Board of Directors


Harry Bloomfield, KC, MBA

Chairman of the Board

Harry J. F. Bloomfield, KC, MBA, is a lawyer, business manager and philanthropist, and joined the Bar of Quebec in 1969 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1991. He began his business career with the J. Henry Schroder Banking Corporation in New York and served as Member of the Commission des Valeurs Mobiliers due Québec, now called the Autorité des Marchés Financiers – equivalent of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 1987 and was named by the government of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney to the Board of Directors of the Federal Business Development Bank, now called the BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada) serving as the audit committee Chairman.

Christopher J. Moreau

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Moreau is the CEO of Algernon Pharmaceuticals Inc. and a member of the company’s board of directors. With over 30 years of executive management experience overall, including 15 years in CEO roles, he has proven achievements in operations management, acquisitions, licensing, and integration. Mr. Moreau also has significant experience managing biotechnology research programs, and a deep expertise in business development and capital markets, having raised more than $50 million. He has also been featured on numerous business television and social media interviews, and is a highly skilled communicator and sought-after speaker, recently appearing as a guest Lecturer for the University of East London, Pharmacology program.

Raj Attariwala, MD, Phd, FANM, FRCP


Dr. Attariwala, MD, PhD, FANM, FRCP is a dual board-certified Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine physician certified in both Canada and the United States. He received his formal medical training at University of British Columbia with periods of specialized medical training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre (New York), UCLA and USC. He holds a doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL). Dr. Attariwala has pioneered advances in the field of whole-body medical imaging through his work and authored numerous publications and presented at international medical conferences on whole body imaging and cancer detection.

Ambassador (Rtd) Howard Gutman


Ambassador (Rtd) Gutman acted, during his distinguished career over the past three decades, as a leading American and international lawyer, and served in a number of high-profile appointments for the government of the United States, including Ambassador to Belgium, and Special Assistant to the Director of the FBI for Counter-Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism.  During his legal career he served as a United States Supreme Court and federal appellate court law clerk prior to entering private practice in Washington, DC., where in addition to legal practice, he served as advisor to candidates for President, Governor and the U.S. Senate.

Dr. Mark Williams, PhD, MBA


Dr. Mark Williams, PhD, MBA has over 15 years of experience in drug and medical device development having repurposed three drugs from preclinical studies directly to positive phase II data including manufacturing and toxicology. Dr. Williams is the author of more than twelve patents and an inventor of DM199 (a recombinant protein) in phase II trials for stroke and kidney disease. Dr. Williams is also involved in the financing and collaboration side of various life science companies and has assisted such companies with securing arrangements with drug foundations, pharma companies and various government agencies including Health Canada and US FDA. In the past five years, Dr. William has served as the former Chief Science Officer of Algernon, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Alphanco Venture Corp., Chief Scientific Officer of Marvel Biotechnology Inc., Vice President of Research of Diamedica Therapeutics Inc. and Vice President of Research and clinical Affairs of Cerebra.