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Our Team




Tammie

Pharmacist/Owner

Tammie grew up in a pharmacy family - her father Russ Morrison was a founding member of Pharmasave and a previous owner of Pharmasave in Parksville and Qualicum Beach.  After graduating from UBC in 1985, Tammie headed north with her husband, Tony and worked for Northern Drugs for 9 years before returning "home" to Parksville and to Pharmasave.  She has been the Pharmacist/Owner of Pharmasave Health Centre since it first opened in January 2003. Tammie has a special interest in Diabetes and has been a Certified Diabetes Educator since 2002. She volunteers regularly at the local Diabetes Education Centre. More recently, Tammie has become certified in Medication Management and is certified to give injections. When Tammie is not working, you will find her gardening or on the ski hill with her family!  

Jackie

Front Store Manager

Jackie came by to help stock shelves when we first opened in 2003 and has never left! She has had many pharmacy jobs over the years and has been Front Store Manager at Parksville Pharmasave since 2005.  Jackie inherited her Dad's infectious laugh and legendary customer service skills."Special orders are her specialty!" We can't carry everything in our little store but we will order it for you if we don't have it! In her spare time, when she actually has any, she enjoys yoga and traveling.

Amy

Pharmacist

A 2001 University of Toronto graduate, Amy started working at Parksville Pharmasave shortly after they opened in 2003.  Since that time, she has become the mother of 2 wonderful girls and now works part-time.  She has taken certification in Palliative Care and in 2010 became certified to give injections.  Amy has given so many flu shots she's lost count but we're sure it's over 1000! 

Roy

Pharmacist

Roy grew up in Vancouver and graduated from UBC in 1983. After graduation, he decided to venture north for a few years and stayed for over 25 years! He worked as a Pharmacy Manager for Northern Drugs and spent time in Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Terrace.  When Northern Drugs sold their stores, Roy did some relief work and eventually found new roots on the Island. He has been working at Parksville Pharmasave since 2006. In his spare time Roy loves to cook and is an avid sports fan.

Lonny

Pharmacist

Before graduating from UBC in 2008, Lonny did one of his internships at Parksville Pharmasave and really loved the store, staff and customers.  After finishing up a 2 year contract in his hometown of Port Alberni, he was quick to come back and join the team as a Pharmacist in 2010.  Since that time, he has become trained in Medication Management as well as certified to give injections.  Outside of work, he volunteers with Arrowsmith Search and Rescue and spends his time mountain climbing, surfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding and taking photos. 

John

Pharmacist

John graduated from UBC Pharmacy in 2008 with Lonny Barr! He worked in Prince Rupert for six years before he decided it was too cold and became part of our team at Parksville Pharmasave. He was authorized to administer vaccines in 2009 and became a Certified Diabetes Eduator in 2011.

Anne Marie

Pharmacist

Anne-Marie started working at Parksville Pharmasave in November 2012. She has recently been to Australia, where she was studying to become a Pharmacist. Now that she is finished her schooling, she is now one of our certified pharmacists! Make sure you say hello to her next time you are in the store!

Lisa

Natural Health Consultant/ Ideal Protein Lifestyle

Lisa has been with Parksville Pharmasave since it opened in January 2003, working as our Natural Health Consultant. She really enjoys creating a unique Natural Health department that caters to the individual needs of each customer. With a Bachelor of Psychology degree from the University of Waterloo and training as a Registered Nutritional Product Adviser, Lisa is an essential and integral part of the Parksville Pharmasave team. Lisa specializes in fertility and women's health issues; she has had a professional practice for 25 years teaching fertility awareness and doing counselling on reproductive issues as a Justisse Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner.  She is also the coordinator of our popular Live Well Seminar Series and arranges excellent guest speakers and clinics in our meeting room to help you become well informed about living well. Lisa has also recently become one of our Ideal Protein coaches!

Kim

Pharmacy Assistant

Kim has been a Pharmacy Assistant since 1992 and has worked at this location since it opened in 2003. She enjoys working for a busy pharmacy and helping customers with their health care needs. She loves the close knit community that we have developed with our staff and our customers. Not only is she an active part of our team, she is also a member of the local triathlon, swim, and running clubs.

Lynn

Pharmacy Assistant

Lynn has worked at Parksville Pharmasave since March 2008. Before she joined our team, Lynn worked for Memorial compounding. She has been in pharmacy since 1990 and truly enjoys working in a busy pharmacy with our close family-like staff. 

