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Leadership Team

David Murphy

David Murphy

Don Cere

Don Céré
Vice-President, National Marketing and Business Development

Frank Fortino

Frank Fortino
Vice-President, Technology and Customer Care

Sharene Herdman

Sharene Herdman
Vice-President, Human Resources


Fernando Pica

Fernando Pica
Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Mitchell Sinclair

Mitchell Sinclair
Vice-President, Sales

Gilles Thériault

Gilles Thériault
Vice-President, Operations



Don Céré

Don Céré is Vice-President of National Marketing and Business Development for Cardinal Health Canada.

Don joined Cardinal Health Canada in August of 1995, bringing over 20 years of progressive experience in healthcare, the public sector and finance. He is presently responsible for Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, Corporate Communications, Supplier Operations, National Accounts and GPO sales, and Marketing related to our supplier and Cardinal HealthTM Brand Products.

During his tenure at Cardinal Health Canada, Don has also served as Vice-President, Human Resources, and had responsibility for Acute Care and Continuing Care sales, Legal, Contracts and Customer Care.

Don is a Board member of the Hospital Supply Chain Network, has served on Medec committees, and is a member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

Don continually strives to build and strengthen relationships with manufacturers and customers, driven by his passion to improve healthcare services for Canadians.

Frank Fortino

Frank Fortino is the Vice-President of Technology and Customer Care at Cardinal Health Canada. In this role, Frank leads five national teams: Technology, Contracts, Customer Care, PMO and Lean Six Sigma.

Throughout his 20-year career, Frank has led Technology, Lean Six Sigma, Lean Agile Development and Customer Care teams with a proven track record of success, creating great corporate cultures, maximizing team potential and realizing real business value. Prior to joining Cardinal Health Canada, Frank was responsible for leading the execution of the corporate and product strategy at Workopolis, where he led Product Development, IT Operations, the PMO and the National Customer Support Centre. For four consecutive years at Workopolis, he attained a team engagement score of over 85%.

Frank’s prior experience also includes Vice-President designations at PdMAIN, a leading ERP and TMS software provider; Basis 100 Inc., a SaS provider in the financial services industry; as well as various leadership roles at General Electric Co., including North American e-Commerce Leader and Black Belt.

Frank holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto. He is married and has three children, which he will say, top any professional accomplishments he has ever attained. He enjoys sports, movies, karaoke and anything Star Wars (except the prequels).

Sharene Herdman

Sharene is the Vice President of Human Resources at Cardinal Health Canada, whose responsibility includes the development, implementation and maintenance of a corporate human resource strategy within the highest level of the organisation that aligns vision and long-term business objectives.

Sharene joined Cardinal Health in March 2017, bringing over 20 years of progressive leadership experience across multiple HR disciplines, with a focus on change leadership skills and business talent strategy along with her experience leading several acquisitions and divestitures.

Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Sharene held several senior HR roles in the pharmaceutical and consumer industries, most notably at Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer.

Sharene holds Business Administration and Management & Operations certificates in Executive Leadership Development from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a Business Administration and Management certificate in Executive Development from Harvard University, a Post Graduate degree in Human Resources from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto and an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

Sharene is passionate about social and health related causes and along with her daughters, donates her time to supporting numerous charitable organizations.

David Murphy

David Murphy assumed the role of President, Cardinal Health Canada in April 2016.

Before joining Cardinal Health, David spent ten years with Stryker, serving as President of their Canadian business. For three years, he also had leadership responsibility for Stryker’s business in Latin America. Previously, David held executive positions in the consumer products industry.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University, and a law degree and MBA from the University of Toronto. He resides in Dundas, Ontario with his wife and two daughters. David is a passionate sports fan, and particularly enjoys playing golf and tennis.

Fernando Pica

Fernando Pica serves as Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for Cardinal Health Canada.

Prior to joining Cardinal Health Canada, Fernando was Vice-President of Finance, Supply Chain and Laboratory Operations at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, where he was responsible for executing strategies in a portfolio to improve patient care, flow and operational effectiveness under the Province’s Health System Funding Reform, as well as championing the hospital’s pursuit of Molecular Genetic capabilities. He previously held positions of increasing responsibility within the Sports Nutrition and Life Sciences industries, where he led corporate legal entity restructurings, implementations of finance shared service centres in Europe and ERP implementation throughout the world, corporate refinancing plans as well as several CRA and IRS defenses.

Fernando is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has served as a guest speaker at the University of Toronto and within the United States on Canadian Health Care finances, shared service centres and budgeting and forecasting.

Fernando holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business.

Originally from Argentina, Fernando holds a deep passion for soccer (football) as both a player and coach.

Mitchell Sinclair

Mitchell Sinclair is Vice-President of Sales for Cardinal Health Canada. In this role, Mitchell is responsible for sales across the entire continuum of care, spanning the Acute Care, Long Term Care and Alternate site markets.

Before joining Cardinal Health Canada, Mitchell served as National Director of Clinical Sales for both Nestle Health Science and, prior to that, Novartis Nutrition, where he was responsible for the sales of their full line of enteral and oral nutritional products as well as their Enteral Device product lines.

Mitchell earned his Bachelor of Physical Education from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He currently serves on the Commercial Advisory Board for the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA).

Mitchell resides in Vaughan, Ontario with his wife and three children. His passion for healthcare sales has him constantly striving for new business in all the channels Cardinal Health Canada serves.

Gilles Thériault

Gilles Thériault is the Vice-President of Operations for Cardinal Health Canada. Gilles has more than 20 years of logistics and supply chain leadership experience, including 10+ years of experience in health care. He joins us from Medtronic, where he led Canadian supply chain operations for the combined Medtronic/Covidien organization.

Throughout his career, Gilles has built and led strong, customer-focused operations teams and consistently delivered on financial commitments. In addition, he is certified in project management, six sigma and lean manufacturing. Prior to his career in the private sector, Gilles received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Royal Military College, and served in leadership roles in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Gilles resides in the Montreal area with his wife and their two children. His passion is sports; he plays tennis, hockey and golf, and loves to go skiing with the whole family in the winter months. Gilles is based in our Dorval office.