Our mission is to simplify access to specialty care
Since 2001, BioScript Solutions has supported patients with chronic illnesses and rare diseases by providing access to complex drug therapies and delivering full-service specialty care solutions at every stage of their treatment journey. From our home base in Atlantic Canada, we’ve grown into a national network of clinics, pharmacies, and patient support programs serving thousands of Canadians every year. Even as we grow, we remain local at heart — committed to our communities and to putting patients first in everything we do.
Building on our health care roots, our core values reflect our commitment to putting patients first and help to shape, and inspire, every aspect of our company. We advocate for patients and build trusted relationships with pharmaceutical manufacturers, payors, prescribers and health care practitioners. And our uniquely collaborative, patient-driven culture shines through in every service we provide.
The BioScript story
To further support patients in their treatment journey, Andrew Steeves joins his former mentor David Ford to create a Canadian pharmacy dedicated to specialty drugs. The inaugural BioScript Pharmacy processes its first prescription on August 4, 2009, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Our co-founders proudly receive Ernst & Young’s 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Atlantic Region, for their vision, leadership and achievements as one of Canada's most successful entrepreneurs.
We’re happy to have been recognized as an Employee Recommended Workplace by the Globe & Mail and Morneau Sheppell, and are honoured at the 2019 Environmental Leadership Awards for Eco-Philanthropy, Charitable Giving and Environmental Stewardship. In 2021, we were proudly awarded and recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Canada’s leading business award program.
Our leadership team
Passionate about making patients' lives better
“Our philosophy is to always put patients first and do what’s right. We find a way to make it happen.”
When David was working as a retail pharmacist, a pharmaceutical representative came seeking support for a clinical trial that had lost its host hospital. Concerned for the patients, David set up an infusion clinic in his pharmacy to administer the medication. It was an unprecedented move in Canada at the time. That first clinic was so effective, he soon got requests for other clinics in New Brunswick, then throughout the Maritimes, and soon across the country. And so the BioScript Solutions journey began. David’s innovative thinking has helped him build a unique, dynamic company focused on simplifying patients’ access to specialty care. Today, he fosters partnerships with manufacturers and prescribers, champions a patient-centred culture, and regularly meets with the recipients of BioScript services to gather their feedback and ensure every decision the company makes improves their experience. A third-generation pharmacist, David earned his Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Alberta. He credits the company’s success to an incredible team who all share his vision and dedication to improving patients’ lives.
“We’ve never tried to be the biggest. We just want to be the best at supporting patients.”
Andrew’s primary objective is to remove as much burden from patients as possible. In his mind, the fewer details patients have to think about, the more they can focus on what really matters: their health. That patient-first way of thinking is at the heart of BioScript Solutions — dedicated to supporting patients with complex needs who often have trouble navigating the system to access the therapies they need. Andrew practiced retail pharmacy before joining his former mentor, David Ford, to co-found BioScript Solutions. Today, his strong operational management skills helps him to oversee the planning, staffing and licensure of each new facility and the creation of proprietary software tools to enhance the patient experience. He also guides the company’s strategic planning and goals, and remains as committed as ever to putting the needs of the patient above all else. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from Dalhousie University and welcomes every opportunity to prove that for him and for BioScript, being patient-centred is more than just words — it’s a way of life.
Heather TulkManaging Director
“We’re obsessed with three things: caring for our patients, supporting our team members, and making a positive impact in our communities.”
Heather believes that the most important part of her role is to curate an environment where the team continues to inspire each other to make it easier for patients to access the specialty care they need. As Managing Director, Heather leads the team at BioScript Solutions and is accountable for the organization’s strategy and performance. Heather is known as an innovator with an ability to think strategically while ensuring operational delivery. Originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Heather has worked across many sectors and in every region of the country. BioScript’s inclusive culture and dedication to helping people are well aligned with Heather’s personal values. She is involved in many charitable and non-profit organizations and is a champion for mental health, youth services, and diversity and inclusion. Heather currently serves as chair of the Toronto Chapter of the International Women’s Forum. Heather has a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Commerce from Memorial University. She also holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a Chartered Marketer. With ‘the sea in her veins’ Heather’s favourite place is by the water — either in her kayak or sitting on the shore watching the sunset.
