CSHP Foundation Welcomes New Trustees
Michael LeBlanc and Sharon Seow have recently been appointed Pharmacist Trustees of the CSHP Research and Education Foundation. Michael and Sharon replace Trustees Lori Wazny and Monique Pitre, who retired this year after serving six years on the Foundation’s Board.
Michael LeBlanc is currently the Regional Manager of Clinical Services for Horizon Health Network in NB. Michael remains active in direct patient care as a clinical resource pharmacist in oncology focusing on supporting patients receiving oral anti-cancer therapies. In addition, he has a focus on practice-based oncology pharmacy research with several publications and continues to teach undergraduate and post-graduate pharmacy students.
Joining as a first-year pharmacy student in 1995, Michael has been an active member of CSHP throughout his career both at the branch and national levels. In 2015, Michael was made a Fellow of CSHP.
Sharon Seow is currently Clinical Director of Pharmacy at HealthPRO Procurement Services Inc., Canada's group contracting provider for healthcare and is responsible for strategic sourcing initiatives of hospital medications that deliver exceptional quality products that enhance patient safety. Sharon brings over 20 years of clinical, pharmacy operations, and strategic leadership experience that includes working at community and teaching hospitals as well as working in the healthcare technology sector.
Sharon supports pharmacy student learning and has been a preceptor for the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience and Early Practice Experience at the University of Toronto's Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy.
Mark Lachovsky and Sherry Piersol have recently been appointed Industry Trustees of the CSHP Research and Education Foundation, representing the pharmaceutical industry. Mark and Sherry replace outgoing Industry Trustees Gaylene Jeannot and James Boudreau, who retired this year after serving three years on the Foundation’s Board.
Mark Lachovsky has worked in the Canadian pharmaceutical industry for over 30 years and gained expertise in both the brand and generic market sectors over the years. Starting his career in Business Development, Mark moved through various segments of the industry with increasing responsibility including product licensing, sales, customer services, product management and general management.
Mark started Accel Pharma Inc., a privately held generic drug company with a unique focus in Canada. The company in-licenses and distributes high quality affordable prescription generic pharmaceuticals.
Sherry Piersol is the Regional Sales Manager for Western Canada for Fresenius Kabi. In addition to this position within the IV Generic business, she has held positions within both the Board pharmaceutical business, and with a global medical surgical supply company.
Throughout her career, Sherry has attained expertise in her field, along with many friends and colleagues. She brings her positive attitude and tireless energy to this role and looks forward to contributing to the enhancement of the CSHP Foundation and its mission.
Introducing the 2020-2021 Foundation Board
Heather Kertland (Chair)
Public Member Trustee
Foundation Chief Administrator
Jody Ciufo (CSHP CEO)
A special thank you to:
Sheryl Zelenitsky (outgoing Chair 2019-2020)
For the complete biographies and photos of all current Foundation Trustees, please visit the Foundation webpage at https://cshp.ca/foundation-board-members