Vancouver, BC
cshpbc@gmail.com

CSHP BC Council

Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists - BC Branch

President

Gabriel Loh | president@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

President-Elect

Vincent Mabasa |  presidentelect@cshp-bc.com

Past President

Victoria Su |  pastpresident@cshp-bc.com 

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

Programs Chairperson

Robert Wright |  programs@cshp-bc.com

Fundraising Chairperson

Membership Chairperson

Reason for becoming involved with CSHP:
To work with like-minded and driven individuals to help advocate for our profession.

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

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

Communications Officer:

Shermaine Ngo | cshpbc@gmail.com

Reason for becoming involved with CSHP:
To become more involved with advocating for our profession, and work with my colleagues to help move our profession forward

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:
Food and travel blogger

Interior BC Chapter 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

Northern BC Chapter Chair:

Katie Bellefeuille

Vancouver Island Chapter Co-Chair:

Marina Simeonova

Vancouver Island Chapter Co-Chair:

Karin Chrisholm

Reason for becoming involved with CSHP:
Throughout my pharmacy education I have always had an interest in being involved in the development of the profession, and I have been lucky to get to know individuals who have worked hard to showcase and expand our role. As a pharmacist just beginning my career, I think CSHP offers a great opportunity to meet more mentors and allow me to be involved in advocating for and pushing forward our profession.

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:
Plant nursery employee

Fraser Valley Chapter Chair:

Catherine Cheung

Co-Chief Resident:

Solomon Chow

Reason for becoming involved with CSHP:  
To give back to an organization filled with caring and passionate clinicians who demonstrate their endless love for the profession. 

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:   
Chef and restaurant owner

Co-Chief Resident:

David Low

Senior Student Membership Coordinator:

Reason for becoming involved with CSHP:  
To support student engagement and make hospital pharmacy and hospital pharmacists accessible to pharmacy students

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:  
Start my own animal rescue organization!

Junior Student Membership Coordinator:

Maddison Gahagan  | cshpstudentcoordinator@gmail.com

CAPSI Senior Representative

TJ Dhadial | ubcsr@capsi.ca

Reason for becoming involved with CSHP:
To work as a liaison between CSHP and CAPSI to promote greater collaboration between the two organizations at the student body level

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:
Be a travel TV show host

CAPSI Junior Representative

Celia Ma | ubcjr@capsi.ca

Reason for becoming involved with CSHP:
Intercollaboration between two of Canada’s nationwide pharmacy-related organizations, to provide networking opportunities and help students seeking a future career in clinical pharmacy.

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:
I’d be a scuba dive instructor, sailing across the world and sharing another one of my passions.