Dr. Joseph Gabriele
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Science Officer and Director
Dr. Gabriele is the founder, inventor and visionary behind the Delivra™ technology. Dr. Gabriele has devoted the past eight years to innovation, development, and commercialization activities at Delivra, and in addition to providing guidance and vision for Delivra, he actively stewards its robust R&D program. He has a doctorate in molecular pharmacology and is an Assistant Professor (PT), McMaster University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, as well as Special Graduate Faculty, University of Guelph, Department of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Gabriele received a B.Sc from the University of Toronto, with M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from McMaster University. Dr. Gabriele’s Ph.D. training was conducted under Dr. R.K. Mishra, focusing on molecular pharmacology/neuroscience and its implications in psychiatric and neurological disorders. He has received numerous awards, including a CIHR studentship award in pharmacology during his M.Sc. degree; an NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship during his Ph.D. training; and the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Young Investigator Award.
Pascal Attard, CPA, CA
Vice President, Finance
Mr. Attard joined Delivra in June 2015 as the Company’s Controller and became the Vice President, Finance in November 2016. Mr. Attard received his CPA, CA designation in 2009, from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and received his Bachelor of Accounting (Honours Co-op) degree from the University of Brock in 2006. Prior to joining Delivra, Mr. Attard was the Corporate Controller for Red Tiger Mining Inc. (TSXV: RMN) and Manager of Assurance and Audit at a mid-market accounting firm.
Vice President, Sales and Distribution
Mr. Ferris was instrumental in the founding and growth of the Delivra consumer healthcare products business, having joined the Company in 2008. He manages or contributes to corporate strategy, product development, branding, packaging, retail distribution, and advertising. Mr. Ferris has over 25 years of experience in sales and distribution, with a particular focus on natural health products. He has served as both an executive and an entrepreneur, having founded and grown successful retail businesses in the natural products category.
Dr. David Baranowski
Director of Research
Dr. Baranowski joined the company at the inception of its research and development laboratory in 2013. He manages the day-to-day operations of the R&D segment of Delivra, guiding and designing basic, pre-clinical, and clinical research with a strong focus on the regulatory pathways to product development. Dr. Baranowski also functions as human resource manager of R&D and holds an Adjunct Professor position at the University of Prince Edward Island. Dr. Baranowski has worked in the biotechnology industry for 10 years as a research scientist for various enterprises including CRP40 Inc. and Neurodyn Inc. with experience in laboratory management, methods development, and pre-clinical experimentation. His previous position as a research scientist included technical expertise associated therapeutics and diagnostics for Parkinson’s disease along with numerous bioanalytical methods and synthetic chemistry. Dr. Baranowski received his Ph.D. at McGill University investigating the in vivo function of progranulin and proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), proteins involved in dementia and wound healing and cholesterol and lipid metabolism, respectively. At present Dr. Baranowski oversees the execution of Delivra’s R&D overarching mission, to translate research from benchtop to kitchen counter.