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Leaders in Pharmacy 2019: Ashesh Desai

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Ashesh Desai has been with Shoppers Drug Mart since 2001. In his current role as executive vice president of pharmacy, he oversees the pharmacy and healthcare businesses for Loblaw Companies Limited (LCL) and Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM) across Canada. This includes close to 2,000 retail pharmacies in both SDM and LCL, as well as Medisystem, long-term care pharmacies, home healthcare stores and Wellwise stores. Read more

Leaders in Pharmacy 2019: Allison Bodnar

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For CEO Allison Bodnar, the role of PANS is to advance the practice of pharmacy and ensure its sustainability for the benefit of patients as well as for the pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with whom she proudly works every day. Read more

Leaders in Pharmacy 2019: Dayle Acorn

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The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy, a registered charity, has a singular mission: to advance the profession of pharmacy. Read more

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The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada champions pharmacy for the delivery of high-value, quality health care to Canadians. Read more

Leaders in Pharmacy 2019: Lisa Dolovich

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As a researcher, Dr. Lisa Dolovich focuses on understanding how individuals can get the most out of their medication and especially how the healthcare system can be better organized and better function to help people meet their health goals and needs. This includes exploring the role of pharmacists. “A person often needs to overcome challenges to maintain their health. One is the better use of medication,” notes Dolovich. “Health research can help us understand how to implement changes to pharmacy practice that will improve the quality, outcomes and value that the profession of pharmacy provides to patients and the healthcare system.” Read more

Leaders in Pharmacy 2019: Pierre-Marc Gervais

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Pierre-Marc Gervais opened his pharmacy in downtown Montreal in 2008. As a young pharmacist, he was looking to contain expenses while building his expertise. He determined the best approach was to focus on the pharmacy and forego the frontshop. A decade later, the pharmacy is an established part of the neighbourhood, says Gervais, who also teaches at the University of Montreal. “I thought I could make a difference with this store, and I was right.” Read more

Leaders in Pharmacy 2019: Sherif Guorgui

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United Pharma Group, founded in 2013, is a network of independent pharmacy owners across Canada. “We want to ensure members have access to tools and programs so they can meet the needs of their patients in this ever-changing landscape,” says Sherif Guorgui, who as CEO sets the strategic direction for the organization and is responsible for its day-to-day operation. Read more

Leaders in Pharmacy 2019: Manon Lambert

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A typical day for Manon Lambert is anything but typical. The Quebec College of Pharmacists’ executive director may take a call from the Ministry of Health, speak with a registrant about scope of practice, meet with a representative from a pharmacy association and assist staff with current projects. “No day is the same,” says Lambert. “As executive director, I deal with board members, oversee governance, develop policies – and more.” What remains consistent is her dedication to do her part, as a regulator, to help advance the profession of pharmacy, so that patients can be confident about the quality of care provided by pharmacists. Read more

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The Institute for Personalized Therapeutic Nutrition is a not-for-profit collaboration among pharmacists, researchers, academics, physicians and allied health professionals. The team focuses on a common goal: implementing a food-first approach to manage or reverse chronic conditions. This is a new and emerging area of practice, says CEO Sean McKelvey. “Most people don’t realize that type 2 diabetes, and many other chronic diseases, can often be reversed with food. The impact we’re seeing is quite remarkable.” Read more

Leaders in Pharmacy 2019: Michael Wright

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As CEO of Rubicon Pharmacies, which has 104 stores in Western Canada, Michael Wright’s role comes down to bringing out the best in people. “We want our pharmacy managers to feel empowered to make their own decisions,” he says. “My role is to bring people together to share best practices and help pharmacists evolve into their new role.” Wright has been a leader in pharmacy for more than 30 years, with 20 years in direct patient care and more than 12 years at head office with Rubicon. Read more