Dianne

Ideal Protein Lifestyle Coach

Dianne has worked for three different Pharmasaves over 7 years. She recently became a lifestyle coach for Ideal Protein here at Parksville Pharmasave.  After a lifetime in cosmetics, skin care and colour analysis she was wanting a change and has truly fallen in love with her new position.  She has a background in counselling and loves the interaction she has with her clients.

Erin

Active Living Consultant/LPN

Erin Childs is a Licensed Practical Nurse. She has experience working with older adults; helping them maintain independence by adapting their activities of daily living to fit their needs/limitations. Erin is also certified in bracing, taping, and holds a BC sports med certificate. Since joining Parksville Pharmasave in 2012, Erin has become certified in lower leg assessment (including venous disease) and the application/managment of compression therapy. She is a certified professional fitter of amoena post-breast surgery products, as well as lymphedema garments.

Noni

Active Living Consultant

Elizabeth

Natural Health Consultant

Elizabeth has been a Natural Health Consultant for over 12 years and started at Parksville Pharmasave in Oct 2009 and has been giving great advice on Natural Health products ever since! If you need information on vitamins, supplements, homeopathic remedies or nutritional products, Elizabeth is here to help.  She works closely with our Pharmacists to make sure all recommendations work well with your prescription medications. She also has a strong interest in sports fitness and nutrition. When she's not at work she enjoys power walking and spending time with her grandchildren.

Jen

Ideal Protein Lifestyle Coach

Jennifer has been a part of the Pharmasave family for over 15 years! Although her location and role has changed, her passion for helping people is stronger than ever. Once a cosemetics manager, she is now our Ideal Protein Clinic coordinator and coach! Pound by pound, Jen can be found coaching her clients through their weightloss journey to better health! 

Shelly

Ideal Protein Lifestyle Coach

Shelly worked for Pharmasave West Van for 12 years before joining our Parksville team. She instructed group fitness for over 10 years along with personal training and is a strong beliver of eating right and being active. She loves helping people reach their personal health goals which makes her a perfect IP coach!

Caitlyn

Pharmacy Assistant

Caitlyn started in pharmacy in 2011 at Rexall. She made the jump over the Pharmasave in 2016 and is loving it. She loves seeing the faces of all our regular and new customers and is always good for a laugh.

Kellie

Pharmacy Assistant

Kellie started as a Pharmacy Assistant at a Pharmasave in Nanaimo and moved to Parksville Pharmasave in October 2010. Kellie is the friendly face you see most evenings during the week. She loves to camp and to fish with her family. 

Denise

Pharmacy Assistant

Stacey

Pharmacy Assistant

Stacey worked previously as a nurse for 10 years in the Geriatric-Psychology ward in Nanaimo. Stacey came to work at Parksville Pharmasave in 2012 and we are so happy that she decided to join our team! Stacey is responsible for blister packing medications and is a cheerful member of our dispensary team. 

Sherrie

Customer Care

Sherrie joined Parksville Pharmasave in January 2009 as a Customer Care Specialist.  Sherrie has worked in pharmacies for many years and was previously a Front Store Manager before deciding to work part time after becoming a mom. Sherrie enjoys biking and running in her spare time.

Monica

Deliveries and Customer Care

If you've seen our Pharmasave delivery car buzzing around town, chances are Monica was driving it! Monica is our delivery person extrordinaire! She delivers from Nanoose to Qualicum and even the Lasqueti Ferry - Monday to Friday.  When she's not delivering, she's decorating the store and doing our fabulous window displays!

Isabelle

Customer Care

Chris

Pharmacy Assistant

Chris worked at Rexall in Drayton Valley Alberta for six years before her and her family decided to move to our beautiful BC coast. She started working for Parksville Pharmasave in October 2014 as a Pharmacy Assistant. She loves all the friendly faces she gets to see on a daily basis. 

Ruby

Pharmacy Student

Ruby is our Pharmacy student! She started working at Parksville Pharmasave in 2005 and has been a solid member of the team. She is entering into her second year of Pharmacy at UBC and will be in the store around Christmas time and during our summers. She loves an active style and being in Parksville where she grew up. 

Rory

Summer Intern

Rory is here over the summer to learn the ropes of a busy Pharmacy. He started out with a crash course in front store and has since transitioned into the dispensary.