Meet Our Team!
Joel Pankewich - Pharmacist
The "new" guy in town - Joel graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2012 and recently settled in Altona! Inspired by the supportive, positive, and kind-hearted nature of the community, Joel couldn't miss the opportunity to be one of the Pharmacists at Pembina Valley Pharmacy. A lover of family, animals, travel, and board games, Joel is ready to help you with all of your pharmacy needs (and talk with you about sports - especially the Blue Jays!)
Carla Hildebrand - Pharmacist
One of the friendliest faces you'll find! Carla was born and raised in Altona (and Gretna), and graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2001. She and her husband Jason are parents to two wonderful daughters - Gillian and Lexi! Although Carla has a real passion for travelling (she's been to over 25 countries!), she can't imagine living or working anywhere but her hometown of Altona. You can find Carla at Pembina Valley Pharmacy ready to provide you with any pharmacy needs you have (but talking about sports... let's say it's "optional").
Alyssa Fehr - Pharmacy Assistant
What can we say about Alyssa? For starters, she is most likely the hardest working, dedicated, and kind person you could meet! Born and raised on a farmyard in Southern Manitoba, with a Plum Coolee phone number and a Winkler mailing address, Alyssa moved to Altona in 2013. She is extremely passionate about helping people and the well being of others (her Mom always told her she was very soft hearted - and we couldn't agree more!) We are really thankful to have Alyssa on our team. The great service starts with her!
Roberta Hildebrand - Pharmacy Assistant
Oh what's up Roberta?! (Love your shirt) Born and raised in Altona, Roberta is a lover of all things outdoors and being adventurous! But above all, she adores her husband Kelly, and her two amazing kids - Mila and Kyler! When she is not at PVP, you can find Roberta biking, running, fishing, playing baseball, snowmobiling, and hiking (not all at the same time, but we would love to see that). She also loves spending time at the cabin and enjoying dark chocolate. Roberta believes that she has the best sunset view in town, but if you come through our door, she will be sure to make your face light up!
Kim Sawatzky - Pharmacy Assistant
A true A-Town girl! Kim can usually be found at the rink watching hockey, shopping, or sipping on coffee with friends. She adores her husband Mike, daughter Brookelle, and boys Kirby and Parker. Since the age of 14, Kim has been helping customers and loving it! She may even give her low German a try (if you’re lucky). Ja aber ja!
Kim Damphousse - Pharmacy Assistant
What can we say about Kim D? We know our Saturday’s would be a lot less bright and cheerful without her! Born and raised in Altona, Kim loves having coffee on Sunday mornings with her husband, camping in the summers, and spending time with her kids - and fur kids (she also love taking care of her daughters dogs). You can find Kim and Joel hard at work on Saturday’s at PVP!