administrative Officer for Nutrien, responsible for Human Resources, Global Facilities, Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations, Community Relations and Investment, as well as Issues Management and Government Relations. He was previously the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Nutrien. When Mike joined Agrium in January 2014, he was Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Mike moved to Canada in 2010 following a 20-year career in the Asia Pacific region. He started in Hong Kong in financial services having worked for Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. While at Morgan Stanley, he served in senior HR roles in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and India. Later, he joined HSBC as Head of HR for their institutional businesses in the Asia Pacific region, which was comprised of 20 countries. Mike eventually became Global Head of HR for HSBC Amanah and worked throughout the Middle East. In 2010, he became an International Executive for HSBC and moved to Vancouver to assume responsibility as Senior Vice President, HR for Canada before moving to Agrium in 2014. Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree from William Jewell College in Missouri in 1990. He has also served on a number of non-profit Boards the most recent being the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Society.

David is the President and CEO of Canadian Health Solutions. The company provides medical services, health care solutions and is active in research. It is presently exploring development of E-Health solutions that help improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery and contribute to a sustainable health system. Dr. David Elias possesses an Undergraduate Degree in Pharmacy and a Medical Degree from Dalhousie University. He is certified in Emergency Medicine by the Canadian College of Family Physicians. He has practised in the area of Occupational Medicine and Disability Management for over twenty years. He is a certified independent medical examiner with the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. In his effort to increase awareness for the principles of Occupational Medicine & the development of health care management solutions, David taught an MBA course at UNBSJ on E-Health, teaches to Family Medicine Residents, and presents medical lectures to other Canadian physicians. David’s diversified entrepreneurial interests and his involvement in various industry sections (health, research, business, and education); demonstrate his commitment to growth and development in New Brunswick. He serves on a variety of boards and committees including: YMCA, Enterprise Saint John, Shift Energy, Health + Life Science New Brunswick, Facilicorp New Brunswick.