Vancouver, BC
cshpbc@gmail.com

CSHP BC Council

President

Vincent H. Mabasa | president@cshp-bc.com

Reason for becoming involved with CSHP:
To represent Hospital Pharmacy and push the profession forward

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:
Social media personality

President-Elect

Past President

Gabriel Loh | pastpresident@cshp-bc.com 

Reason for becoming involved with CSHP:
I have been involved with CSHP BC Branch since my days as an undergraduate pharmacy student when I was student liaison between CSHP and CAPSI.  Since then, I have also served on BC Branch Council in the roles of Programs Chair and Treasurer.  I believe that CSHP BC Branch is a dynamic organization that advocates for our pharmacy profession, particularly during these rapidly changing times in the healthcare system, and I am glad to be able to contribute.

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:
Orchestral Conductor

BC Delegate

Arden Barry | arden.barry@ubc.ca

Reason for becoming involved with CSHP:
I have always had a deep admiration and respect for the Society, and have been inspired by pharmacy leaders who have volunteered their time to serve CSHP.

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:
Writer

Awards Chairperson

Stacey Tkachuk | awards@cshp-bc.com

Reason(s) for becoming involved with CSHP:  
To meet new people and work together to advocate for the great work that hospital pharmacists and technicians do and to help move our profession forward.   

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:
Luxury real estate agent

Programs Chairperson

Merisa Mok | programs@cshp-bc.com

Reason(s) for becoming involved with CSHP:  
I appreciate the CSHP education and advocacy initiatives throughout the years. I look forward to working with the CSHP team so we can continue providing high quality programs and ultimately optimize care for our patients.

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:
Conservation biologist

 

Fundraising Chairperson

Tanveer Brar | fundraising@cshp-bc.com

Membership Chairperson

Mahsa Movahedan | membership@cshp-bc.com

Reason(s) for becoming involved with CSHP:  
To work alongside and learn from the leaders of our profession to advance pharmacy practice.

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:
Singer and actress (maybe on Broadway working with Amy?)

Advocacy Chairperson

Leanne Leung | advocacy@cshp-bc.com

Secretary

Vanessa Paquette | secretary@cshp-bc.com

Reason for becoming involved with CSHP:  
I was interested in meeting and interacting with other pharmacists with similar ideas and visions for the future of hospital pharmacy practice.

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:
Police officer with the Vancouver Police Department

Treasurer

Amy Deng | treasurer@cshp-bc.com

Reason(s) for becoming involved with CSHP:  
Would like to be part of a team that can advocate for hospital pharmacy and advance the profession

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:
Broadway actress

Communications Officer:

Tracy Liu | cshpbc@gmail.com

Reason(s) for becoming involved with CSHP:  
I wanted to more involved with hospital pharmacy and connect with different peers from across BC and Canada. I wanted to contribute leadership to benefit the pharmacy profession.

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:
Professional balloon twister by day and cellist by night

Interior BC Chapter Co-Chair:

Melanie Carter 

Reason for becoming involved with CSHP:
To support educational opportunities for myself and my colleagues.

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:
Elementary school teacher or event planner

Interior BC Chapter Co-Chair:

Laura Beresford

 

Northern BC Chapter Chair:

Katie Bellefeuille

Vancouver Island Chapter Co-Chair:

Dorothy Lau

Vancouver Island Chapter Co-Chair:

Kelly George

Vancouver Island Chapter Co-Chair:

Matthew Del Nin

Reason for becoming involved with CSHP:  
I think that CSHP hosts great continuing education events and wanted to chip in to help take on some of the workload. I’m also hopeful CSHP can advocate for key issues in our profession to reduce pharmacist attrition/burnout, establish safe patient: pharmacist ratios, support pharmacists in practicing as independent clinicians, and ensure people can get top-notch pharmacy care regardless of where they live.

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:  
I would live in a van and ski/mountain bike every day, taking odd jobs to pay the bills (I have minimal transferrable skills).

Vancouver Island Chapter Co-Chair:

Morgan Patrick

Fraser Valley Chapter Co-Chair:

 Kendra Southwood

Fraser Valley Chapter Co-Chair:

Harleen Chohan

Co-Chief Resident:

Jono Schwarz

Reason for becoming involved with CSHP:  
To support residency engagement, advocate for current BC residents, and network with pharmacy leaders

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:  
I would be a professional athlete! Long distance trail running.

Co-Chief Resident:

Shirin Malek

Reason for becoming involved with CSHP:  
To learn from the leaders of our profession and to advocate for hospital pharmacy

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:  
Singer

Senior Student Membership Coordinator:

Maddison Gahagan  | cshpstudentcoordinator@gmail.com

Reason for becoming involved with CSHP:  
To help promote the work that CSHP does and to create opportunities for students to learn about and become more involved with hospital pharmacy

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:
I’d be a marine biologist!

Junior Student Membership Coordinator:

CAPSI Senior Representative

Aneet Grewal | ubcsr@capsi.ca

Reason for becoming involved with CSHP:
As a junior CAPSI representative I believe it is important to advocate for the profession of pharmacy and give students the opportunity to be involved with hospital pharmacy through the collaboration of these two organizations.

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:
I would be a meteorologist!

CAPSI Junior Representative

Mark Seo |  ubcjr@capsi.ca