Signing up for Medisca Network’s Core or Unlimited Formulation Support Packages means first-class support from a team of highly skilled formulation chemists, clinical pharmacists, compounding & formulation pharmacists, and technical support service representatives.
Averaging 20+ years of compounding experience, our consultants know the ins and outs of the industry – from designing facilities, to owning and operating independent non-sterile and sterile compounding pharmacies, or serving as directors of hospital pharmacies or acting as chief medical officers for personalized medicine practices, to PCAB and JCAHO surveyors, and professors of pharmacy – their credentials and expertise are unparalleled.
Dr. Cormier is a pharmacist with over 20 years of diverse pharmacy field experience, which includes pharmacy operations/management and community pharmacy compounding of both non-sterile and sterile preparations. Currently, Dr. Cormier is an Advanced Clinical and Formulation Pharmacist at Medisca Network where she is responsible for approving customized non-sterile and sterile compounding formula requests and consults with pharmacists and prescribers across the globe. Additionally, she consults with LP3 Network in the development of various ACPE-accredited programs and supervises the maintenance and operation of LP3 Network’s sterile and non-sterile courses at the University of South California. Dr. Cormier provides clinical research support and subject-matter expertise to various pharmaceutical companies and is well versed in United States and Canadian pharmacy regulations.
In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and enjoys cooking and baking. Dr. Cormier is a fan of all Boston sports teams and is also a supporter of a number of charitable organizations such as Project Teddy, Beagle Freedom Project, and Animal Rescue Media and Education (ARME).
Mrs. Pinheiro is a compounding pharmacist with over 20 years of experience, which she applies as a consultant for MEDISCA Network’s Technical Support Services Department. Additionally, she manages the on-site operations of LP3 Network’s Non-sterile and Sterile Compounding courses, held at their state-of-the-art facility in Aventura, Florida.
Mrs. Pinheiro received her Master’s degree in Science from the University of São Paulo and taught at the College of Pharmacy at the University Suprema in Brazil. Additionally, she was the owner of RX Pharmaceutica and Petfarma Pharmacies in Brazil, for which she was responsible for compounding, quality control of raw-materials and final products, training pharmacists and technicians, and counseling patients.
Mrs. Pinheiro was a Surveyor and Standards Committee member of Brazil’s National Association of Pharmaceutical Masters, a non-profit organization that oversees customized pharmaceutical preparations. She has specialty training in non-sterile compounding, pharmaceutical technology, cosmetology, and veterinary compounding. She is also the author of the veterinary formulary book, Formulário Veterinário Farmacêutico.
Mr. Guérin has worked in the formulation field for more than 20 years. He began working on research and development for enteric coated solid dosage forms to meet required probiotic levels within the food supplement industry. In doing so, he gained extensive expertise in simulated gastric pH an bile salts testing as well as valuable experience in accelerated shelf-life testing. In 2005, Mr. Guérin joined Medisca as a formulation chemist and has since developed over 3,750 formulas. In addition to his Master’s degree in Science, Mr. Guérin has a strong background in microbiology and this knowledge proves useful as it allows him to assist our clients with potential contamination issues involved in sterile compounding.
In his personal time, Mr. Guérin is passionate about three things: cars, cars, and cars!
Mrs. Krygier holds a Bachelor degree in Biochemistry and a Master’s degree in Food Science from McGill University. She is currently a Formulation Chemist and Compounding Service Team Lead at Medisca and has over 8 years of experience providing compounding support to pharmacists and technicians. Her dual role allows her to focus on formula customization as she leads a team of very enthusiastic and resourceful technical service support representatives. One year after embarking on her career with Medisca, her expertise and interest in teaching allowed her to join LP3 Network as a facilitator for continuing education programs specializing in non-sterile pharmaceutical compounding.
Mrs. Krygier is an avid cottage-goer, so her weekends are often spent outdoors with her family and friends.
Dr. Ken Speidel is well recognized for his broad experience in pharmacy practice and education with pharmacotherapeutic specialties in hormone therapy and pain management. Dr. Speidel is a leading subject-matter expert in pharmaceutical compounding with expertise in sterile and non-sterile compounding processes for the acute care, community, outpatient, and 503A/503B practice sectors. Dr. Speidel has played instrumental roles in the development of national standards for pharmacy compounding practices and provides consulting services to many organizations, including boards of pharmacy and hospital and health systems in the United States and abroad.
