Committees & Members

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Here is a current list of all of our volunteers that participate in our committees. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or learning more about the opportunity please click here.

 

Conference Committee

 

Spring Conference Chair

Max Zive

Max Zive

Board Member

Max is a board member, Chairman of PSG Annual Conference Committee, and past Acting Executive Director of the PSG. As a pharmacist and entrepreneur, he is president and founder of Genpharm Inc., a major Toronto generic pharmaceutical company; part of an international group of pharma companies located in England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

Max has been involved in substantial humanitarian activities, providing medicines and related humanitarian donations to third-world countries in Africa, Europe and Asia, valued at approximately $60 million. These included sizable contributions to Red Cross in North and South Vietnam for four consecutive years. Furthermore, Max visited/inspected Red Cross clinics, hospitals and humanitarian organizations in Vietnam. Max is also president and founder of Zipharm International Inc. Toronto, which provides specialized consulting services to the pharma industry relating to regulatory, government, and business affairs.

Fall Conference Chair

Ben Lee

Ben Lee

President

Ben Lee brings over 25 years of experience in all aspects of Project Management. He has successfully delivered over $1B in major projects in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, hospital and manufacturing sectors from concept to completion.

Mr. Lee has comprehensive knowledge and practice of current GMP, GLP, FDA and CFR 21 Part 11. He possesses direct and extensive experience in project planning such as benefit-cost analysis, life cycle costing, feasibility studies, change control, operational/technical requirements, analysis & optimization, functional/space programming, land use and environmental approvals. Mr. Lee has been invited to speak at several associations, including the ISPE conference as a keynote speaker.

Members

  1. Alex Ahanchin
  2. Joan Rubie
  3. Marcela Saad
  4. Ramesh Subramanian
  5. Ashish Patel
  6. Mohammed R Khan

Training Committee

 

Chair

David McSweeney

Board Member

Members

  1. Steven Keizer
  2. Marcela Saad
  3. James Pierce
  4. Daniela Vidojevic
  5. Debasree Deb
  6. Nadia Homami

Communication Committee

 

Chairs

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Donna Husack

Secretary

Donna is a committed human resource leader with more than 20 years of progressive experience in multiple industries, including most recently the Head of Human Resources for Thereapure Bio Pharma. Her knowledge spans across all areas of human resources, championing the building or restructuring of the function in different countries. Donna believes in the importance of education and holds a business degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Labour Studies & Sociology, a Human Resources Management Certificate, and a CHRP, along with a few development courses related to human resources. In addition, she has been an instructor at Sheridan College. Along her career, Donna has been charged with restructuring complicated human resources functions in multiple locations simultaneously. As a member of the executive team, she has been responsible for developing initiatives in talent acquisition, training & development, succession planning, performance management, organizational restructuring, and competency models, amongst others, to ensure the HR function is in line with the business structure. Donna is a Board Member with BioTalent Canada and the PSG.

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Manny Papadimitropoulos

Board Member

Manny Papadimitropoulos graduated in Pharmacy from the University of Saskatchewan and has worked in retail pharmacy, the pharmaceutical industry, and academia over the last 25 years. His pharmacy experience has been primarily in health economics, and clinical research. He has a master's in Pharmacy and a Ph.D. in Health Economic Evaluation from the University of Toronto in Canada. Manny is currently the Director of Health Technology Assessment – Emerging Markets at Eli Lilly and Company. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Pharmacy, in the Administrative/Social Pharmacy area. Manny’s areas of research are in HTA and decision analysis, and is a supervisor of four graduate students.

Members

  1. Steven Keizer
  2. Chandresh Vyas
  3. Evelyn Yu
  4. Nilima Bendre
  5. Cynthia Chan

*One Spot Available on this committee. Learn more about volunteering.

Membership/Sponsorship Committee

 

Chair

 

 

Robert Hill

Board Member

Members

  1. Abimbola Farinde
  2. Janice Vu
  3. Julia
  4. Alan Bouskila

*Two Spots Available on this committee. Learn more about volunteering.

Events Committee

 

Chair

Chetan Dhotre

Chetan Dhotre

Board Member

Chetan brings 20 years of experience in business transformation, engineering, and operations management, spanning across four continents in diverse industries, including composites, chemical manufacturing and bio-technology. He is the Head of Site Engineering at Sanofi Pasteur, and is responsible for leading the execution of multi-million dollar capital projects and providing leadership to the Technical Services organization. His previous employers include Honeywell, Owens Corning & Siemens, where he held various management and leadership positions. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Members

  1. Josephine Wray
  2. Shelley Shen

*Four Spots Available on this committee. Learn more about volunteering.

Student Committee

 

Chair

John Hems

John Hems

Board Member

John is a regulatory affairs professional with over 30 years experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry. After starting in the R&D and Bioanalytical Laboratories at Apotex, he held senior roles in regulatory affairs where he was responsible for the pre-market and post-market regulatory activities pertaining to generic products in Canada, US, EU, and other major markets. John has represented the generic industry on a number of Health Canada advisory committees (APETI, ACES, GERA) and Internationally as a member on ICH EWGs (M- ESTRI and M8-eCTD). John holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from McMaster University.

Members

*Six Spots Available on this committee. Learn more about volunteering.