CAPhO Committees & taskforces

The Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology (CAPhO)'s committees and taskforces are made up of volunteers committed to representing the professional interests and issues of oncology pharmacy in Canada. See below for a list of the committees and taskforces and find out more about volunteering for CAPhO.

Awards Committee
CAPhO Conference Planning Committee
CAPhO Education (CEC) Pharmacist Committee
CAPhO Oncology Fundamentals Day Task Force
Drug Interactions Module Task Force
Webinar Series Task Force
CAPhO Education Technician Committee
Communications Committee
Membership Committee
Research Committee
Fellow of the Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology (FCAPhO) Task Force
Undergraduate Pharmacy Education Task Force

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee coordinates the Awards and Grants Program.

Coleen Schroeder (Chair): awards @ capho.org
Shirin Abadi
Lori Emond
Vincent Ha
Naushin Hooda
Michael LeBlanc

CAPhO Conference Planning Committee

The CAPhO Conference Planning Committee coordinates the organization of the CAPhO Conference. 

Kimberly Defoe (Conference Chair)
Rick Abbott 
Flay Charbonneau 
Esther Jadusingh 
Nikki Ryan
Colleen Thurber
Karen Van der Lee
Thanh Vu

CAPhO Education (CEC) Pharmacist Committee

The CAPhO Education (CEC) Pharmacist Committee oversees the educational activities for CAPhO members.

Tara Leslie (Chair): educationpharmacist @ capho.org
Melanie Danilak
Carlo De Angelis
Kristi Hofer
Tom McFarlane
Nancy Nesathurai
Sally Waignein
John Wiernikowski

CAPhO Oncology Fundamentals Day Task Force

The CAPhO Oncology Fundamentals Day Task Force coordinates the Oncology Fundamentals Day.

Tara Leslie
Tina Crosbie
Tom McFarlane
Nancy Nesathurai
John Wiernikowski

Drug Interactions Module Task Force

The Drug Interactions Module Task Force coordinates the development of the Drug Interactions Module as a part of Oncology Essentials. 

Tara Leslie
Melanie Danilak
Carlo DeAngelis
Jennifer Jupp
Glenn Myers
Sally Waignein

Webinar Series Task Force

The Webinar Series Task Force is responsible for reviewing webinar applications. 

Tara Leslie
Kristi Hofer
Rhonda Khalyn
Glenn Myers

CAPhO Education Technician Committee

The CAPhO Education Technician Committee oversees the educational activities for CAPhO members pertaining to Technicians.

Colleen Thurber (Chair): educationtechandassistant @ capho.org
Robin Burns
Yvonne Dresen
Rhonda Kalyn
Michelle Koberinski
April LeGrow
Kelly-Ann Wakeford

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee coordinates the e-newsletter, the website, social media activities and promotional materials and ensures that CAPhO branding is consistent on all our materials.

Soha Ahrari (Chair): communications @ capho.org
Jennifer Jupp
Chris Ralph
Amy Smith
Pamela Yafai

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee develops, promotes and builds the value of membership in CAPhO.

Adam Gordon (Chair): membership @ capho.org
Corrine Casavant
Flay Charbonneau
Gabriel Gazze
Becky Logan
Gaganpal Mutti
Lynne Nakashima
John Wiernikowski

Research Committee

The Research Committee facilitates research activity among the CAPhO membership and promotes research activity currently being undertaken by CAPhO members. 

Thomas McFarlane (Chair): research @ capho.org
Carlo DeAngelis
Michelle Deschamps
Daniela Gallo-Hershberg
Vincent Ha
Michael LeBlanc
Mova Leung
Michelle Lui
Danica Wasney
Laura Minard

Fellow of the Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology (FCAPhO) Task Force

The FCAPhO Task Force is charged with promoting the FCAPhO Recognition Program, collecting and reviewing applications against the criteria, deciding if the applicants are deserving, communicating the decisions to the applicants, and awarding the FCAPhO status to those who are successful. The FCAPhO is awarded on an annual basis.

Lynne Nakashima (Chair)
Joan Beliveau
Jennifer Jupp
Christopher Ralph
John Wiernikowski

Undergraduate Pharmacy Education Task Force

The Undergraduate Pharmacy Educations Task Force was formed shortly after CAPhO Conference (formerly NOPS) 2011 to explore opportunities between CAPhO, faculties of pharmacy and pharmacy technician schools. It will be disbanded once a strategy to target these schools for membership has been developed.

Jennifer Jupp (Co-chair): jennifer.jupp @ albertahealthservices.ca
Melanie Danilak (Co-chair)
Carlo De Angelis
Tom McFarlane
Carly Stoneman