Our Team

David McCarthy – President/CEO

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David McCarthy has dedicated his career to the many regulatory aspects of the health care industry. Graduating from Carleton University in Ottawa (1966), he spent over 12 years with the Health Protection Branch both as a Food and Drug Inspector and as a regional manager in the application and enforcement of the Food and Drugs Act and Regulations. Between 1978 and 1981 he was the Vice-President and General Manager of one of Canada’s leading contract analytical and toxicology laboratories working with the pharmaceutical, medical device, food and cosmetic industries. He established McCarthy Consultant Services Inc. in 1981 to provide Quality Assurance (Q.A.) and Good Manufacturing Practice (G.M.P.) consulting to the pharmaceutical industry, and has since grown the company to become an internationally recognized Regulatory Management Organization serving the pharmaceutical, medical device, food, Natural Health Product, cosmetic and biotechnology industries.

David has served as Chairman of the board for CAPRA (Canadian Association of Professional Regulatory Affairs) and as Chairman for the Regulatory Committees for the Non-Prescription Drug Manufacturers Association of Canada (NDMAC) (now CHP Canada), Canadian Cosmetics, Toiletries and Fragrances Association (CCTFA), and Medical Devices Canada (MEDEC).


Stephen McCarthy – Director, Business Development

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Over 20 years of progressive Health Care Industry experience delivering patient services, selling medical products into multiple channels, and managing key stakeholders and employees. A demonstrated ability of understanding the drivers of the industry and seeking novel initiatives to optimize conditions and over-achieve targets. Diverse corporate and entrepreneurial experience with a passion and track record of fostering collaborative relationships and creating value.


Tessa Hogerwaard – Director of Client and Associate Services

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Graduating with a BSc in Chemistry and Microbiology, Tessa has 35 years of experience in the Canadian regulatory and Quality Assurance environment. Industry experience has been in the area of Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and Regulatory Affairs at a large multinational corporation. She has been with McCarthy Consultant Services since 1989, utilizing her wide base of experience in assisting clients with a variety of projects ranging from assistance with New Drug Submissions, setting up and administering Quality Assurance systems for foreign companies locating in Canada, GMP audits of foreign and Canadian facilities, GMP consultation and training, liaison with Health Canada, and providing regulatory advice and assistance to clients.

Tessa is actively involved with Consumer Health Products Canada (CHP Canada), having served on the Regulatory Committee and as Chair on the OTC Committee; she currently sits on CHP Canada’s Strategies Committee and on the Drug and Cosmetic Regulatory Committees of the Canadian Cosmetics Toiletries and Fragrances Association (CCTFA).


Frances McCarthy- Administration Manager

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Fran has been with MCSI from the start, providing administrative and accounting support. Her background as an RN lends her insight into the health care industry.


Dorothy Partridge – Office Manager

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With over 30 years in Administration Dorothy brings updated skills and knowledge to MCSI. She comes to MCSI highly recommended as dedicated and committed, with special skills in customer services and relationship building.


We invite you to contact us!

McCarthy Consultant Services Inc.
1151 Gorham Street, Unit #8
Newmarket, Ontario Canada L3Y 8Y1

Phone: 905.836.0033
Fax: 905.836.0006
E-Mail: dpartridge@mccarthyconsultant.com

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