Board of Directors
Mr. Chris Dobbin
Chris Dobbin is a founding shareholder of Nova Leap Health Corp. and the Co-owner and Director of Earth Angels Living Assistance Inc., one of the largest privately owned home care companies in rural Nova Scotia. Mr. Dobbin has over 18 years of professional experience, has been named one of Atlantic Canada’s Emerging Leaders, and has received national recognition as the recipient of the 2013 Exempt Market Dealers Association (EMDA) Private Debt Deal of the Year and 2012 EMDA Private Equity Deal of the Year awards.
Mr. Dobbin is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, a member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a graduate of Mount Allison University and a former Director of the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada (PCMA).
Mr. Dana Hatfield
Mr. Hatfield has over 15 years of financial leadership in increasingly senior roles. In addition to his Directorship at Nova Leap, Mr. Hatfield currently holds a position as CFO and Director for GoGold Resources Inc. Previously, Mr. Hatfield has served as CFO for Brigus Gold Corp., Senior Vice President Finance for AuRico Gold Inc., and Director of Finance with the Eastern Canada division of Sysco Corporation where Mr. Hatfield oversaw financial reporting, internal controls, budgeting and planning, equity and debt financings, and all operational finance functions. Prior to this, he was a Senior Manager with an international accounting firm advising various public companies on Canadian and US stock exchange regulations, equity financings, and general financial management.
Mr. Hatfield is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Mr. Michael O’Keefe
In addition to his Directorship at Nova Leap, Mr. O’Keefe currently holds the position of Director of Finance at Erdene Resource Development Corp. as well as CFO of Erdene’s fully controlled subsidiary, Advanced Primary Minerals Corporation.
Mr. O’Keefe has extensive experience in senior finance positions in both public and private companies and was part of the senior management team for one of the “50 Best Managed” private companies in Canada.
Mr. O’Keefe obtained his BBA (Accounting) from St Francis Xavier University in 1993, received his accounting designation (CMA) in 1997, and his MBA from Saint Mary’s University in 2006.
Mr. Wayne Myles, QC
Wayne is the co-owner and Chairman of a diversified group of companies including Distribution Inc., Big Erics Inc. and Terra Nova Foods Limited. Wayne is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation and is Past Chairman of the Board of Victoria Order of Nursing (VON) Canada. A corporate lawyer, Wayne has significant experience in international M&A, and banking.