From left to right: Kyle Braatz, David Adamson, Dr Jack Kitts, Wendy Muckle, Myron Tetrault
Five remarkable alumni will be recognized by receiving Trudeau medals, the Young Achiever's Award and the Dean's Philos Award for their outstanding contributions to the world of business, healthcare, community and their alma mater at the 2016 Telfer School of Management Gala of Excellence. The Gala will be held at the Shaw Centre on Saturday, October 15, 2016. This will also be an opportunity to collectively celebrate our alma mater and highlight the graduation anniversary of the classes of 1966, 1976, 1991 and 2006.
David Adamson, EMBA 2007
David is the Assistant Deputy Minister, Cloud Brokering at Shared Services Canada (SSC). He transferred there in 2016 to establish a new public cloud brokering business line to enable departments to access cloud services in a secure, economical and rapid way. Before his appointment at SSC, he had been the Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Government of Canada at the Treasury Board Secretariat since 2013. From 2011 to 2013, he was the Chief Information Officer at Citizenship and Immigration Canada and between 2008 and 2011 he was the Chief Information Officer at Justice Canada. Prior to this he fulfilled a variety of Senior Director General roles at HRDC/Service Canada, including Chief Technology Officer and Chief Solutions Officer. He has also spent about a third of his career in private sector consulting and executive management.
Dr. Jack Kitts, EMBA 2001
Dr. Kitts received his medical degree from the University of Ottawa in 1980. He then completed a tour of duty with the Canadian armed forces prior to joining the medical staff of the Ottawa Civic Hospital. In 1998, he was appointed Vice President of Medical Affairs and led the medical staff during a complex restructuring of the Ottawa hospitals. After receiving his Executive MBA in 2001, he was named President and CEO of the Ottawa Hospital, a position he continues in today. The Ottawa Hospital is known as one of the largest and most important research and teaching hospitals in Canada. Dr. Kitts’ roots are firmly anchored in the Ottawa Valley and his wife and three children have all chosen careers in the health sector.
Wendy Muckle, MHA 1988
Wendy has been the Executive Director of Ottawa Inner City Health Inc. since 2001 and has been recognised as an expert in the field of poverty and the health of vulnerable populations. In addition to her work in Canada, Wendy has worked for more than a decade in Kenya writing university course curriculum in addition to volunteer work in the fields of primary education and community economic development. Wendy is involved in teaching and research in the fields of poverty, homelessness, harm reduction, mental illness, palliative care and leadership. Wendy has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in addition to her Master in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa.
The Young Achiever's Award
Kyle Braatz, BCom 2009
Kyle is the CEO and co-founder of Fullscript, a practice software that makes it easy for practitioners to dispense wellness. Launching in 2012, Fullscript has grown to service over 2,500 practitioners and hundreds of thousands of patients. Since 2009, Kyle has also made numerous achievements, namely; started and ran a not for profit and cycled 8200 km across Canada raising over $150,000 for cancer research; co-founded a charity called Noelle’s Gift in honour of his best friend which has raised over $650,000; co-founded Simple Story Videos, which was ultimately acquired; joined the board of the Ottawa Integrative Cancer centre and lastly, received the top 40 under 40 at the age of 28. Kyle received the Alterna Social Responsibility award during his studies at the Telfer School.
The Dean's Philos Award
Myron Tetreault, BAdm 1988
Myron is a successful lawyer and entrepreneur. After graduating from the University of Ottawa in 1988, where he was also a member of the Gee-Gee’s O.U.A.A. championship water polo team, he went to complete his studies in law, obtaining a juris doctor from the University of Saskatchewan in 1992. Following a brief career as a corporate and commercial lawyer with Bennett Jones LLP, Myron set out to pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions and, during the last 20 years, he has been a founder, director and/or officer of numerous companies including PHX Energy Services Corp., Fitzroy Developments Ltd., Northern Vision Development Ltd., Petrolia, Inc., Total Energy Services Ltd., MicroPlanet Technology Corp., Webber Academy Foundation, Echo Merchant Fund Ltd. and others. Together with his wife, he established The Myron & Catherine Tetreault Foundation in 2007, which is a private charitable organization that supports programs related to sports, education and community development.