Dr. Richard G. Guscott MD, FRCP (C)

Chief Medical Officer

As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Guscott oversees all medical aspects of the company. He monitors and manages Medaca's strict medical standards and is responsible for management of our network psychiatrists and their communication with family physicians. He consults and meets regularly with client case managers and their management teams to discuss workplace mental health issues.

In addition to his responsibilities with Medaca, Dr. Guscott maintains an active practice in Hamilton, Ontario. Opened in 1995, his clinic specializes in the treatment of psychiatric disorders in adults and children.

Dr. Guscott was formerly Director of the Mood Disorders program at the Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital (affiliated with McMaster University) and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (affiliated with the University of Toronto). He taught in the Department of Psychiatry at McMaster University and the University of Toronto and has won awards for teaching (Excellence in Clinical Teaching, McMaster Psychiatric Residents Association) and research (Canadian Association of Professors of Psychiatry Prize for Research, 1987). Dr. Guscott is published in the American, British, and Canadian Journals of Psychiatry. He is a senior consultant to the Crown Ward program of the Hamilton-Wentworth Children’s Aid Society.

In 1995, the Honourable John Manley, then Minister of Industry and Trade, appointed Dr. Guscott to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, where he served for three years. From 2001-2009, Dr. Guscott served on the Governing Council to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. During this time, he was a member of the College’s Discipline, Fitness to Practice, Patient Relations, Registration, Quality Assurance and Methadone Committees.

From 2004 to 2009 he was Scientific Advisor regarding the mental health of children to the Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Addiction and Mental Health. With Mr. Anderson, he was co-chair of the UK Canada Task Force on Children’s Mental Health from 2006-2009. Together they traveled to Cambridge University in the UK to research England's system and subsequently they organized a roundtable on children’s mental health. The roundtable included senior representatives from medicine, academia and the private and public sectors in both countries to explore potential solutions to the current system of health care for children in Canada. It was used to inform Senator Michael Kirby’s 2006 Senate Committee report on mental health in Canada entitled Out of the Shadows At Last.

 

Christopher G. Anderson MM

President

In 2005, Mr. Anderson founded Medaca with Dr.Guscott. He is responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day management of the company.

Prior to Medaca, he was an executive with two major Canadian banks.

From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Anderson was senior advisor to the Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Addiction and Mental Health. Together with Dr. Guscott, he was co-chairman of the Canada/UK Task Force on the Mental Health of Children from 2006- 2009.

He is a leading global thought leader on workplace mental health, speaking at workplace mental health conferences in Canada and around the world.

Mr. Anderson has a Master’s degree in International Management from McGill University. As part of his work at McGill, he studied leadership and management at business schools in England, Canada, Japan, India and France.

He has served as a director on Boards in the United States and Canada and volunteers his time as a mentor for graduating students transitioning to the work world.