CAPhO's Board of Directors

The Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology (CAPhO)'s Board of Directors is comprised of pharmacists, technicians and pharmacy assistants working in oncology.

The Board are volunteers committed to representing the professional interests and issues of oncology pharmacy at a national level. Find out more about volunteering with CAPhO.

The CAPhO Board is also responsible for maintaining our Bylaws.

Name / Email Position

Tina Crosbie
The Ottawa Hospital

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Tina is the clinical pharmacist in the hematology chemotherapy unit at The Ottawa Hospital. Here she oversees patients with lymphomas, multiple myeloma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia who are receiving care on an outpatient basis. Tina joined the hematology team at The Ottawa Hospital in 1999. Tina has written educational materials and has given presentations on topics in hematology and patient care. She enjoys being a peer reviewer for CCCEP, is a proud member of CAPhO and serves on the Oncology Fundamental Day (OFD) education subcommittee. Tina was honored to chair the 2018 CAPhO conference in Ottawa. Tina received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at Memorial University of Newfoundland and completed an accredited residency in hospital pharmacy in Ottawa.

Philip Shaheen
Cape Breton Cancer Centre & Dalhousie University College of Pharmacy

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Past President

Philip graduated from Dalhousie University College of Pharmacy in 2003 and has served as the Clinical Pharmacist for Oncology at the Cape Breton Cancer Centre since 2010. He is involved in areas of process regarding coordination between clinic and community pharmacy, and is the primary patient educator for oral systemic therapy and immuno-oncology treatments. He serves on several regional and provincial committees and assists with undergraduate oncology education at Dalhousie University.

Jason Wentzell
Extend Pharmacy

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Vice - President

Jason completed his pharmacy degree at Dalhouise University and his Pharmacy Residency at The Ottawa Hospital.  He has practiced as an inpatient Medical Oncology pharmacist for nearly 10 years, from 2010 to 2019 and is a Board-Certified Oncology Pharmacist.  He has earned a Master’s in Health Management in 2019.  Jason is the Founder of and Oncology Pharmacist at Extend Pharmacy, Ottawa’s first cancer-focused ambulatory oncology pharmacy. His areas of research interest include integration of pharmacy learners into practice, simulation education, oral anticancer therapy education and key performance indicators for pharmacists.  He is currently involved in several CAPhO initiatives and is a Regional Clinical Coordinator for the University of Waterloo PharmD program in Ottawa.

Esther Jadusingh
Alberta Children's Hospital

Esther Jadusingh

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Esther graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of British Columbia in 2005 and completed an Accredited Canadian Pharmacy Residency in 2006. She is currently the Clinical Pharmacist in Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation at the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary.

Kyla Bailey
Alberta Health Services

Tara Leslie

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Education Committee Chair Pharmacist - Fundamentals

Kyla graduated from University of Saskatchewan in 2003 and currently works for Alberta Health Services at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre as a clinical hematology/BMT pharmacist. She has practiced in many diverse settings, including community, geriatrics, hospital outpatient, and oncology. Since joining the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in 2014, she first developed her oncology clinical skills in the Oral Chemotherapy Management program, before moving into the Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant clinics.  She obtained her Advanced Prescribing rights in 2014, which allows pharmacist-led supportive care management.  Kyla continues to be involved as a preceptor for the Alberta Health Services Residents and the University of Alberta PharmD students during their hematology rotations.

Glenn Myers
The Moncton Hospital

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Education Committee Chair Pharmacist - Advanced

Glenn completed two years of a BSc (Chemistry) from Mount Saint Vincent University and went on to complete a BSc (Pharmacy) at Dalhousie University in 2011 and an Accredited Canadian Pharmacy Resident (ACPR) certificate at the Saint John Regional Hospital in 2011-12. Glenn is also a member of the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) Breast Disease Site Committee and his main professional interests include identification and management of immune related adverse effects (irAE), pharmacy education and practice based research in the field of outpatient oncology. 

Colleen Thurber
Saskatoon Cancer Centre

Colleen Thurber

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Education Committee Chair Technician / Pharmacy Assistant

Colleen graduated with a Pharmacy Technician Certificate from SIAST in 1998 and started her career with the Royal University Hospital pharmacy department in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan the same year. She has worked as an oncology pharmacy technician at the Saskatoon Cancer Centre since 2004 and moved to a senior technician position in 2009. Colleen is also the Co-chairperson of the Occupational Health and Safety Committee at the Cancer Centre.

Tom McFarlane
School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, University of Waterloo

Tom McFarlane

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Research Committee Chair

Tom is currently a Clinical Lecturer and a researcher at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy in Kitchener, Ontario, where he created, coordinates, and teaches the oncology portion of the curriculum in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and conducts practice based research.

Sarah Zorzit
Sault Area Hospital

Coleen Schroeder

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Awards Committee Chair

Sarah Zorzit is a pharmacist at the iCcare Pharmacy, Sault Area Hospital’s (SAH) outpatient pharmacy providing specialized cancer care to the Algoma District Cancer Program. She completed her Bachelor of Science in 2007 and her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 2014 at the University of Waterloo. Sarah assisted in opening SAH’s retail pharmacy in 2017, which includes a unique interprofessional collaboration to initiate and monitor patient’s take-home cancer therapies. Her interests also include supportive oncology medications, HIV therapies, diabetes, and retail operations. Sarah also is a part of the Drug Interactions Workshop Planning Committe and volunteers with the Ontario College of Pharmacists as a QA Coach and PACE Assessor.

Adam Gordon
Jack Ady Cancer Centre Pharmacy

Adam Gordon

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Membership Committee Chair

Adam Graduated from the University of Alberta in 2008. He quickly entered oncology pharmacy practice in 2009 and has since worked in a number of areas in Alberta. In 2014 he has moved to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre in Lethbridge Alberta where he has expended his practice to include pharmacist prescribing with an emphasis on anti-emetic support for solid tumor patients. Adam continues to have an interest in the provision of oncology services through telepharmacy.

Meghan Mior
Alberta Health Services

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Communications Committee Chair

Meghan received her BSc Pharm from Memorial University of Newfoundland's School of Pharmacy and has completed a Doctor of Pharmacy degree through Idaho State University. She is currently working in Edmonton as a Clinical Practice leader with a focus in acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the Cross Cancer Institute. She has worked in a variety of oncology settings in the past including outpatient solid tumor group management and inpatient hematology. She is working on practice based research in the pharmacy field and currently involved in a CAR-T cell research project in Alberta. Meghan is passionate about advancing pharmacy practice and excited about where oncology pharmacy is headed.

Michelle Koberinski
BC Cancer

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Director at Large

Michelle Koberinski has worked in various community and hospital pharmacy settings in BC and Alberta since graduating from Vancouver Community College’s Pharmacy Technician Program in 1999. She currently works for Provincial Pharmacy at BC Cancer as the Oncology Certification Pharmacy Technician where she developed, implements, and maintains an Oncology Certification program for pharmacy staff in British Columbia that prepares and dispenses oncology medication. In 2010, Michelle received CAPhO’s Merit award for her work on the BCCA Pharmacy Practice Standards for Hazardous Drugs Manual.
Michelle dedicates much of her time to improving aseptic compounding processes that involve hazardous drugs and developing guidelines for safe practice.