In addition to his worldwide consulting and educational work, Dr. Speidel is a retired Professor of Pharmacy Practice from the University of Findlay. Over the years, Dr. Speidel has assisted in the development and facilitation of many nationally recognized educational programs, approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Dr. Speidel served as senior surveyor and advisor for the development of the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB). Dr. Speidel has served as multi-term president of the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA), president of Hospice of Portage, and has been awarded fellowship status with the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding (APC) and the American College of Apothecaries (ACA). Dr. Speidel received a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and has completed postdoctoral training in nutritional support and functional medicine.
Dr. Speidel is best known for his charismatic charm, his endless book of analogies, and ability to get everyone in the room motivated and passionate about personalized healthcare!
Dr. Shafor, a fourth generation pharmacist, grew up working at his family’s independent retail pharmacies in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area. After earning his Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University’s Pharmacy program, Dr. Shafor left his family’s retail pharmacy chain to embark on a career as a sterile compounding pharmacist. Dr. Shafor has spent the last 10 years building and managing multiple sterile and non-sterile compounding pharmacies. He has built two sterile labs and a non-sterile retail pharmacy from the ground up and has managed everything from a home infusion pharmacy to the pharmaceutical accounts for the Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins, Miami Heat and Florida Panthers.
Dr. Shafor is currently the Director of Quality Control at Oncology Plus, an ACHC-accredited closed-door hazardous compounding pharmacy in Tampa Florida. Within this role, Dr. Shafor specializes in dispensing chemotherapy and other hazardous infusions, injections, and ophthalmic preparations to hospitals and clinics throughout Florida.
In his personal time, Dr. Shafor is an avid fisherman, as well as a fan of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins!
Hayley Paul graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor's of Science and has over 10 years of pharmacy experience. Hayley works for Medisca Network providing formulation support to compounding pharmacies. She enjoys troubleshooting and finding solutions with our pharmacist and technician members for their everyday compounds.
Outside the office, Hayley enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and gardening.
Hana Chazbey graduated with a Bachelors in Science in Biology from Concordia University and is currently a Technical Support Services Representative for Medisca Network. Hana has several years of experience working as a pharmacy technician, giving her valuable insights on day-to-day pharmacy operations. At Medisca Network, Hana provides compounding support to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, including addressing formulation inquiries and performing literature searches. Hana's daily tasks also include verifying customized formula requests and scheduling calls between clients and consultants for all facility and clinical inquiries. In Hana's free time I like to learn and discover the many surprises life has to offer.
Christa joined Medisca Network as a Technical Support Service Representative in 2019. Her main tasks include supporting compounding pharmacies by providing them with formulations, relevant literatures, and answering their day-to-day compounding inquiries. Christa enjoys working with her amazing team and especially helping new compounders understand the many facets of compounding pharmacy. In 2018, Christa graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
Her passions include going to church, singing, and dogs.
Poornima has been a Technical Support Service representative at Medisca Network since 2013. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Science specializing in Biology from Concordia University in 2012. Poornima provides compounding support to physicians and pharmacists daily, which includes researching clinical data, legal parameters, chemical compatibilities/stability, mathematical calculations and additional research clients may need to complete their compounding needs.
Aside from work, Poornima enjoys cooking, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Yolla joined Medsica Network’s formulation support team in 2020, where she works alongside a collaborative team dedicated to resolving day-to-day compounding and formulation inquiries and challenges. Yolla completed her Bachelor’s degree at Concordia University specializing in Biochemistry and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree. Yolla first joined Medisca Network as an intern during her Bachelor’s degree in 2019 where she grew her knowledge and interest for the compounding and pharmaceutical field.
During her free time Yolla enjoys reading books and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. de la Garza is a board certified physician who practices multidisciplinary interventional pain management in four offices in the Tampa Bay area. He performs interventional pain procedures, specializing in minimally invasive surgical decompression of herniated discs and spinal stenosis, implantable intrathecal pumps, spinal cord stimulation, and peripheral nerve stimulation. Dr. de la Garza has published numerous research papers and abstracts, and has presented at regional and national academic conferences on the topics of anesthesia and pain medicine. He is also a consultant for numerous pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers.
Dr. de la Garza received a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Texas Lutheran College in Seguin, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 2001 and performed his anesthesia residency at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care from 2001 to 2005. He then completed an interventional pain medicine fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic, in the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management.
Dr. de la Garza is a devoted husband and father to his wife and three children. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys scuba diving, ocean kayaking, fishing, hunting and hiking. He is an Eagle Scout, serves as a leader in Cub Scouts, coaches little league baseball, and brags about his children as often as he can!
Mr. Filosi is the owner of a thriving non-sterile compounding practice in Plant City, Florida, where he is responsible for the sales and marketing of the compounding segment of his business. Mr. Filosi has over 25 years of experience in both non-sterile and sterile compounding and is a former surveyor for the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB), a service of the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).
