Our Team

Stephen Graham, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Graham has led Picomole since he was appointed CEO on May 18th, 2018. Prior to that, Dr. Graham had worked with Picomole as a Special Advisor responsible for Research and Business Development.  During this period, Picomole successfully restarted its operations, research and development program and clinical trials.  He has also worked with the Board of Directors to oversee two successful capital investment rounds. 

Chris Purves, PEng

Chief Technology Officer

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Chris Purves has been with Picomole since 2007.  Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and leads the research and development team bringing Picomole's first in kind technology to market.  Chris is also an inventor on numerous patents and patent applications filed by Picomole. 

Awdah Arraf, PhD, LL.M

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Arraf is the Chief Operating Officer at Picomole Inc. managing Picomole's the day to day operations. Awdah is an expert in intellectual property, and manages Picomole's growing patent portfolio. Awdah is consistently reviewing Picomole's research and development for patent opportunities, which will keep Picomole's technology protected for years to come. 

Gisia Beydaghyan, PhD

Senior Physicist

Dr. Beydaghyan is the Senior Physicist at Picomole Inc. with expertise in optics, optical materials and the adoption of technology. Gisia studied at Queens University, where she completed her PHD. Gisia works closely with Picomole's optical technology, which is an integral part of the Picomole Breath Analyzer. Gisia's expertise is a valuable asset to Picomole's research and development which will bring Picomole's first in kind technology to market.

Our Board of Directors

 
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Jean Nadeau

Chair, Board of Directors

Mr. Nadeau became Chairman of the Board in June 2019.  

For most of his +30-year-long-career, he held several senior leadership positions in start-ups and mid-size business operations in IT and Media industries.

Jean’s business and community experience stem from his involvement and participation in 13 public and private institutions in his capacity as a board member for several high focus interest groups including research centers, public service agencies, and post-secondary institutions.

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Peter Savas

Board of Directors

Mr. Savas’ leadership experience spans a broad range of healthcare and life sciences related products and services. Today, he is the CEO and Chairman of LikeMinds, a Strategic Partner in venture funds and executive chairman of Breathe BioMedical, Mesentech and JournalStat.

Prior to LikeMinds, Mr. Savas was CEO and Chairman of Aderis Pharmaceuticals. Under his leadership, Aderis successfully developed, patented and partnered the commercialization of Neupro® to treat patients with Parkinson’s Disease and Restless Legs Syndrome. Neupro was the first new chemical entity approved by the FDA for transdermal delivery and is currently marketed worldwide by UCB.

Mr. Savas served as CEO and Chairman of Unisyn, the first FDA approved cGMP contract manufacturer of biologics specifically for early stage clinical trials. Prior to Unisyn, Mr. Savas held executive and operating leadership positions with Bristol Meyers, Waters, Millipore, Genex and Zymark.

Mr. Savas brings strategic and operational experience and extensive access to industry, regulatory, venture, capital markets and academic leaders.

Mr. Savas holds a BA in Chemistry from Syracuse University and is credentialed as a Professional Director by the American College of Corporate Directors.

John Pinsent

Board of Directors

Mr. Pinsent is a founding Partner with St. Arnaud, Pinsent, Steman Chartered Professional Accountants. Previous to this, John served as a director of technology, Communication and Entertainment with Ernst & Young LLP.  John currently serves as a director on a number of boards of directors including Enterprise Group Inc. (TSX), Innovative Traumacare Inc. Smilesonica Inc., IMBiotechnologies Inc. and Weslease Inc. John also serves on the not for profit board of directors for Muttart and the Chartered Professional Accountants Education Foundation. 

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Louis Babineau

Board of Directors

Mr. Babineau has a long career in commercial banking. As a manager with a Credit Union in New Brunswick and as the president of the Kent Country Credit Unions, Louis has served on a number of boards of directors as a director, and currently serves as the chair of the Louis J Robichaud school foundation. 

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Romeo Goguen

Board of Directors

Roméo Goguen founded Wildwood Cabinets Ltd. in 1976. He built it to become one of Atlantic Canada’s biggest cabinet and millwork manufacturers.

Roméo is a Real Estate developer with hundreds of properties managed through his company, Mapoma.

He is also very involved in his community, having coached a tug-of-war team at 4 world events.  Amongst his many awards, he was also inducted into the Junior Achievers Business New Brunswick Hall of Fame in 2017.

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