Our Staff

Our Staff

David W. Johnston, President & CEO

David W. Johnston is President & CEO of the Canadian Association for Pharmacy Distribution Management (CAPDM). David works with the CAPDM Board of Directors to drive the strategic and tactical directions of the Association - tracking emerging issues, technology, as well as leading-edge strategies for member products and services. He is also an advocate for CAPDM on government and regulatory issues.

Prior to joining CAPDM, David served as Vice President, Community and Donor Programs, Marketing and Revenue with the Heart and Stroke Foundation from 1998 to 2006. He was responsible for national marketing, leading the brand messaging strategy to individual and corporate donors, as well as managing a large field team.

David spent the first fifteen years of his career in the pharmaceutical industry in a variety of senior sales and marketing leadership roles with Nordic Labs, Marion Merrell Dow, and Hoechst Marion Roussel, Canada. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph.

Terri Hay, Vice President, Industry & Member Relations

Terri started her career in healthcare, running primary, secondary and tertiary health care facilities in Canada.  She joined Proctor and Gamble in the US in a research role with their newly acquired pharmaceutical division, Norwich Eaton Pharmaceuticals.  After transferring back to Canada with P&G to set up a similar division, she joined Apotex, the largest Canadian generic pharmaceutical company to establish a similar Drug Information and Adverse Event Reporting division.  While at Apotex, Terri not only set up a new division for Apotex but was awarded the only accreditation status in Canada for a manufacturer-run DI service.

She went on to join the sales team at Apotex, rising to an executive position before leaving to establish a new Pharmacy Relations Division at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.  While at Wyeth, Terri managed to increase the Pharmacy Relations score at the Advantage Group Survey from 15th to a fifth rank position within the industry.

From there, Terri joined Sandoz in Montreal where she lead the Sale and Marketing Divisions.  Prior to taking on the Chief Commercial Officer position at TH!NK BI, Terri was responsible for the Generic Division at IMS Brogan; re-establishing IMS Brogan in the generic space.

Allison Chan, Manager, Member Services and Events

Allison Chan joined the Canadian Association for Pharmacy Distribution Management in November 1999. Prior to this, she graduated from Kensington College of Business, U.K. and worked for several years in a wholesaler/distributor company, specializing in project management and trade show organization. Allison is responsible for financial, events and membership management for CAPDM.

Janet Warda, Administrative Assistant

Janet Warda is CAPDM's Administrative Assistant. Janet previously worked as an administrative assistant for a computer software reseller. She also worked for a national shoe and accessory retailer as a merchandiser and sales representative. Her cumulative experience has allowed her to perfect her skills in customer service and organization.

Member Forum

September 11, 2017
Angus Glen Golf Club
Markham, Ontario


CAPDM 2017 Boot Camp

Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
Toronto, Ontario


Executive Conference

January 15 - 16, 2018
Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel
Dorval, QC


Annual Conference

May 5 - 9, 2018
The Diplomat Beach Resort
Hollywood, FL