Board of Directors
Paul graduated from the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto in 2011 after earning a degree in Biology from the University of Regina. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, he returned upon graduation and has been working in Swift Current ever since. He is currently the Managing Pharmacist for the Loblaw Pharmacy in Swift Current. He is actively involved in the community, speaking at local support groups as well as providing educational seminars to the local medical residents and family physicians in the area. Paul is also involved in advancing the profession, serving as Chair of the PAS Board, as a Pharmacy Peer Leader with eHealth Saskatchewan and a member of the Pharmacy Reference Group with Canada Health Infoway. Paul is an avid sports fan and is often found on the links, diamond, field or ice when not at work. Paul is looking forward to his second term on the PAS Board of Directors.
Brad is a managing partner with Rubicon Pharmacies, practising in Estevan, SK. He is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and has enjoyed the opportunity to work in a variety of jurisdictions including Washington state and Alberta in both rural and urban centres before returning home to Saskatchewan. This is Brad's first term on the PAS board.
Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Representative
Christine is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan. She currently is an owner of Pharmacy First on 8th and Pharmacy First at Lifebridge. Previous to this Christine was a Shoppers Drug Mart franchise owner for 16 years in both Regina and Saskatoon. Christine served and chaired the Pharmacy Economics Committee for 5 years. She served on the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Council for 3 years and was President in 2010. Christine serves on the PAS Board currently and chaired for 2 years. Christine is the appointed PAS representative on the Canadian Pharmacists Association board. She has volunteered for many community boards such as SREDA ,YWCA , United Way and Women Entrepreneurs. Christine lives in Saskatoon with her husband Gordon Wyant.
Steve is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, class of 2005. He worked as a community pharmacist in Edmonton for a few years before returning to Saskatchewan, where he currently works at Diamond Centre Pharmacy in Warman. He enjoys working collaboratively with the physicians in the adjoining medical clinics to enhance medication-related outcomes for their patients. Steve is currently pursuing his Certified Diabetic Educator designation and Certificate of Travel Health. Steve is passionate about the profession of pharmacy, and looking forward to his second term on the PAS Board of Directors.
Amy has been practicing as a pharmacist in Saskatchewan for 5 years in community pharmacy, most recently as a compounding pharmacist in Saskatoon. She currently works as a compounding and hormone consultant pharmacist at Saskatoon Family Pharmacy. Her passion is preventative care with a focus on identifying and replacing nutrient and hormone deficiencies. As an undergraduate, Amy was heavily involved in pharmacy student advocacy positions for the profession of pharmacy including local student representative for CPhA and CAPSI, Vice-President of Communications for CAPSI National and Chair of CAPSI National membership committee. Amy was also student representative on the Pharmacist Practice Change Working Group (PPCWG). These positions provided her with an in-depth understanding of the challenges facing the profession of pharmacy and the necessity for advocacy and a united front to ensure progress and excellence in a rapidly changing practice environment. This is her second year on the Board of Directors for the Association of Compounding Pharmacists of Canada and Amy's second term with PAS Board of Directors.
Tamara Lange is a managing pharmacist at Loblaw in Saskatoon. As a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan in 2000, she has had the opportunity to develop her interest in pharmacy advocacy. Tamara has served a term representing Saskatoon on the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals Council and currently is the Community Pharmacist Representative on the SK Polytechnic Pharmacy Technician Program Advisory committee. She also sits on the eHealth PIP QIP Working Group and has contributed to the SCPP Compass Steering Committee and PAS conference committee in previous years. Tamara facilitates many SPEP rotations for U of S pharmacy and Saskatoon Polytechnic Pharmacy technician students. She has found a passion in coaching and encouraging students to embrace the full scope of their practice. She looks forward to working with PAS to help create innovative strategies to facilitate the professional transformation of pharmacy. When not at work, you will find Tamara with her husband and 2 boys, enjoying outdoor activities, board games and exploring new adventures.
Jarron is a BSP graduate of the University of Saskatchewan. Jarron has served as a council member for the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacists where he gained valuable board member experience. Jarron is the current president of the Association of Compounding Pharmacists of Canada. He currently practices retail pharmacy in the city of Regina where he has a passion for compounding and clinical consultations. This is Jarron's first term on the PAS Board of Directors.
Dean Kishor M. Wasan
College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Representative (Appointed)
Kish began a five-year term as Dean of Pharmacy and Nutrition on August 1, 2014. He joined the U of S from UBC, where he served as Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and was Distinguished University Scholar and CIHR Chair in Drug Delivery for Neglected Global Diseases, an initiative which he co-founded. Kish received his pharmacy degree from the University of Texas in Austin and PhD in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology from the University of Texas Medical Centre in Houston. He has been a practicing pharmacist in both retail and hospital settings and maintains a pharmacist licence in Texas. Well-known in the post-secondary field for his strengths in research and education curriculum change, Kish is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Canadian and American Associations of Pharmaceutical Scientists.
CSHP-PAS Representative (Appointed)
Laura Almas graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2015 and started working in hospital pharmacy with the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region as a new graduate. She then completed her hospital residency in Regina and continued to work for the health region as a clinical pharmacist in the areas of cardiology and critical care. Laura also worked part-time in community pharmacy with Shoppers Drug Mart to provide enhanced services to patients. She is currently working at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. She is engaged in pharmacy research and continues to research in the areas of enhancing patient safety on transitions in care through the health care system and medication reconciliation on hospital discharge. Laura was heavily involved in leadership and professional advocacy during her undergraduate training and looks forward to continuing to contribute to the growth of the profession in this new role. This is her first term as the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists representative on the PAS Board of Directors.
Kristjana is a community pharmacist who practices in Saskatoon. Prior to this, she worked at the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals as the Primary Health Care Coordinator. She has been involved with Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI), the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Board and is on the PAS Professional Practice Committee. She is furthering her leadership skills through the Saskatchewan Institute of Health Leadership (SIHL). Her experiences have led to a greater understanding of the profession of pharmacy and the health care system in which we practice. This is her first term on the PAS Board.
Senior Stick Student Representative (Appointed) as of Aug 2017
Meghanne is currently a third-year pharmacy student at the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to entering pharmacy in 2015, she completed an honours degree in microbiology and immunology at the U of S. Meghanne has previously worked as a pharmacy assistant at both Cheetham’s Pharmacy and Pacific Avenue Pharmacy in Saskatoon, in chlamydia vaccine research at VIDO-InterVac, in drug formulation/chemotherapy research with the Drug Development and Discovery Research Group, and most recently under the supervision of Dr. Jeff Taylor comparing perspectives on minor ailments. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering at the Medication Assessment Centre and with CHIRPP at RUH, as well as cycling throughout Saskatoon (weather permitting). As a third-generation pharmacy student, Meghanne is incredibly passionate about pharmacy advocacy and driving the profession forward, and is eager to represent pharmacy students on the PAS board of directors.
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