Guy Chamberland, M.Sc., Ph.D., CEO and Chief Regulatory Officer of Tetra Bio-Pharma


Dr. Guy Chamberland, M.Sc., PhD, Master Herbalist, has served as Tetra Bio-Pharma’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer since October 15, 2018. He held the positions of Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer respectively since April 2018 and June 2016. Dr. Chamberland’s extensive experience in both executive and scientific roles establish him as an expert in the biopharmaceutical space. Dr. Chamberland has more than two decades of experience in drug development for the North American pharmaceutical industry with specific expertise in regulatory affairs, and the development and management of clinical research protocols and clinical studies for botanical medicines. He was also a member of the investment committee of the venture capital fund, Fonds Bionovation for 7 years

Dr. Chamberland has become a thought leader in botanical medicine, publishing, lecturing and delivering continuing education workshops to health professionals on the use of plants for the treatment of pain, anxiety, insomnia, and wound healing. He is a Professor of Botanical Medicine and Principles of Clinical Research at the École d’Enseignement Superieur de Naturopathie du Quebec (EESNQ) and the French language equivalent of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNNM). He earned a diploma in Proficiency in Herbal Prescription from the Australian College of Phytotherapy, and Certified Herbalist and Master Herbalist diplomas from the Dominion College of Canada. Dr. Chamberland received a B.Sc. in Agriculture from McGill University, an M.Sc. in Veterinary Anatomy and physiology and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (toxicology) from the University of Montreal.

Jean-François Boily, CPA, Chief Financial Officer

Before joining Tetra Bio-Pharma, Mr. Boily served as Vice-President and Financial Officer at Acasti Pharma Inc., a dual-listed (TSXV & Nasdaq) biopharmaceutical innovator focused on the research and development of prescription drugs using Omega-3 fatty acids derived from krill oil for treatment of hypertriglyceridemia. He raised C$50M to fund the Trilogy Phase 3 program and later set-up an “at-the-market” (or ATM) program for aggregate proceeds of up to US$ 30M with sales on Nasdaq. He also migrated financial reporting to US-Gaaps to become a fully compliant SEC registrant and filed a registration statement on Form S-3 with the SEC to register up to US$200 million of common shares, warrants and units.

Prior to Acasti, Mr. Boily served as a Director of Finance & Information Technology at Innovaderm Research Inc., a North American contract research organization (CRO) specialized in dermatology. Working closely with the President and founder, Mr. Boily undertook a vast financial, IT and growth mandate and increased revenues and profits over 25%.

Formerly, Mr. Boily was a Director of Finance at Teva Canada Innovation where he oversaw and reported on the financial conduct of all clinical R&D activities and managing branded product launches in the therapeutic areas of central nervous system (CNS), respiratory, oncology and pain care.

Mr. Boily holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from HEC Montreal and is a Quebec-Chartered Public Accountant (CPA).

Steeve Néron, Chief Commercial Officer


Mr. Néron has more than three decades of experience in the pharmaceutical industry where challenging the reimbursement landscape factored prominently in his role, with demonstrated success in numerous therapeutic sectors including cardiology, rheumatology, endocrinology, women’s health, asthma/COPD, OTC and dermatology. Prior to joining Tetra Bio-Pharma he occupied a senior marketing position at Bausch Health Canada. Steeve has held various marketing, sales, finance, material management and business development positions and has worked to launch or rejuvenate numerous market-leading pharmaceutical brands including Aerius™ (antihistamine), Altace™ (hypertension), Ezetrol™ (cholesterol), Eliquis™ (anti-coagulant), Lodalis™ (cholesterol) and Contrave™ (Obesity).

Mr. Neron holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) in Marketing from Université du Québec in Chicoutimi (QC).

Melanie Kelly, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer


Melanie Kelly is a Professor In Pharmacology and Ophthalmology at Dalhousie University in Halifax with expertise in preclinical and clinical research design, novel drug development, medical cannabis and cannabinoid based drugs.

A respected research professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) focused on drug discovery and molecular pharmacology, Dr. Kelly has significant research experience in the field of G protein coupled receptors and endocannabinoid/cannabinoid signaling. She is considered to be an expert in the cannabinoid drug development space.

Her primary research expertise is pharmacology, specifically receptors and cell signaling pathways. Her work has examined pathways important to the survival of retinal ganglion cells in experimental models of glaucoma and has made use of gene mutations, to explore signaling pathways involved in retinal progenitor cell growth and development. Dr. Kelly’s current research addresses the pharmacology of the endocannabinoids and lipid signaling in the mammalian eye, with a specific focus on the regulation of intraocular pressure and interactions between glial cells and microvasculature in the regulation of retinal blood flow.

She is a member of the International Cannabis Research Society.

Graham Wood, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer


Dr. Graham Wood joined Tetra Bio-Pharma in September 2020 as Chief Operating Officer, to lead the regulated drug development activities. Dr. Wood has over twenty years of drug development experience. Most recently he was Chief Scientific Officer at Neptune Wellness, where he leads product development and clinical research activities. Prior to that, he was Chief R&D Officer at Altasciences where he was responsible for developing innovative nonclinical and clinical techniques and overseeing the clinical pharmacology study designs. He was also Chief Executive Officer at Manna Research, which he grew from a single clinical research site to the largest family practice site network in Canada. As President at Cetero Research, he was responsible for the early and late stage clinical development conducted at the Cetero facilities in Toronto and Miami. He holds a PhD in Neurology and Neurosurgery from McGill University and worked as Fellow at the National Institute of Health.