Meet Your ARTARx Pharmacy Team

Yatin

Yatin Patel Director, Pharmacy Services

A graduate from the University of Alberta, Yatin has been a registered pharmacist for over sixteen years, proudly assisting Albertans with their health and wellness goals. He enjoys time with his family and is an avid cyclist, skier, and golfer.

Darren

Darren Tardif Manager, Pharmacy Operations

Darren is a clinical pharmacist and a University of Alberta graduate. He brings 6 years of pharmacy management experience to ARTARx and is passionate about empowering his team to provide exceptional care to all patients.

Kavita

Kavita Mali Pharmacist

Kavita Mali is a pharmacy graduate from the University of Alberta. She has over twenty years of clinical pharmacy experience in both community and long-term care settings. She has a passion for health and wellness and loves to use her knowledge and skills to guide Albertans in their health journeys. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, going for walks and hikes, and reading.

Carrie

Carrie Blenkinsop Pharmacist

Carrie graduated from the University of Alberta with a BSc and PhD in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. In addition to being a registered clinical pharmacist with an Additional Prescribing Authority (APA), she is also a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). Carrie is committed to empowering and supporting ARTA members in achieving their health goals. In her spare time, she enjoys playing Celtic harp, reading books, and spending time with her family.

Morgan

Morgan Kachulak Pharmacy Technician

Morgan began her pharmacy journey as a pharmacy assistant in August of 2015, before becoming a regulated pharmacy technician in August of 2019. She loves reading, baking, and spending quality time with her boyfriend and puppy!

Abby

Abby Schelske Pharmacy Technician

Abby is a regulated Pharmacy Technician and a Red Deer Polytechnic graduate. She has a background in community pharmacies and is excited to be part of ARTARx, a new model of patient-focused pharmacy services.

Craig

Craig Tomchuk Pharmacy Assistant

Craig has been working in the pharmacy field since 1997 as a Pharmacy Assistant. His focus is on institutional and long-term care, with a strong emphasis on automation technologies, remote prescription filling, and deliveries.

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John Laforest Lead Delivery Driver

John has thirty-one years of experience in the transportation industry, both in government and commercial settings. A proud veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, John likes to spend his time pursuing an active and healthy lifestyle, spending time with his family, and watching old movies.