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Our Team

Mark Gayowski

Pharmacist and Owner

Mark graduated from University of Toronto in 1982 and began working in his father’s business Lays Pharmacy in Beamsville. Afer 10 years, he purchased Paramount Pharmacy. While being active in his business, he has also been the President of Hamilton District Pharmacists Association as well as served on the Pharmasave’s Ontario Board of Directors. Mark is also a licensed pilot and enjoys spending time with his three sons.

Karin Primorac

Front Store Merchandise Manager

Karin was born and raised in Hamilton. She graduated from Mohawk College from the Advertising & Marketing program . Her first pharmacy job was with Big V Pharmacy for 19 years, before joining Paramount Pharmacy for the last 14 years. Her job includes purchasing products for the front shop including every day, seasonal, gifts, etc. She is also responsible for purchasing flyer product as well as hiring and training staff.  Karin's passion is volleyball as a former player and now coach for the Hamilton Smash Volleyball club.  Summer's are spent at her beloved cottage in Parry Sound on Harris Lake.

Debra Terryberry

Home Health Care Manager

Deb is our new Home Health Care Consultant.  She graduated from College in the Administrative Health  Coordinator Program, and has 15 years work experience in Home Health Care.  Deb is our Certified Vascular Compression Fitter.  She also specializes in fitting specialty braces and mobility equipment to suit your needs.  When Deb isn't busy at the rink or pool with her two sons, you will find her volunteering at the local Library.

Josie Langdon


Josie is our head cosmetician. She is a mother of 2 young children. She has been a part of the Pharmasave family for just over a year. She has a very bubbly personality and is willing to help you with any of your cosmetic needs.  Look to Josie for to help you accessorize any outfit for any occasion.  Ask how to become a member of our cosmetic club.  Josie will help you get free products fast.

Margaret Emery

Accounts Manager/Bookkeeper

Margaret was born in the Netherlands but raised in Hamilton. She took a 2 year Accounting program at Mohawk College. She has worked over 17 years at Paramount Pharmasave, where she is responsible for accounts payable and receivable, along with 3rd party reconciliation. She is a proud mother of her 2 adult children.

Sheila Risidore

Shipper/Receiver/P.O.S. clerk

Sheila grew up in Hamilton, and has worked 21 years in pharmacy including working with Paramount Pharmasave since the beginning in 1992. She started as a cashier, before moving on to be the shipper/receiver. She is responsible for receiving front and back orders. She also oversees POS Maintenance. She enjoys working with the Pharmasave staff. She has 4 children and 6 grandchildren, and is involved with a walking group.

Deanna Shweihat

Consulting Pharmacist

Deanna grew up in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island where she graduated from the University of PEI with a bachelor in Chemistry minor in Mathematics. She then decided to pursue a career in Pharmacy. She attended Dalhouise University and Halifax graduating in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in Pharmacy. She has worked 8 years in Pharmacy, 6 of those years being at Paramount Pharmasave. She is a very compassionate person and takes her time with every patient. She is a proud mother of 2 and lives by the words "Family First."

Lil MacDonald

Pharmacy Assitant

Lil grew up in Ingersoll, Ontario. She has worked in Pharmacy for the past 11 years and through on the job training, became a pharmacy assistant, Lil has also been specially trained by Ideal Protein to be a Weight Loss Coach in our Pharmacy.  She has lived in Hamilton for over 30 years. Lil has worked at Paramount Pharmsave for the past year and enjoys being part of the "Pharma Family." Lil is the proud mom of 2 wonderful children.

Alison Latulippe

Pharmacy Assistant

Alison has worked for Pharmasave for about 4 years and began her career as a Customer Service Representative. For the past year she has recieved on the job training to work in the dispensary as a Pharmacy Assisstant. She has excellent knowledge of our front store products and can help you find anything you need in a jiffy.  She is a Hamilton lifer, born & raised. She is the mother of a beautiful little girl and lives for Family First.  In her spare time she enjoys playing sports and is now taking up hunting.

Barb Barr

Customer Service

Born in Hamilton however Barb has lived all over North America! She is very eager to help you with any task given. She has a very positive happy go lucky attitude and will always greet you with a Hello. Customer Service is number one priority for Barb and will always do her best to get you any product you need whether we have it on the shelf or not. Barb is a mother of 2 teenagers and will do anything for her family.

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