Meet Our Executive Team

Our hope for HDC is that it be a true expression of the collective experience and knowledge of physicians, partners, and stakeholders. We want the organization to be both an inspiration and a resource for reflection and learning, and a catalyst for system change.

We welcome open dialogue and feedback, and look to those who support our mission to reach out and share the ways that HDC can best support you. Please email us at

Get to know key members of HDC’s Executive Team, below.

Ms. Gayle Grout, B. Comm, Executive Director

Gayle Grout is a seasoned Information Management leader with a passion to build software solutions to support our healthcare system in Canada. She has experience in IT Strategy, Software Implementation and Business Development and enjoys improving products, services, processes and supporting people development.

Her ability to develop strategic plans and execute with discipline and structure creates an accountable, yet innovative, working environment for success. She applies her learnings, working to provide technical solutions for Canadian physicians to launch features that comply with regulatory requirements and enable physician workflows.

Dr. Cole Stanley, MD Medical Director

Dr. Cole Stanley is a Vancouver-based family physician with nine years’ experience practicing in BC. He received his MD from the University of Toronto and completed his Family Medicine Residency at the Jewish General Hospital, McGill University. Dr. Stanley is a clinical instructor with the UBC Faculty of Medicine and a family physician with the Hope to Health Research and Innovation Clinic in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.


Dr. Oona Hayes, MD Medical Director

Oona Hayes’ experience as a practicing family physician complements her passion for a learning health system. She believes family physicians actualize their highest potential as health advocates and leaders when they engage with their practice data and quality improvement. She is active with BC Family Doctors, Doctors of BC and the Practice Support Program, where she advocates for enablers of patient, physician and team experiences of primary care. She recently joined the Eagle Creek High Complexity Care Team as a physician team member working to reduce acute care utilization and improve patient health and care satisfaction.

Mr. Gordon McNeill, Product Director/Privacy Officer

Gord leads the expansion of the technical platform and data services at the Health Data Coalition. He brings over 20 years’ experience in software development to his leadership role and has extensive expertise in business analysis, product management and corporate development in cities such as Montreal, Bangalore, Toronto, and Vancouver. Gord has a track record of ensuring strong returns on investment, with many past successes in managing all phases of software development. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph, and subsequently earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Science and Technology at Queen’s University.

Ms. Taura Vigers, Clinical Services Director

Taura leads the four-person Clinical Services Team, which supports family physicians, clinicians and their staff as they enrol in the program, integrate the HDC Solutions product into their practice and embark on data-sharing and collaborative quality improvement in primary care. Taura coordinates the development of HDC clinical learning programs and marketing initiatives in collaboration with key stakeholders and partners. She applies engagement expertise gained in 15 years of sales leadership experience within the pharmaceutical industry to her position of Clinical Services Director. Her scope of experience includes product launches, focusing sales teams, developing learning initiatives and collaborating with partners to achieve marketing.