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.
National Student Delegate Position
CSHP is currently accepting applications for the position of national Student Delegate. This is a position on the CSHP Board of Directors, representing pharmacy students across the country. For detailed information, please see the link below.
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 / Président
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 President and is responsible for the External Portfolio.
Past President / Président sortant
Patrick Fitch, Winnipeg, MB
Patrick is currently a staff pharmacist at the Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg. Some of his duties include providing decentralized pharmacy services to ICU patients at an acute care community hospital; he is a pharmacist super-user for the eHealth implementations of GE Centricity Pharmacy; he was involved in the implementation of the Ultimedex drug interaction package of Centricity Pharmacy; and he is a clinical tester of the WRHA web-based medication reconciliation solution. He is also a Clinical Information Specialist in pharmacy with Manitoba eHealth where he oversees such projects as Health Science and Deer Lodge Centres’ BDM implementation. He orders reconciliation and provides informatics support for medication reconciliation at the Selkirk Mental Health Centre.
As an active member of CSHP since he was a student, Patrick has held countless roles such as Director of Finance, Manitoba branch delegate, and has served on the following committees, Advocacy, Bylaw, and Research. Patrick is currently President Elect and is responsible for the internal portfolio.
President Elect / Présidente désigné
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. Her current role is Director of Practice where her responsibilities lie in the strategic development of pharmacist and technical practice for Provincial Pharmacy Services. In addition to her administrative duties, Tania is involved in teaching, mentoring, and precepting students and pharmacists at the undergraduate, residency and PharmD levels.
Christina Adams, Cornwall, ON
Christina recently took on the position of Pharmacy Manager at the Cornwall Community Hospital. She is responsible for the pharmacy operations of this 160-bed community hospital, with a staff of 6 pharmacists and 17 pharmacy technicians. Prior to taking on this new role, Christina worked full-time for Northwest Telepharmacy Solutions as a hospital telepharmacist. She was responsible for the clinical review of patients’ medication orders, as well as having administrative responsibilities for hospitals that do not have pharmacists on site. Christina has been through accreditation and several OCP inspections at her sites. She has experience with the oversight of sterile compounding and the regulatory requirements for operating a clean room.
Christina has been involved with the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists for her entire career, at the provincial branch level as Chapter Chair, then President, and at the National level as an Ontario Delegate, and the chair of the Pharmacy Technician Task Force. She has also served as a Board Member of the Pembroke Regional Hospital from 2012-2015. Christina is fluently bilingual in English and French, and she is currently enrolled in a certificate program at La Cité Collégiale to further improve her French written and communication skills.
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
British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique
Shirin Abadi ,Vancouver, BC
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
Andrea Kent, Truro, NS
Ontario (Senior / déléguée principale)
Brett Barrett, Kitchener, ON
Ontario (Junior/ déléguée débutante)
Megan Riordon, Kington, ON
Prince Edward Island / Île-du-Prince-Edouard
Danielle Mill, Souris, PE
Quebec / Québec (A.P.E.S. representative)
Diem Vo, Montreal, QC
Saskatchewan / Saskatchewan
Melanie McLeod, Regina, SK
Student Delegate / Déléguée des étudiants
Kathleen MacMillan, Halifax, NS