Who We Are
Certifications & Quality
PharmD (Doctorate in Pharmacy) Pharmacists
PCCA C3 Comprehensive Compounding
PCCA C4 Veterinary Compounding
PCCA C4 HRT Compounding
PCCA Sterile Compounding
Medisca Sterile Compounding
Certifications & Quality
Our Values Are Rooted In
Our Leadership Core
CEO & Managing Partner (Alberta)
Andrew Costello BScPharm
Andrew is a licensed pharmacist in Alberta and is the leader of our Calgary compounding facility. He graduated from the University of Queensland in Australia and emigrated to Canada in 2014. He practiced as a pharmacist at a compounding pharmacy in Calgary between 2015 and 2018 before founding Create. In 2018 he purchased an existing compounding pharmacy and rebranded it to Create Compounding Pharmacy. In 2021 he led our nationwide expansion into Vancouver and Toronto.
Managing Partner & Pharmacist (Ontario)
Tyson Smith BScPharm
Tyson is a licensed pharmacist in Ontario and is the managing director & pharmacist for our Ontario compounding facility. He completed a science degree from the University of Guelph in 2011 and a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in 2014 from the University of Queensland. He has extensive pharmacy & management experience and has been licensed as a pharmacist in Canada since 2015. He joined Create in 2021 and leads the pharmacy operations in Ontario.
Managing Partner & Pharmacist (British Columbia)
Taso Raptis BScPharm
Taso is a registered pharmacist in British Columbia and is the pharmacy manager and partner at our Vancouver compounding facility. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2009 at Simon Fraser University, and a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in 2014. Taso has been licensed to practice pharmacy since 2015, and in addition to British Columbia, has practiced in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, in both urban and rural settings. He has held a diverse practice, including hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy, management, sales, and operational roles. He joined Create in 2022 and leads pharmacy operations in British Columbia.
Pharmacist & VP of Sales
Mahdi Khanafer BScPharm
Mahdi is a licensed pharmacist, managing partner and our sales director. He earned an Honors Specialization in Biology from Western University in 2010 and his Bachelor of Pharmacy in 2014 from The University of Queensland. With over 6 years of experience as a pharmacist and pharmacy manager in Alberta and Ontario, Mahdi has gained first-hand knowledge about the needs of businesses and customers. Since joining Create in 2021, Mahdi looks to use his experiences to lead our sales initiatives across Ontario as Create becomes a compounding industry leader.
Nationwide Operations Manager
Susan Burchell BPharm MBA
Susan completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Rhodes University in South Africa 2001 and an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School 2018. Susan joined Create in 2019, shortly after emigrating to Canada from South Africa. She has been integral to the growth of our company and is our Nationwide Operations Manager.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Brendan was born and raised in Calgary Alberta. He graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bsc. in psychology where he also worked in a number of different lab settings for the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience. His strong interest in science, love of dealing with people and desire to learn business brought him to the pharmaceutical industry. He has worked in client facing roles in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry for over 10 years culminating in joining the Create team in 2022.