Ontario College of Pharmacists Appoints New Registrar

TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - Regis Vaillancourt, President of the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP), today announced the appointment of Nancy Lum-Wilson as Registrar and CEO effective January 9, 2017.

Ms. Lum-Wilson comes to OCP from the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), where she has served as Director, Health Systems Planning and Design since 2012.  Prior to joining the LHIN, Nancy spent seven years with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in increasingly senior roles. 

"On behalf of OCP Council, I am pleased to welcome Nancy to the College," said Mr. Vaillancourt. "Nancy is a visionary leader with a diverse background in the healthcare sector. Her passion for the profession, keen understanding of government process, and her excellent track record for developing and implementing strategies that deliver will enable her to manage the challenges and opportunities facing the College now and in the future."

As Director with the Central LHIN, Ms. Lum-Wilson led the development of the Integrated Health Service Plan and managed a diverse portfolio, which included Primary Care, Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, Palliative Care, Mental Health and Addictions and Health Links.  Under Nancy's leadership her team won awards for creative approaches to complex health challenges faced in the region.  While with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Nancy made significant contributions while serving in lead roles in the Health Program Policy and Standards Branch as well as Drug Programs Branch.  Prior to joining the Ministry in 2005, Nancy worked in the pharmaceutical industry and in retail pharmacy. She is a licensed pharmacist with a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.

"I am honored to take on the position of Registrar of the Ontario College of Pharmacists," said Ms. Lum-Wilson.   "Health care is at an unprecedented time of change in Ontario. I look forward to working with OCP council, staff, government, allied health professions, pharmacy operators and members to create an environment where pharmacy professionals can be key partners in the transformation taking place, practicing to their full scope and delivering safe and effective pharmacy care to help people achieve better health."

Established in 1871, the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) is the licensing and regulating body for pharmacy in Ontario with the mandate to regulate the profession in the public interest.

SOURCE Ontario College of Pharmacists

For further information: Communications Department, Ontario College of Pharmacists, communications@ocpinfo.com

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