Banting Research Foundation Board of Trustees

Honourary Patron

Mrs. Nona MacDonald Heaslip

Retired Public Relations Executive

The Board of Trustees

Dr. Catharine Whiteside

Chair of the Board

Emerita Professor and Former Dean of Medicine, University of Toronto
Molly Verrier

Ms. Molly Verrier


Associate Professor Emeritus
Former Chair of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto

Donald Guloien

Mr. Donald Guloien

Chair, Governance Committee

Founder, Guloien Capital, Past President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife

Mr.Gerald Lokash

Chair, Audit, Finance & Investment Committee

Retired C.A./Chartered Professional Accountant and Business Advisor

Ms. Shanon Grauer


Counsel, INQ Law
Retired senior partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Dr. Alain Beaudet


Former President, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Former President & CEO, Fonds de la recherche en santé du du Québec (FRSQ)

Mr. André Morriseau


Chair, Anishnawbe Health Foundation (AHF)

Communication Manager, Native Women’s Association (ONWA)

Ms. Andrea Donlan


VP, MacMillan Vantage Policy Group

Chair of the Board, Goodwill-Amity Group (Hamilton)

Former President & CEO, Manifest

Mr. Richard Nunn

Chair, Audit, Finance & Investment Committee

Senior Partner, Deloitte

Chair of the Board, University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation

Former Governor, Governing Council, University of Toronto

Ms. Sheelagh Whittaker

Chair, Partnership & Business Development Committee

Former CEO, Canadian Satellite Communications Inc.

Mr. Jesse Vincent-Herscovici


CEO, Axelys 

Former VP, Mitacs Business Development

Dr. Marc-Antonie Pouliot


Professor, Department of Microbiology-Infectious Diseases and Immunology, of the Laval University School of Medicine

Director, CHUL Infectious and Immune Diseases Axis

Board Director Emeritius

Dr. Frederick H. Lowy, OC

Former Board of Trustee Member

Former Dean of Medicine, University of Toronto

Former President and Vice-Chancellor, Concordia University

Honourary Directors

John S. Floras

Trustee Emeritus

Deputy Physician in Chief, Research, Mount Sinai Hospital

Director of Research, University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital Division of Cardiology

Reinhart Reithmeier

Chair, Grant Review Panel 2012-19

Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto

Former Chair, Royal Canadian Institute of Science

Former Special Advisor to the Dean of Medicine, Healthy Labs Initiative, University of Toronto

Executive Director

Maurine Kwok

Executive Director

Maurine is a highly respected value creator within the business community and her wealth of project management and regulatory experience spans the globe.

Prior to joining the Banting Research Foundation she was director of a global integrative health company.  In this leadership role she partnered with CEOs, senior executives, entrepreneurs and local communities to transform and bring the vision to life. In addition, she created business development and platform strategies for global expansion.

Her ability to adeptly navigate the public (university and government), private (banking and commerce), and CPG (pharma and cosmetics), industries enables her to nurture and grow high-value client relationships from multiple business sectors.

Working with the Board, she is addressing the urgent need to invest in emerging Canadian research talent, catalyze biomedical discovery, and to future-proof the Foundation’s mission.


Bill Hewitt


Retired Trustee, CFA Financial & Investment Consultant

Denise McEachern


Assistant VP, Estate Financial Planning Services, Sun Life