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Karen Feltmate
President, Redstone Health Group

As the President of Redstone Health Group Inc., Karen is responsible for establishing the firm as a valued consultant to the Healthcare sector, with a Pharmaceutical specialty. With 30+ years of leadership change management experience, Karen has proven herself effective at delivering regulatory strategies, identifying and delivering process improvements and identifying and bringing mutually beneficial partnerships together. She was accountable for delivering regulatory strategies for successful Federal portfolio registration, local manufacturing, packaging and distribution operations, procurement, site Management and organizational restructuring.

Identify & Create Partnerships

  • Engineered a synergistic partnership of Biotec, Academia, Pharma and Municipal Government to coexist at one site.
  • Chaired a 20 person CEO meeting for a collaborative business venture, achieving 100% alignment on final outcome.
  • Co-Chaired the 2010 Drug Information Association Canadian meeting.

Define & Extract Results

  • Lobbied and sponsored a merger of Regulatory with a Public/Private Reimbursement group, reducing submission preparation resource/time and considerably enhancing the quality of the submission.
  • Led the introduction of modified Patient Package Inserts to improve patient adherence and health outcomes with a potential $40M upside in revenue.

Adviser for Government & Pharma

  • Spearheaded the first approval and Global launch of Crestor® worth $600M+ in 2010.
  • Secured a 180 degree change in Health Canada opinion to enable launch of an in-licensed product.
  • Oversaw the approval of a biotechnology product Flumist® with best label world-wide.

Industry Associations:

  • Board member of the Canadian Pharmaceutical Distribution Network (CPDN)
  • Board member of the University of Toronto Biotechnology Bridging Program
  • Member of the Drug Information Association
  • Founding Member of the Canadian Association of Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Professionals (CAPRA)

Career History:

  • REDSTONE HEALTH GROUP INC. 2010 - present, President
  • ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC. 1999 – 2010 Vice President, Reg. Affairs, QA & Business Services
  • ASTRA PHARMA INC. 1980 – 1990

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