Bernard Lachapelle is the President of The JBL Group. Prior to the formation of the company, Bernard was the President of JBL and Associates. Before the establishment of this company in 2000, he held Senior Executive positions with Hoechst Marion Rousell and Eli Lilly Canada. He has extensive experience in Government Affairs, Managed Care, Health Policy Development and Corporate Communications as well as Marketing, Pricing and Tendering, and Human Resources. He has been involved in the political process for many years.
In his corporate experience Bernard was an active member of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Canada (now Rx&D), and served as chairman of its External Affairs Section and of the Quebec committee, as well as sitting as a member of the Patent Committee. Extensive international experience was gained as a member of a Global Policy Network, the International Committee for the Elimination of Pharmaceutical Tariffs, and the Board of Directors of the International Association of Health Professions. A pharmacist by profession, Bernard has continuing experience in community efforts including the Cardiac Research Rehabilitation Centre in Halifax, the Laval University Pharmacy Research and Teaching Council, and the Fondation de la Cité de la Santé de Laval as well as being past chairman of the Ballets Jazz de Montréal.
Gregory Glenn is the Senior Vice President of The JBL Group. Prior to the formation of this company, Greg was the President and CEO of The Glenn Group Inc. His career has spanned various Marketing, Sales and Government Relations positions within the Canadian pharmaceutical industry. Prior to entering the consulting field, he was the Director, Government Affairs for Cyanamid Canada.
Greg has successfully lobbied provincial governments for formulary inclusions and acted as liaison for clients up to the ministerial level, both federally and provincially. He has been involved in reimbursement submissions to both public and private payers for a significant number of products and has helped clients develop government relations, professional relations and reimbursement plans. Greg has also assisted clients with Economic Evaluations, Market Access Strategic Plans, Risk Assessment and Market Impact Analyses, Internet Business Solutions and Meeting Facilitation.
Greg devotes much of his spare time to community and external initiatives. He currently sits on the Board of Kinark Child and Family Services.
Julie Gauthier is Vice President of The JBL Group. She brings to our team a vast experience in government affairs, communications and public affairs. Before joining The JBL Group, Julie was Director of Public Affairs for the Quebec Association of Pharmacy Owners where she was responsible for government relations, public relations, communications with the media and wiith the members of the association.
Previously, Julie was a senior consultant for Government Services at Coopers & Lybrand. She also has extensive government knowledge, having served as Policy Advisor to Quebec ministers responsible for Treasury Board, International Affairs, and Culture and Communications. Julie holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and a certificate in Journalism from Laval University.
Ben Faienza is Vice President of The JBL Group. He brings a wealth of experience in health economics, pricing, market access and government relations which he acquired over a 25 year period in the health field.
Before joining The JBL Group, Ben was the Vice President at PDCI Market Access Inc. and Vice President of Canadian operations for i3 Innovus. He also spent 14 years with Bayer Inc., one of the country’s leading health care companies in various roles including, Head of Public Policy, Director of Federal Affairs and Pricing and leadership roles in Health Economics and Outcomes Research. Mr. Faienza also worked in the public sector serving as an Economist with Alberta Health and as Research Officer with the Calgary General Hospital. Ben was a Board member for Alpha-1 Canada, a patient advocacy group whose mission is to provide information, education and support to Canadians affected by alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Management and Economics from University of Guelph as well as a Master of Arts degree in Economics from McMaster University in Hamilton.
Janine Lepage is Senior Consultant with The JBL Group. A seasoned professional with more than 25 years experience, Janine headed until 2008 the Technical Department at Smith & Nephew Canada and was a member of the company’s Executive team. Her responsibilities included government relations, market access at the federal and provincial levels, health economics, customer care, in addition to all regulatory and quality assurance matters.
Janine was also, until recently, a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the CML Society of Canada, a patient-focused organization supporting individuals with chronic myelogenous leukemia.
Prior to 1996, Janine was Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at CIBA Pharmaceuticals where she gained broad experience in clinical and basic research. She graduated from Queen’s University with a Master’s degree in pharmacology.
Sebastien Dao is Senior Consultant with the JBL Group. He is an accomplished professional with more than 17 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Before joining the JBL Group, Sebastien was Director, Market Access at Bristol-Myers Squibb. In this position, he was responsible for the development of pricing and reimbursement strategies. He has successfully negotiated with the Common Drug Review (CDR), the Joint Oncology Drug Review (JODR), provincial drug plans and private payers, to obtain drug coverage for biologics and specialty products.
In April 2008, Sebastien was the Chairman of the Working Group on the International Therapeutic Class Comparison, formed by the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB). He is since 2009 the Quebec Director of the Canadian Association for Healthcare Reimbursement (CAHR).
Sebastien brings a wealth of experience from the pharmaceutical industry, as he held various positions in regulatory affairs, medical affairs, clinical research, sales and marketing. He holds a Bachelor degree in pharmacy from Université de Montréal and a Graduate.
