Our Staff

When it comes to your health and wellbeing, let us take care of you. Our friendly staff of professional pharmacists and nurses will make sure you feel comfortable and well-informed every step of the way. We’re a strong team and our sole mission is to provide high-quality pharmaceutical services to the Victoria community.

Pat Falkiner  B.Sc. Pharm

Pharmacy Manager - Downtown

I’m Pat, born and raised in Victoria BC. I attended Claremont Secondary School, the University of Victoria and finally UBC for my Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy.

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Lily Mignault

 B.Sc. Pharm

Pharmacy Manager - Keating

My name is Lily and I graduated pharmacy from UBC in Vancouver and also hold a degree in Commerce from McGill. 


I’ve practiced pharmacy in both Montreal and Victoria. My professional interests are in mental health and chronic medication management. 


My favourite part about being a pharmacist is connecting with patients and creating long lasting relationships. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, running, hiking, travel, plants and dogs. 

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Masih Alaeitafti 

B.Sc. Pharm

Staff Pharmacist

My name is Masih and I graduated from the UBC pharmacy program in 2015. I’ve worked a variety of roles in the industry for over ten years and have had the opportunity to learn from a variety of award-winning pharmacist during that time. 

My professional interests are in mental health, chronic medication management, and whenever possible, working with individuals to decrease the number of meds they are on. 


I love building long-lasting relationships with our clients and I’m a firm believer that you should have a family pharmacist as part of your medical team who gets to know you and your family over the years. We can work with you and your doctor to get you the best care possible. Our training prioritizes preventative care with a focus on medication. We are here to help you better understand your medications, and to help you navigate the healthcare system. 


On my time off I enjoy staying at home cooking and watching a movie as much as a weekend exploring the beautiful beaches of Victoria.


Janis Maynard

B.Sc. Pharm

Staff Pharmacist

I am a staff pharmacist who joined the Cridge Family Pharmacy in August 2018. My favourite part about being a pharmacist is building relationships with customers and working with them to meet their medication needs.

I grew up in Victoria and attended Lambrick Park Secondary School. I attended Uvic for four years and then graduated with a BSc in Pharmacy from UBC in 2017. In my spare time, I enjoy playing soccer, hiking, and camping.


Gurneil Parmar  B.Sc. Pharm

Pharmacist - Downtown

Hi! My name is Gurneil and I grew up in Duncan BC. I joined the team in September 2020 after spending 5 years as a staff pharmacist in Princeton BC. I'm very pleased to be back on the island and being apart of a unique pharmacy that is able to provide individualized patient-centered care. I enjoy bringing a positive attitude to the pharmacy and providing a friendly, informative service to clients.


Crystal Simunkovic


Nursing Manager - Downtown

Jason Cridge B.Sc. Pharm

I founded Cridge Family Pharmacy in 2013. I was born and raised in Victoria. I attended UBC for my pharmacy degree and graduated in 2012.


I'm excited about pushing the profession of pharmacy forward and exploring new areas of practise and service for our patients.


I won the Ben Gant Innovative Practice Award in 2018 for developing our innovative model providing pharmacy based home-care services for seniors in the Victoria community. 


Alexandra Cridge

B.Sc. Nursing

My name is Allie and I'm the Director of Nursing at Cridge Pharmacy. I graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2010 and moved back home to the island to start my nursing career. I began working at Cridge Pharmacy in 2017 and helped to develop the Medication Administration Program. 


During my time with Cridge Pharmacy, and in order to best help my patients and their families, I've become a Certified Diabetic Educator.


When I'm not at the pharmacy, I'm exploring outside, biking, travelling, cooking, spending time with my family, knitting or doing crafts!