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Strategic Plan

Setting the strategic direction for the College as a self regulatory body is Council’s foremost responsibility. This five-year plan sets the roadmap for the future of the College and the profession and is the culmination of months of planning, engagement, review and collaboration between Council, staff, pharmacy professionals, patients, and stakeholders. Based on the four pillars, this strategic plan looks to the future of healthcare in New Brunswick and aligns with the Department of Health’s Stabilizing Health Care: An Urgent Call to Action plan.

2023 Strategic Plan (PDF)

To protect and promote the health and well-being of New Brunswickers by regulating pharmacy practice


A trusted, responsive leader that:

• collaborates with health system partners;
• empowers pharmacy professionals;
• supports evolving patient care needs of New Brunswickers.

Pharmacy Workplace Wellness Task Force Recommendations

About the College

Our Mission: To protect and promote the health and well-being of New Brunswickers by regulating pharmacy practice

The New Brunswick College of Pharmacists was established by an Act of the Legislature of New Brunswick in 1884. This Act, which addresses the College’s role and responsibilities, was last updated in July, 2014.

The NB Pharmacy Act, 2014 

The New Brunswick College of Pharmacists is governed by a Council made up of a president, president-elect, past-president, elected representatives covering the province as well as representatives from schools of pharmacy education and lay representatives appointed by the Government of New Brunswick.

The College governs and regulates the practice of pharmacy in New Brunswick by establishing:

  • Code of Ethics
  • Qualifications for licensure
  • Standards of practice and requirements for:
    • Pharmacists
    • Pharmacy Technicians
    • Pharmacies
  • Continuous professional development requirements
  • Criteria for collaborative practice with other health-care professionals

Regulations of the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists

New Brunswick College of Pharmacists’ Privacy Policy

The College’s administrative office is located at:

686 St. George Blvd. 
Suite 200
Moncton, NB
E1E 2C6

Phone: (506) 857-8957
Toll-free: 1-800-463-4434
Fax: (506) 857-8838

Contact Us

New Brunswick College of Pharmacists

Our office is located at 686 St. George Blvd, Suite 200, Moncton, NB, E1E 2C6

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed all statutory holidays

Tel: (506) 857-8957
Fax: (506) 857-8838
Toll Free: 1-800-463-4434

New Brunswick College of Pharmacists Staff Directory

Acting Registrar 

Heather Christ


Policy Lead

Ruth Ayoola

Registrations Lead

Emily Mariasine

Operations Lead

Marina Pak

Pharmacy Practice Advisor

Brian King

Pharmacy Practice Advisor

Jessica Sobey

Registrations and Quality Assurance Specialist

Mary-Beth Innes

Director, Communications and Engagement

Karen DeGrace

Communications Specialist

Ken Kelley




    Council & Committees


    The New Brunswick College of Pharmacists is governed by a Council made up of a president, president-elect, past-president, elected representatives covering the province as well as representatives from schools of pharmacy and lay representatives, appointed by the Government of New Brunswick.

    Role of a Councillor

    Council’s primary role is to ensure that the interests of the public are protected and maintained.

    Council is the oversight and policy-making group for the College. The College’s administrative staff are responsible for carrying out these policies and administering the New Brunswick Pharmacy Act, 2014 and Regulations.

    Council Executive

    Bonnie White (President)
    Gisia Pisegna (President-Elect)
    Natalie Barry (Past President)

    Pharmacist Council Members

    Tracie Blakney Paixao
    Katie Brewster
    Daniel Corey
    Lindsay Mell
    Gisia Pisegna
    Treena Sutherland
    Jessica Weagle

    Pharmacy Technician Council Members

    Jenny LeBrun
    Angela Martin Dallon


    Public Council Members

    Pablo Asirón
    Colleen Baxter
    Wendy Bulmer

    Faculty of Pharmacy Representative

    Kyle Wilby, Dalhousie University College of Pharmacy



    Nomination Form – Election to Council [PDF]

    Expression of Interest – Public Council Member [PDF]


    Council establishes committees required by the New Brunswick Pharmacy Act, 2014 and may also appoint standing and special committees. The majority of positions on our committees are filled by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, and many committees also require representation from the public (i.e., Lay Representatives).

    The following are the committees of the College:

    Monitor the functioning of Council, develop governance policies and ensure policies are followed

    Recruit pharmacy professionals for Council & Committees

    Advise Council (budgets, internal controls, investments, staff compensation, etc.)

    Meet with auditors to validate financial position of College

    Assess applications for membership and establish requirements that applicants must meet to be entered on a register

    Ensure that pharmacy professionals are registered to practice pharmacy, maintain and improve skills, and knowledge base

    Annual audit of pharmacy professionals' educational activities

    Hear complaints submitted by public or pharmacy professionals

    Hear complaints forwarded by Complaints Committee or Registrar

    Serves as an advisory committee to Council on matters relating to pharmacy practice and to the profession

    Review submissions for awards of recognition, scholarships and bursaries given by the College

    Interested in participating in one of the committees? Let us know! [LINK]

    Mission & Values


    Governing the practice of pharmacy for a healthier New Brunswick.


    Respect & Integrity
    Respectful of the individual.
    Honest in all our dealings.

    Accountability (to Public & Profession)
    Uphold our mandate to regulate the practice of pharmacy and govern our registrants.
    Evolution of the profession (practice) to improve public health.
    Stewardship of self-regulation privilege and exercise fiscal responsibility.

    Support & Empowerment
    Have and make use of communication systems that provide members with information that relates to pharmacy practice.
    Facilitate the exchange of knowledge and tools that will help members enhance their daily practice.

    Being proactive in identifying and enabling improvements in pharmacy practice to better serve our public.

    Work cooperatively with any party to achieve health improvements.

    Open in what we provide and in our dealings with key stakeholders.
    Able to stand up to scrutiny.

    NB Pharmacy Act, 2014


    Standards of Practice

    NBCP Privacy Policy


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