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Wade Mannle

Pharmacy Store Operator

Wade graduated in 1996 from the University of Saskatchewan. He has practiced Pharmacy in both community and hospital environments.  Wade relocated to Alberta in 2011 after spending 3 years with the hospital pharmacy in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.  He is certified to administer medications by injection and is a certified FLT Healthcare Practitioner.  He enjoys working with the friendly and fun staff at both Didsbury and Carstairs Pharmasave.

Margie Steingart

Pharmacist

Margie graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1999 with a degree in pharmacy. She then went on to complete a clinical practise residency in 2002.  This lead to a career in hospital practice encompassing pediatric medicine, psychiatry, adult cardiology and adult ICU.  Upon moving to Carstairs with a young family in 2008, she joined the pharmacy team at the Carstairs Pharmasave and has taken a huge interest in lifestyle management integrated medicine.  Becoming a certified healthcare practitioner with First Line Therapy and an Ideal Protein coach has given her the opportunity to provide clients with excellent tools to change their own health outside of medication management alone. She has also received her advance prescribing authority and is therefore a ‘prescribing pharmacist’.   

Melissa Williscroft

Pharmacist

Melissa graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with her Pharmacy degree in the spring of 2014. She grew up in Innisfail, AB on her family farm and moved back to Central Alberta after she received her degree. She will be working in both Carstairs and Didsbury Pharmasave.

Andrew Uttaro

Pharmacist


Andrew
 graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland’s School of Pharmacy in 1993.  He began his career in community pharmacy until moving into a hospital pharmacy job.  After 7+ years at the hospital he moved to Northern Alberta to co-own and manage a drug store.  Since then he has practised in Moose Jaw, SK for 3 years and has recently relocated to Alberta.  He is enjoying getting to know and working with both staffs of the Didsbury and Carstairs locations.

Victor Kalinka

Pharmacist

Vic graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science and Pharmacy Degree.  Being a pharmacist for the better part of 40 years his first love is community pharmacy.  During this time he has received many awards including Pharmacy of the Year (2006 – Calgary Coop) and Preceptor of the Year (2007) with U of A and Alberta College of Pharmacists.  He owned his own pharmacies in Medicine Hat and Grande Prairie.  In his down time, you can find Vic restoring his 1969 GTO convertible and spending time with his 9 grandchildren.  He also enjoys being a handyman for his daughters.  Recently he moved to Carstairs and makes his home there.  He also enjoys playing hockey and golf! You can see Vic in both Didsbury and Carstairs stores.

Karen Kneeland

Front Store Manager

Karen joined the team as the Front Store Manager in 2008 when she relocated from Calgary after 28 years.  She loves the small town atmosphere and working with the knowledgable and friendly staff.   Karen's focus is to ensure our customers enjoy top-notch service at both our Carstairs and Didsbury locations.

 

Sarah Kay

Pharmacy Technician

Sarah graduated in 1996 from Bromley College, England with a diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences.  She moved to Carstairs in 2006 with her husband and started at Carstairs Family Pharmasave in 2007 as a cashier.  Since then Sarah has furthered her education to become a Compounding Technician.

Teresa Whitlow

Pharmacy Assistant

Teresa has been a Pharmacy Assistant at CFP since 2009.  She is married with three grown children and two grandchildren.  She's had many unique jobs during her farming and motherhood career, and is enjoying the challenging and fast paced duties of the pharmacy.

Tammy Zuurbier

Pharmacy Assistant

Tammy has worked at Carstairs Family Pharmasave since August 2006, but moved into the area in 2002.  She loves the friendly customers that come into the pharmacy.  Tammy is happily married with two children and in her spare time you can find her out in nature gardening or camping.

Audrey Campbell

Regulated Pharmacy Technician

Audrey has been working in pharmacy for the past 15 years.  She became a Regulated Pharmacy Technician in the winter of 2014.  She enjoys working in the small town atmosphere of community pharmacy.  In her spare time, you can find her enjoying both playing and watching various sports and cheering on her nephews and nieces in anything they are involved in.

Cynthia Plett

Administration

Cynthia was born and raised in a small town near Winnipeg, MB and moved to Carstairs in 2011.  Cynthia joined the Pharmasave team to help with all the many creative and innovative projects that we at Pharmasave pride ourselves in.  Cynthia spends most of her free time running around with her three daughters and their many activities as well as staying active and enjoying the great outdoors.

Karen Kent

Ideal Protein Coach

Karen grew up in Balzac Alberta, but has lived in Carstairs for the past 21 years. She lives on a farm west of town with her husband and 3 "young adult children". Karen enjoys being part of the Carstairs Ideal Protein Weight Loss team, and is excited about helping people achieve their goals.

Shelley DeLeenheer

Assistant Front Store Manager

Shelley grew up in Maple Ridge, BC, and moved to Carstairs in 1998.  She has been part of the Carstairs Family Pharmasave team since 2008.  As the Assistant Front Store Manager, Shelley prides herself in knowing most of her customers by their first name and loves living in a small community. 

Connie Bradley

Customer Service

Connie grew up in the Carstairs area and has been with Carstairs Family Pharmasave since 2009.  She is now the Cosmetics Customer Service Rep, and manages the Carlton Card Department.  She also takes pride in Customer service and thoroughly enjoys her customers.  Connie is the mother of five and grandmother of four.

Kim Henderson

Customer Service

Kim has recently joined the Carstairs Pharmasave team and enjoys working part time in her own community, getting to know all the fine folks in Carstairs and area and providing great customer service.  A native of Calgary, Kim is married to Rob and they have 2 sons and one daughter-in-law.  She loves to do paper crafts in her spare time and is passionate about health & nutrition and loves to cook

Phillis Edwards

Customer Service

Phillis has been with Pharmasave for 3 years and she loves the small town community and getting to know all the people in it. She comes from a sales background and enjoys the social interactions and the friendships she's made.  Phillis has a talent for fashion that we at Pharmasave have really benefited from as she has introduced new fashions and jewellery to the community. 

Brenda Traverse

Customer Service

Brenda, her husband Tom and their son Ronyn moved to Carstairs in November of this year.  She has been in retail and customer service for 22 years.  She looks forward to getting to know the town and the customers of Pharmasave.

Riley Robertson

Customer Service

Riley is a student at Hugh Sutherland high school, and her plan is to further her education in the medical field after graduation. Riley is very active with sports of all kinds, and has a passion for music, dance and animals.