Director - Contracts, Pricing, Private payers and Pharmacy
Sector: Health Science, Human Services
Born: Outside Canada
Type: Career Profile
Business & Economics, Health, Science, Social Sciences
Knowing that patients are able to receive life saving treatments is my main motivation. I enjoy the challenge of a complex business environment. I like solving problems and getting things done – there is satisfaction in resolving different points of view and closing a deal.
This career path is not at all what I expected! I taught English and the martial art Aikido in Japan; this unique skillset in a special environment led to a job in the pharma industry. Then I went on to complete an MBA. I have continued to develop my career in pharmaceutical industry.
Get a broad range of experiences and learn a different language – these help you to understand and engage with other people. I enjoyed STEM in high school but chose to pursue an arts degree. I have traveled to 30 countries and lived in 5 countries, which gave me broad exposure to a wide range of perspectives and the habit of looking for what people have to offer and appreciating it.
I practice Aikido (martial art). I enjoy skiing, travelling to Japan and sunny retreats, raising my son.
I solve complex business problems creatively through analytical business decision making. I use middle school math extremely well! I seek input from a large number of people and lead a diverse team with different skill sets, backgrounds and perspectives.
I was born/grew up in: Born in Colorado, USA, and grew up in Victoria, BC from 3 years old.
I now live in: Outside Toronto, ON
I completed my training/education at: BA in Pacific and Asian Studies (Japanese language and literature) at University of Victoria, MBA London Business School, UK
When I was
- Organized activities for my friends
- Liked reading
- Practiced the martial art Aikido