Ontario Genomics Welcomes New Board Members

Ontario Genomics is pleased to announce the appointment of Alison Sunstrum and Nancy Carter to our Board of Directors. Two highly accomplished women in business, they bring a wealth of insight, experience, and expertise in areas crucial to our business and will contribute to achieving the of Ontario Genomics.

Nancy Carter is the Vice President, Legal and Corporate Governance of CANARIE Inc., a key partner in Canada’s National Research and Education Network. Nancy is responsible for legal matters, governance, risk management, compliance, and global projects, as well as aligning CANARIE’s equity, diversity, and inclusion goals with business outcomes. Nancy has been with the organization since 1997, and most recently served as CANARIE\’s Chief Financial Officer for 15 years. Nancy serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), chairing the Finance Committee, and is the former Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Internet Society, Canada Chapter. Nancy has served on the CIRA NomCom, since 2018, acting as Chair since 2020. In addition, she has chaired the Steering Committee for the Canadian Internet Governance Forum since 2018.

Alison Sunstrum is Founder/CEO of CNSRV-X Inc. (Conserve X), a Canadian company researching and applying emerging technology in agriculture. Alison is a Venture Partner at Builders VC, a San Francisco/Calgary based venture capital fund investing in founders re-imagining large underinvested, antiquated industries. She is an investment committee member of The51. The51 is creating a critical mass of female-powered capital investing in women-led companies. Formerly as Co-CEO/Founder of GrowSafe Systems Ltd., she grew their research and development skunkworks from an Alberta garage to global operations receiving International recognition for science-based innovation. Alison holds patents for innovative technology and has presented widely on Big Data, the Internet of Livestock Things, and commercializing early-stage technology ventures. She is a member of the Agri-Food Innovation Council, the Canadian Council of Innovators, the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors, and a former member of Canada’s economic strategy table. In 2021, she was named one of the “Top 50 In Canadian Agriculture”.

Ontario Genomics is also excited to announce that Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan will be stepping into the role of Vice-Chair of the Board and Chair of the Governance, Human Resources, and Nominations Committee. We thank Dr. Tom Corr for his service in the role of Vice-Chair and Chair of the Governance, Human Resources, and Nominations Committee.

Ontario Genomics thanks retiring board member, Dr. Alison Paprica, for her three years of expertise and service on our board and as a member of the Audit Committee.

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