Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Dimitris Polygenis - CAPDM Board Chair, McKesson Canada

Dimitris Polygenis is President, Pharmaceutical Solutions and Specialty Health, McKesson Canada.

Mr. Polygenis joined McKesson Canada in 2004, after the acquisition of Phase 4 Health. This acquisition led to the creation of our Specialty group. Under the leadership of Dimitris Polygenis, the group expanded its services to become our fastest growing business offering a wide range of services to manufacturers. Mr. Polygenis was appointed to his current role in 2014.

Prior to joining McKesson Canada, Mr. Polygenis held a position with the Ontario Round Table on Appropriate Prescribing (ORTAP) at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Ontario (ICES). He is currently Lecturer and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and University of British Columbia Doctor of Pharmacy Programs and Board Chair of a not-for-profit educational institution.

Mr. Polygenis holds a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Toronto.

Daniel Chiasson, CAPDM

Daniel Chiasson is the President & CEO of CAPDM. Daniel works closely with the Board of Directors to implement a strategic direction that aligns with its vision of ensuring safe, secure, and timely access to high quality healthcare products for all Canadians.

Daniel is a senior executive with supply chain expertise and proven leadership in driving growth, profitability, and collaboration within the healthcare and food & beverage industry sectors. Prior to joining CAPDM, Daniel served as Vice President, Supply Solutions at McKesson Canada. Daniel has held senior executive roles at Shoppers Drug Mart, Cardinal Health Canada and MDS Inc.

Daniel holds a Master of Business Administration degree, from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and a B. Mgmt. Sc., from the University of Ottawa.

Ron Frisch, Kohl & Frisch Limited

Ron Frisch is the owner, President and CEO of Kohl & Frisch Limited.

Kohl & Frisch Limited is an independent, family owned business established in 1916. Ron Frisch became its Chief Executive Officer in 1989. He also accepted the positions of President & Managing Director in 2001. Mr. Frisch is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BCom from the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and a four-time appointed Chairman of the Board for CAPDM. Ron Frisch is active in the community and is involved in many charity and educational endeavours.

Kohl & Frisch Limited is the only Canadian-owned national full-line distributor.

Tanya Moore, Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.

Tanya Moore is Vice President, Pharmaceutical Partnerships, Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.

Tanya Moore has spent the last fifteen years in the healthcare sector, specifically with Shoppers Drug Mart. Occupying many senior roles, Tanya has gained valuable insights into procurement, distribution, operations, insurance, strategy and pricing. Harnessing this broad background, Tanya brings a deep understanding of the pharmacy supply chain to her role on the CAPDM board.

Erik Prieditis, Bayer Canada (Pharmaceuticals)

Erik Prieditis is Vice President, Commercial Operations, Bayer Canada.  As key a member of the Bayer Pharmaceutical Leadership Team he enables the General Medicine and Specialty Medicine organizations to achieve their goals through the following areas of responsibilities; trade relations, sales operations, customer insights & analytics, and sales force development. 

Prior to Bayer, Erik was at Allergan where he was the Executive Director of Business Insights and Commercial Excellence, leading a large multi-function international team spanning Canada and Latin America. Other key roles involved leading supply chain, commercial operations, and sales & marketing operations.  

Erik spent his early career within the high-tech sector at Nortel Networks with roles in customer operations, manufacturing, supply chain, and process engineering.

Erik has been a member of CAPDM since 2003. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queens University, holds Professional Engineering and Certified Financial Planner designations, and is now completing his MBA. 

Michel Robidoux, Sandoz Canada

Michel Robidoux has been President and General Manager of Sandoz Canada since 2010. He has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical equipment industries.

Under his leadership, Sandoz Canada has grown to become one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the country with more than 60 million prescriptions per year of generic and biosimilar products. Sandoz is among the Top 35 Employers in Montreal and among the “Best Place to Work” companies in the country.

Mr. Robidoux began his sales and marketing career at Bayer Canada for more than seven years and then held senior positions at Roche in the Diabetes Care, Clinical Diagnostics and Applied Science Divisions.

He is an active contributor to the Canadian pharmaceutical industry as a member of the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA), Chair of Biosimilar Canada and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Pharmaceutical Supply Management (CAPDM).

Mr. Robidoux holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the Université du Québec in Montreal and has an A.S.C. (certified company administrator) designation from the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés of Université Laval.

John Targett, uniPHARM Wholesale Drugs Ltd.

John Targett, Director Purchasing & Distribution, is a skilled senior manager with expertise in Inventory Management Systems, Logistics, Purchasing and Business Intelligence. As a key member of the executive team with uniPHARM Wholesale Drugs, John oversees all areas of purchasing and distribution and is responsible for the operation of the member owned distribution center that ships products each day to independent pharmacies throughout BC, AB, and YT.

uniPHARM Wholesale Drugs Ltd. has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed companies and has been a Platinum member for the past 4 years.

Today, John is also actively involved in numerous strategic initiatives and has a broad range of experience in various areas of logistics, purchasing and operations.  He continues to serve on multiple CAPDM committees with other industry colleagues to improve the distribution of products to Canadians.

Kevin West, Innomar Strategies

Kevin West is Vice President, Operations, Innomar Strategies. Kevin joined Innomar Strategies in 2008.  With over 25 years of experience in the Canadian healthcare and insurance industries, Kevin started HealthForward in 2012, and leads a team of 70 associates focused on optimizing health outcomes and access to therapy for patients while helping payers and plan sponsors achieve long-term sustainability in their drug plans.

Before starting HealthForward, Kevin led various divisions at Innomar, including Consulting, Pharmacy, Distribution, Government Relations, Strategic Partnerships, New Business Development and Marketing.  Prior to joining Innomar, Kevin spearheaded many innovative and ground-breaking initiatives that have shaped the delivery of healthcare in Canada.  He implemented Canada’s first electronic prescription claims adjudication system and launched a fully-integrated adjudication software.  He also led the first US owned long-term care pharmacy in Canada.   

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University.

Hugues Mousseau, Director General, The Québec Association of Pharmacy Distributors (AQDP), CAPDM Board Guest

AQDP represents pharmaceutical distributors in the province. Sharing common members, interests, and industry challenges CAPDM and AQDP have extended reciprocal guest invitations to its board.

Hugues Mousseau is a management consultant with 20 years of experience in corporate affairs and communications in the public and private sectors. Hugues holds university degrees in political science, business administration and public law.


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