Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer
Richard J. Umbdenstock became president and chief executive officer of the American Hospital Association (AHA) on January 1, 2007. Previously, he was the elected AHA Board Chair in 2006. The AHA leads, represents and serves more than 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, and 43,000 individual members.
Mr. Umbdenstock’s career includes experience in hospital administration; health system governance, management and integration; association governance and management; HMO governance; and health care governance consulting. He has written books and articles for the health care board audience and has authored national survey reports for AHA, HRET and ACHE.
He received a B.A. degree in Politics from Fairfield University (CT), and a master’s in Health Services Administration from SUNY- Stony Brook. He is a Fellow of ACHE.
As AHA president, Mr. Umbdenstock served as Vice Chair of the National Quality Forum, on the Board of Enroll America, and co-chaired the CAQH Provider Council. He also served on the National Priorities Partnership. His honors include the B’nai B’rith International 2014 National Healthcare Award; the American College of Healthcare Executives 2015 Gold Medal Award; the American Organization of Nurse Executives 2015 Honorary Member Award; the Federation of American Hospitals Inaugural Health Care Leadership Award; the National Center for Healthcare Leadership 2015 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award; the Seattle Business magazine 2016 Health Care Lifetime Achievement Award; and the AHA’s establishment of the Richard J. Umbdenstock—Institute for Diversity in Health Management Executive Fellowship and the title of President Emeritus upon his retirement in 2015.
Chief Investment Officer, AGF
Mr. Hubbes, MBA, CFA served as the Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President of Investments at AGF Investments Inc. from July 2005 to February 2014.
Mr. Hubbes oversaw all of investment management operations including offices in Toronto, Singapore, Dublin and London, Ontario. He also served as Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President of Investments at AGF Investments America Inc. Previously, Mr. Hubbes served as the Chief Investment Officer, Executive Vice President of Investments, and Portfolio Manager of Investments at AGF from September, 1996 to July, 2005. He has extensive direct investment management and mutual fund experience, managing AGF Canadian Stock Fund, AGF Canada Class, IG AGF Canadian Growth, Symmetry Canadian Growth Class, Primerica Asset Builder Fund and co-managing the AGF Health Sciences Class. He was a Managing Director at AGF Management (Deutschland) GmbH based in Berlin Germany from January, 1993 to January, 1995. He served as a Director of AGF Investments Inc., from September 2005 to January 2011. He served as Director of various AGF Funds.
Mr. Hubbes is a member of the Toronto CFA Society. He holds the CFA designation. Mr. Hubbes holds an I.M.B.A. degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University and a M.Sc. and B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto.
VP of Business Development, Affirm, Inc.
Chip has 25 years experience in the high tech B2B software sector as a marketing and business development executive.
Chip currently is VP of Business Development at Affirm, Inc., the SF-based fintech company started by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin to disrupt the consumer banking & credit sector. Prior to Affirm, Chip ran marketing and business development for MyBuys, the market leader in ecommerce personalization, which was acquired by Magnetic in 2015. Chip began his career at Oracle, sold his first company, RTIME, to Sony to become the multiplayer gaming engine for PlayStation, and ran worldwide marketing for Blue Martini Software (NASDAQ:BLUE) in the early 2000s.
Chip has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stanford University.
Chief Financial Officer, Confederation Minerals Ltd.
Mr. Chiu is a chartered accountant who started his career with Deloitte LLP before moving to Baron Global Financial Canada Ltd. Mr. Chiu has spent nearly seven years working in corporate finance and has been involved with a number of merger transactions and public listings.
Mr. Chiu is currently a director of Helius Medical Technologies Inc. (TSX:HSM), Jayden Resources Inc. (TSX-V:JDN), and Crownia Holdings Ltd. (TSX-V:CNH). He is also the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Confederation Minerals Ltd. (TSX-V:CFM). In the last seven years, he has also served in various capacities as senior officer and director for other public companies listed on the TSX-V and the CSE.
Mr. Chiu also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from the University of British Columbia.