OCP Appoints New Registrar

TORONTO, May 25, 2011 /CNW/ - Bonnie Hauser, President of the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) today announced the appointment of Marshall Moleschi as Registrar, effective September 2011.

Mr. Moleschi comes to OCP from the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia, where he has served as Registrar since 2005.  He is also the current chair of the Canadian Pharmacy Registrars Council and chair of the Health Regulatory Organizations of BC.

"On behalf of OCP Council, I am pleased to welcome Marshall to the College," said Ms. Hauser. "Marshall is a renowned leader who brings a wealth of experience in healthcare at the national, provincial and local level and in community and hospital pharmacy. He also brings the experience and expertise needed to optimize the opportunities for pharmacy in Ontario, through a proven record of strategic and operational leadership."

As Registrar of the College of Pharmacists of B.C., Mr. Moleschi led the organization through a number of strategic initiatives, including the legislation to enable the regulation of pharmacy technicians, and an increased scope of practice for pharmacists which includes the adaptation of prescriptions and the authorization to provide immunizations. During his time as Registrar, he has also served as an influential member of the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities and as a member of the B.C. Ministry of Health eHealth Strategy Council.  Prior to becoming Registrar at the B.C. College, Mr. Moleschi served as Director of Pharmacy for Northern Health in Prince George, B.C., as Chief Operating Officer of the North Okanagan Health Region, and in senior leadership roles in multidisciplinary health organizations across the province. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of British Columbia and Master's of Health Administration from Hawthorne University in Salt Lake City, Utah.

"I am honoured to take on the position of Registrar of the Ontario College of Pharmacists," said Mr. Moleschi.  "I look forward to working with OCP council, staff and members across Ontario to create an environment where pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can practice to the fullness of their scope and deliver 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:

Anjali Baichwal, Communications Advisor, Ontario College of Pharmacists
416-847-8294, 1-800-220-1921, ext. 2294

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