Board of Directors

We are seeking passionate, informed, influential compounding leaders to help guide our membership to  advocate for, promote, and preserve the art of compounding.

The Board of Directors consists of elected members of the Association who are focused on advancing the practice of compounding pharmacy and advocating on behalf of its members.

Anne Marie Picone

Anne Marie Picone

Interim Executive Director

With over 30 years experience as a pharmacist and former owner of a successful compounding pharmacy located in Moncton New Brunswick, Anne Marie brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to her interim role as Executive director of ACPC.

Her passion for pharmacy, which began when she graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, has lead her to both provincial and national professional committees and associations where she has served in various capacities on the New Brunswick Pharmacist Association, the New Brunswick College of Pharmacy (president), NB Health Council, Canadian Pharmacist’s Association (executive), National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (vice-president), International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists, American Pharmacists’ Association and NBCC Pharmacy technicians Advisory Committee (chair)
But her activities have not all been about pharmacy. Anne Marie has dedicated and continues to dedicate her time and talents to a variety of local organizations and committees including the Board of Directors for the Ray of Hope Soup Kitchen, several school associations and committees, Ladies Hoop classic, Friends of the Knights and others.
In 2010, Anne Maire was a candidate in the provincial election and although unsuccessful in her bid, she continues to be active in politics and has maintains many political affiliations. 
Anne Marie did much of this work over the years while pregnant, being the mother to seven adult children.
Jarron Yee
Jarron Yee

Jarron Yee

President

Jarron is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy & Nutrition.  He has served as a Board member for the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals as well as the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan where he gained valuable board member experience.  He has spent the last 4 years on the Board of Directors with ACPC and is the current President.  He currently owns and operates a Compounding Pharmacy in Regina, Saskatchewan.  He is also a PCCA clinical consultant with an interest in pain and sterile compounding.

Karim Merani
Karim Merani

Karim Merani

Board Member

Karim graduated with a Masters of Pharmacy from the Leicester School of Pharmacy in Leicester UK. Has been actively involved in the art of compounding since returning to Canada. Currently he owns and operates 2 Compounding pharmacies in the Ottawa area.

Shelonie Cooley
Shelonie Cooley

Shelonie Cooley

Board Member

Shelonie graduated with a BSc Pharm from Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia. Worked 10 years as a hospital pharmacist before joining the staff of Keswick Compounding Pharmacy. Now, the owner of this and a second pharmacy, Shelonie has engaged in both sterile and non-sterile compounding. She has served on the PCCA Advisory Board, the NBPA Board of Directors and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of ACPC.

Courtney Junop
Courtney Junop

Courtney Junop

Board Member

Courtney graduated from the accredited Pharmacy Technician Program (CPhT) at SIAST in June of 1999 and has been working in the area of compounding ever since. She joined the team at The Medicine Shoppe RUH in 2007.

After returning to school, Courtney graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Saskatchewan (BSP) in 2011. She resumed work as the Pharmacist and Manager of The Medicine Shoppe RUH until 2014 when she purchased the pharmacy.

She is currently working on her Fellowship/Masters in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine and Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)/ Metabolic Medicine Institute (MMI).

At home, Courtney is the mother of 2 beautiful girls one of which was born during her first year on the Board.

Neda Debassige Toeg

Board Member

Neda Debassagie Toeg has over 25 years of training and experience and has previously practiced in Yellowknife and Ottawa.

She is now utilizes her knowledge and skills towards improving the health and overall wellness of the people of Manitoulin Island and surrounding areas along with her neighbours and family in M’Chigeeng.

In addition to her experience with conventional pharmaceuticals and compounding, she has a true passion for herbal, traditional, and new age medicines.

Sandra Kwan

Board Member

Sandra Kwan RPh. is a pharmacist with over 28 years of experience. Sandra graduated from the University of Toronto 1987 and in 1993 opened Torrance Compounding Pharmacy located in Scarborough. Three years ago Sandra proudly opened up a second location in Markham. Sandra has continued her education obtaining certificates in both Non-sterile and Sterile Compounding from PCCA, a certificate in Functional and Metabolic Medicine from The American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and is trained in Auricular and Bio-Energetic Medicine by Dr. Mikheal Adams at Renascent Integral Health. She is currently studying Clinical Homeopathy with the Centre for Education and Development of Homeopathy (CEDH). Sandra has a passion for women’s health and believes that healthy living and aging is all about maintaining ones quality of life as a whole as you navigate through life’s challenges and pathways.

Pauline Ng

Board Member

Prior to gaining control in 2020 Pauline managed all operations on the Edge/Apolab premises for several years. Rêve Pharma is now the realization of a very personal dream: ensuring patient safety through the production of the highest quality sterile injectable medications in North America and being a voice and trusted partner for other compounding pharmacists in Canada.

In 2016, Pauline built the allergy immunotherapy compounding business which is now the largest pharmacist-run allergy immunotherapy provider in compliance with strict compounding regulations. Pauline fights for industry change, sometimes at the expense of business. With patient safety as the focus, Pauline campaigns for greater transparency and tighter regulations. It is her personal mission to work with key stakeholders to help close this gap in allergy immunotherapy in Canada.

Pauline’s passion manifests in Rêve Pharma’s strict product testing protocols. Her experience as a pharmacist has provided a deep understanding of compliance challenges, and she has an expert knowledge of compounding regulations and requirements both in Canada and the US at a pivotal time in compounding history.