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Dr. Michael Churchill-Smith

President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Churchill-Smith is President and Chief Executive Officer of MMI as well as a director of its parent and sole shareholder, Optimal Health Care Foundation. He is also a Senior Physician at the McGill University Health Centre, and Associate Professor of Medicine at McGill University. For the past 25 years, Dr. Churchill-Smith has been Medical Director of Skyservice Aviation Inc. and Academic Director of the Aviation Medicine Program at McGill University – one of Canada’s most successful air medical organizations – which has now completed more than 20,000 missions.
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Bruce McNiven

Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs
Bruce McNiven is Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs of MMI, and prior to joining the management team in 2014, was the founding external legal counsel for MMI since its establishment in 2004. A lawyer called to the Bar of Quebec, Canada in 1981, he practised business and corporate law at a major Montreal-based Canadian law firm for over thirty years, principally in private equity, embracing a wide range of commercial agreements, mergers and acquisitions, technology transfer and licensing agreements, wealth advisory and business succession planning and not-for-profit and publically-regulated organizations focused on health care.

Beyond his legal career, Mr. McNiven has been deeply involved as a volunteer and as a board member of a number of community, cultural, educational and health and social service organizations. In 2014 he was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours, in recognition of his broad and sustained commitment to the preservation and flourishing of Montreal’s culture and heritage.

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David Guénette

Chief Financial Officer
David Guénette is Chief Financial Officer of MMI. His main areas of expertise include Financial Modeling, Business Valuation, Transfer Pricing, Corporate Taxes, International Tax and Accounting. Prior to joining MMI, Mr. Guénette worked at Bank of Montreal, Deloitte, State Street and Caterpillar where he held various positions in the fields of Engineering, Finance and International Taxation.

Mr. Guénette has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, a Master of Laws in Taxation from HEC Montréal (École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal) and a Master of Business Administration in Investment Management from John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. Mr. Guénette is also a CFA charterholder.

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Robert Babczak

Director of Corporate Relations and University Affairs
Robert Babczak is MMI’s Director of Corporate Relations and University Affairs ensuring the progress of MMI’s various international projects in Central Europe and the Middle East in the context of corporate governance, operations and interaction with external and internal stakeholders. He also is involved with day-to-day operations, corporate communications and MMI board relations.

Mr. Babczak has broad knowledge and experience with healthcare governance and its institutional structures with their various political, business and legislative applications. He obtained a Master’s degree in European Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at the University of British Columbia (UBC) together with a marketing management diploma from British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver, British Columbia. His education combined with his managerial experience makes him a valuable member of the MMI team. Mr. Babczak recently held a liaison position managing MMI Kuwait administrative operations on site. Prior to joining MMI he coordinated and administered the operations of the Board of the McGill University Health Centre. During that time he was also in charge of that institution’s Executive Office Internship Programme and participated in the formation and operations of its Institute for Strategic Analysis and Innovation.

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Dr. Ronald D. Gottesman

Project Lead for Simulation
Dr. Gottesman is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and simulation-based healthcare education. He is currently a Full Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University and the former director of the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning. He has active appointments at the McGill Centre for Medical Education, McGill Teaching and Learning Services and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. His research interests include technology-enhanced instruction, high stakes team training, human factors analysis, resuscitation skills efficacy and knowledge translation in intensive care.

Dr. Gottesman is also the recipient of multiple awards including the Canadian Association of Medical Education Certificate of Merit and the McGill Faculty of Medicine Honors List for Educational Excellence.

Dr. Michael Churchill-SmithPresident and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Churchill-Smith is President and Chief Executive Officer of MMI as well as a director of its parent and sole shareholder, Optimal Health Care Foundation. He is also a Senior Physician at the McGill University Health Centre, and Associate Professor of Medicine at McGill University. For the past 25 years, Dr. Churchill-Smith has been Medical Director of Skyservice Aviation Inc. and Academic Director of the Aviation Medicine Program at McGill University – one of Canada’s most successful air medical organizations – which has now completed more than 20,000 missions.

Bruce McNivenExecutive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs

Bruce McNiven is Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs of MMI, and prior to joining the management team in 2014, was the founding external legal counsel for MMI since its establishment in 2004. A lawyer called to the Bar of Quebec, Canada in 1981, he practised business and corporate law at a major Montreal-based Canadian law firm for over thirty years, principally in private equity, embracing a wide range of commercial agreements, mergers and acquisitions, technology transfer and licensing agreements, wealth advisory and business succession planning and not-for-profit and publically-regulated organizations focused on health care.

Beyond his legal career, Mr. McNiven has been deeply involved as a volunteer and as a board member of a number of community, cultural, educational and health and social service organizations. In 2014 he was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours, in recognition of his broad and sustained commitment to the preservation and flourishing of Montreal’s culture and heritage.

Robert BabczakDirector of Corporate Relations and University Affairs

Robert Babczak is MMI’s Director of Corporate Relations and University Affairs ensuring the progress of MMI’s various international projects in Central Europe and the Middle East in the context of corporate governance, operations and interaction with external and internal stakeholders. He also is involved with day-to-day operations, corporate communications and MMI board relations.

Mr. Babczak has broad knowledge and experience with healthcare governance and its institutional structures with their various political, business and legislative applications. He obtained a Master’s degree in European Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at the University of British Columbia (UBC) together with a marketing management diploma from British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver, British Columbia. His education combined with his managerial experience makes him a valuable member of the MMI team. Mr. Babczak recently held a liaison position managing MMI Kuwait administrative operations on site. Prior to joining MMI he coordinated and administered the operations of the Board of the McGill University Health Centre. During that time he was also in charge of that institution’s Executive Office Internship Programme and participated in the formation and operations of its Institute for Strategic Analysis and Innovation.

David GuénetteChief Financial Officer

David Guénette is Chief Financial Officer of MMI. His main areas of expertise include Financial Modeling, Business Valuation, Transfer Pricing, Corporate Taxes, International Tax and Accounting. Prior to joining MMI, Mr. Guénette worked at Bank of Montreal, Deloitte, State Street and Caterpillar where he held various positions in the fields of Engineering, Finance and International Taxation.

Mr. Guénette has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, a Master of Laws in Taxation from HEC Montréal (École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal) and a Master of Business Administration in Investment Management from John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. Mr. Guénette is also a CFA charterholder.

Dr. Ronald D. GottesmanProject Lead for Simulation

Dr. Gottesman is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and simulation-based healthcare education. He is currently a Full Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University and the former director of the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning. He has active appointments at the McGill Centre for Medical Education, McGill Teaching and Learning Services and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. His research interests include technology-enhanced instruction, high stakes team training, human factors analysis, resuscitation skills efficacy and knowledge translation in intensive care.

Dr. Gottesman is also the recipient of multiple awards including the Canadian Association of Medical Education Certificate of Merit and the McGill Faculty of Medicine Honors List for Educational Excellence.