The perfect team — our exectutive has the knowledge and experience to get the job done. 

James Byers, President, Chief Executive Officer

The Founder of Barrus Healthcare and Medical Management, James began as a chiropractor, having graduated from McMaster University and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto.  He is a dedicated leader and drives the expansion of Barrus Health into new ventures and new directions.  With a background in healthcare and years of experience in the medical-insurance world, James has moved from clinical practice, to performing independent assessments, to managing a multi-physician company.  He also continues to provide direct assessments for agencies such as the WSIB, and consults on complex case management for medico-legal claims. 

Dr. MaryBeth DeRocher - Medical Director

MaryBeth is a family physician at the St. Michael's Family Health Team, and assistant professor at the University of Toronto. She is also the Assistant Postgraduate Director of Education within the St. Michael’s Hospital Department of Family and Community Medicine and holds a Master of Science in Community Health.  She brings a wealth of medical knowledge and expertise to the team, and provides leadership and direction for the physicians working with Barrus Health. 


Kevin Sims - Director of Client Services

Kevin is a doctor of chiropractic with a sub-specialty in Sports Injuries. Years of experience both as a practicing chiropractor and educator at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College gives Kevin unique insight into the needs of the staff, the physicians, and the clients with whom we work. He concurrently provides assessment services to the WSIB through the Regional Evaluation Centre program, and volunteers with the admissions for the Royal College of Chiropractic Sport Sciences (Canada).

Sean Lisk - Director of Operations and Training

Sean has been with Barrus since its inception and plays a valuable role in the management, education and training of staff and contractors.