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Board Chair – John Baxter

John Baxter is the President & COO of Aereus Technologies Ltd.


In this role John is currently transforming Aereus, to strengthening our core competences to meet our customers needs, currently and in the future. By introducing key measurables and strategies that align with customers expectations, with focus on hi quality product and process improvements.


John, started with Aereus in August 2021 and he has made significant changes to the business profitability and sustainability.


Previous to this role, John has spent more than 30 years in senior and executive positions in the manufacturing, business development industry with global experience. John brings a wealth of knowledge to our board and sits several other boards both for profit and non-profit.  


John has a B.Sc. Engineering and an Executive MBA .


Treasurer – Louis Goldberg 

Louis Goldberg is the Founder and CEO of Canadian-based Coptek Copper Covers.


Coptek transforms nasty high-touch surfaces into self-sanitizing surfaces with antimicrobial copper. Coptek's solutions can be found across a number of industries including Senior Care, Universities, Airports, Malls, and Commercial Spaces.


Previous to Coptek, Louis was in a Director role at a boutique investment bank in Toronto. In search of a more fulfilling career, Louis left finance to pursue innovations that create a safer environment and save lives.


Vice Chair and Co-Founder of CHAIR – Richard Dixon


Richard has 40 years of experience in senior administration, planning, design, construction, commissioning plus infection prevention & control of health facilities in Canada, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Egypt and Qatar.


Richard has been a significant contributor to the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and other organizations:


  • Chair – CSA Cleaning and Disinfection Committee (Z317.12),
  • Past Vice Chair of the CSA Infection Control during Construction, Renovation or Maintenance in Health Care Facilities Committee (Z317.13), plus has taught the CSA Infection Control and Design standards to hospitals, consultants and contractors throughout Canada and in the Middle East,
  • Chair of the CSA Wayfinding standard (Z317.14). 
  • Past Member – CSA Health Care Facilities Committee (Z8000),
  • Member – CSA Health Care Facilities Operations & Maintenance Committee (Z8002),
  • Member – CSA Health Care Technical Committee,
  • Member - CSA Regulators Committee,
  • Member - CSA Plumbing Committee (Z317.1),
  • Long standing member of the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES); education coordinator for CHES 2017 conference in Niagara Falls plus Richard has written several articles in the CHES national magazine.
  • Co-founder and Board member of the non-profit organization Coalition for Community & Healthcare Acquired Infection Reduction (CHAIR). This unique organization researches Engineering Infection Prevention (EIP) solutions, promotes these solutions and provides education & research in Canadian healthcare facilities.


What drives Richard to do all these things??  Only one thing... Creating ‘safe spaces’ for people!


Board Member and Co-Founder of CHAIR – Barry Hunt 

“Life is short. Have fun. Make a difference.” 



Barry is President of the Canadian Association of PPE Manufacturers (CAPPEM) where he leads the charge to develop the highest quality PPE products and standards to protect Canadians. He initiated the movement to better breathability for respiratory PPE and champions the move to more comfortable and environmentally friendly products including reusables and plant-based disposables.


Barry received his Honour’s degree in Biological and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Guelph and studied Post-Degree Sciences at the University of Waterloo.  He co-founded the Coalition for Community and Healthcare Acquired Infection Reduction (CHAIR), a collaboration among academia, industry and healthcare to reduce preventable community and hospital acquired infections (HAIs) in Canada.  CHAIR has successfully sponsored research and trials, provided education, become a hub for collaboration and innovation, sponsored Canada’s first CSA National Standard for cleaning & disinfection of hospitals and provided a catalyst to initiate the use of copper high-touch surfaces in airports and public transit.


Barry was inspired to take action after a 2009 World Health Organization report showed Canada had the highest HAI rate in the developed world.  His concept of Engineered Infection Prevention was awarded a 2017 Top 10 World Patient Safety Innovation by the Patient Safety Movement.


Barry has had many leadership roles at CSA since 1995 including Chair of several Standards development committees and Vice-Chair of the Strategic Steering Committee for Healthcare Standards. He is Vice-Chair of the Canadian Mirror Committee for ISO Technical Committee 121, Anesthesia & Respiratory Standards. He is past-Chair of the Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC) Environmental Hygiene Interest Group, a member of the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES), the Canadian Coalition for Indoor Air Quality (CCIAQ), and the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) Healthcare Working Group and CoVID19 Task Force.  He is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE), American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), American Professionals in Infection Control (APIC), and Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Barry is a volunteer with the World Health Network (WHN), CoVIDisAirborne, and Zero Covid Canada. 



Board Member – Keith McGlone


Keith McGlone is currently Sr. Vice-President, Medical at Sanuvox Technologies Inc. Based in Waterloo, ON. with a North American focus to bring engineered infection prevention to healthcare.


With over 40 years of Sales and Marketing experience in Healthcare, Food, and Agricultural marketing globally, Keith has led several major brands and product categories to international success.


The past 7 years has been focused in healthcare in North America and U.K. with efforts to bring awareness and action to reducing healthcare acquired infections. This makes joining the board at C.H.A.I.R. a great step to participate in raising awareness and taking action across community and healthcare areas.


Graduating from McMaster University, with on-going education at Ivey, and University of Arkansas. Keith participates with IPAC Canada, APIC, CCHL, and other groups.


Board Member – Roger Holliss

As a P. Eng within Ontario, Roger has spent over 2 decades operating & maintaining acute hospitals within S-W Ontario. 


During this period he gained significant insight on virtually every non-clinical aspect of healthcare from Engineering/construction to parking/security to Housekeeping and everything in between.  It was also during the latter portion of this period that he was able to pursue and positively impact improvements in these same departments.  This is where Roger became aware of the gap that needed to be addressed relative ensuring that healthcare facilities systemically through engineering prevention addressed hospital acquired infections (HAIs).  Since then he’s been a strong advocate and facilitator in educating, promoting and implementing both a change in culture, mindset and physically within healthcare thru the adoption and implementation of science-based technologies systemically addressing HAI’s. Roger pursuit of continuous improvement is why he still is active in numerous facets of healthcare including being a member of two CSA standards (Medical Gas Pipeline Systems & Cleaning & Disinfection within Healthcare), Immediate Past President of Canada largest professional associated dedicated to improving members expertise within healthcare engineering (Cdn. Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES)) and his own private healthcare engineering firm, Holliss Consulting Inc. (HCI).