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With over 700 stores across the country, Pharmasave is one of Canada’s leading independent pharmacy and drugstore retailers. Since being founded in 1981, Pharmasave has focused on building a national platform of community based retail outlets designed to provide customers with exceptional service, products and advice.

Each Pharmasave store operates independently to serve its individual community, which ensures both programs and services tailored to the needs of customers and a commitment to helping all customers. Live Well With Pharmasave, Canada’s community pharmacy.


We Are Canada’s Community Pharmacy

Actively supporting the advancement of the pharmacy profession through advocacy and industry leading programs and professional services, Pharmasave is committed to providing exceptional service, value, quality health and wellness choices to Canadian communities.

The Pharmasave Leadership Team

The team is committed to supporting independent owners with best-in-class resources and programs to meet customers’ needs, ensuring the provision of optimal patient care.

Carmen Churcott

Chief Executive Officer, Pharmasave Drugs (National) Ltd.

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Carmen is responsible for the strategic leadership of Pharmasave’s over 700 retail pharmacies across Canada. The hallmark of the Pharmasave strategy is the community pharmacy and its relationship-based care; not only responsive and constantly refining itself to embrace and exceed customer expectations but also differentiating itself through genuine connections to customers and communities, with the goal of being Canada’s Best Community Pharmacy.

Prior to joining Pharmasave, Carmen worked for over 15 years in the grocery industry for one of Canada’s largest private companies. Her career responsibilities included Vice President Merchandising, Marketing, Media Relations, and Customer Loyalty, as well as Vice President eCommerce, Technology and Communications. Carmen’s experience also includes Human Resources, Employee Development and Public Relations.

Zvonko Maretic

Chief Financial Officer, Pharmasave Drugs (National) Ltd.

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As Chief Financial Officer, Zvonko is responsible for overseeing all financial and legal matters for Pharmasave’s National organization. Zvonko also acts in an advisory capacity with Regional leaders and Regional accountants.

Prior to joining Pharmasave, Zvonko was Vice President, Finance for a communications technology company, and prior to that he held the same position with a wholesale distributor of building materials. He began his professional career in public accounting with Price Waterhouse. Zvonko received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, his Chartered Accountant designation from BC Institute, and his MBA from Simon Fraser University.

Francois Robinson

Director of Business Technology, Pharmasave Drugs (National) Ltd.

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Francois leads the Business Technology team and is involved in tactical and operational planning for business technology and strategic planning for Pharmasave. He works with multiple software vendors and helps foster innovation with the pharmacy, merchandising, and marketing teams, continually striving for improved process efficiencies for stores. As well, Francois provides advice and counsel to management on the application of information systems for the organization.

Prior to joining Pharmasave, Francois worked in the enterprise application implementation field. He also brings over 15 years’ experience as a senior manager and has held positions in the IT and Finance areas.

Allison Nourse

Director of Pharmacy Innovation, Pharmasave Drugs (National) Ltd.

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Allison oversees the management and administration of the Pharmacy Innovation program, including the planning, development and implementation of the Pharmacy department’s strategic initiatives. Allison is also focused on Pharmasave’s external relations strategy, building critically important and trusted relationships within government and private payors, working towards the creation of cost-effective and patient-centric healthcare.

Allison is the Past-President of the Board of Directors for the BC Pharmacy Association.

Steve Thompson

Director of Merchandising, Pharmasave Drugs (National) Ltd.

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Steve is responsible for merchandising programs and vendor relations with the primary focus of maximizing Pharmasave front store sales and profitability. Steve brings with him extensive Pharmasave retail experience, including positions of Store Manager, Territory Manager, Category Manager and Merchandising/Marketing Manager (Pacific Region).

Greg Shepherd

Chief Executive Officer, Pharmasave Drugs (West) Ltd.

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Greg joined Pharmasave in 2011 in Operations and became CEO of the Pacific Region in 2016. Greg now leads the Pharmasave West Region, supporting Pharmasave’s key growth and operational strategies across nearly 300 locations in British Columbia, the Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Greg and the entire West resource team provide operational expertise and support in every aspect of the pharmacy business model – from pharmacists’ evolving role in health care, to successful retail merchandising and strategic marketing initiatives in the region – Pharmasave Members are fully supported in all areas that are important to them.

With over 20 years’ experience in the pharmacy sector, Greg has worked in several capacities: as a pharmacist and franchise owner; Past President of the BC Pharmacy Association; and was Director of Operations for Pharmasave Pacific before becoming CEO.

Doug Sherman

Chief Executive Officer, Pharmasave Drugs (East) Ltd.

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Doug leads the Pharmasave East team and oversees the delivery of the team who support Pharmasave stores in Ontario and the Atlantic provinces. Doug and his team focus on the “Two Right Big Things”: exceed the expectations of our existing members and grow the membership. This approach, and the unwavering commitment to the cooperative and collaborative culture that defines Pharmasave, has ensured the success of our Shareholders, their stores and the loyalty of customers in the communities we serve.

Pharmasave programs and our employee team support our store teams to enable them to provide outstanding patient care and service to their customers and also by growing the Region, attracting only the highest quality pharmacists and owners.

Doug joined Pharmasave in 1998, when there were 17 stores in Ontario; there are now 390 in Ontario and over 450 in Pharmasave East. Prior to joining Pharmasave, Doug was a Senior Retail executive in the restaurant and automotive industries.

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