Avricore Health Inc. (TSXV:AVCR) (“Avricore Health”) is very pleased to announce that Mark Zhou will join the company’s Advisory Board and support strategic operations and government affairs.
As the Western Canadian Pharmacy Services Manager for McKesson, Mark works with over 300 independent pharmacies under Guardian, IDA and Remedy’s banner and assists them with pharmacy operations and pharmacy services. Core to this work is identifying solutions to pharmacy practice problems with frontline pharmacy teams and working to identify new opportunities for professional services.
“We are really honoured to have Mark join us.” Said Avricore Health CEO, Bob Rai. “He brings not only a tremendous amount of experience, he brings a voice of a new generation of our industry and I think that speaks to the core of our mission.”
In addition to his role with McKesson, Mark has spent several years as a pharmacist and pharmacy owner, first with Shoppers Drug Mart and then as an independent pharmacy owner in Vancouver.
“I can work with pharmacies on best practices because I have been in their shoes” Said Mark. “By working together, we make each other better for our customers and I strongly believe Avricore’s innovations will support our industry in this objective.”
Mark’s commitment to the industry extends to community and industry advocacy. An example of this was serving as the Pharmacy Director for the flu shot campaign igotshot.ca where health professionals used innovative marketing and communication techniques to promote flu vaccination in the hopes of creating healthier communities.
University of British Columbia has had Mark as a Pharmacy Facilitator and Lecturer in previous years, where he lectured students on pharmacy practice skills and evaluating students’ work.
He has also travelled with an Interprofessional healthcare team providing medical aid in Dominican Republic, served on the BC College of Pharmacy Application Committee and as President of the Chain Drug Association of BC. On top of this, he is an active member of the Rotary Club of Vancouver.
About Avricore Health Inc.
Avricore Health Inc. is committed to becoming a health innovator and applying technologies at the forefront of science to core health issues at the community pharmacy level. The Company’s goal is to empower consumers, patients and pharmacists with innovative technology, products, services and information to monitor and optimize health. www.avricorehealth.com
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