open-advisory-committeeOPEN is committed to developing a strong evidence-based foundation for better medication management that influences pharmacy practice and policy.

One of the ways we meet this goal is by promoting communication across stakeholder groups and by connecting regularly with our Advisory Committee, committed individuals who help ensure that knowledge users inform our research activities and that OPEN’s findings are put into practice.

Advisory Committee Chair

Connie Sellors
McMaster University

 

Advisory Committee Members

Heather Boon
Professor and Dean
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto

Dennis Darby
Chief Executive Officer
Ontario Pharmacists Association

Donnie Edwards
Co-owner
Boggio & Edwards IDA Pharmacy

Philip Emberley
Director, Pharmacy Innovation
Canadian Pharmacists Association

Peter Gove
Innovation Leader
Health Management
Green Shield Canada

Ryan Itterman
President Elect
Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Ontario Branch
Regional Director, Pharmacy Services and Chemotherapy
Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, Alexandra Marine and General Hospital

Barbara Martinez
Practice Leader, Benefits Solutions
The Great-West Life Assurance Company

Tina Perlman
Manager, Community Practice
Ontario College of Pharmacists

Angie Wong
Director, Drug Program Services Branch
Ontario Public Drug Programs
Ministry of Health and Long‐Term Care

Previous Committee Members

Maureen Charlebois
Chief Nursing Executive and Group Director, Clinical Adoption
Canada Health Infoway

Perry Eisenschmid
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Pharmacists Association

Brent Fraser
Director, Drug Program Services Branch, Ontario Public Drug Programs
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long‐Term Care

Dawn Jennings
Clinical Director, Pharmacy Services
HealthPRO Procurement Services Inc.

Joy Sommerfreund
Retired Occupational Therapist
Public Member, Council of Ontario College of Pharmacists

Jake Thiessen (founding chair)
Professor Emeritus, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
Founding Director, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo

Sandra Winkelbauer
Manager, Continuing Competency
Ontario College of Pharmacists

Ex officio

Nancy Waite
Co-Lead, Ontario Pharmacy Research Collaboration
School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo

Lisa Dolovich
Co-Lead, Ontario Pharmacy Research Collaboration
Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University