Our Team

Bob Rai, BSc. Biochem., BSc. BioPharm, R.Ph.

CEO & Director

  • Pioneered in-pharmacy testing for HIV/AIDS
  • Pioneered in-pharmacy screening for chronic kidney disease using HealthTab
  • Chair, A Night of Miracles, BC Children’s Hospital
  • Director, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation
  • 2013 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal Award
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Rep for UBC Alumni Advisory Council
  • Partner in PharmacyBC.com Medicine Shoppe locations
  • Online pharmacy pioneer
  • Past President, Philippines Canada Trade Council
  • Past President, Vancouver Fraserview Rotary Club
  • Past Director, Tapestry Foundation, Rotary Club

Alan Arnstein

Director

  • Previously worked for the Katz Group Canada where he oversaw the development of the Medicine Shoppe from 28 stores to 175 stores (corporate and franchised) before the successful sale to McKesson Canada.
  • Mr. Arnstein also was very involved in expanding the Rexall pharmacy brand across Canada including responsibility for acquiring and consolidating independent pharmacies under the Rexall banner.

David Hall

Chairman & Director

  • Chairman, RepliCel Life Sciences. CEO & President 2012-2015.
  • Chairman, Providence Healthcare Research Institute
  • Founder, CFO, CCO, Treasurer and Secretary of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Consultant to government, pharma industry, biotech, eHealth and NGO’s.
  • Past Chair and Board member of Life Sciences BC.
  • Former member of the BC Task Force on PharmaCare.
  • Holds an Honours Economic degree and an Honours degree in Finance from the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Robert Sindelar

Director

  • Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia (UBC)
  • Advisor, External Relations to the Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcomes Sciences, Providence Health Care Research Institute and UBC
  • Elected fellow International Pharmaceutical Federation
  • Chair of the Global Pharmacy Observatory Advisory Board of the International Pharmaceutical Federation
  • Part-time President, Global Drug Commercialization Centre (GDCC), Chengdu, China
  • Part time VP, GDCC Worldwide
  • Member of the External Advisory Board, Trinity College Dublin, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Holds B.A., Chemistry from Millikin University, a M.S. and Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products from the University of Iowa, College of Pharmacy.

Sherif Guorgui

Advisory Board

  • Third-generation pharmacist with extensive experience in various pharmacy sectors; such as retail, specialty, regulatory, industry, government and professional affairs.
  • Vice President of Pharmacy, Ontario Pharmacists Association (“OPA”)
  • United Pharma Group, CEO.
  • President of the Ontario College of Pharmacists, 2011-2012.
  • Board member of the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy, the Ontario Pharmacists Association and the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada
  • Advisory board member of the Humber College Pharmacy Technician Program, and mentor at the University of Toronto Career Centre Information Interview program.

Kevin Strong

Chief Financial Officer

  • Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant (CPA, CGA), 2005, CGA Association.
  • Served as Regional Manager for the TSX Venture Exchange, Winnipeg
  • Over 11 years of experience as a senior regional manager in the finance sector, as well as over 11 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer.
  • Sector experience includes mining, pharmaceutical, insurance and oil & gas.
  • Former Member of the Premier’s (Manitoba) Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) & Chair of the 2006 Red Tape Reduction Task Group, 2005 - 2008
  • Kevin also serves as Director, Corporate Development for Belgravia Capital International

Rodger Seccombe

Head of HealthTab Division

  • Co-founder & former CEO of HealthTab Inc.
  • B.Com (hons) from UBC’s Sauder School of Business, Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA-CMA)
  • 20 years experience launching and running companies in software, healthcare technology, and clean energy
  • Recognized industry expert in direct-to-consumer and point-of-care testing technology
  • Prior to HealthTab, designed and developed cloud-based informatics system currently in use by world’s leading medical laboratories and instrument manufacturers
  • In 2006, joined the start-up team at Canadian Bioenergy Corporation and helped pioneer the development of the renewable fuel industry in Canada

