NL pharmacist named new chair of Canadian Pharmacists Association
November 30, 2020 (Ottawa): Corner Brook, NL, pharmacist Christina Tulk has been named the new Chair of the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) for the 2020-21 term.
Christina was appointed at CPhA’s virtual Annual General Meeting on November 27, 2020. First elected to the CPhA Board of Directors in 2017, she also represents the Pharmacists’ Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (PANL) on the Board. Christina is a Past Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board.
With a passion for expanding the scope of practice for pharmacists all across Canada, Christina has a keen interest in advancing the profession’s role in the areas of women’s health, mental health and addictions and prescription misuse.
“I am excited to lead CPhA as our profession continues to strengthen primary health care in every community right across Canada. Pharmacists are playing an increasingly crucial role in areas such as medication management, immunization, opioid stewardship and managing drug shortages,” says Christina. “Millions of Canadians have relied on their pharmacist as the most accessible health care provider on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. They recognize the value of the services that pharmacists provide in managing their health and, with a massive national COVID-19 immunization program in the planning stages, pharmacists are ready and willing to step up for their patients.”
Christina received her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the Memorial University School of Pharmacy and her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Colorado, Denver. She is currently a Pharmacist/Owner of Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacy Millbrook Mall in Corner Brook, NL.
About the Canadian Pharmacists Association
The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is the uniting national voice of pharmacy and the pharmacist profession in Canada. As pharmacists undertake an enhanced role in the delivery of health care services, CPhA ensures that the profession is recognized as a national leader in health care, influencing the policies, programs, budgets and initiatives affecting the profession and the health of Canadians.