Board Members

Anar Dossa, RPh

Chair, District 6 - Urban Hospitals

Anar is a pharmacist and certified diabetes educator with over 25 years of experience in hospital, community and ambulatory pharmacy practice. She works with the Pharmacy Operations Team at Vancouver General Hospital and GF Strong where she coordinates pharmacy services involving a staff of 150 pharmacists, technicians and assistants. As a Clinical Assistant Professor, she teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC.  She is involved in team-based care and has been invited to speak at local, national and international conferences. As Chair of the College Board, her goal is to promote public safety through collaborative practice.

Mona Kwong, RPh

Vice-Chair, District 1 - Metropolitan Vancouver

Mona Kwong has 20 years of pharmacy experience, working as a staff pharmacist, clinical pharmacist, pharmacy manager and owner. From 2005-2011, she was a faculty member at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and continues to educate pharmacists through different workshops and initiatives. She is committed to enabling pharmacists to practice to their fullest extent of their abilities through meaningful collaboration with the pharmacy community and other health care professions.

Ming Chang, RPh

District 2 - Fraser Valley

Ming Chang is a pharmacy manager at a community pharmacy. He has experience as a relief pharmacist and has practiced in renal care and central fill settings since becoming registered in 2009. He is a certified injection pharmacist and serves on several committees and councils in the pharmacy profession. 

Tara Oxford, RPh

District 3 - Vancouver Island / Coastal

Tara Oxford is the pharmacy manager of a community pharmacy on Vancouver Island. She has over 15 years of pharmacy experience, including clinical and management roles, after becoming registered in the United Kingdom. She is a certified injection pharmacist, anticoagulation pharmacist and diabetes instructor.  

Christopher Szeman, RPh

District 4 - Kootenay / Okanagan

Chris Szeman is the pharmacy manager of a community pharmacy in Vernon, BC. As a frontline pharmacist with over 19 years of experience, he is actively engaged in advancing the scope of his practice and improving patient outcomes by placing added focus on areas such as diabetes education, travel pharmacy, and medication reviews. He is a certified injection pharmacist and has experience working with Assisted Living homes. Having started his career in the Fraser Valley before moving to Vernon, Chris has an intimate understanding of the unique needs of those living in small communities across BC. 

Frank Lucarelli, RPh

District 5 - Northern British Columbia

Frank Lucarelli is an associate owner of a community pharmacy in Prince George. He has over 11 years of pharmacy experience in community pharmacy and is passionate about pharmacy practice, work life balance and job satisfaction for pharmacists. He is committed to advancing pharmacy practice in British Columbia and being a leader in pharmacy practice.  

Arden Barry, RPh

District 7 - Community Hospitals

Arden Barry is a clinical pharmacy and research specialist who practices in two ambulatory clinics at Chilliwack General Hospital. He has over 14 years of community and hospital pharmacy experience, and is an Assistant Professor (Partner) with the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and an Associate Member of the Department of Family Medicine with the UBC Faculty of Medicine. From 2012-15, he served as a presidential officer of the Alberta Branch of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists.

Sorell Wellon

District 8 - Pharmacy Technicians

Sorell Wellon has been working in pharmacy since 2002. Her passion for pharmacy and teaching continues to grow along with her dedication to the pharmacy technician profession. Sorell has been an instructor for the Pharmacy Technician Program in the Nanaimo and Duncan Community Colleges and earned a Provincial Instructors Diploma.

In 2011, Sorell became one of the first pharmacy technicians licensed in BC as part of the inaugural group of Registered Pharmacy Technicians for British Columbia. She also helped teach the online Pharmacy Technician Bridging Program for the University of British Columbia from 2011 to 2013. 

She is currently the operations manager for Remedy’sRx Specialty Pharmacy in Sidney.  

Norman Embree

Government Appointee

Norman Embree has over 40 years of business experience as well as experience in fundraising, mediation, facilitating, and board membership for private sector and non profit institutions.  He has volunteered his time as a board member and Chair to the Okanagan College, Shuswap Hospice Society, Haney Heritage House, and the Interior Health Authority. 

 

Kris Gustavson, RN

Government Appointee

Kris Gustavson is the Corporate Director, Accreditation and Patient Experience for the Provincial Health Services Authority, and an Adjunct Professor for the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia. She is the recipient of the BC 2010 Excellence in Improving the Patient Experience Award, the Ted Freedman Award for Innovation in Education from Longwoods Publishing, the Award of Excellence in Administration from the Registered Nurses Association of BC, and the Up and Comer Award from the Vancouver Province. 

Jeremy Walden

Government Appointee

Jeremy is a lawyer with the law firm Cox Taylor in Victoria. Prior to his legal career, Jeremy spent several years with the Government of British Columbia, serving as a senior advisor to several provincial Cabinet Ministers, including the Minister of Health and the Minister of Agriculture and Lands. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and was formerly a member of Government Relations Committee of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch.

George Walton

Government Appointee

George Walton is the Managing Partner of John Southward Glazier Walton and Margetts, President of George D. Walton Personal Law Corporation, and President of JSGW&M Holdings Limited. He is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, Canadian Bar Association and member of Victoria Bar Association.