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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

Andrea Garson

Andrea Garson
Vice-President, Human Resources


Michael Peters

Michael Peters
Vice-President, Commercial Development and Associate General Counsel

Fernando Pica

Fernando Pica
Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Mitchell Sinclair

Mitchell Sinclair
Vice-President, Continuing Care Sales



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).

Andrea Garson

Andrea Garson joined Cardinal Health Canada in May 2014 as the Vice-President of Human Resources, bringing over 23 years of HR experience, with a key focus on leadership development and employee engagement.

Andrea has held HR positions of increasing responsibility in various industries. Prior to joining Cardinal Health Canada, she was Vice-President, Human Resources for Roy Foss Motors and Workopolis. As the key spokesperson at Workopolis, she appeared in media outlets including Canada AM, BNN, multiple radio stations and often was quoted in national newspapers and HR publications. She has held HR positions at Dell Canada, Pepsi Bottling Group, The Halifax Herald Limited, and Loblaw. Andrea has an MBA and Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. For fun, Andrea teaches part time at the School of Human Resource Management at York University in Toronto.

Andrea is a native Maritimer and currently resides in Thornhill, Ontario with her family. Her passions include traveling (especially cruising), golf, her puppy Golden Retriever, and Pepsi.

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.

Michael Peters

Michael Peters is Vice-President, Commercial Development and Associate General Counsel for Cardinal Health Canada. Michael has direct responsibility for all day to day legal matters in Canada including the provision of legal advice for both the Acute and Continuing Care Customer Segments. In addition, Michael retains primary responsibility for corporate development activity in Canada, government and stakeholder relations, and the creation of strategic commercial relationships. Michael previously served for two years as the Senior Director Public Policy and Business Development.

Prior to joining Cardinal Health Canada, Michael worked at a Fortune 500 multinational electronics manufacturer, serving in positions of increasing responsibility both as In-house Counsel, and then as a Senior Director of Corporate Development. During his tenure, Michael led international acquisitions and strategic ventures in Europe, Asia and the United States, receiving multiple awards for outstanding leadership and strategy implementation.

Michael received his law degree from the University of Toronto and completed his Executive MBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business, where he was the gold medalist and achieved an Ivey Scholar designation. Michael has also completed post-graduate education in Accounting and Corporate Finance at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Michael has been called to the bars of both Ontario and New York.

In his personal time, Michael enjoys a wide range of activities including triathlons, rowing and running. He also chases after his three year old daughter and six month old son.

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 Continuing Care for Cardinal Health Canada. In this role, Mitchell has responsibility for the Long Term Care, Alternate Care (out-of-hospital market) and Inside Sales teams. In his previous role at Cardinal Health Canada, Mitchell was the Director for Central Region Acute Distribution and Specialty Products.

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.