The Board, acting on behalf of CSHP members, is responsible for the governance of CSHP, ensuring that the purpose of CSHP is advanced and carried out in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, CSHP's Bylaw and policies. In doing so it oversees the management of CSHP's activities and affairs. It consists of delegates from each branch, a student delegate, a delegate from A.P.E.S., and the Executive Committee who are elected according to the process laid out in the Bylaw.
The Board relies on input from committees, task forces, representatives and other key players for data to make policy decisions. The Branch Delegate position is key to ensuring concerns, suggestions, and questions from branch membership are appropriately conveyed to the Board and in ensuring information flows back to the Branch members.
The Executive Committee is a subgroup of the Board, composed of all the Officers. Working within the scope of its authority delegated by the Board the Executive Committee oversees the activities of CSHP.
President / Présidente
Tania Mysak, Edmonton, AB
Tania graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSP) in 1996 from the University of Saskatchewan. After spending two years practicing community pharmacy, Tania returned to school, completing her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) at the University of British Columbia in spring, 2000. She then practiced as a Pharmacotherapeutic Specialist at Vancouver General Hospital, ultimately specializing in Neurosciences. In the fall of 2005, Tania relocated to Edmonton where she worked as a Clinical Practice Leader (Neurosciences) and then as a Clinical Practice Manager in Alberta Health Services, working to shape clinical practice for pharmacists across the province. Tania is currently President, and responsible for the External Portfolio. In addition to her presidential duties, Tania is involved in teaching, mentoring, and precepting students and pharmacists at the undergraduate, residency and PharmD levels.
Past President / Président sortant
Douglas Doucette, Moncton, NB
Douglas is currently the Regional Director, Pharmacy Services at Horizon Health Network, New Brunswick. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the College of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Professions at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Douglas served 28 years as a Pharmacy Officer (Regular and Reserves) in the Canadian Forces. He has been a member of CSHP for the last 21 years and served on various committees and task forces at the National level and with New Brunswick Branch and Alberta Branch. Douglas is currently past president and is responsible for the External Portfolio.
President Elect / Président désigné
Zack Dumont, Regina, SK
Bio: Family, Friends, Pharmacy (knowledge translation and evidence-based medicine, leadership, pharmacy practice), Information Technology, and Fitness
Zack is a hospital pharmacist from Regina, Saskatchewan. Throughout his six-year term on the CSHP Board as the CSHP Saskatchewan Branch Delegate, Zack had the opportunity to develop his leadership skills as a representative of SK members, all the while serving for the Society. During his term, he contributed to many working groups, task forces and committees. Zack believes that supporting others to provide care is one of the most effective ways of reaching many patients. As the Manager of Clinical Pharmacy for the Regina Area of the Saskatchewan Health Authority, Zack works for a team of pharmacists, residents, and students. As an academic detailer with the RxFiles, he meets with family physicians and other HCPs to discuss optimal prescribing. Zack completed a hospital pharmacy residency, is certified in website design and development, has participated in immersive evidence-based medicine training programs, and formally studied pharmacy leadership with multiple institutions. Zack holds a Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Saskatchewan and Master Degree in Pharmacy Leadership from the University of Cincinnati. Zack's current role is President Elect and Internal Liaison.
Treasurer / Trésorière
Tamar Koleba, Vancouver, BC
Tamar is currently a Director of Pharmacy with the four health authorities in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, overseeing pharmacy services in community settings such as the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, long term care, mental health and substance use services, provincial correctional health and rural and remote areas of Coastal BC. She spent a year as a volunteer pharmacist in Zambia, has worked as a clinical pharmacist in an HIV clinic and a community hospital, led a quality initiative to implement the NAPRA sterile compounding standards, and has held progressive leadership roles as a dispensary supervisor, coordinator, and manager.
Tamar has been a member of CSHP-AB and BC, held the secretary role with CSHP-AB, and is a past president of CSHP-BC. She has volunteered for a number of years with a neighbourhood small grant program and several community kitchens in Vancouver. In addition to a CSHP-accredited residency and post-baccalaureate PharmD, Tamar has a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Victoria. As Treasurer, Tamar is responsible for CSHP’s Finance Portfolio.
Chief Executive Officer / Directrice générale
Jody Ciufo, Ottawa, ON
As a veteran of the association world, Jody has worked most recently as the Executive Director of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and with other volunteer-led membership associations such as the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association, the Canadian Federation for Humanities and Social Sciences, and Engineers Canada. With a B.A. Honours (Carleton) and an MBA (Ottawa), she has demonstrated capabilities in creating member value, organizational sustainability, and strategic direction.
As CEO, Jody will be responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Society in accordance with the strategic direction established by the Board of Directors. As the chief administrator of both CSHP and the CSHP Research and Education Foundation, the CEO is responsible for the management of CSHP’s office, its human resources, and the financial affairs.
Branch, A.P.E.S. and Student Delegates / Délégués
Alberta / Alberta
Ian Creurer, Red Deer, AB
Saskatchewan / Saskatchewan
Melanie McLeod, Regina, SK
Manitoba / Manitoba
Jarrid McKitrick, Winnipeg, MB
New Brunswick / Nouveau-Brunswick
Priscilla Gordon, Moncton, NB
Newfoundland and Labrador / Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador
Chilo Winter, Mount Pearl, NL
Nova Scotia / Nouvelle-Écosse
Alanna McQuaid, Halifax, NS
Ontario (Senior / déléguée principale)
Megan Riordon, Kingston, ON
Ontario (Junior/ déléguée débutante)
Vivian Lee, Selwyn, ON
Prince Edward Island / Île-du-Prince-Edouard
Danielle Mill, Souris, PE
Quebec / Québec (A.P.E.S. representative)
Diem Vo, Montreal, QC
British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique
(until Nov.23, 2019)
British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique
(effective Nov. 24, 2019)
Student Delegate / Déléguée des étudiants