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CPhA Editors

Our editors manage the drug and therapeutic content produced by the Canadian Pharmacists Association.

Barbara Jovaisas, Editor-in-Chief
Barbara received her BSc(Pharm) from Dalhousie University and held various staff and managerial roles in community and hospital pharmacy before joining CPhA in 1994 as a clinical editor. As a longstanding member of the editorial team at CPhA she has contributed to many publications and to the transition from a solely print publishing program to the delivery of content via multiple digital channels. Barbara became Editor-in-Chief in June 2013 and oversees the editorial aspects of all CPhA publications. She maintains her active pharmacy practice by working part-time at the Ottawa Hospital.
 
Sonal Acharya, Managing Scientific Editor
Sonal obtained her BSc in Biology and BA in Psychology from Carleton University, in addition to the Pharmacy Technician Certification from Algonquin College. She has experience in customer service, project management and as a pharmacy technician in hospital and retail settings. Sonal has been with CPhA since 2004. As managing scientific editor she ensures comprehensiveness of the drug database across all of CPhA's publications and has specific focus on special projects related to drug and therapeutic content.
 
Eboukélé Aka, French Content Editor
Eboukélé completed his BSc (Pharm), Masters Degree (Management of Pharmaceutical/Health Industries), and PhD (International Drug Management and Policy) in the Ivory Coast, France and Japan, respectively. Eboukélé has worked as a community pharmacist, and as sales representative and bilingual medical information specialist in major pharmaceutical companies in Canada and internationally. He has also worked in international NGOs as medical logistician and hospital pharmacist for more than 5 years in complex security settings. Eboukélé joined CPhA in April 2015 as French content editor, responsible for the accuracy of the French language version of CPhA’s drug and therapeutic content (Compendium of Therapeutic Choices, Compendium of Minor Ailments, Compendium of Products for Minor Ailments and CPhA monographs).
 
Marie-Christine Baril, French Content Editor
Marie-Christine received a BA in Political Science and Economics as well as a BA in Translation Studies from Laval University. Before joining CPhA, she worked as a medical, pharmaceutical and legal translator, terminologist and editor. Marie-Christine joined the CPhA editorial team in March 2015 as French content editor, responsible for the accuracy of the French language version of CPhA’s drug and therapeutic content (Compendium of Therapeutic Choices, Compendium of Minor Ailments, Compendium of Products for Minor Ailments and CPhA monographs).
 
Jo-Anne Hutsul, Managing Clinical Editor
Jo-Anne completed her BSc (Pharm) and PhD in microbiology at the University of Manitoba. She has worked in a variety of pharmacy settings including community and hospital pharmacies as well as a methadone clinic. Jo-Anne joined the CPhA editorial team as clinical editor in 2008. She now manages the clinical editor group and maintains responsibility for content related to HIV.
 
Laura Leger, Information Specialist
Laura obtained her Library and Information Technician diploma from Algonquin College. Before joining CPhA in 2002, she was the Library Manager at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital in Ottawa, responsible for its daily operations and serving on a number of clinical teams. As CPhA’s information specialist, Laura ensures the validity and accuracy of evidence citations throughout all CPhA publications.
 
Geoff Lewis, Clinical Editor
Geoff completed his initial pharmacy training in Great Britain.  He has a BSc (Pharm) from Manchester University and an MSc in Clinical Pharmacy from Queens University, Belfast. Before joining CPhA in 2008 he had worked in several hospitals in a variety of managerial and clinical pharmacist positions. As a clinical editor Geoff’s principal content areas include cardiovascular medicine and diabetes mellitus. He is also the designated preceptor for pharmacy student rotations. Geoff maintains his active practice license by working part-time at a teaching hospital.
 
Gustavo Paguaga, Scientific Editor
After attending University of Ottawa and Carleton University, Gustavo worked for more than 15 years in community pharmacy and in pharmaceutical sales. He joined CPhA as a scientific editor in 2008 to work on Products for Minor Ailments; eventually his role expanded to include maintenance of the drug database in all CPhA publications. His responsibilities include update and maintenance of the Therapeutic Guide, drug tables in therapeutic publications and special projects related to delivery of content on electronic platforms. Gustavo maintains his practice skills by working part-time in a community pharmacy.
 
Barry Power, Clinical Editor
Barry received his Bachelor and PharmD degrees from the University of Toronto. He has practised in community pharmacy and primary care and has worked in a variety of roles in research, advocacy, government and teaching. His areas of responsibility include respiratory conditions, smoking cessation and infectious diseases. Barry continues to practise part-time in primary care.
 
Tammy Quinn, Clinical Editor
Tammy received her BSc (Pharm) from Dalhousie University and enjoyed a successful and diverse career in both community pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry before joining CPhA.  She has experience as both a pharmacist and an Associate Owner with Shoppers Drug Mart and held positions in Sales, Marketing and Medical Affairs with Merck Canada.  Tammy realized a long-held goal of joining CPhA as a clinical editor in April 2015.  She is responsible for content related to musculoskeletal disorders, women’s health and nutrition.
 
Anjana Raghuveer, Scientific Editor
Anjana obtained a Bachelors degree in Chemistry and Medical Microbiology and a Masters Degree in Biotechnology from the University of Bangalore. She worked as a Drug Safety-Regulatory Affairs Specialist with Quintiles. Anjana joined CPhA in June 2013. As scientific editor she is responsible for maintaining the drug database across all of CPhA's publications, identifying new molecular entities, indications and safety information. Anjana also works with the editorial processing team on product monographs.
 
Angela Ross, Clinical Editor
Angela obtained her BScPhm from the University of Toronto and completed a hospital pharmacy residency. She went on to practise clinical pharmacy in a teaching hospital for in the areas of geriatrics, emergency medicine and drug information.  Angela also worked in community pharmacy for several years. She has been a clinical editor at CPhA since 2008 while maintaining her clinical practice in a teaching hospital on a part-time basis. Angela is responsible for content areas such as dermatology and drug use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
 
Louise Welbanks, Senior Editor CPS
Louise received her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Toronto. After graduation, she worked as a staff pharmacist at the Laurentian Hospital in Sudbury and at the Ottawa General Hospital. She also taught pharmacology at Algonquin College for a year. Louise joined the CPhA’s publications department in 1980 where she assumed various editorial roles leading to her current position as CPS Senior Editor since 2001. She oversees the publication of product monographs in CPS in both English and French, assuring consistency of content in both official languages. She has been actively involved in the transition of CPS from print to online to mobile.