OTTAWA, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - To reflect its increased focus on advancing pharmacists and the pharmacy profession, the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is welcoming a new Vice President, Advocacy (Government Relations & Public Affairs). Glen Doucet joined CPhA on Oct. 27.
Glen is a government relations and public affairs expert with more than 23 years of experience working in political, governmental and non-governmental organizations. Prior to his most recent role as Executive Director for the Fur Institute of Canada, Glen spent four years as the Vice President, Government Relations & Public Affairs with the Canadian Diabetes Association and 10 years with the Government Relations group at the Canadian Medical Association.
After years of consultation, CPhA recently restructured its membership and governance models to strengthen its position as the national voice of pharmacy in Canada and take a pan-Canadian approach to engagement with governments and stakeholders.
"We are very pleased to welcome Glen Doucet to our team. He will work diligently on CPhA's advocacy strategies and messaging to support our profession," said Chair Jane Farnham. "With his experience in health care advocacy roles, Glen brings critical expertise to the increased advocacy focus of the new CPhA. We are confident that Glen will play a key role in CPhA's mission to support Canadian pharmacists as they provide optimal care and enhanced health outcomes for all Canadians."
"It is clear from our early engagements with our new members and new directors that effective advocacy will be critical to the success of the new CPhA. With Glen on this file, I am confident we will have great success in the months ahead," said CEO Perry Eisenschmid.
The new governance and membership model promotes a strong, unified profession and recognizes that the challenges and opportunities confronting pharmacists transcend provincial boundaries. Working with its provincial and national pharmacist association members, the new CPhA will strengthen the profession and enhance patient care; enhance advocacy efforts to enable pharmacy to proactively lead change; facilitate collaboration and increase engagement with pharmacists, stakeholders and the public. A united voice in pharmacy will result in a stronger profession and better care for Canadians.
The Canadian Pharmacists Association is the national voluntary association for pharmacists, committed to providing leadership for the profession and improving the health of Canadians.
SOURCE: Canadian Pharmacists Association
For further information: Christine LeBlanc, Marketing & Communications Manager, 613-523-7877 ext. 278 or 1-800-917-9489 ext. 278, [email protected]