M. Wayne Craige

Founder and Chairman

M. Wayne Craige is founder and chairman of the CiDrep SickKids Foundation. As a biomedical informaticist, consultant and a philanthropist, Wayne brings a rich mix of experience to his role.

Wayne began his career as a consultant with Cerner Corporation, an executive at Accenture, LLP, a senior consultant at IBM, Founder and Managing Director at CiDrep Informatics and a researcher at Emory University. Throughout his career, Wayne has worked as a basic science researcher and an informatics consultant, leveraging his unique background to develop bioscience, clinical, public health informatics and technology solutions for healthcare and life science organizations across the US and Canada. Building on this experience, and as a strong community advocate for healthier and more equitable opportunities to support child health, in 2017 Wayne founded CiDrep SickKids Foundation. The foundation is also planning to take on some of the toughest research challenges in child health, as a research Institution.

Wayne graduate cum laude with distinction, with a Bachelors of Science in biomedical informatics from DeVry University, a masters in healthcare administration, policy, finance and economics, from Keller Graduate School of Management, an MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Scheller College of Business, and his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in biomedical informatics, from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Wayne is an avid music lover, a chef in his own rights, and a married father.

CiDrep SickKids Foundation Founder and Charman

"I founded this philanthropy with a specific mission, ...to help sick kids get well and feel comfortable during difficult times, and as such my role is to set the vision to inspire the organization to achieve it. Furthermore, I am responsible for mission clarity, steering our strategy in the right direction, fundraising, research and ensuring there are sufficient resources to reach our goals."