​​Bertha Johnson
Desson Director &
Corporate Secretary
Derek Desrosiers
BSc(Pharm), RPh
Pharmacy Business Consultant

We are an energetic organization with a strong team of external advisors to help get the job done right for you.  Whatever your needs are we're here to listen and help you achieve your vision for your business.  We work with all types of businesses in the broader pharmaceutical industry from small independent community pharmacies to large multi-national pharma corporations.

ABOUT US

Derek Desrosiers is a licensed pharmacist and most recently was the Chief Executive Officer of a Western Canadian pharmaceutical wholesale company.   In addition to his business development and management role as CEO, Derek was involved in developing and implementing programs and services for independent member pharmacies that helped to ensure their economic viability and success as well as enhance the professional role of the pharmacist as a member of the health care delivery team.

 

Derek received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of British Columbia in 1982. He has 13 years of experience as a patient care community pharmacist in a variety of pharmacies. Derek has also been a pharmacy manager and owner and was the Director of Professional Services at the B.C. Pharmacy Association (BCPhA) prior to getting into the distribution business. During his tenure as CEO of a pharmaceutical wholesale company Derek led the company to achieve the designation of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for seven consecutive years culminating with the achievement of Platinum membership status in 2012. See www.canadas50best.com for further details.

 

Derek is considered an expert in community pharmacy economics and can assist owners with a wide variety of business issues.  See our Services page for more details.

Derek takes his profession seriously, and has participated on many committees and boards of directors of both provincial and national pharmacy organizations. He has been President of the BCPhA for six different terms since 1991. Derek has also been Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Association for Pharmacy Distribution Management from 2008-2011.

After a nearly 30 year career at the British Columbia Pharmacy Association, Bertha retired at the end of 2007.

During her time at the British Columbia Pharmacy Association Bertha held a variety of positions.  Most of her career there was as the Director of Finance & Administration.  In this position she was responsible for managing all of the finances of the Association as well as all of the member insurance programs.

Today, Bertha manages the finances and corporate books of Desson Consulting Ltd.

On a personal note, Bertha is an avid runner having completed over 20 marathons, and many half marathon and shorter races.  She has also competed in 4 Ironman triathlons and several Half-Ironman and shorter sprint and Olympic distance triathlons.

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