Chief Operating Officer
Gail Halko has been a Partner and Chief Operating Officer with Grand Medicine Health Services since 2003. A graduate from the University of Manitoba, Gail has always worked on the business side of healthcare including five years with an International Pharmaceutical company. Prior to joining Grand Medicine, Gail owned and operated a community Pharmacy.
Gail’s role has focused on the logistics of providing high quality pharmacy services as well as drug formulary navigation at the Federal and Provincial level. In particular, Gail’s expertise lies in that space where First Nation peoples move from Provincial health programming to Federal health programming. She has the depth and breadth of expertise in Federal First Nations pharmaceutical funding, the limitations of that, and the resulting impacts onprovincial budgets.
In early 2016, Gail acquired an ownership position in Medical Cannabis Resource Centres of Manitoba. There, Gail developed a cannabis service model of education and support similar to other healthcare based patient education models. In developing this Centre, Gail has become an expert in medicinal cannabis with knowledge ranging from Licensed Producers, cannabis components, distribution channels, the current legal framework and frameworks currently under consideration as Canada moves towards legalization.