Leadership Team

Meet the Team Members
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Events Coordinator: Bal Dhillon

Bal is a dynamic, results-oriented individual with more than 26 years of experience in the pharmacy profession. Her education background includes a MBA and a BSc. from Simon Fraser University. She also has an Associate degree from Douglas College, Provincial Instructor diploma from the province of British Columbia, and various leadership certifications. Bal has extensive experience working in both hospital and community pharmacy sectors. She currently holds the position of Manager, Pharmaceutical Purchasing & Inventory Management with Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services. 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 Events 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. Bal continues to be involved in various initiatives, promoting education and personal growth for pharmacy personnel in British Columbia.

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DIRECTOR OF FINANCE: Yonette Harrod

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.

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COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR: Nelson Chen

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.

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PROMOTIONS CO-COORDINATOR: Ashley Fairfield

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!

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PROMOTIONS COORDINATOR: Danka Miletec

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!

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PROMOTIONS CO-COORDINATOR: Shelley Sidhu

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.

"The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease." - Voltaire

Interested In Joining Our Team?

The PTSBC is seeking pharmacy personnel from all communities located throughout BC, working in all practice types – community, hospital, academia, long-term care, and administration to volunteer. We are looking for those who have an interest and experience in an area related to their committee of choice. In order to apply, volunteers must be a member in good standing.
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