Ian MooresChief Financial Officer
“We’re dedicated to providing an exceptional level of service. You can only do that if your financial house is in order.”
The way Ian sees it, teamwork and an optimal patient experience go hand in hand. He believes that team-oriented ethos is at the heart of BioScript Solutions’ way of working: everyone in the organization supports each other to deliver the best possible service to clients. As CFO, Ian and his team provide the solid financial foundation for that tight-knit collaboration. He brings more than 20 years’ experience in financial management, auditing and taxation to his role at BioScript. Before joining in 2010, he spent eight years working in banking and capital markets in Bermuda, where he earned the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst. Ian holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Acadia University.
Chris DalsegVice President, Strategic Growth and Marketing
“It’s all about the outcomes and downstream impacts for patients.”
Chris’s experience in community pharmacy instilled in him a genuine appreciation of what patients need. He brings that understanding to his work at BioScript Solutions, ensuring that the company’s operational decisions and business plans are always made with the patient in mind. As a strategic leader, Chris contributes to BioScript’s growth by developing and fostering relationships with industry partners and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Before joining the BioScript team in 2012, Chris practiced pharmacy in a variety of settings, including both banner and independent stores. He served as president of the Ottawa-Carleton Pharmacists’ Association for five years, contributing to key initiatives on the evolving role of pharmacists in the Canadian health care system. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Dalhousie University. He sits on the board of the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada and the advisory board of Connex Health’s Benefits Breakfast Club. When he’s not at work, he likes to spend his time enjoying the outdoors with his family.
Marc GrenierVice President, Operations
“There is never a time when ‘no’ is the answer to a problem.”
As a pharmacist, Marc has always based his decisions on what is in the patient’s best interest. He continues to bring that focus to his role in operations, ensuring the patient journey is front and centre in every process BioScript develops. Marc actively helps maintain BioScript’s operational excellence, sharing best practices throughout the company and championing its consistently high level of service from coast to coast. He joined BioScript in 2012 as the New Brunswick pharmacy’s first pharmacy manager, progressing after a few years to Director of Pharmacy Operations and eventually to Vice President. Today he spends his days innovating and developing processes to remove barriers and help patients get access to specialty treatments faster. Marc holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Dalhousie University. Outside of the office, he’s usually on the field (or court, or rink) coaching his children’s sports teams.
Kelly IsaacsVice President, Patient Support Programs
“Making a difference to patients is what inspires me every day.”
For Kelly, patient support programs aren’t just her professional specialty: they’re personal, too. When a family member was enrolled in one, it gave her unique insight into the patient experience that she applies every day as she works with pharmaceutical manufacturers to design and implement support programs that put patients first. When Kelly joined BioScript in 2018, her experience leading patient support programs covered a wide range of functions from operations management to strategic oversight and executive-level partnerships. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the University of Windsor. She is a passionate advocate for a range of causes, including greater access to hospice care, eliminating violence against women and promoting leadership in sports. She is also the founder of an annual leadership bursary for the Chatham Girls Minor Softball Association. In 2017, Kelly received a Pursuit of Purpose award for her contributions to workplace culture.
Emmanuel TackieVice President, Strategy and Innovation
“The focus of our innovation is to ensure we continue to provide the best experience across every step of the patient journey.”
Emmanuel is a technology innovator and strategic leader with expertise in digital transformation, project management, and Information Technology. Over the past 20 years, Emmanuel has applied his passion for designing and delivering business-focused Information Technology solutions to various roles in management consulting, building project management practices, running Information Technology operations, and directing software development and program management teams to help companies achieve breakthrough growth. At BioScript, Emmanuel leads our Strategy and Innovation, Project Management, Information Technology Operations, and Information Technology Development and Data Analytics teams. Emmanuel is dedicated to ensuring all team members at BioScript are fully enabled to provide the best possible care to our patients.