Our Board

Trevor Gascoyne
Trevor Gascoyne, M.Sc., P.Eng
President & CEO

As the President & CEO, Trevor is focused on leading research and development initiatives to improve orthopaedic medicine and enhance the safety and efficacy of medical devices. Through investing in local talent, he develops meaningful collaborations with both national and international groups to advance the state of orthopaedic care in Canada and around the world.

Trevor obtained his Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Manitoba, earned Professional Engineer status in 2015, and has accumulated over 20 scientific publications over his 10+ years in the field of orthopaedics and medical device engineering. Trevor also serves as the Canadian Chair of the ISO Implants for Surgery – Bone and joint replacements subcommittee and is the General Manager of the Canadian RSA (radiostereometric analysis) Network.

Ariel R. Dujovne, Ing. M.Sc (biomech)
Vice Chair

Ariel R. Dujovne, Ing. M.Sc (biomech) is a Mechanical Engineer graduated at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario (Rosario, Argentina) specialized in biomechanics/biomaterials at Masters level at Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada). Recipient of several scholarships and former university Researcher with over 28 years of experience in biomaterials, tissue mechanics, and implantable medical devices, Mr. Dujovne has published over 60 scientific papers and abstracts, book chapters, and newspaper articles and he is coauthor in 5 patents on novel medical innovations in the field of osteosynthesis and bone reconstruction.

Mr. Dujovne is the co-founder, President and CEO of Pega Medical, a Montreal-based medical device company dedicated to the development of Pediatric Orthopaedic Implantable Devices; and partner and Director of the Board at Citagenix Inc. an orthobiologics company that operates in the global oral craniofacial (OCF) and orthopaedic specialty markets focused on the development and commercialization of bioimplants and bone substitutes.

Laurie Walus, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
Board Treasurer

Laurie graduated initially with her diploma in nursing from Health Sciences Centre in 1976 then went on to obtain her degree in nursing from University of Manitoba. She then graduated from her Masters of Science in Administration (Healthcare Concentration) in 1996. Laurie has worked in Medicine and Surgery areas as a staff member, Manager, and a Director both regionally and at acute care hospitals.

Laurie was the Chief Nursing Officer at Concordia from 2004 to 2018 and held multiple areas of responsibility including clinical programs, allied health and other supporting departments throughout her tenure.

Martin Petrak
Martin Petrak
Director

Martin is a biomedical engineer from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, holding two undergraduate degrees (Environmental Science and Biosystems Engineering) and one graduate degree in Engineering from the University of Manitoba. Martin became an accredited Professional Engineer in Manitoba in 2007 and was instrumental in the construction of the Concordia Hip and Knee Institute in 2009. Martin founded the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre in 2010 and was the President and CEO for 12 years. Martin also founded Precision ADM, an advanced manufacturing service provider in Winnipeg, MB in 2015 and continues to serve as its President and CEO.

Edward S. Richmond
Director

Ed is the Chief Operating Officer of the All-Fab Group, a building components company based in Winnipeg with operations across Western Canada. He has held a variety of senior management positions with companies spanning several technologies, including medical imaging systems, gas turbine power-plants and aerospace & defence electronic systems. Ed has most recently held senior executive positions with IMRIS and the Standard Aero Group.

Ed is an engineering graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada and has completed advanced business management education with the Institute of Corporate Directors, the General Electric Management Institute and the Wharton Business School. Ed has served on local Boards including the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and several technology firms. He is a member of the Premier’s Economic Advisory Committee for Manitoba and a member of the Dean of Business Advisory Committee for the University of Winnipeg. Ed is also an active investor and advisor to a number of new ventures across North America.

Eric Bohm B.Eng MD MSc FRCSC
Director, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Bohm works at the Concordia Hip and Knee Institute in Winnipeg, Canada where he specializes in primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery. He has undergraduate degrees in both mechanical engineering and medicine from McMaster University, and a graduate degree in Community Health and Epidemiology from Dalhousie University. He completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Saskatchewan, and undertook an arthroplasty fellowship at Dalhousie University in Halifax. In 2009, he completed the prestigious ABC orthopaedic fellowship, visiting the UK, Ireland and South Africa. Dr. Bohm has improved the lives of Manitobans through joint replacement procedures for over 20 years.

Dr. Bohm’s areas of research interest include access, appropriateness, effectiveness and safety of healthcare, clinical registries, clinical trials, implant retrieval analysis, and radiographic stereometric analysis. He currently chairs Manitoba’s provincial orthopedic standards committee and the advisory committee of the Canadian Joint Replacement Registry. He serves as medical advisor to the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s orthopedic waitlist, joint replacement registry and central intake program. He is also a member of the George and Fay Yee Center for Healthcare Innovation, where he serves as director of their Health System Performance platform. He is co-lead for Manitoba’s Choosing Wisely initiative and is the Chair of the Canadian Arthroplasty Society.

Nelson Kalin, B.COMM, CPA, CA
Director

Having served for more than three decades in executive and operational roles of finance, aerospace, defence and space with worldwide interests, Nelson will bring to our Board vast experience, insight, and knowledge of the complexities of strategic planning, finance, supply chain, operational execution, and human capital management, including corporate governance and audit expertise.

Nelson is the Chief Financial Officer of Precision ADM, an additive manufacturing company located in Winnipeg. Nelson has most recently held a director of finance position at Magellan Aerospace responsible for overall financial management, financial reporting and transparency, structured finance, and negotiating lending arrangements. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, CA and holds a degree from The University of Calgary.

David Hedden, MD, B.Sc., FRCSC
Director

Dr. Hedden completed his Internship at Addington Hospital, Natal University Medical School, South Africa Rotations. He then completed his Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Manitoba 1997, attained a Clinical Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Trauma at the University of Toronto. Dr. Hedden has been helping Manitoban’s with musculoskeletal diseases for over 25 years.

Thomas Turgeon, MD, B.Sc., MPH, FRCSC
Director

Dr. Turgeon completed his Orthopaedic Residency at the University of Saskatchewan and in 2003, attained a Fellowship in adult Reconstructive Surgery at the Arthritis Surgery Center of San Diego. He attained a Master’s of Public Health and Epidemiology at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Turgeon has practiced orthopaedic medicine in Manitoba since 2005 and is currently the Arthroplasty Research Chair at the Concordia Hospital and Concordia Foundation.

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