Joel Shacker

Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mr. Shacker holds and Honours in Business Administration (HBA) from Ivey Business School. For close to a decade, Mr. Shacker has held senior executive management and directorships with a number of private and publicly traded companies, where he has been instrumental in advising and leading companies through major acquisitions and mergers. Mr. Shacker is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Core One Labs. Mr. Shacker is also the former CEO of Balsam Technologies, as well as current director of bettermoo(d) Food Corporation, American Future Fuel Corporation and Grounded People Apparel Inc.

Santiago Ferro


Dr. Ferro is a world-renowned physician with over 20 years’ experience in pharmaceuticals, biologicals and biotech industries. Dr. Ferro has held many prestigious senior research and development positions with global responsibilities for clinical development programs, design, implementation, and analysis of clinical trials data, and has a proven record of generating and building relationships, managing projects from concept to completion, as well as designing clinical plans to meet market targets and bringing products to success.

A graduate of Javeriana University Medical School in his native Bogotá, Colombia, Dr. Ferro specialized in Internal Medicine, and later received his sub-specialty training in Infectious Diseases at the University of Toronto. Following completion of his medical and specialty training, he returned to Bogotá and established a private practice in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, while at the same time holding academic positions at different teaching hospitals.

Over the years, Dr. Ferro built a distinguished reputation in his fields of study, having over twenty-five scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and medical textbooks; and being featured in multiple international scientific conferences.

Geoff Balderson

Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary

Mr. Balderson has over 20 years of capital market experience Mr. Balderson is president of Harmony Corporate Services Ltd. and leads a team that provides bookkeeping, accounting, filing and corporate secretarial services to publicly listed companies. Mr. Balderson is an officer and director of other TSXV listed companies. Mr. Balderson is a former investment advisor with two Canadian securities dealers, and a gradate of the University of British Columbia.