Our Advisory

Our National Pharmacy Advisory Committee, comprised of pharmacists from various provinces, provides advice and input on initiatives to support the network. We also have a Medical Advisory to contribute to the development of engaging and innovative online interactive learning modules at the BBDC.


National Pharmacy Advisory Committee

Chair
Lori MacCallum, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh, CDE
(Ontario)
  • Assistant Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
  • Sun Life Financial Professor in Wellness and Diabetes Education, Banting & Best Diabetes Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Program Director, Knowledge Translation and Optimizing Care Models, Banting & Best Diabetes Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Affiliate Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute

 

Yazid Al Hamarneh, Bsc (Pharm), PhD, CDM
(Alberta)

  • Scientific Officer, Consultation and Research Services Platform at Alberta SPOR Support Unit

 

Brenda Bruinooge, BScPhm, RPh, CDE, CGP
(Ontario)

  • Consultant Pharmacist, Northwest Telepharmacy (LTC and Hospital)
  • Consultant Pharmacist, Home Care Rx (Home Medication reviews for Seniors)
  • Consultant for ISMP Canada

 

Maggie Cheung, BScPhm, RPh, CDE
(Ontario)

  • Pharmacist Owner, Custom Care Pharmacy
  • Preceptor, Ontario College of Pharmacists Structured Practical Training

 

Pierre-Marc Gervais, B. Pharm, DESSG
(Québec)

  • Pharmacist Owner, Pharmacie Pierre-Marc Gervais
  • Board member, Order des pharmaciens du Québec
  • Associate clinician, Université de Montréal

 

Henry Halapy, PharmD, RPh, CDE
(Ontario)

  • Diabetes Pharmacist, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto
  • Clinical Lecturer, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto

 

Susie Jin, RPh, CDE, CPT, CGP
(Ontario)

  • Pharmacist, Pharmacy 101, Cobourg, Ontario
  • Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA), 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) Expert Committee and Steering Committee of the CDA, Dissemination and Implementation Committee for the 2018 CPGs
  • Provincial Clinical Advisory Committee Member, Ontario Telehomecare Program

 

John Papastergiou, BSc, BScPhm
(Ontario)

  • Pharmacist/Owner
  • Assistant Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo

 

Robert Roscoe, B.Sc.Pharm., ACPR, CDE, CPT
(New Brunswick)

  • Independent Clinical Community Pharmacist, R-2 Consulting Ltd
  • Team Member, Saint John Regional Diabetes Education Center
  • Expert Committee Member, 2013/2018 Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines

Medical Advisory

Gary Lewis, MD, FRCPC
(Ontario)
  • Professor, Department of Medicine; and Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto
  • Director, Banting & Best Diabetes Centre at the University of Toronto
  • Co-Scientific Lead, Diabetes Action Canada
  • Sun Life Financial Chair in Diabetes at the University of Toronto
  • Drucker Family Chair in Diabetes Research at the University of Toronto

 

Rene Wong, MD, MEd, FRCPC
(Ontario)

  • Staff Endocrinologist at the University Health Network
  • Assistant Professor and Clinician-Educator at the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto
  • Member of the Continuing Professional Development Committee for the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Member of the Postgraduate Training Committee for Endocrinology at the University of Toronto