TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - At the September Council meeting of the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP), Tracey Phillips, R.Ph., was elected President and Mark F. Scanlon, R.Ph., Vice-President. Each will serve a one-year term from September 2013 through September 2014.
On behalf of his fellow Council members, Past-President Chris Leung congratulated his colleagues emphasizing, "Both Tracey and Mark have vast experience on Council and I am confident that their combined leadership skills will effectively and efficiently guide the College over the coming year."
Tracey, who works and lives in the Toronto area, is a graduate of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto with 23 years experience as a retail pharmacist and has served on Council since 2005. During that time, Tracey has participated in many working groups and committees, having chaired both the Quality Assurance and Professional Practice committees. One of Tracey's many highlights includes the work done, under her leadership, by the Professional Practice committee on the regulations and guidelines for the profession's expanded scope of practice. In her current capacity as President, Tracey is also Chair of Council's Executive Committee. Tracey's passion for the profession and commitment to serve the best interest of the patient is well-known throughout the pharmacy community.
Mark F. Scanlon, a retail pharmacist currently practicing in Peterborough with more than 25 years experience, is also a graduate of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. Mark first served as a Council member for a one-year term in 2002 - 2003, returning to Council in 2010. Throughout the years he has actively contributed on numerous committees including; Discipline, Registration, Fitness to Practise, Executive, Inquiries/Complaints and Reports (ICRC), and Quality Assurance in addition to participating on many working groups. As a third generation pharmacist, Mark's dedication to the profession and the public it serves is deeply rooted and he has been recognized by his colleagues for his many contributions.
"We are looking forward to working with both Tracey and Mark during this exciting time for pharmacy in Ontario," said OCP Registrar, Marshall Moleschi. "Under their leadership, OCP is in an ideal position to continue to uphold its mandate of public protection and can support members in understanding and embracing practice change as outlined in the College's strategic plan."
Established in 1871, the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) is the registering and regulating body for pharmacy practice in Ontario. For more information on the OCP and its Council visit the website at: www.ocpinfo.com.
SOURCE: Ontario College of Pharmacists
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