VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, February 4, 2021 – Dr. Roger McIntyre, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Champignon Brands Inc. today announces changes to the Champignon Board of Directors (“Champignon” or the “Company”) (CSE: SHRM) (FWB: 496) (OTCQB: SHRMF).
Bill Wilkerson, LL. D. (Hon), appointed to the Board of Directors of Champignon on May 22, 2020, and elected Vice-Chair of the Board on September 14, 2020, after completing his six-month commitment to Champignon, has retired from the Board. “We thank Dr. Wilkerson for the guidance and the expertise that he brought to Champignon,” said Dr. Roger McIntyre. “His sage counsel has served us well and we appreciate his dedication and active participation in preparing Champignon for its successful future.”
Joining the Champignon Board is Olga M. Cwiek. Olga is an experienced and effective practitioner of good governance. She served as a senior television executive at CBC and CTV specializing in television program acquisitions, labour and performer contract negotiations and design/administration of human resources policies and practices including human rights protections and enforcement.
Upon leaving the broadcast industry, Ms. Cwiek turned to governance in the health sector, serving for more than a decade as a member of the Board of Directors of the Homewood which oversaw its subsidiaries including Homewood Health Centre, internationally recognized provider of mental health care. Ms. Cwiek served both as a member of the Finance and the HR and Governance Committees of the Board.
Dr. McIntyre continued, “We are very pleased to welcome Ms. Olga Cwiek to our Board. She is known for her focus on decision-making modes, governance systems and procedures, the role of board committees, written guidelines for ethics in management including conflicts of interests, harassment, confidentiality, budgeting and guidelines for future acquisitions. Champignon will be well-served with this expertise.”
Most recently Ms. Cwiek has served as a Chairperson of the Board of Directors and President of Port Hope’s Capitol Theatre For The Performing Arts, designated a National Historic Site during her tenure. In other governance roles Ms. Cwiek served on the board of Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation and volunteered as HR adviser to Kid’s Help Phone.
Champignon Brands Inc. (https://braxiascientific.com) is a research-driven company specializing in breakthrough ketamine treatment for depression and other mental health conditions. The Company works closely with subsidiaries including AltMed Capital Corp. (“AltMed”). The Canadian Rapid Treatment Center of Excellence is wholly owned by AltMed.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
“Dr. Roger S. McIntyre“
Dr. Roger S. McIntyre, Chairman & CEO
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