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Tom Hunter

Tom Hunter is a partner in Gowlings' Waterloo Region office and practises in the area of corporate, commercial and technology law. He also serves as co-chair of the Firm's National Technology Law Practice Group and is the former department head of the Waterloo Region Business Law Group.

His particular areas of focus include assisting entrepreneurs and owner operators with startup and growth oriented companies, mergers and acquisitions, financing and all aspects of technology commercialization. Tom provides guidance to Oculys, sharing his insight from past experience with young technology companies.

Michael Dye

As a Vice President and Market Manager for TD Wealth Private Client Group, Michael provides integrated and customized wealth management solutions. These financial services encompass private banking, private trust, private investment counsel, private investment advice, insurance, and wealth advisory services. As an expert in wealth solutions, Michael keeps a keen eye on the customer experience and is committed to delivering significant financial value. His expertise in developing relationships is evidenced through his service as past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Food Bank of Waterloo Region and his current board position with St. Mary's Hospital Foundation. Michael’s focused perspective and commitment to ensuring a positive customer experience play an important role on the Oculys board.

Bruce Gordon

Bruce Gordon is Chairman, Manulife Bank of Canada, Manulife Trust Company and Standard Life Canada. He is also a director of Manulife Asset Management Limited. Bruce retired from Manulife Financial Corporation in March 2007, where he held the position of Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager, Canada and was a member of the Executive and Management Committee. During his 18 year career, he held various senior positions.

He is involved in the Kitchener Waterloo Community, currently chairing Barnraisers, is on the Board of Waterloo Region Family Network, the Advisory Committee of the Conrad Centre for Business Entrepreneurship and Technology at the University of Waterloo, and chairs Development Committee and is Chairman of Centre In The Square. He is also a Partner in Social Venture Partners. Bruce also serves on the board of the C.D. Howe Institute and Aurigen Capital Ltd.

He has served on the board of St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation as well as chairing the hospital’s Leadership Committee, and was a member of the University of Waterloo’s Board of Governors, Executive Committee, Finance and Investment Committee, Audit Committee and Pension Committee. Bruce graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. With his distinguished career and significant accomplishments, Bruce provides Oculys with guidance and a valuable business viewpoint.

Wilson Parasiuk

Wilson is an entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in the private and public sectors. He is founder and CEO of the Paralink Group of Companies which organizes international private / public sector partnerships in the export of Canada's expertise in health care, education, and government services.

He has served as Deputy Chair and CEO of Interhealth Canada Ltd, Chair and CEO of the British Columbia Trade Development Corporation, and President of Vancity Enterprises.

Wilson also had a distinguished public sector career in the Canadian, Manitoba, and British Columbia governments serving as a civil servant, MLA, Cabinet Minister, and as Chair and CEO of various Crown Corporations. He serves or has served on the Boards of private, non-profit and public companies and entities at the local, provincial, national, and international levels. Wilson’s enthusiasm for efficiencies in healthcare, coupled with his vast experience, provides Oculys with a truly unique and fresh perspective.

Peter Sweeney

Since 2001, Peter has contributed to St. Mary’s General Hospital as the Director of Communications & Patient Relations before taking on the leadership of the hospital’s Foundation in 2004. With the mission to be recognized for creativity and effectiveness in fundraising, the foundation has just completed an historic joint campaign with two local hospitals to raise funds for the new regional Advanced Cardiac Care Centre, an expanded ER, as well as other enhancements to local community health facilities.

In addition to his role at the Foundation, Peter is also President of St. Joseph’s Health System International Outreach, a program that partners with developing countries to provide training in current medical and nursing techniques and as well as deliver basic medical supplies. Peter is a valued board member who’s provides an understanding from both the hospital and foundation vantage points.