Stephen Filbey is a Senior Consultant with the JBL Group and is located in our field office in Vancouver. He is an accomplished professional with more than 24 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Before joining the JBL Group, Stephen was Manager, Government Relations & Health Policy at Hoffmann-La Roche. In this position, he was responsible for the advisement, development and implementation of reimbursement strategies throughout Western Canada addressing oncology and non-oncology files, which included extensive work on Biologics. He has successfully negotiated multiple agreements with BC Pharmaceutical Services Division, BC Cancer Agency, Alberta Health & Wellness, Saskatchewan Pharmaceutical Services Unit and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. He was also an active member of BC RX&D Committee spanning 2009 – 2010.
In addition to Government Relations Stephen brings a breadth of experience from the pharmaceutical industry. He holds a Bachelor degree in Science from the University of Windsor and has completed a Continuing Medical Education & Needs Assessment Internship through the department of CME at the University of Calgary.
Justin A. Brown brings to the JBL Group proven experience in Government and Stakeholder Relations, Advocacy, and Health Policy. Justin has in-depth government knowledge gained as a ministerial aide, both federally and provincially. In Ottawa, he served at Justice, Public Security, Immigration, Industry, Science & Technology and International Trade. In the Government of Ontario he was Chief of Staff to the Chair of Cabinet and Ministers of Consumer & Commercial Relations, Economic Development & Trade, Public Safety & Security. Justin has expertise quarterbacking Bills through the legislative process and experience in crisis management and communications, advising on the Ice Storm, SARS Crisis, 9/11 and Power Blackout responses. Following his government experience Justin served as Vice President – Strategic Partnerships at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and as Director – Major Alliances at the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Justin promoted a spirit of goodwill and cooperation between the charitable and pharmaceutical sectors as Co-Chair of the Rx&D Stakeholder-Industry Committee. Justin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Carleton University and is a member of the Rotary Club of Toronto.
Justin A. Brown brings to the JBL Group proven experience in Government and Stakeholder Relations, Advocacy, and Health Policy. Justin has in-depth government knowledge gained as a ministerial aide, both federally and provincially. In Ottawa, he served at Justice, Public Security, Immigration, Industry, Science & Technology and International Trade. In the Government of Ontario he was Chief of Staff to the Chair of Cabinet and Ministers of Consumer & Commercial Relations, Economic Development & Trade, Public Safety & Security. Justin has expertise quarterbacking Bills through the legislative process and experience in crisis management and communications, advising on the Ice Storm, SARS Crisis, 9/11 and Power Blackout responses.
Following his government experience Justin served as Vice President – Strategic Partnerships at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and as Director – Major Alliances at the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Justin promoted a spirit of goodwill and cooperation between the charitable and pharmaceutical sectors as Co-Chair of the Rx&D Stakeholder-Industry Committee.
Justin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Carleton University and is a member of the Rotary Club of Toronto.
Christelle Fasano is a Senior Consultant at The JBL Group. She is an accomplished professional with 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, mainly in market access strategy and healthcare policy.
Prior to joining The JBL Group, she was Director at the Pangaea Group where she developed an approach to prepare market access strategies for products at the pre-launch phase. She was co-author of a report on the strategic pathways in oncology for the introduction of new innovative drugs to the market. She also developed an expertise in personalized medicine in strategy and implementation plan around the issue of companion tests.
Christelle also has extensive European experience where she was Senior Advisor in strategy and market access at the MAPI Group. She managed numerous mandates which included market access strategy for innovations, development and implementation of projects related to personalized medicine for the pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries, and lead several healthcare policy projects for pharmaceutical companies and professional associations. She also developed a disease management initiative and successfully implemented numerous programs in close collaboration with healthcare professionnals, patient associations and payers.
Prior to her consulting experience, Christelle was head of the Quality Assurance at the Center of Immunology of Pierre Fabre. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from l’Université de Lyon in France and a Masters degree in Industrial Pharmacy with specialization in biotechnology and microbiology.
Pierre Guertin acts as Special Counsel for The JBL Group. Prior to joining the company Pierre was the Secretary to the scientific committee of Quebec’s Conseil du médicament. During the many years that he held this position, he gained a detailed and complete understanding of the processes and the needs of this extremely important customer. Pierre is well aware of the pressures and responsibilities of the individuals who serve in these capacities and how they must interact with Senior Government Bureaucrats and politicians on a daily basis. Originally a graduate in hospital pharmacy, Pierre boasts an unrivalled experience and expertise in Canadian drug reimbursement and pricing that is widely recognized across the country.
Rebecca Sullivan is the Project Coordinator for The JBL Group in Toronto. Becky has significant experience in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as the Information Management Project Lead for Janssen-Ortho Inc. Becky has also provided sales & marketing systems consulting and for many years, she was an information management and technology consultant.
Sandrine Campeau is the Project Coordinator for The JBL Group in Montreal. Sandrine has over 15 years of experience in project coordination. Prior to joining JBL & Associates, she was Operations Coordinator at Schering-Plough Canada Inc. Throughout the years, Sandrine has also acquired experience in communications, marketing and sales in various industries which include pharmaceutical, technology and aviation.