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LEADERSHIP

TEAM

Verity Pharmaceuticals has a highly qualified, dedicated, and experienced team with decades of global experience in the development and commercialization of prescription therapeutics.

 

Verity Pharmaceuticals is supported by globally-recognized scientific, clinical, and healthcare thought leaders, business strategists, and investment advisors.


Dr. Neil Fleshner
DR. NEIL FLESHNER, MD, MPH, FRCSC
CEO and General Manager / Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Neil Fleshner graduated with a medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1988. He completed specialty training in urologic surgery and oncology from 1993 to 1996, received a Master’s in Public Health in epidemiology from Columbia University in 1997, and completed his oncology training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Fleshner is certified in both urology and epidemiology.

Dr. Neil Fleshner graduated with a medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1988. He completed specialty training in urologic surgery and oncology from 1993 to 1996, received a Master’s in Public Health in epidemiology from Columbia University in 1997, and completed his oncology training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Fleshner is certified in both urology and epidemiology.

Dr. Fleshner is the Martin Barkin Professor and Chairman of Urology at the University of Toronto, and has been a urology fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for more than 25 years. Dr. Fleshner is also a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. In the past, he has served as the Head of the Division of Urology at the University Health Network, and the Head of Genitourinary Cancer Site group at the Princess Margaret Hospital. He also holds the prestigious Love Chair in prostate cancer prevention at Princess Margaret Hospital.

Aside from surgical practice, Dr. Fleshner is the lead or co-investigator on numerous studies researching urologic cancer prevention with an emphasis on prostate cancer. His current projects include two randomized trials of intervention in prostate cancer, as well as laboratory work assessing prostate cancer metabolism. Dr. Fleshner has had a prolific research career, authoring over 400 scientific papers, books, and book chapters on prostate disease. Dr. Fleshner is a highly sought-after speaker, having delivered many talks and poster presentations all over the world over the last 25 years.

Scott Doherty
SCOTT DOHERTY, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Scott’s background includes strategic pharmaceutical planning, financial analytics, consulting, business development, and tax planning within a multinational pharmaceutical organization. He achieved extensive executive decision-making accomplishments at Allergan Canada as the Senior Finance Manager, supporting senior management.

Scott’s background includes strategic pharmaceutical planning, financial analytics, consulting, business development, and tax planning within a multinational pharmaceutical organization. He achieved extensive executive decision-making accomplishments at Allergan Canada as the Senior Finance Manager, supporting senior management.

During this time, Scott was responsible for overseeing the primary and specialty care business unit. Soon after, he was promoted to lead commercial analytics and planning within operations. There, his responsibilities included designing and implementing sales force compensation packages, business intelligence software, analytics, and forecasting, as well as assessing ROI, resource sizing, and allocation.

A CPA, Scott began his career in public accounting before becoming a senior financial analyst at a multinational traded company.

As the Verity CFO, Scott works within the Executive Team to contribute to the financial planning and governance of the company’s growth plans.

Jay Silber
JAY SILBER, LLB
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

Jay joined Verity in 2019 as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel and brings with him more than 13 years of experience working with numerous multinational clients providing guidance within business governance and legal initiatives.

Jay joined Verity in 2019 as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel and brings with him more than 13 years of experience working with numerous multinational clients providing guidance within business governance and legal initiatives.

During his career, he has undertaken numerous clients, managing complex business and negotiation positions within the Canadian market. Jay is recognized for his deep ethical sense, respect of others, and talent for developing long-term business relationships.

Jay holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University. When not in the office, Jay is involved in a number of philanthropic initiatives, is an avid reader, and spends time with his wife and three daughters.

Taniya Mann
TANIYA MANN, PhD, MBA
Vice President and Head of Scientific Affairs, Canada

Taniya has more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries with multi-national companies, covering all areas of drugs, devices, NHPs, and cosmetics.

While currently responsible for managing the Canadian business, Taniya is also responsible for all Regulatory, Quality, and Pharmacovigilance activities.

Taniya has more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries with multi-national companies, covering all areas of drugs, devices, NHPs, and cosmetics.

While currently responsible for managing the Canadian business, Taniya is also responsible for all Regulatory, Quality, and Pharmacovigilance activities.

Taniya obtained her Hons. BSc in Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology from the University of Toronto, followed by a PhD in Neuropharmacology from the University of Nottingham and an MBA from Boston College.

Taniya then began pursuing her career in regulatory affairs. Her corporate background includes companies such as AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Apotex, and Reckitt Benckiser.

She has led numerous successful filings, including NHPs, OTCs, Cosmetics, Disinfectants, Devices, and Rx Drugs. The marketing authorizations obtained have been in a number of therapeutic areas including gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, and oncology, and have included biologics and generics.

Ostap Mojsiak
OSTAP MOJSIAK
Director of Hospital and External Affairs

With over 30 years of pharmaceutical industry experience as a registered oncology pharmacist, pharmacy business owner, and pharmaceutical industry executive, Ostap strengthens the Verity team as Director of Hospital and External Affairs. Ostap gained valuable experience during nine years at GSK as the Manager of Business Development and Strategic Alliances.

With over 30 years of pharmaceutical industry experience as a registered oncology pharmacist, pharmacy business owner, and pharmaceutical industry executive, Ostap strengthens the Verity team as Director of Hospital and External Affairs. Ostap gained valuable experience during nine years at GSK as the Manager of Business Development and Strategic Alliances.

His responsibilities include undertaking due diligence on new product candidates for the Canadian marketplace as well as developing relationships with KOLs, hospitals, and provincial payers, helping to add value to current programs and to secure access and usage for Verity products.

In addition to a career primarily focused in hospital oncology pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry, Ostap maintains a deep academic interest in new compounds and industry trends. Ostap is an active consultant at the Odette Cancer Centre Pharmacy at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and remains a partner at the Provis Infusion Clinic, where patients have access to infusions of cancer medications.

As a pharmacist, Ostap lives by the motto: “At the end of the day… it’s all about the patient.”

Scott Bradford
SCOTT BRADFORD
Director of Communications

With over 35 years of experience in consumer and pharmaceutical advertising, Scott brings a high level of insight, leadership, and commitment to excellence to every assignment, no matter how big or how small.

With over 35 years of experience in consumer and pharmaceutical advertising, Scott brings a high level of insight, leadership, and commitment to excellence to every assignment, no matter how big or how small.

Scott spent the first 18 years of his career as Art Director and Creative Director in some of Toronto’s top agencies. The next 16 years saw him take on the world of healthcare as Partner and VP Creative Director of Commotion Communications, leading a team of account executives, medical writers, and designers, handling pharmaceutical and medical device clients in Canada and the U.S.

From brand strategy and planning to creative development and execution, Scott’s experiences provide him with the ability to handle the creation and marketing of a successful brand from start to finish.