Mayne, Dr. Michael
Raised on Prince Edward Island, Dr. Michael Mayne received his undergraduate degree from the University of Prince Edward Island and PhD from the University of Toronto, where he focused on genetics and cell biology. He furthered his training in infectious disease and pharmacology at the University of Manitoba and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Mayne spent several years at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba and taught in the medical and pharmacy schools. While in academia, he directed a research laboratory that focused on neurological diseases including Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis. He has published in multiple internationally recognized journals.
Dr. Mayne served as the initial Director of Research for the Institute for Nutrisciences and Health (National Research Council) which opened in Charlottetown in 2007. In this capacity, he built many research and service based partnerships with University of Prince Edward Island, industry and multiple federal government departments.
In 2007, Dr. Mayne joined the Government of Prince Edward Island as Deputy Minister of Economic Innovation. He served as the Deputy of Innovation and Advanced Learning for several years and oversaw the implementation of the Island Prosperity Strategy. In 2011, Dr. Mayne was appointed Deputy Minister of Health and Wellness. While in this role he also served as the Deputy Co-Chair of the Premiers Working Group of Health Care Innovation. He has also served on many national boards and was most recently the provincial-territorial Deputy Minister liaison to the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
On April 1, 2016, Dr. Mayne became the CEO of Health PEI.
Dr. Mayne, his wife Laura and their three children live in Charlottetown.