Board & Advisors

Board of directors

Our Board of Directors is a group of internationally decorated Physicians, Engineers, and business leaders with strong track records of success in their respective spheres, particularly the fields of technology and diabetic care.

Advisory panel

Orpyx Advisors rigorously review and help to elevate our corporate management, product development and clinical research. They have a wide range of expertise, with backgrounds in medicine, surgery, podiatry, business development and finance.

David McFaul


David McFaul retired in 2010 from Boston Scientific Corporation as SVP-President-President International and a member of the Company's Executive Committee. During his 15 year tenure he was Regional President of Asia Pacific & Japan, President Japan, Vice President of Latin America, Canada and sub-Saharan Africa and responsible for the start-up and development of the Canadian business. He was the Company Chair for Worldwide Diabetes Day from 2007 to 2009. Mr. McFaul has 25 years of experience in the medical industry and is a past Board member of Covalon, a Canadian medical device company.

Dr. Robert Bray, MD, FRCSC


Dr. Robert Bray is a senior Orthopedic Surgeon at the Peter Lougheed Hospital and a Professor and Scientist of Alberta Innovates Health Solutions. His patient population includes patients with peripheral sensory deficits, athletes and lower extremity amputees. Dr. Bray has a strong background in research, has been involved extensively with medical device development, and has successfully exited previous ventures. Dr. Bray stands as a Medical Advisor and Director for Orpyx.

Brent King, P Eng.


Brent King is Director of Operations at TENET Medical Engineering. The organization is focused on developing unique solutions to patient positioning issues in the OR. Brent carries 17 years experience in the development of Class I Medical Devices. He leads a team of 40 Engineers and technical staff in the design, manufacture and sales of over 40 medical products in 50 countries throughout the world. TENET’s marquee product, The SPIDER Limb Positioner, was invented and patented by Brent and awarded the Manning Innovation Award. Brent serves on the External Research Advisory Board (U of C), and on the Technology Advisory Committee for Biovantage.

Lew Turnquist


Lew Turnquist has served in an advisory capacity Orpyx since 2012 and now leads its operations as the company executes its growth strategy. He has over 25 years of operational and transactional experience in technology companies. He was most recently the senior managing partner at Kirchner Private Capital Group, a US-based boutique merchant bank, where he led the firm's transactions (M&A) and operational advisory practices. Turnquist also led several early-stage technology companies including: VX Technologies Inc., J-Commerce Inc., a retail point-of-sale software company; and Cell-Loc Inc.

Dr. Breanne Everett, MD, MBA


Dr. Breanne Everett is the CEO (and Director) of Orpyx, as well as a Medical Doctor and resident in the department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Calgary. Seeing the burden that diabetic foot complications pose on both patients and the healthcare system, and with the goal of addressing these issues, she founded Orpyx.

Dr. David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD


Senior Scientific Collaborator, Orpyx Medical Technologies. Dr. Armstrong is Professor of Surgery at The University of Arizona. Dr. Armstrong also holds a Masters of Science in Tissue Repair and Wound Healing from the University of Wales College of Medicine and a PhD from the University of Manchester College of Medicine, where he was appointed Visiting Professor of Medicine. He also co-founded the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA). Dr. Armstrong has produced more than 325 peer-reviewed research papers in more than three-dozen scholarly medical journals as well as over three dozen book chapters. He is co-Editor of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Clinical Care of the Diabetic Foot, now in its second edition.

Dr. Duncan Nickerson, MD, FRCSC


Clinical Associate Professor, University of Calgary Section of Plastic Surgery. Medical Director, Calgary Firefighters' Burn Treatment Centre. Medical Advisor, Orpyx Medical Technologies. Dr. Duncan Nickerson is an esteemed Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Foothills Medical Centre and an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary. He is the Director of the Calgary Firefighters‘ Burn Unit and the Research Director for the Section of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Reed Ferber, PhD, CAT(C), ATC


Technical Advisor, Orpyx Medical Technologies. Director, Running Injury Clinic, University of Calgary. Dr. Reed Ferber is a board certified athletic therapist and holds a Ph.D. in sports medicine and gait biomechanics from the University of Oregon. He has completed post-doctoral research fellowships at the University of Delaware and the University of Calgary and specializes in the research and clinical treatment of lower extremity injuries. He is the Director of the Running Injury Clinic and an Assistant Professor in the Faculties of Kinesiology and Nursing at the University of Calgary. Dr. Ferber is also a Population Health Investigator through the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.