Leadership Team

Bob Nakagawa, RPh

Registrar

Bob Nakagawa is the College Registrar. He has over 30 years of pharmacy experience in British Columbia, and has worked in hospital and government settings developing innovative services and policies. He was President of the College of Pharmacists of BC, and of the BC and national branches of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists. He was also the Chair of the Medical Services Commission, the Drug Benefits Committee for BC PharmaCare, and the Federal Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee for Canada.

David Pavan, RPh

Deputy Registrar

David Pavan is the Deputy Registrar for the College. He has over 20 years of management and leadership experience in the pharmacy industry in both rural and urban settings. Most recently, he has served as BC Pharmacy Operations Specialist for Shopper Drugs Mart. He has also been active in pharmacy as a Board Member with the BC Pharmacy Association and served a term as President of the BC Pharmacy Association during 2015. 

Mary O'Callaghan, CPA, CMA

Chief Operating Officer

Mary O’Callaghan is the Chief Operating Officer. She is a CPA, CMA with over 20 years of experience at a senior management level. She was previously the Director of Corporate Services at the Fraser Valley Regional Library, where she worked for 13 years. She also worked for the Lil’wat Nation, with her last three years as Senior Administrator. 

Ashifa Keshavji, RPh

Director of Practice Reviews & Quality Assurance

Ashifa Keshavji is the Director of Practice Reviews & Quality Assurance. She has worked in community pharmacy for many years and began working at the College on the OnCall Line and conducting inspections. She has been a Director for the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy since 2005.

Doreen Leong, RPh

Director of Registration, Licensure

Doreen Leong is the Director of Registration, Licensure. She brings over 20 years of pharmacy experience from hospital, community and administrative practice. She has worked in every department within the College and has expertise in the area of assessment, certification and the development of standards, competencies and policy.

Christine Paramonczyk

Director of Policy & Legislation

Christine Paramonczyk is the Director of Policy and Legislation. Prior to joining the College in 2014, she was with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General where she focused on policy and agency relations.  

Gillian Vrooman

Director of Communications & Engagement

Gillian Vrooman is the Director of Communications & Engagement. She brings extensive digital communications strategy and engagement knowledge as she is also the President of the Open Data Society of BC. Prior to joining the College, she was the Communications Manager for the BC Auditor General for Local Government.