Board of Directors

Abe Schwartz
Abe Schwartz is the founder and president of Schwartz Technologies Corporation and has been an advisor to Covalon Technologies Ltd. since March 7, 2008. Mr. Schwartz has been actively building and managing companies, from start-up to maturity since his first start-up, Polaris Technology Corporation, a computer software firm which he founded in 1977. In 1993, Mr. Schwartz co-founded The Workflow Automation Corporation. He was involved with Inter-Citic Minerals Inc. in 2001 as an advisor on a mining-related computer project in China. Mr. Schwartz serves as a Member of the Advisory Board at RedHill Biopharma Ltd. Mr. Schwartz has also held executive positions in various public and private companies including, among others, President, CEO and Director of Cedara Software Corp. In addition, Mr. Schwartz is the chairman of the board of Mitec. Mr. Schwartz has over 35 years of experience in launching products, R&D, international distribution agreements, re-organization in large-scale corporations, venture capital financing, and negotiating mergers and acquisitions.
Joseph Cordiano
Joseph Cordiano joined Cityzen Development Group, a real estate development company, as a principal in 2006, where he is responsible for the sales and marketing as well as new business development of its Greater Toronto Area projects. During his 21 years of public service as a Member of the Ontario Provincial Legislature, Mr. Cordiano served as the Minister of Economic Development and Trade, GTA Regional Minister, and as a member of the Priorities and Planning Committee of Cabinet. A graduate of the University of Toronto and The University of Toledo, Ohio, Mr. Cordiano holds an MBA with a specialty in marketing.
Dr. Murray Miller
Dr. Murray Miller is the managing director of Trillium Imaging Inc., which operates medical imaging centres in Mississauga and Toronto. He is a practicing radiologist in Mississauga and Toronto. He served as Chief Radiologist at the Queensway Hospital from 1996 to 1998, and has been an active member of the medical staff at Trillium Health Partners since 1988. Dr. Miller served on the board of directors of Trillium Health Partners from 2001 to 2005 and on the Trillium Health Partners Foundation board of directors from 2000 to 2006. He has been a consultant to the medical industry, including medical device manufacturers and medical imaging vendors.
Brian Pedlar has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation since April 3, 2010 and a member of the Board since January 14, 2010. Previously, Mr. Pedlar was President of Pedlar Ventures Limited, a private venture investment and consulting firm based in Oakville, Ontario. He has served in senior executive positions with public companies including temporary Chief Financial Officer, Cygnal Technologies Corporation, October 2007; President, Cedara Software Corp., 2005 to 2006; Chief Financial Officer, Cedara Software Corp., 2004 to 2005; and Director of Finance, Cedara Software Corp., 2000 to 2004. Mr. Pedlar has also held senior executive positions with Merge Healthcare and IMAX Corporation. Mr. Pedlar holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Allison University, a post-graduate diploma in Accounting from Wilfrid Laurier University, is a Canadian Chartered Public Accountant and Chartered Accountant. 
Jeffrey Mandel
Jeffrey Mandel is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitec Technologies Inc., formerly Mitec Telecom Inc. (MTM.h, TSXV). Mitec exited the telecom and satellite and communications area in 2012. From 2013 to 2015, Mitec was involved in development of technology that addresses certain security and privacy risks associated with electronic data transfer. Mr. Mandel has been involved in the high-tech, communications, healthcare and retail industries over his 30-year career and has led capital development activities as well as identified and executed various successful commercialization strategies for companies for which he has been active. Mr. Mandel has broad experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and investor relationship management throughout his career, having progressed through a number of senior positions at various firms in the Canadian securities industry.
Hon. Elinor Caplan
Hon. Elinor Caplan's business career began in 1972 as President of Elinor Caplan & Associates, a real estate title searching and conveyance firm. She was elected to North York Council as an Alderman (1978-1985). She served as a Member of Provincial Parliament in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1985 to 1997 where she held three cabinet posts. Elinor is best known as Ontario Health Minister, (1987-1990). She then was elected a Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons from 1997 to 2004. Elinor served in the cabinet of the Rt. Hon. Jean Chretien as Minister of Citizenship & Immigration (1999 - 2002) and as Minister of National Revenue (2002 -2003). Elinor retired from elected office in 2004. She was CEO of Canada Strategies Inc until 2017. Elinor was a member of the Board of the Canadian Public Health Initiative (CIHI) until 2014. She also served as a Member of the Advisory Board at Closing the Gap Healthcare Group, Inc. until 2017. Elinor was a member of a World Health Organization (WHO) International expert project team. Presently she is a member of the Advisory Board of DashMD. Elinor is a graduate of the Director Education Program of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Ian Brindle
Dr. Ian Brindle is currently a Professor Emeritus at Brock University. Dr. Brindle is also the former Vice President of Research, former Dean of Chemistry and has held other academic postings at Brock University since 1968. Dr. Brindle is a professor of Chemistry, holds a Chancellor’s Chair in Research Excellence, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and is author of more than 70 publications in analytical chemistry. The University of Manchester awarded Dr. Brindle the degree of Doctor of Science for belonging to that group of scientists who “have distinguished themselves as authorities in the field by their substantial and original contributions to the advancement of knowledge.” He also holds a Bachelor of Science from Manchester University and a Masters of Science from Brock University.
Before retiring from the U.S. Army in 2008, Maj. Gen. Gale Pollock served as Commander, US Army Medical Command, and Acting Surgeon General of the Army. In the latter role, she was the first woman or non-physician to hold this role in any of the military services, and managed a $9.7B annual budget. Maj. Gen. Pollock is an adjunct clinical professor of Yonsei University Graduate School of Nursing, owner of Pollock Associates, an LLC doing healthcare consulting, and serves on several scientific advisory boards. Maj. Gen. Pollock was the founding Executive Director of the Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration in Pittsburgh, PA, served as an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and School of Nursing, and was an Advanced Leadership Fellow in Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative.