MEET THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Brett Merriman

Brett Merriman

CEO

Brett has a broad range of executive experience over the past 15 years helping growing companies in variety of industries, including Commercial Real Estate, Oceanography, Security, Video Management (SaaS), and Amusement. Brett graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation (CPA, CA) in 2010.

John MacBeth

John MacBeth

Founder

John is the Founder of TryCycle Data Systems, headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. For more than 20 years, John has been in the business of creating digital technologies and solutions. John has a BA from Carleton University (Ottawa), a MA from The Graduate Institute (Connecticut) and is currently a PhD student at Carleton University (Ottawa) and Trent University (Peterborough).

Ken House

Ken House

COFOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

TryCycle’s cofounder, Ken House, is a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. He earned an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and completed a master’s program in organizational leadership at The Graduate Institute. Ken has a long background in communications, governance, social services, and entrepreneurship. His life’s work includes connecting people to opportunity and creating social mobility through social capital.

Jiash Wu

Jiash Wu

VP, FINANCE

Jiash obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University in 2011 and subsequently received his Chartered Accountant designation (CPA, CA) in 2013. He has helped companies improve their operations and implement new enterprise systems and applications to scale for growth. He has worked in industries including discrete manufacturing, oceanography, aerospace, logistics, retail, and professional services.

Kelly Gregoire

Kelly Gregoire

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Kelly is an integral part of the Leadership Team, overseeing day to day operations and driving change in a rapid and highly innovative environment. Kelly has held senior management positions for more than 20 years, both in startup environments and in large enterprise corporations. Kelly is an active member of the Invest Ottawa Community and Advisory Groups (COO Forum, Ladies Who Launch and Ottawa’s Customer Success Peer Group). Kelly studied Applied Management at Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology.

Geoff Schaadt

Geoff Schaadt

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Geoff has been working at the intersection of technology and medical services for more than 25 years. With degrees from Purdue University, the University of Arizona, and an MBA from the University of Ottawa, Geoff loves helping people on the frontline with new technologies that make their work easier and more effective.

Cameron MacLeod

Cameron MacLeod

VP, STRATEGY & ALLIANCES

Cameron has been working in the health and social services community since 1984. He has participated in and led work that has influenced policy and practice that have addressed the needs of marginalized populations.
Cameron holds a Bachelor’s degree from Carleton University, with a combined Major in Sociology and Law, and completed leadership programs at Queen’s University and the University of Toronto.

Sam Silverman

Sam Silverman

MD, Chief medical officer

Dr. Silverman is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry, and is certified in addiction medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. For the past 18 years, Dr. Silverman served as the Director of Medical Education of Rushford’s Addiction Medicine Fellowship where he started the Addiction Medicine Fellowship (accredited in 2013). He is also Past-President of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Michelle Voegtle, LPC

Michelle Voegtle, LPC

DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL PROGRAMS

Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in the Addiction and Mental Health field for the past 20 years. She has a tremendous passion for creating training & education programs and brings a uniquely human energy to technology-driven solutions that enhance care delivery. For the last decade, Michelle has focused on providing leadership and operational excellence in building sustainable recovery-based programs including: Recovery Yoga, Recovery Support Specialists (Coaching), Telehealth, and Digital Health. She has degrees in both Business and Education.

Cecile McKay

Cecile McKay

Provincial Director, Talking Stick

Cecile is a Cree woman from Buffalo Narrows and a proud member of Canoe Lake Cree First Nation, in Northern Saskatchewan. With over a decade of leadership experience in Indigenous organizations, she has served as HR Manager, Regional Director, and Associate Director. Cecile also successfully completed the Indigenous Leadership Program at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. A dedicated professional, Cecile is passionate about driving positive change for her people and communities, ensuring Indigenous perspectives receive recognition and respect across all sectors.