Winner of the CHFA John Holtmann Leadership Award

September 17, 2014 By

Alicja Wojewnik, MSc
CEO dicentra



Alicja Wojewnik arrived to Canada from Poland nearly thirty years ago.  Leveraging her master’s level education as a microbiologist and experience working in a lab, Alicja secured a job at what was then a small company in Windsor called Jamieson Laboratories.

Alicja was appointed by the Health Minister, Allan Rock, to join a Transition Team that would be tasked with developing a new regulatory framework for health products.  The Natural Health Products Regulations of Canada came to be as a result of this joined effort.

Recognizing that the industry would need guidance to operate under this new regulatory framework, Alicja established dicentra – a leading global regulatory consultancy that helps companies of all sizes develop and market health products in North American marketplaces.  With her strategic approach to regulatory and scientific affairs, her long-standing government relationships and inspirational leadership, Alicja and her dicentra team provide sought-after advice that has helped hundreds of companies establish a leading role in Canada and the United States.

Congratulations Alicja!