Board of Directors

2016/2017 Board of Directors

 Board Group 2016

 

RxA takes this opportunity to recognize your 2016/2017 RxA Board of Directors. This group consists of hard-working, knowledgeable and experienced volunteers who will provide RxA with its mandate for the fiscal year.

Led by President Jody Shkrobot, the Board of Directors is comprised of nine representatives, including eight Alberta pharmacists and one student representative. The Board also includes one Ex Officio Board Member (CPhA) Neil Cameron 

Members that wish to bring forward comments, issues or questions for discussion at future RxA board meetings, please email RxA.

Jody Shkrobot, President

Jimy Mathews, Past President 
Mark Elderkin, President-Elect
Todd Prochnau, Secretary-Treasurer
Ali Damani, Board Member

Kit Poon, Board Member

Matt Rushfeldt, Board Member
Aliaksandr Savin, Student Board Member

Neil Cameron, Ex Officio 


Board Profiles


Jody Shkrobot, President

Over his career, Jody has practiced in hospital, community, centralized dispensary and administrative settings. Currently, Jody is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta.  In addition, Jody and his wife operate a small dispensary practice in St. Albert. Jody has been a strong advocate for pharmacists and is a change agent as demonstrated by his past involvement with the Canadian Pharmacists Association, where he served a term as President. Jody understands both the professional and the business aspects of pharmacy and is excited about the opportunities that Albertans have to access and utilize the skills of a pharmacist to improve their health.

 

Mark Elderkin - President-Elect

Mark graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2000.  He  joined Calgary Co-op in 2001 working as a Staff Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager before moving to his current role as Pharmacy Operations Manager in 2011.  Mark has enjoyed seeing the changes in our profession over the last few years, and is excited to work with the Board to further promote and enhance pharmacists’ scope of practice in Alberta.  

 

Jimy Mathews,  Past President

Jimy has been a pharmacist since 1996 (University of Alberta). After working for several years with Canada Safeway as a staff pharmacist and pharmacy manager, Jimy joined Shoppers Drug Mart in 2003 starting as a staff pharmacist and eventually becoming the Associate Owner at the Ellerslie Corner location and Shoppers Simply Pharmacy in Edmonton. Over the years, he has most enjoyed seeing the expanded scope of practice take hold in our profession.

 

Todd Prochnau, Secretary-Treasurer

Todd graduated from the University of Alberta in 2010 and was the recipient of CPhA’s Dean George A. Burbidge Award. Shortly after, he became the pharmacist & associate owner of Shoppers Drug Mart in Sylvan Lake. Achieving both his authorization to administer drugs by injection and additional prescribing authorization, Todd is continually expanding his scope of practice to best serve his patients. He also has extended his knowledge in tobacco reduction and runs a pharmacist-led smoking cessation clinic out of his pharmacy. In his spare time, Todd serves as a Board of Director for the Sylvan Lake & Area Community Partners Association.

 

Ali Damani, Board Member

Ali graduated in 2002 from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Pharmacy. His past roles as a staff pharmacist and pharmacy manager have helped him gain insight for his current endeavors. Currently, Ali is  working in a regional director and consulting capacity with Rexall. He also volunteers as part of the deans advisory board for the faculty of pharmacy, a member at large for the Aga khan education board for Edmonton and an advisor with the Alberta Committee for Citizens with Disabilities

 

Kit Poon - Board Member

Since graduating from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Pharmacy in 2004, Kit has been a vocal pharmacist advocating for change. Kit feels it is crucial for his practice in Stony Plain to ensure his practice skills are a top priority. He has obtained both his authorization to administer drugs by injection and additional prescribing authorization. Kit sits on the board of PharmaChoice West and serves as a lab facilitator at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Pharmacy. He is also actively involved with the Pharmacy Alumni Association.

 

Matt Rushfeldt, Board Member

Matt has been a pharmacist since 2003 and currently works for Switzer’s Drugs, an independent pharmacy in Edson, which has been family owned for over 100 years. What he enjoys most about being a pharmacist is that he is constantly learning and growing professionally.

 

Aliaksandr Savin, Student Board Member

Aliaksandr is currently a 3rd year student in the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy program at the University of Alberta. Throughout his degree, Aliaksandr has worked at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital and is currently working for Shoppers Drug Mart. He is passionate about the growth of the profession and is excited to be on the Board to learn more about the profession and to continue helping it evolve. 

  

Neil Cameron, Ex Officio Board Member (CPhA) 

Having worked in a variety of community practice settings since 1991, Neil pursued owning his own pharmacy. In 1997, he purchased Athabasca Value Drug Mart and continues to practice pharmacy daily as the Pharmacy Manager. Neil has held many volunteer positions in his community with organizations such as Rotary Club and Santa’s Anonymous.