HELIUS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF JOYCE LAVISCOUNT AS NEW DIRECTOR
(Newtown PA) – March 3, 2015 – Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. (CSE: HSM; OTCQB: HSDT) (“HMT”, “Helius” or the “Company”), a medical technology company focused on the treatment of neurological symptoms caused by disease or trauma, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Joyce LaViscount as a new member. Her appointment is effective March 2, 2015.
“We are delighted to welcome Joyce to Helius’ board of directors,” said Philippe Deschamps, Chief Executive Officer of Helius. “We are confident that her 30 years of experience and expertise in finance and operations in the pharmaceutical and life science industry will prove a valuable asset to the company.”
Ms. LaViscount currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of MediMedia Pharmaceutical Solutions, the pharmaceutical division of MediMedia USA. Prior to joining MediMedia, Ms. LaViscount was Executive Director/Group Controller North America for Aptalis Pharmaceuticals and spent more than 5 years at Endo Pharmaceuticals in a variety of roles including Chief Accounting Officer, VP-Investor Relations and Corporate Communications and VP Finance Operations as well as operational roles in Sales Operations and Training and Corporate Strategy Development. Ms. LaViscount’s pharmaceutical industry experience also includes more than 15 years in finance at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pharmacia. Ms. LaViscount began her career with Ernst & Young and is a New Jersey Certified Public Accountant.
With this appointment, the board of directors of the Company now consists of Philippe Deschamps, Yuri Danilov, Mitch Tyler, Edward M. Straw, Savio Chiu and Joyce LaViscount.
About Helius Medical Technologies (HMT)
Helius Medical Technologies is a medical technology company focused on neurological wellness. HMT seeks to develop, license and acquire unique and non-invasive platform technologies that amplify the brain’s ability to heal itself. HMT intends to file for U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance of the PoNS™ device. For more information, please visit http://www.heliusmedical.com.
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