Mr. Filosi graduated cum laude from Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and then went on to graduate cum laude in Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston, Massachusetts. Today, Mr. Filosi is a preceptor for Florida A & M University, University of Florida, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy.
In his free time, Mr. Filosi enjoys horseback riding with his daughter and being a scoutmaster for his son’s troop.
Mr. Didyk graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Pharmacy in 2002 and immediately went to work as a Pharmacy Services Specialist for the Western Canada division of a national pharmacy provider. Mr. Didyk gained early experience in community pharmacy practice, and in 2005 his career evolved into the ownership and management of community health services. He developed health centres in the Winnipeg area that provided primary and ancillary healthcare services all under one roof. These clinics were pioneers in establishing solid patient outcomes through the use of electronic medical records. His efforts were noted in 2006 when he received the Young Leader in Pharmacy award from the Manitoba Society of Pharmacists.
Mr. Didyk has been a facilitator for sterile and non-sterile compounding programs since 2008. His skills and expertise in compounding have made him nationally recognized as an expert in his field. He owns and operates the largest compounding-only facility in Manitoba that delivers specialized patient specific healthcare on a daily basis. In 2015, Mr. Didyk expanded his scope by becoming a surveyor for the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).
Dr. David Mastropietro is an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Nova Southeastern University, College of Pharmacy where he teaches the art of pharmacy compounding and the science of formulation development using classroom and laboratory methodologies. Dr. Mastropietro is also a pharmacist with over 20 years of experience practicing in community and hospital settings. He has 8 years’ experience consulting in the development, testing, and manufacturing of dietary supplements, serving as Senior Advisor for Formulation Development & Product Commercialization for Solara Labs, Inc. and Director of Personalized Formulation & Experience for Clean Living & Wellness. In addition to his teaching, pharmacist, and advisory roles, Dr. Mastropietro is active in research with 24 journal publications, over 85 abstracts and presentations, 3 book chapters, and 7 US & World patent applications.
Outside of work, you may find Dr. Mastropietro practicing his magic and other sleight-of-hand feats, which he enjoys performing for family and friends!
Dr. Christine Roussel is a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist and Board Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacist with a bachelor's in Toxicology and doctorate in Pharmacy from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. She is Director of Pharmacy at Doylestown Hospital (Pennsylvania), Adjunct Assistant Professor at USciences, Facilitator for LP3 Network, and Consultant for MEDISCA Network. On top of her day job of overseeing the clinical and operational aspects of patient care, she provides over 100 hours of education to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, and nurses each year.
Dr. Roussel focuses on occupational exposure to hazardous drugs, sterile/non-sterile compounding, clinical and legislative topics, such as medical cannabis, opioid stewardship, drug diversion prevention, pharmaceutical waste and contamination. She is a consultant for cleanroom facility design. She has authored articles on occupational exposure to hazardous drugs, as protecting healthcare providers’ DNA is her primary passion! Her most recent publication is: Meta-analysis of chromosomal aberrations as a biomarker of exposure in healthcare workers occupationally exposed to antineoplastic drugs. In 2018, she was nationally recognized as “40 Under 40 in Oncology”
She is active in many professional organizations, including as a Delegate for the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacy, President of the Pennsylvania Society of Health Systems Pharmacy, Board of Directors for International Society of Cannabis Pharmacists, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, and the Association for Compounding Pharmacists (ACP).
In addition to pursuing her goal of educating the world about the danger of carcinogens, she is also a dedicated mother, Cub Scout leader, and enjoys teaching her kids about engineering, often in the form of marshmallow propulsion devices and rocket building!
Mr. Latta received his Bachelor’s in Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina. Following graduation, he joined the Duke University Medical Center as Staff Pharmacist. Mr. Latta held this position for over a decade, before becoming Lead Pharmacist at the Acute Pain Service at the medical center. During this time, he served on several national committees with the American Pain Society and took part in several pain initiatives.
In 2000, Mr. Latta became Manager of the Duke Compounding Facility, where his many accomplishments included the design, construction, and launch of a standard-setting compounding facility. Mr. Latta retired from Duke University Medical Center in 2013 to pursue teaching, consulting, and working with accreditation organizations to further the practice of pharmacy.
Mr. Latta is currently a Senior Associate for Gates Healthcare Associates, Inc., a Senior Associate with Visante Inc., Visante UK, and a consultant to the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy. He is also Vice President of Design and Regulatory Compliance for ProPharma Cleanrooms, Inc. Mr. Latta is a nationally recognized expert in pharmacy compounding, clean room design, process control, validation, and pain management. He has written and taught extensively on these topics.
