Chair – Peter Andrews
Peter Andrews has over 25 years of senior executive strategic, operational, financial and transitional management experience in the technology and enterprise software sectors. Peter was the founder, CEO and Chairman of In-Touch Survey Systems. After growing In-Touch from startup to IPO, Peter was engaged by venture capital investors to turn around, grow and sell Grantium, Inc., an international enterprise software company; the market leader in Enterprise Grants Management software.
Subsequently, Peter made the decision to focus his knowledge and experience into helping other business leaders find success. In addition to his work as a Corum Regional Director, he serves as a chair for TEC Canada, the preeminent peer-to-peer leadership development program for Canadian business leaders.
He has been directly engaged in the negotiation of company financing, acquisitions and divestitures and delivers pragmatic results based management to his engagements. Peter holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business and serves on the boards of several businesses and not for profit organizations.
Kanika, a resident of Ottawa, is Financial Controller at Harris Computer Systems. She found herself at home in Canada in 2018 after living in India and for a short while in the US. She is qualified US CPA, her expertise resides in Finance side of things for Epilepsy Ottawa. She has previously worked with Big 4 firms as an Auditor before moving into Finance and Accounting with Harris in 2021. She lives with her husband and is occasionally visited by her mom with whom she owns a small business for Arts and Crafts called Craftify Mom. Kanika has an array of hobbies and likes to keep herself busy.
Dr. Tadeau Fantaneanu
Dr. Tadeu A. Fantaneanu, also known as Dr. Tad to his patients, is an associate professor with the University of Ottawa and a clinician teacher and neurologist within the Department of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate medical education at McGill University (2009) and adult neurology residency at the University of Ottawa (2014). He subsequently completed fellowships in Clinical Neurophysiology (2015) and Advanced Epilepsy (2016) at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. During this time, he also completed the Program in Clinical Effectiveness through the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Tad and his team are working to establish a comprehensive epilepsy program in Ottawa, Ontario.
He is currently the program director of The Ottawa Hospital’s Adult Epilepsy Program and EEG laboratory, and director of the EEG fellowship.
Allen Wright is a lifetime resident of the Ottawa area. After attending Lisgar C.I. in the late 1970s he took the Certified General Accounting program that was offered through Ottawa U and Ryerson while working for a local wholesale food distributor. He later became a manager within the company after going to Leadership school at the Ivey School of Business, Western University. His duties included dealing primarily with operations, health and safety, as well as training.
In 1983, Allen started volunteering with St. John Ambulance, later becoming an instructor and eventually the Provincial Public Relations and Communications Representative. He has served on many volunteer committees and boards over the years, usually for short durations, to complete specific mandates like bringing paramedics to Ottawa.
Allen looks forward to working together with Epilepsy Ottawa.