McKesson Canada has appointed veteran executive Joan Eliasek as president of McKesson Canada. Eliasek succeeds Rebecca McKillican who has led the company since August 2020.
Eliasek's wealth of leadership experience spans over 25 years within the healthcare sector and McKesson Corporation, having held senior leadership roles in areas ranging from operations, marketing, supplier management to extended care sales and customer experience.
As president, Eliasek leads McKesson's diversified portfolio of healthcare businesses in Canada including pharmaceutical distribution operations, biopharma and provider solutions, McKesson's network of independent pharmacies (I.D.A., Guardian, Remedy'sRx, The Medicine Shoppe, Uniprix and Proxim), e-commerce retailer Well.ca, and the Rexall Pharmacy Group.
Eliasek has served on several boards in the healthcare industry, including the Healthcare Industry Distributors Association (HIDA), the HIDA Educational Foundation and the Global Healthcare Exchange. She also served as a long-time advisor to the Professional Women in Healthcare (PWH) board. In 2018, she was recognized as the first recipient of the Anne Eiting Klamar Leadership Award of Distinction.