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John is a clinical pharmacist with experience in the Community, LTC, and Assisted Living. John works to achieve the best pharmaceutical outcomes for residents by developing and maintaining an appropriate framework within which to work. This framework includes: 1. Creating a pharmacy that is financially viable and able to support pharmaceutical care programs 2. Instituting policies and procedures to ensure quality outcomes 3. Promoting pharmaceutical care to residents and other professions 4. Ongoing self-education and training of others After graduating from UBC Pharmacy in 1978, John completed a hospital pharmacy residency at Vancouver General Hospital where he studied compliance in the out-patient department. In 1979, John opened a Community pharmacy on the Sunshine Coast, which, since its inception, has adhered to a strict clinic pharmacy focus where the health and well-being of their patients is the unquestioned priority. John is a strong supporter of continuing education, both in pharmacy and business. He has completed numerous business courses offered by Ontario Pharmacists Association, and is also a UBC Faculty of Pharmacy Continuing Education regional coordinator and clinical instructor. John combines his healthcare professional’s commitment to patient compliance and highest-possible pharmaceutical outcomes with a well-honed entrepreneurial approach. The results are proven: both financially, and most importantly, from a whole-health resident-care perspective. As those who know John will attest, his mission is both straightforward and heartfelt—he will know he’s done his job well on the day that his business is no longer necessary. Until then, this healthcare professional’s work continues.