Board Members

Mona Kwong, RPh

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.

Arden Barry, RPh

Vice-Chair, 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.

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.  

Anar Dossa, RPh

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.

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.  

Tracey Hagkull

Government Appointee

Tracey Hagkull is a Nurse Clinician and Health Educator, having recently returned to Canada after working as a Health Educator and Substance Awareness Co-ordinator at the American School of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Before that, she was a Nurse Clinician in Cardiac Sciences at BC Children's Hospital. Active in her community, Ms. Hagkull volunteers with the Advanced Coronary Treatment Foundation, and is a past volunteer with the Make A Wish Foundation (UAE) and the Teen Transplant Support Group (BC Transplant Society). Ms. Hagkull holds her Nursing Diploma from Vancouver General Hospital, her Bachelor of Science from the University of Victoria (UVic), and Master of Nursing with Athabasca University.

Ryan Hoag

Government Appointee

Ryan Hoag is a partner at MNP LLP, a national accounting firm. Specializing in taxation, he advises corporations and their shareholders on a broad range of issues. In addition to a strong background in private practice, Mr. Hoag has experience in government policy research and analysis. He is currently involved in the community as a member of the Steering Committee for the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s “Breakfast to Remember”, the VANTEC Angel Investment Network, the B.C. Technology Industry Association, the Canadian Tax Foundation, and Financial Executives International Canada. Mr. Hoag holds a Canadian Professional Accountant (CPA) degree, and a Master of Science and Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia.

Justin Singh Thind

Government Appointee

Justin Singh Thind is currently a managing partner for Singh Thind & Associates. Previously, he was an associate lawyer for Singh Abrahams and SAJ Lawyer. Prior to that venture, he was a special assistant to the Speaker of the Senate of Canada. Active in his community, Mr. Thind is a director for the Professor Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation. He holds his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honors) from the University of Regina and his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan.

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.