Board of Governors - Dr. Myrna Francis


Dr. Myrna Francis

Vice Chair, OCAD University Board of Governors
President, Mfran Enterprises Inc.

Dr. Myrna Francis is President, Mfran Enterprises Inc. with more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare and technology industries.

Currently, Myrna provides strategic advice to both public sector and multi-national private sector companies regarding Health Information technology (IT), commercialization of internet 2.0/digital innovation and health IT business and product growth strategies.

Her extensive public and private industry experience spans the international marketplace - Canada, US and Europe. She has held a number of executive positions with companies and organizations, including IBM, CGI, CSC Healthcare, Government of Ontario and Canada Health Infoway.

As well, she has been a Board director for a broad spectrum of companies and organizations, including: insurance (Allstate, Medavie Blue Cross), retail pharmacy (RxCanada), medical imaging (Merge Technologies), various software start-ups, biotechs (Genyous Life Sciences), colleges (George Brown), university (OCAD University) and associations. She is also an advisor to health IT and medical device incubators (i.e. MaRS Discovery District and the Biomedical Zone).

With her diverse experience in the public and private sectors internationally, she brings a unique and comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented to upcoming companies.