Board of Directors
Accerta’s Board of Directors is comprised of recognized leaders across a broad range of experience and expertise who oversee the management of our business, provide guidance for our strategic initiatives, and ensure the vitality of our firm.
Chairman and Director
Dr. Smith is an independent business strategy consultant and a corporate director with more than 25 years’ experience, serving in multiple roles at firms such as McKinsey & Company, and SECOR Consulting where he was Managing Partner and Chair of the Board. The former Associate Dean of Executive Education at the University of Guelph, Dr. Smith holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics from York University, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mathematics, and an MBA from the University of Toronto. He is also an accredited director with an ICD.D. from the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a Certified Management Consultant.
Mr. Goudey is a chartered accountant by profession, and a retired partner from Ernst & Young after 35 years of service. His industry specialization focused on clients in the technology, communications, and entertainment (TCE) sectors. Throughout his career, he has been both a client-serving partner and a resource for TCE professionals in Canada, advising them on a variety of issues including business strategy and financial matters, domestic and cross-border public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic alliances. His client base included both not-for-profit enterprises in the public and private sectors.
Dr. Donna Green
Dr. Donna Green has been a practicing dentist since graduating from the University of Western Ontario in 1979. While in school, she received the Gold Medalist, Periodontology, and Oral Surgery awards. She also received the RCDS scholarship for Excellence in Dentistry. Dr. Green is affiliated with the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital where she is a member of the dental staff with full privileges for 35 years. She was honoured by her colleagues when asked to join the International College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy, and Academy of Dentistry International. Dr. Green is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association, and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons.
Dr. Ira Kirshen
Dr. Ira Kirshen is a graduate of the University of Toronto Dental Faculty with a Doctor of Dental Surgery where he graduated cum laude and received an award in removable prosthodontics. He maintains a general private practice in Richmond Hill, Ontario, has been a staff dentist at York Central Hospital for more than 26 years, and the Chief of Dentistry for seven years. Dr. Kirshen is past president of the York Region Dental Society and was an active member on the Ontario Dental Association’s Board serving as president in 2009-2010. He is also a former Board member and president of the York South Association for Community Living, and he served on the Board and is past president of the Chai-Tikvah Foundation. His professional affiliations include the Alpha Omega Dental fraternity, Ontario Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association, and Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. Honour Societies include the Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentists, and International College of Dentists.
Mr. Lindsay is the President of the Council of Ontario Universities. He has also served as the President and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada, a Senior Deputy Minister in the Government of Ontario responsible for several portfolios including Energy and Infrastructure, Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, Natural Resources, and Tourism and Culture. He served as President and CEO of the Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario. Mr. Lindsay was the founding President of the Ontario SuperBuild Corporation and the Ontario Jobs and Investment Board. He also served as Principal Secretary and Chief of Staff to the Premier of Ontario. He is a Fellow of the Queen’s University School of Policy Studies and past Director of the Ireland Park Foundation, the Ontario Innovation Trust, the World Wildlife Fund, the Canadian Tourism Commission, the Public Policy Forum, and the Empire Club of Canada
President and CEO
Mr. Owsiany joined AccertaClaim Servicorp Inc. as President and CEO in May 2016. Before joining Accerta, he held various positions at TELUS Health, and he has more than 20 years of global operations and sales experience with Canadian- and U.S.-based, multinational corporations, which included postings in Japan, Singapore, the U.S., and South Africa. In his last international posting, he held the position of Managing Director of Sterling Commerce Asia (a subsidiary of IBM) where he managed the Asian operations from Singapore. Mr. Owsiany holds a B.Comm. from Concordia University, an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and he has participated in various executive programs including Wharton-SMU Research Center, and the Schulich School of Business at York University. He is also deeply involved in serving and supporting various not-for-profit organizations across the Greater Toronto Area.