Philippe Ugnat

Senior Advisor to CEO and Board of Directors

  • Recognized leader, known for crafting the requisite strategic vision to develop and achieve business goals.
  • Strategic thinker having implemented innovative solutions targeting public and private company growth in a domestic and international context.
  • Built and led teams in Russia, Europe and the Americas focused on delivering product innovation and development, geographic expansion, customer partnerships and mergers and acquisitions.
  • Played a key role in the development and implementation of business and corporate development strategies for various North American and international companies, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, strategic alliances, joint ventures, intellectual property rights, R&D projects and tax matters.
  • Unique combination of international business experience and transactional legal experience.
  • Practiced law in Ottawa and Toronto in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general corporate matters helping both domestic and international companies, from startups to public companies, achieve their objectives.
  • Called to the Province of Ontario Bar, Law Society of Ontario, 1998.
  • Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.), University of Ottawa, 1996.
  • Fluent in English and French

Hector Bremner

Executive Vice-President, Branding, Strategic Communications and Public Affairs

  • Owned and operated a boutique marketing and communication firm, TOUCH Marketing, in Vancouver from 2007 – 2013
  • Joined the BC Government as Executive Assistant to the Minister of International Trade
  • Served as Executive Assistant to the Minister of Natural Gas Development and Deputy Premier, responsible for Housing
  • Also served Executive Assistant to the Minister of Small Business
  • Joined Vancouver’s Pace Group Communications in 2015 as VP, Public Affairs
  • Elected to Vancouver City Council in 2017
  • Currently offering strategic communications support to top tier orgnaizations as an independent consultant

Mark Zhou

Board Advisor

  • Pharmacy Services Manager, McKesson Canada
  • Owner, Little Mountain Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Director, IGotShot.ca
  • Pharmacy facilitator and Lecturer, UBC School of Pharmacy
  • President, Chain Drug Association of BC
  • BC College of Pharmacy Applications Committee
  • Experience in foriegn aid as healthcare team member, Dominican Republic
  • Former Associate-Owner, Shoppers Drugmart

Ray Chepsiuk

Director

  • Commissioner (CEO) Pharmaceutical Advertising Advisory Board (PAAB)
  • Strategic Planner with marketing and advertising expertise in pharmaceuticals
  • Consultant on successful ethical marketing and advertising practices
  • Health Policy analyst in board of directors environment
  • Direct patient care experience to Director in Hospital Pharmacy
  • Licensed Pharmacist in Government, Hospital and Community
  • Franchise owner with SuperX Drugs 1984-85
  • 1969-1979 - Canadian Forces to Captain

Deena Siblock

Corporate Secretary

  • 20 years of corporate governance and communications experience.
  • Mining sector experience includes copper, aluminum, molybdenum, and potash and has worked for various mining companies including Rio Algom and BHP Billiton
  • Co-headed a Communications Advisory Committee including engagement with shareholders, vendors, suppliers and community stakeholders.
  • Currently also serves as VP, Corporate Affairs/Corporate Secretary for Belgravia Capital International

David Farnfield

Board of Directors

  • 35 years of commodity/currency/financial futures markets experience
  • Led hedging $1B+ commodity & corresponding currency risk at 
George Weston Limited a large food manufacturing and food distribution 
company including serving as Vice President and Officer of the company
  • Created and managed Cost Tracker, reduced supplier cost proposals between $150 - $250 Million per year in costs
  • Board member of Canadian Oilseed Industry Association (Oilseed Innovation Partners) – Non - Government Agency
  • Economics degree from Yale University.

David Huston

Advisory Board

  • President & CEO of Providen Pharmacy Logistics
  • Advocates for Pharmacy’s evolution from dispensing centres to providing more clinical service
  • A pharmacist by trade, has served as a Director of Pharmacy for two rural hospitals, as well as managing and being an owner/operator
  • In addition to his Bsc in Pharmacy, he holds an MBA as well as being a Certified Health Manager