Board of Directors

Peter Lacey 


Peter Lacey is currently the Chairman of Cervus Equipment Corporation (CERV.TO), a company he and his partners started in 1999 and built from five John Deere dealerships into a company that owns 63 dealerships selling six brands in three countries with revenues of $1.1 Billion, paying a quarterly dividend of $0.11 per share. Mr. Lacey has been Chairman of  Cervus Equipment since inception, and was President and Chief Executive Officer of Cervus Equipment Corporation and its predecessor entities from 1982  to April 2012. Mr. Lacey is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors Education Program at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Ronnie Hershman, M.D., F.C.C.S.


Dr. Hershman is a successful, practicing cardiologist with over three decades of experience. Dr. Hershman graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Sophie Davis Center for Biomedical Research in 1980 and received his medical degree from Mount Sinai Medical Center in 1982. He then continued his medical and cardiovascular training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Hershman has been an Invasive Cardiologist since 1987 and was involved in many clinical trials for emerging catheter technologies. He was a pioneer in performing laser-assisted coronary angioplasty, starting in private practice on Long Island in 1989. Presently the Medical Director of NYU Langone Long Island Cardiac Care he built and manages a large medical practice, employing cutting-edge technology and continues his practice for patients with cardiovascular and peripheral vascular diseases, employing a non-invasive therapy for patients with intractable Angina and Congestive Heart Failure.

Dr. Hershman has also been an entrepreneur and investor for more than two decades. He has been involved in life science investing and consulting for several years and previously or currently serves on the boards of medical biotechnology companies Solubest, Ltd., TheraVitae Inc., Nasus Pharma, SanoNash and Optivasive. He also serves as an advisor to a late­stage, life science venture capital company that has funded 24 companies to-date. Dr. Hershman is now an investor in OurCrowd, Ltd., a leading crowd funding company and is the Co-Founder and CEO of HealthEffect, LLC and CLiHealth, LLC, SoLoyal and Nasus Pharma along with SanoNash.

Thomas Smeenk


Mr. Smeenk was the Founder, a Director, President and Vice-President, Business Development for TheraVitae Inc., which was taken over by Hemostemix Inc. as its Qualifying Transaction.  Mr. Smeenk is a project finance and business development executive with a proven track record of bringing new discoveries to market. He has been a public company executive since 1996, serving most recently as President & CEO of Broadway Gold Mining Ltd, where he completed a $30 million agreement with Rio Tinto. He served as Vice-President Business Development for Memex Inc., a company he took public, President & CEO of e-Manufacturing Networks Inc., President and CEO of Tyranex Gold Inc. and President and CEO of IBI Corporation, where he made a world class vermiculite discovery, which was subsequently sold to Rio Tinto for $2,000,000.

David Wood


Mr. Wood is an independent director of the Company and has a wide range of public company experience.  Most recently Mr. Wood sat on the board of directors from 1997 until the completion of its change of business transaction in October 2019 of Black Bull Resources Inc., a former mining company, which is now listed on the TSXV under the name Magnetic North Acquisitions Corp. From 1999 to 2013, Mr. Wood served as a director of Iplayco Corporation Ltd., a playground equipment designing and manufacturing company, for which he also served as Chairman of the Board from 2008 until 2011. Mr. Wood was a director and former CEO and CFO of DataMiners Capital Corp., a NEX listed company, which completed the reverse take of ZoomD Ltd. in August 2019.