Vice-President, Operations

Dennis Garvin Vice-President, Operations Dennis has an extensive leadership background in the health care sector.  He graduated from the University of Ottawa Biomedical Sciences Program, completed a Masters in Business Administration and has had a successful career in both the private and public healthcare sectors ever since.   Prior to joining EORLA, Dennis was the…

Chief of Staff

Dr. Vidhya Nair is an Anatomical Pathologist with a special focus on Cardiovascular Pathology, at the Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa since 2018. She is the Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Ottawa and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine. She is currently…

Dr. Ivan Blasutig, PhD, FCACB EORLA Quality Lead Dr. Ivan Blasutig is the Chair of the EORLA Quality Committee, whose function is to lead and promote excellence of quality in Laboratory Medicine across all 18 EORLA laboratories. As a respected and experienced Clinical Biochemist, he is the Division Chief of Clinical Biochemistry at CHEO, the…

Dr. Marc Desjardins, PhD, D(ABMM), FCCM Microbiology Dr. Desjardins received his PhD in Microbiology from the University of Ottawa and completed a clinical fellowship program at The University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital from 1996 to 1998. He holds board certification with the American Board of Medical Microbiology, and he is a Fellow of the…

Dr. Harman Sekhon, MD, MSc, PhD, FCAP Anatomical Pathology After graduating from medical school, Dr. Sekhon obtained MSc and PhD in Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (UBC), Canada. Thereafter, he did Post-doctoral Fellowship at the UBC and subsequently joined as a Research Scholar at the Tulane University, New Orleans,…

Dr. Michael Rutherford, MD, PhD, FRCPC Hematopathology, Transfusion Medicine, HLA Typing & Molecular Oncology Diagnostics Laboratory As a Regional Discipline Head, Dr. Rutherford supports a strong team of laboratory physicians who have extensive practice experience and expertise in Transfusion Medicine, lab Hemostasis/Thrombosis, Malignant Hematopathology including Lymphoma Pathology, HLA-typing for transplantation programs and Molecular Oncology Diagnostic…

Vice-President, Finance & Administration

Vice President Finance & Administration Adam Cantor CPA, CMA, MBA Adam Cantor joined EORLA in 2023.  His professional interests and 20+ years of working in the private sector have been focused in areas where success requires the alignment and integration of a company’s business, financial and change management strategies. Adam is a Chartered Professional Accountant…

Vice-President, Human Resources

Angela Coombs Interim Vice-President, Human Resources Angela is an experienced human resources leader who has spent the last 20 years focusing on the healthcare sector. She graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Business Administration program and has been awarded Certified Human Resources Professional and Certified Human Resources Leader designations from the Human Resources Professional Association.…

Deputy Chief Medical / Scientific Officer

Dr. Chris McCudden, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB, FCAC Deputy Chief Medical / Scientific Officer Dr. McCudden is the Deputy Chief Medical Scientific Officer and Medical Director of Informatics and Information Technology for the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association.  He serves as a Clinical Biochemist at the Ottawa Hospital and is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of…

Jeffrey Dale CEO Jeffrey Dale is the CEO of the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA). Jeffrey was appointed as CEO in January 2019, after being on the EORLA Board of Directors since 2013. Jeffrey has extensive board and management experience with technology, finance, manufacturing, education, healthcare, airports and multiple charitable organizations. Prior to EORLA,…