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Andrew Canada
Pharm.D., Ph.D. Pharmacist-In-Charge

Dr. Canada received his B.S. in Pharmacy from the Medical College of Virginia his Pharm.D. degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in Environmental Health. He has practiced pharmacy for over 40 years in both the hospital and retail areas. He founded GLOBALRx in 1996 with the primary purpose of providing USA-drugs internationally to countries where those drugs were not available. He is married with a daughter, who is a physician in Philadelphia. His passion is fly-fishing.

Lisa Elsdon
Pharm.D, RPh, Director of Clinical Services and Quality Control

Dr. Elsdon received a Pharm.D. degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2004 and has practiced pharmacy for 17 years. She holds APhA certifications in Travel Health, Medication Therapy Management, and Immunization Delivery. Prior to her education at UNC, she studied Chemistry and Business at High Point University. She lives in Mebane with her husband and son and spending time with family is her passion. Growing up in West Virginia gave her a love of the mountains and skiing but she also enjoys the beach and traveling abroad.

Melanie Pounds
International Pharmaceutical Broker

Melanie grew up in Chapel Hill, NC. She received her B.A., in Business Administration and Management from North Carolina Central University in 2001, where she graduated Cum Laude. Before joining GLOBALRx she worked for several insurance companies, and as an Administrative Assitant for the State of North Carolina Employment Security Commission. In addition, she has working knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, Title 21 of the FDA regulations that govern clinical trials. She is married with a daughter and a son. Away from work she enjoys decorating, basketball games and family functions.

Karen Hamlett
International Pharmaceutical Broker

Originally from Western New York, Karen has lived in North Carolina since 1995. She joined Global RX in August of 2013. Prior to joining the GLOBALRx Team, Karen worked as an Assistant Branch Manager in Banking and Finance. Karen is certified in Human Resources and once studied Marine Biology. Outside of GLOBALRx Karen enjoys spending time with her family, crafting and riding ATV’s. Her favorite place to visit is the North Carolina Beaches.

Annette Johnson
B.B.A, CNPR, International Pharmaceutical Broker

Ms. Johnson has been working within the pharmaceutical industry since 2006, with concentrations in account management and pharmacovigilance. Prior to receiving National Pharmaceutical Representative certification (CNPR) in 2013, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Human Resource Management, and graduating with Summa Cum Laude honors from Baker College-Flint, MI. in 2004, after first obtaining an Associate degree in Liberal Arts with highest honors from DTCC-Durham, N.C. in 2001. Originally from West Palm Beach, FL., Annette consider’s North Carolina home, as it the place of her family’s heritage. Her personal interests include music, art, and horses.

David Bennett
Shipping Manager

David was born in Burlington, NC and grew up in Alamance County. In 2014, he graduated from Guilford College with a bachelors degree in Business Management. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and likes to spend time outdoors with his family and pets.

Rozmeen Chand
Pharmacy Technician, International Pharmaceutical Broker, Account Manager

Rozmeen grew up in Fiji. She received a Degree in Education from Fiji National University and taught Math/Science in Fiji for 5 years before migrating to the US in 2009. Prior to joining the GLOBALRx team in 2017, Rozmeen worked for a large local Tax Group. Away from work, Rozmeen enjoys hiking, gardening and Arts & Crafts.

Karen Martinez
International Pharmaceutical Broker

Karen grew up in Cuba. She received a B.A., In Translation and Interpretation and completed 4 years of medical school. Prior to joining GlobalRX in 2018, she worked as a Management Assistant for Enterprise Holdings. She loves reading, traveling, music and arts in general.

William McClam
Compliance Manager

William was born and raised in Lexington, South Carolina. He received his B.S. in Business Administration with a Major in Marketing & Management from the University of South Carolina in 2013. In 2019, he received his Master’s in Sport and Entertainment Management from the University of South Carolina. Prior to moving to North Carolina with his partner in 2020, William helped manage a home entertainment business in his hometown of Lexington. Outside the office, William enjoys sampling local restaurants, hiking nearby trails, aquascaping, and watching sports.

Samantha White
International Pharmaceutical Broker

Samantha grew up in Burlington, NC and now resides in Haw River, NC with her husband and son. Prior to joining Global RX, Samantha obtained her Associates Degree in Health Information Technology through DeVry University. She worked in the healthcare industry for several years as a Client Care Coordinator for a home health care agency servicing clients throughout the Triad area. During her free time, Samantha enjoys spending time with her family and friends, attending sporting events, and taking trips to the beach.

Crystal Holden
International Pharmaceutical Broker

Crystal was born in Michigan but has lived in NC since she was 4 years old. In 1999 she graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.  She has over 20 years experience in customer service.  Outside of work she loves to read and spend time with family and friends. 

Tiffany Terrell
Shipping Associate

Tiffany was born and raised in Mebane NC.  She attended Durham Technical Community College and received her certification as an EKG technician. She has 7 years experience in customer service and retail management.  Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family and friends and also traveling.