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 H. Mabasa |  presidentelect@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 & f money wasn’t an issue:
Social media personality

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

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

Robert Wright |  programs@cshp-bc.com

Reason for becoming involved with CSHP:
CSHP provides an excellent opportunity to network with other pharmacists, develop a different skillset, and help nurture the profession of pharmacy!

Alternative profession, if hadn’t chosen pharmacy & if money wasn’t an issue:
Biochemist or Microbiologist.

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

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:

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

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!

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.