The Team

Meet the team behind PIVINA

Colin Vicente

Managing Director | cvicente@pivina.com

Colin holds an MSc in Health Economics from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Pharmacy. Colin has spent the last decade designing and implementing health economic studies, executing on price optimization plans and delivering results through successful reimbursement strategies. Colin brings a unique approach to PIVINA via his experience and progression in the pharmaceutical industry. His innovative approaches and take charge attitude will allow him to continue to deliver high quality results for PIVINA's clients.


Jim McIntosh

Manager, Pricing | jmcintosh@pivina.com

Jim holds an Honours B. Comm. and MBA degrees from the University of Windsor. He has more than 35 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with global pharmaceutical companies or as a consultant. He has been involved in pricing and PMPRB-related activities since 1993. Jim brings to PIVINA and its clients a wealth of experience in such areas as: development of annual price optimization strategy; introductory pricing strategy for new medicines; preparation of New Drug Submissions to PMPRB for patented medicines; completion of mandatory PMPRB reporting forms; monitoring patented medicines price compliance with PMPRB's Excessive Price Guidelines, and, where necessary, assisting clients with development of an appropriate strategy to minimize the financial impact of non-compliant pricing situations.


Marc Geadah

Senior Manager, Market Access | mgeadah@pivina.com

Marc holds a Bachelor in Medical Sciences (BMSc) degree with an honours specialization in microbiology and immunology from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master of Biotechnology (MBiotech) degree from the University of Toronto. Throughout his graduate studies, Marc received broad exposure to the Canadian pharmaceutical landscape, as well as hands-on drug reimbursement experience during a one-year internship placement at AstraZeneca Canada Inc. Marc joined PIVINA in January 2012, and is currently contributing to the delivery of reimbursement strategies and submissions for clients.


Andrea Szkurhan

Senior Manager, Client Services | aszkurhan@pivina.com

Andrea graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science and from the University of Toronto with a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry. Andrea has spent the last 9 years in the area of Health Economics, Outcomes Research, and Market Access. Before joining PIVINA, Andrea worked on the design and implementation of health economic and market access tools, including interactive models (budget impact, cost-effectiveness) and retrospective database analyses that used pharmacy and medical claims data to provide patient outcomes to help support formulary management. Andrea brings strong project management, client management, and market access experience to PIVINA. At PIVINA, Andrea provided her expertise in the development and launch of FormularyKits.ca - an interactive payer portal that serves as a communication link between Reviewers and Manufacturers when evaluating submissions for funding recommendations. FormularyKits.ca currently hosts over 40 formulary submissions and supports Canadian private payers, including key Pharmacy Benefit Managers, and Hospital P&T Committees. Additionally, Andrea currently works on various market access submissions to payers, including the Common Drug Review, INESSS, public and private payers.


Michael Xu

Health Economics Associate | mxu@pivina.com

Michael holds an Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) degree from McMaster University, and a Master in Science Health Research Methodology, Health Technology Assessment Specialization from McMaster University. Michael joined the team in October 2017 as a Health Economist, where he utilizes his economic and statistical modelling and programing skills to support PIVINA clients through HTA submissions.





Mihnea Alb

Manager, Market Access | malb@pivina.com

Mihnea graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science specializing in Biology and Pharmacology and from the University of Toronto with a Master of Biotechnology (MBiotech). As part of the MBiotech degree, Mihnea completed a one-year medical information internship at Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. Having joined PIVINA in January of 2018, he currently holds a Market Access Manager position and is responsible for supporting and delivering analytics, drug reimbursement strategies and submissions for clients.


Abdus Anwar

Drug Reimbursement Associate | aanwar@pivina.com

Abdus holds a Master of Biotechnology from the University of Toronto and an Honours Bachelor of Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa. He joined the team in January 2018 and utilizes his experience working in various research environments to support the development and execution of drug reimbursement strategies for PIVINA's client.







Natasha Jakac-Sinclair

Drug Reimbursement Analyst | njakac-sinclair@pivina.com

Natasha holds an Honors BSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics from McMaster University and an MSc in International Health Policy & Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences in the UK. Before joining PIVINA, Natasha has previously worked on Health Economics and Outcomes Research in EU markets with Bristol-Myers Squibb as well as other roles in the life sciences sector within Canada. At PIVINA, Natasha brings her analytical and statistical skills to support drug reimbursement submissions for clients.


Nicholas Hon

Drug Reimbursement Analyst | nhon@pivina.com

Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo with a specialization in biotechnology. Through the coop program, he has gained valuable industry experience working as a part of the quality assurance, productions and validation teams at Germiphene Corp., Apotex Inc., and Patheon Inc., respectively. He is currently in his second year of graduate studies at the University of Toronto, and is due to complete his Master of Biotechnology (MBiotech) in April 2020. Nicholas joined PIVINA Consulting Inc. in January 2019 as a drug reimbursement analyst in fulfillment of the internship portion of the MBiotech program. He is responsible for supporting and delivering CDR, pCODR, INESSS, and private payer submissions for clients.

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