Mr. Latta is involved with the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) and is also a member of the Standards Committee. He recently completed the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) surveyor training to become an ACHC Certified Consultant.
In his free time, Mr. Latta is an Assistant Scout Master and enjoys taking his son on fun treks into the border lake regions between Minnesota and Canada!
Mr. Conte has been a compounding pharmacist since graduating from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia in 2004. As the manager of Northmount Pharmacy and Compounding Lab in North Vancouver, his practice is involved in a wide range of compounding niches, with a focus on hormone restoration therapy and veterinary medicine. Additionally, Mr. Conte is involved in mentoring pharmacy students as a registered preceptor with his alma mater.
When not at work, you can find Mr. Conte at a soccer or baseball field with his wife and two boys.
Ms. Dhillon is a registered pharmacy technician for sterile and non-sterile practice with over 20 years’ experience. She has a strong educational background that includes a Bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University, an Associate degree from Douglas College, and a Provincial Instructor diploma from the province of British Columbia. She has extensive experience working in both the hospital and retail pharmacy sectors, as well as experience in pharmacy technician curriculum development and delivery.
She currently holds the position of Manager at the Pharmacy Drug Distribution Centre for Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services. In this role, Ms. Dhillon is responsible for leading and coordinating the pharmacy operations at the assigned lower mainland Pharmacy Production Centre, including managing resources, organizing workflow and maintaining quality assurance for a safe medication distribution system.
In her spare time, Ms. Dhillon is passionate about volunteering on various committees such as the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia, Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada, Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs, Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists, and the Pharmacy Technician Society of British Columbia.
Logan Renner has been a consultant with Medisca since 2013 and has spent more than a decade working in pharmacy compounding across three provinces. Over the years Logan has been involved in all aspects of Sterile and Non-Sterile compounding focusing largely on end-of-life care, hormone therapy, and veterinary medicine. Currently, Logan oversees the operations of a large-scale compounding pharmacy with departments for sterile/non-sterile and hazardous/non-hazardous compounding. Each day brings exciting new challenges such as creating new formulations, assisting patients with allergy alternatives, material sourcing, testing design, among much more
On Logan’s free time he enjoyd fitness activities such as weightlifting and spending time outdoors.
Dr. Sharzad Green graduated from the University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy in 1990. Over the years, Dr. Green has gained experience in retail chain, long-term care, and independent compounding pharmacy with special interests in bioidentical hormones and alternative medicine approaches for andropause, sexual dysfunction, adrenal dysfunction, and nutritional supplementation. Dr. Green was fortunate to have had a great mentor who played an important role in shaping her career. Now, with over 20 years of experience in women’s health and hormones, Dr. Green has become a mentor herself, providing support to fellow healthcare practitioners looking to advance their careers in hormone medicine. Additionally, Dr. Green provides private consultations for patients and offers practical solutions to men and women seeking help to balance their hormones and improve their health. Dr. Green has also developed a proprietary vaginal moisturizer to help women with their vaginal dryness and sexual experience. Dr. Green truly believes in living and working with passion and hopes to find pleasant surprises along the way.
Bill graduated from the University of Toronto (Pharmacy) in 1993 and completed his Hospital Pharmacy Residency in 1994. Bill then started his clinical pharmacy practice in Intensive Care and developed one of the first full service operating room pharmacy satellites at a major teaching hospital in Toronto Canada. This clinical experience, from over a decade in multiple disease domains, ensures that the formulations that he consults on benefit the patient in an effective and safe way for the many conditions that are not met by marketed pharmaceutical products.
Bill has spent the last 15 years managing large-scale businesses in sterile and non-sterile compounding practices, in both the private homecare/specialty area and the hospital practice, in all areas of compounding such as hazardous medications, high/medium/low risk sterile compounding and non-sterile compounding. Currently, Bill oversees a large clinical trial compounding division and the compounding for sterile and non-sterile compounds and special items, such as desensitization protocols, allergy protocols, ophthalmic preparations, high-risk injections and others.
Bill has been active in sharing his experience in drug stability, publishing 14 papers and presenting 34 scientific papers/abstracts mainly in this domain, and is able to assist compounders with stability, sterility and other quality evaluations of their formulations pre- and post-preparation.
Bill went back to business school and completed his MBA in 2017 and can assist with ensuring pharmacy and compounding designs are compliant and efficient from a regulatory, operations and financial point of view.
On his personal time, Bill likes to boat, camp with his family, and enjoys watching his son and daughter play competitive hockey and baseball.
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