Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Dimitris Polygenis - CAPDM Board Chair, McKesson Canada

Dimitris Polygenis is President, Biopharma & Payer Solutions, 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.

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.

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.

Karl Frank, Bayshore Specialty Rx

Karl Frank,  Managing Director, Bayshore Specialty Rx

Karl has been the Managing Director of Bayshore Specialty Rx since 2011. He is a results-driven pharmacy executive with a proven track record of success in providing leadership and vision over a comprehensive array of business initiatives and vendor negotiations. He has extensive expertise in all aspects of the retail and specialty pharmacy business, including: pharmacy technology, legislation, risk management, pharmacy workflow design, labour management, clinical program development, pharmacy acquisitions, medical clinic development, vendor management and negotiation, marketing, and operations.

Over the years, he has built a strong network of relationships and partnerships in the North American Healthcare industry. Prior to his current position, Karl was the Vice President, Pharmacy Merchandising and Vice President of Pharmacy Operations for Loblaw Companies.

Karl has a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and is a member of the Ontario Pharmacists’ Association and the British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario Colleges of Pharmacists, is the past chair of the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, and a Canadian Healthcare Marketing Hall of Fame inductee.

Tanya Moore, Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.

Tanya Moore, 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 as well as being a standing member on the GS1 Healthcare Pharmacy board.

Peter Bromley, Andlauer Healthcare Group

Peter Bromley, Chief Financial Officer, Andlauer Healthcare Group

Peter joined AHG in 2019 after a 25-year career with UPS Supply Chain Solutions. He began his UPS career by joining the finance team of Livingston, Inc. – a private Canadian logistics provider which was acquired by UPS in 2000. In the following years, Peter served as Vice President Operations in Canada for UPS before relocating to Europe in 2005. There, he managed various functions for the logistics and distribution product for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In 2009, he began to focus on the first healthcare clients in UPS Europe’s inaugural healthcare distribution centre and would continue on to become Managing Director for UPS Supply Chain Solutions back in Canada.

Peter is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

Angelique Berg, President & CEO, CAPDM

Angelique Berg is a business development leader harnessing over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and not-for-profit health sectors.  Angelique brings expertise in revenue growth, government and stakeholder relations, and strategic communications at the executive level of leading health organizations, including the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation, Diabetes Canada, and Hypertension Canada.

In addition to building high performing teams and creating award-winning programs, she has a proven track record in driving sustainable growth and innovation to inspire change. Angelique has served on multi-sector collaborations that accelerated health care system and patient care improvements, including the Wait Times Alliance, the Bone and Joint Decade Canada, Health Quality Ontario’s Hypertension Quality Standard Advisory Committee, and Health Canada’s Multi-Stakeholder Committee on Drug Shortages.

She also served on the board of the Best Medicines Coalition, and for over 10 years as a member of the Health Charities Coalition of Canada.

Joan Lee, Imperial Distributors Canada Inc.

Joan Lee is VP Sales & Supply Chain with Imperial Distributors Canada Inc. and brings over 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical wholesale distribution, procurement and sales.

She is a member of Imperial’s Leadership Team working closely with stakeholders to formulate strategic objectives and build long-term partnerships. Joan proactively develops a deep understanding of the business landscape and identifies value added opportunities and facilitates implementation. Her reputation is predicated on a track record of achieving results.

Prior to joining Imperial in 2022, Joan held senior executive and management positions in Western Canada with two other leading national pharmaceutical wholesale distributors.

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.

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