Timothy Harvey, CEO and DIRECTOR
Born in Vancouver, Mr. Harvey has a background in business, science journalism and cannabis R & D. He is a serial entrepreneur with experience in private and public companies.
Inspired by challenge, Mr. Harvey spent three years on a campaign to circle the earth on zero emissions, which he completed in November 2006. Passionate about science, business, and the stories contained in cannabis DNA, Mr. Harvey founded Lighthouse Genomics to support business integrity and scientific advances in the cannabis industry.
Mr. Harvey has served as volunteer Director and Media Relations Liaison for Gulf Islands Marine Search and Rescue. He enjoys running PR campaigns for traditional media, and has earned coverage on the front pages of Canada's highest-circulation newspapers, and prime airtime on CBC TV and Radio.
Harvey enjoys marine adventure sports and reading biotech patents in his spare time.
Tim Ewanchuk, Director
Tim Ewanchuk has over 20 years of technology, innovation and economic development experience working as Senior Policy Advisor and Director with both the Provincial and Federal Governments. Mr. Ewanchuk served as the Director of Knowledge Transfer and Commercialization in the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Research, Technology and Innovation between 2008-2012, during which time he was the key Ministry contact responsible for the corporate governance of Innovate BC (the BC Government Crown Agency that directly supports BC’s innovation ecosystem). In addition, while at the BC Research and Innovation Branch, he was part of the core team that led the development and implementation of the BC Research and Innovation Strategy, a team also responsible for the funding and management of major provincial innovation initiatives totalling in excess of $250 M (including the BC Centre for Drug Research and Development, DigiBC, Science World and Genome BC among others).
Mr. Ewanchuk has served an additional 10 years in the non-profit sector as a Director, Manager and Board Treasurer, working on food security, health and organic agriculture initiatives. He is an avid traveler and outdoorsman who enjoys sports and cultivates elaborate gardens including bonsai apple trees.
DR. ANDERS GONCALVES DA SILVA,
CHIEF BIOINFORMATICS OFFICER
Dr. Goncalves da Silva, CBO is passionate about finding ways to use genetic data to inform better decision making. Since receiving his Ph.D. from Columbia University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in 2007, Dr. Goncalves da Silva has used his skills to help inform decision making in conservation biology, fisheries management, wildlife disease monitoring, and public health. He has experience designing, implementing, and accrediting Bioinformatics workflows and pipelines for public health. At Lighthouse Genomics, Dr. Goncalves da Silva brings the same high levels of standards needed for public health to the Cannabis industry. He leads the development of Bioinformatic workflows that are fully reproducible, traceable, and validated to ensure their reliability, accuracy, and precision.
DR. PHILIPPE HENRY, SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR
Dr. Henry holds a doctorate degree in evolutionary genetics and has served as an an adjunct professor at the University of Northern British Columbia, and led numerous scientific initiatives in the cannabis industry. His primary focus is using genomic analysis to gain insight into the genetic basis for traits of importance the human experience of cannabis. Dr. Henry brings wide-ranging expertise and a rich endowment of knowledge to Lighthouse Genomics. A multi-linguist with Swiss heritage and South African roots, Dr. Henry has a talent for making the most advanced scientific processes meaningful to the business community. He enjoys collaborative publishing and administers a Health Canada licensed Research facility on behalf of VSSL.