Bal is a dynamic, results-oriented individual with more than 23 years of experience in the pharmacy profession. Her education background includes a Bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University, an Associate degree from Douglas College, Provincial Instructor diploma from the province of British Columbia, and various leadership certifications from Vancouver Community College. She also has extensive experience working in both hospital and community pharmacy sectors. Bal currently holds the position of Manager, Pharmacy Services, Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services. In this role, she is responsible for leading and coordinating the pharmacy operations at the Pharmacy Drug Distribution Centre. Day-to-day, she manages resources, organizes workflow and maintains quality assurance for a safe medication distribution system. She has strong leadership, management, and strategic planning skills, with the determination to succeed. Bal is also a Consultant/Program Facilitator involved in the designing, developing and delivering pharmaceutical compounding education for health care professionals in the topics of USP 797 and 795. Bal is the Conference Coordinator at the Pharmacy Technician Society of BC (PTSBC). She was instrumental in the formation of the Society in 2011. Prior to PTSBC, Bal served as president for the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technician of BC Chapter from 2005 to 2010. She continues to be involved in various initiatives, promoting education and personal growth for pharmacy personnel in British Columbia.
Lynda has over 30 years experience in the Pharmacy industry. She is currently the Supervisor at Langley Memorial Hospital and is a Regulated Pharmacy Technician. She was a Steering Committee member – Regulation of Pharmacy Technicians Business Case Analysis, for the Council of the College of Pharmacists of BC in 2006 and a working group participant in 2007 for the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice for National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) Message - Our professional and personal lives are all about change, change enables us to be the person we are now and it helps us move toward the person we want to be.
Mrs. Yonette D. Harrod has spent nearly 25 years in pharmacy related roles and has been an active member in the Pharmacy Technician community for the last fifteen. She first completed her formal Pharmacy Technician education at Red Deer College, Alberta and later went on to finish a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Since her graduation, Mrs. Harrod has returned to the pharmacy profession, becoming a Certified Pharmacy Technician through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) in the United States and with PTCB-Alberta. In 2011, she became one of the first registered Pharmacy Technicians with the College of Pharmacists of BC. She is currently employed by Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services and works at St. Paul’s Hospital as the Pharmacy Operations Support Coordinator. Aside from her daily duties, Mrs. Harrod actively supports and promotes the profession by volunteering as the Director of Finance for the Pharmacy Technician Society of BC, is a committee member on the College of Pharmacists Practice Review Committee, and a committee member of the Program Advisory Committee for the Pharmacy Technician program at Vancouver Community College.
Daisy has been working in Pharmacy for the past 20 years. She has workedat London Drugs for 10 years and various Fraser health sites such as Royal Columbian Hospital and Eagle ridge where she still works as a casual employee. She also took on the role as the Pharmacy Tech Supervisor at Burnaby Hospital for 4 years. Daisy sits on the committee for Pharmacy Technicians Society of BC (PTSBC) and is also a member of Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians CAPT) After obtaining her license as a Regulated Pharmacy Technician in July 2013, she worked at Vancouver Community College as an IV lab instructor and is currently working as a Pharmacy Technician Instructor at Stenberg College in Kamloops. When Daisy is not working, she is either finding endless projects to do in her new home in Kamloops or exploring the outdoors with her husband and dog.
Nelson is a pharmacy technician that practices part-time in a community setting and works full-time at the BC Pharmacy Association as Coordinator of Pharmacy Practice Support. His main role includes overseeing the administration of injections program and answering inquiries relating to public and private payers and pharmacy practice. Nelson joined the Pharmacy Technician Society in 2017 and serves on the Communications Advisory Committee that oversees the PTSBC newsletter.
Robyn is the System Administrator for Automated Dispensing Machines (Omnicell) at Lion Gate Hospital in North Vancouver. She completed her technician regulation in 2011 and has over 30 years of experience in hospital pharmacy. In addition to her PTSBC activities, Robyn is also involved with the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC), at both the provincial and national level. She is also the Vice Chair of the Ethics Advisory Committee for the College of Pharmacists of BC. In her spare time she loves to travel and spend time with her family.
Ashley has been a tech for 14 years, 6 years as a regulated tech! Currently she is working as the Barcode lead for the clinical systems transformation project (CST) with Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services. Background is pharmacy automation and distribution. When she is not working she loves spending time with her family, playing soccer, hiking and camping!
Danka has been working in the pharmacy field since 2000, first starting off at London Drugs as a Pharmacy Assistant. Since completing the Technician program at VCC in 2005, Danka began working at St. Paul’s Hospital and has been in various roles ever since. Currently she is in a supervisory position which she finds challenging and rewarding. She became a regulated Pharmacy Technician in 2012 and is an active member of PTSBC and CAPT. She looks forward to the PTSBC conference every year and enjoys doing what she can to promote Pharmacy Technicians!
Shelley has been with Loblaw Pharmacy since 1998 & has over 20 years of experience in pharmacy. Through communication, professional collaboration & having a results driven attitude she continues to expand in community pharmaceutical services. Shelley proudly & professionally contributes to patient care, health / wellbeing promotion, application of knowledge & safe product distribution. She is known for encouraging team spirit & having fun to influence success and satisfaction. Shelley is a PTSBC Committee member, CAPT member and is active with College of Pharmacists of BC focus groups, workshops & forums. Outside of work she enjoys travelling , cooking & spending time with family & friends.