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Dr. David Chan (OSCAR Founder, Board Member)
is the original developer of OSCAR. Dr. Chan is a Professor Emeritus and was Director of Information Technology with the Departmentof Family Medicine at McMaster University before his retirement in 2016. Prior to entering the field of medicine, Dr. Chan worked as a software engineer. Dr. Chan has been devoted to developing Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) solutions to enhance patient care for more than two decades.
Joseph Dal Molin (Board President)
is the President of E-Cology, a corporation that uses and develops open source technologies and collaborative, evidence-based information and communication technology innovation to support public and private sector clients. Dal Molin is an established global leader in the implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHR) worldwide. As co-founder and current chairman of WorldVistA, a US charitable non-profit that facilitates the adoption and open source improvement of the US Veterans Administration's opensource electronic health record, Dal Molin helped establish the international open source community for VistA, which has led to its implementation in hospitals in India, Jordan, Africa, and Pakistan. For this pioneering work, he was co- recipient of Wired Magazine's, 2007 Rave Award for Medicine.
Joseph, in collaboation with Dr. Chan, laid the foundation for OSCAR and its community by developing the open source strategy for McMaster's Department of Family Medicine, which led the development of the fist version of OSCAR.
Dr. Tracy Monk (Board Member)
has been a family doctor in community practice since 1988. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at UBC. She has an interest in primary care public policy and relationship-based care and has served on many medical boards and committees. She is inspired by the open source, community driven approach of Open OSP and the evidence which shows that this approach is a predictor of greater rates of success in health IT implementation.
Dr. Greg Baldwin (Board Member)
is a child health specialist with certification in both general and emergency pediatrics. As head of BC’s Children’s Hospital’sEmergency Department from 1998-2003 and Trauma Director for the hospital from 2003 to 2008, he authored over 30 publications as well as a textbook on pediatric emergency medicine. He is currently focused on his consulting practice at Kensington Medical Clinic, where is owner and medical director, and on Cortico, a health IT company he co-founded in 2019.
Dina Davidson (Board Member)
is a registered midwife and a member of the Midwives Association of British Columbia. She offers services with the Inlet Community Birth Program, which serves the communities of Burnaby,Burquitlam, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, PortCoquitlam, and Port Moody. She also provides tertiary care at the Royal Columbian Hospital in Fraser Health. Davidson has been an OSCAR EMR user since 2013. Prior to her career in midwifery, Ms. Davidson was a technical writer for high tech companies in BC.
Tom Herbst (Advisor)
is an advisor to Open OSP with respect to sharing his insights on running a cooperative. He was MEC’s CEO (Mountain Equipment Co-op) from 1974 to 1976 and again from 1978 to 1992. Herbst joined Arc’Teryx as a shareholder and adviser in 1998 and led the company as CEO from 2002-2004. He remains with Arc’Teryx as Consigliere.