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Sean Simpson

Compounding Pharmacist

Sean Simpson is a compounding Pharmacist and owner of Simpson’s Pharmacy and Simpson’s Apothecary.

Sean graduated from the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto in 2006 and also has an honours degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Western University.  In 2015, he completed a Fellowship in Nutritional and Metabolic Medicine with the Metabolic Medicine Institute affiliated with the University of South Florida school of medicine.

He is the past chair of the board of the Ontario Pharmacists Association, and also campaign chair for the United Way of St. Catharines and District.

 

Vicky Banka

Pharmacy Manager, Virgil

Vicky completed her internship at Simpson’s Pharmacy and joined us on a full-time basis after graduating from the University of Toronto in 2014.

Vicky is our friendly and knowledgeable Pharmacy Manager at our Virgil Medical Centre location and looks forward to helping you reach all of your health & wellness goals.

 

Amina Sayed

Pharmacy Manager & Compounding Pharmacist, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Amina joined Simpson’s Apothecary in July of 2015. She has an interest in psychiatric pharmacology with future plans to expand her pharmacist designations to obtaining geriatric pharmacy certification.

Amina, a native of Fonthill, graduated from the University of Toronto in 2013 and she’s pleased to serve you from the King Street location.

  

Sandra Ritter

Pharmacist

Sandy possesses not only expansive pharmaceutical knowledge but also a kind and gentle counselling manner. A great source of health information should you have any questions regarding your medications.

Sandy is happy to assist you at the Medical Centre location.

 

Christine Vormittag

Pharmacist

Christine is one of our friendly Simpson’s Pharmacists and is delighted to assist you with any of your healthcare needs at our Medical Centre location.

 

Hedy Wiebe

Pharmacy Technician RPhT

Hedy always provides a smile and a warm greeting to clients who visit or telephone the dispensary.  Hedy is known by customers and colleagues alike for her sunny disposition despite having the most mispronounced name of all the staff members here. 

Hedy is pleased to assist you from the Medical Centre location.

 

Kim Montgomery

Pharmacy Assistant

Kim has been with the Simpson’s family of pharmacies since September 2000 and is our delivery driver and Pharmacy Assistant.

She can either be found working behind the dispensary or behind the wheel delivering supplies and medication to the Niagara on the Lake, Virgil and surrounding communities.

 

 

Michelle van der Zalm

Compounding Pharmacy Assistant

Michelle joined the Apothecary team as one of our friendly Pharmacy Assistants in 2015. She looks forward to assisting you at our King Street location and also can be occasionally found assisting our customers at our Virgil store, as well as working behind the scenes in the world of social media and marketing.

 

Rebecca van der Zalm

Compounding Pharmacy Assistant

Rebecca joined the Simpson's team in 2014 and is one of our friendly Pharmacy Assistants (and sister to Michelle). She would be delighted to assist you at our Medical Centre location. She also can be found working hard in our lab at our King St. location, providing our patients with their custom compounded medications.

 

Emily Lampman

Pharmacy Assistant

Emily started as a Customer Service representative on our team in 2015. She can now be found in our dispensary and would be delighted to assist you at our Medical Centre location.

 

Jane Oleksiw

Pharmacy Assistant

Jane joined our Apothecary team in 2019. Her warm and welcoming smile never fades. She is delighted to assist you at our King Street location.

 

 

Amin Sono

Pharmacy Assistant

Amin is one of our Pharmacy Assistants and looks forward to assisting you at our Medical Centre location as part of our weekend team.

 

Elly Forbes

Front Store Manager

Elly has been with the Pharmacy since 1977, just a week after the store actually opened for the first time!

Elly has a wealth of product knowledge, particularly with skincare and cosmetics and is always happy to help with any customer query.

Elly is the face of Simpson’s for most of our long standing customers and looks forward to serving you from the King St. and Medical Centre locations.

 

Catherine Porter

Operations Manager

Catherine joined Simpson’s in the summer of 2006 and is responsible in ensuring that the business operations of the Pharmacy run smoothly.

Catherine can be found primarily at our Virgil Medical Centre location and looks forward to assisting you with any of your home health care or customer service needs.

 

Paula MacDonald-Boland

Mobility Client Care

Paula joined Simpson’s in April 2015 and has a wealth of knowledge in Home Health Care and mobility devices.

Paula can assist with a rollator, advise on Government funding options, help you book a service call for mobility or safety equipment issues or to have new equipment installed.

She is also a Sigvaris certified compression fitter who can assist with all your compression needs.

Paula is delighted to meet with you at our Medical Centre location.

  

Pat Tebbutt

Book Keeper

Pat is our accountant and bookkeeper and the most popular person at Simpson’s on pay-day! She’s worked at Simpson’s Pharmasave for over 15 years and takes pride in her many community services such as the treasurer at School Council (15 years!) and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Christmas Parade.

Pat is happy to assist you from both the King St. and Medical Centre locations.

  

Laurie Rappatoni

Customer Service

Laurie would be delighted to see you at our Medical Centre location.

  

Ruth Goodman

Customer Service

Ruth joined the team in May 2019 and is delighted to assist you at our Medical Centre location 

 

Lori Miller

Pharmacy Technician RPhT

Lori joined our team in 2011 and brings a wealth amount of knowledge and experience to our dispensary. Lori looks forward to assisting you at our Medical Centre location.

 

Amanda Puszczalowski

Pharmacy Technician RPhT

Amanda is one of our friendly Pharmacy Technicians and looks forward to assisting you at our Medical Centre location.

 

Sydney Brown

Pharmacy Assistant

Sydney would be delighted to assist you at our Medical Centre location.

 

Will Bastien

Pharmacist

  

Sabrina Liszak

Assistant Front Store Manager

Sabrina joined our team in September of 2019 with a vast amount of knowledge & experience in customer service and product management. She has been a great asset in ensuring our front store has all of the products our customers need, as well as playing a key role in the success of our online store. Please stop by our Virgil location to say hi to Sabrina!

 

Amber Buchan

Customer Service Representative

 

Catharine Wright

Compounding Pharmacy Assistant

Catharine joined the Apothecary team in 2020 and would be delighted to assist you at our King St. location. She can be found behind the dispensary counter, but also in our lab, working away at our patients' compounded medications.