The EXCITE International Advisory Council

Drawing from the worldwide community of scientists, innovators, corporate leaders and healthcare specialists, we are proud to have these members on the EXCITE International Advisory Council.


Anne Kolbe, EXCITE International Advisory Council

Anne Kolbe, MBBS

Anne Kolbe is a paediatric surgeon with thirty years clinical practice experience in the health systems of New Zealand, Australia and the USA. » More

Naomi Aronson, EXCITE International Executive Board

Naomi Aronson, PhD

Dr. Naomi Aronson is the Executive Director of Clinical Evaluation, Innovation, and Policy, Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association. » More

Shahira Bhimani, EXCITE International Advisory Council

Shahira Bhimani

Shahira Bhimani is Director of MaRS EXCITE.  » More

David Boudreau, EXCITE International Advisory Council

David Boudreau

David Boudreau has a biochemistry degree and a chemical engineering degree with honour, both from the University of Ottawa.  » More


Bill Charnetski, EXCITE International Advisory Council

William Charnetski

Mr. Charnetski is an accomplished executive who has worked in the highest levels of business, law and government.  » More

Andrew Davies, EXCITE International Advisory Committee

Andrew Davies

Andrew Davies is the Director of Market Access, where he ensures that processes are optimized to support new technologies and best practices. » More

Neil Fraser, EXCITE International Executive Board

Neil D. Fraser

Neil D. Faser is President of Medtronic Canada, which helps to improve the lives and health of millions of people each year. 
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Joseph Gatewood, EXCITE International Executive Board

Joseph Gatewood

Joseph is Vice President, Global Strategy & Analysis with Advanced Medical Technology Association.
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Trent Haywood, EXCITE International Executive Board

Trent Haywood, MD

Trent Haywood, M.D., J.D., is chief medical officer for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).
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Chris Henshall, PhD

Chris Henshall, PhD

Dr. Henshall is an Honorary Professor at Brunel University and an independent consultant in health, research and innovation policy.  » More

Jo Carol Hiatt EXCITE International Advisory Council

Jo Carol Hiatt, MD

Dr. Jo Carol Hiatt is Chair of the National Product Council for Kaiser Permanente (KP).
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Rafi Hofstein, EXCITE International Advisory Council

Rafi Hofstein, PhD

Dr. Raphael Hofstein is the President and CEO of MaRS Innovation, having joined the organization in 2009.  » More


Louis Jacques, EXCITE International Advisory Council

Louis Jacques, MD

Louis Jacques, M.D. is Chief Clinical Officer and a Senior Vice President at ADVI, where he is also a partner. » More

Mark Leahey, EXCITE International Advisory Council

Mark Leahey

Mark is the President & CEO for the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA).
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Brian O'Rourke, EXCITE International Advisory Council

Brian O'Rourke, PhD

Dr. O'Rourke joined CADTH in 2009, following a distinguished career as a Pharmacist and Health Service Executive with the Canadian military. » More

Brian O'Rourke, EXCITE International Advisory Council

Kathrine Myhre, CEO

Kathrine Myhre established the cluster Oslo Medtech and has since been the CEO, even when it was renamed to Norway Health Tech. » More


Richard Ivey, EXCITE International Executive Board

Shirlee Sharkey, ICD.D

Shirlee is president and chief executive officer of Saint Elizabeth and Elizz, a leading national health care organization. » More

Richard Ivey, EXCITE International Executive Board

Murray Sheldon, MD

Dr. Sheldon joined the FDA in 2013 as the Associate Director for Technology and Innovation. » More

Yves Verboven, EXCITE International Executive Board

Yves Verboven

Yves Verboven is the Director of Access & Economic Policies at MedTechEurope, and a member of the EXCITE International Advisory Council. » More


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