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

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.
Shelonie Cooley
Shelonie Cooley

Shelonie Cooley

President

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.

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.

Neda Toeg
Neda Toeg

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
Sandra Kwan

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.

Adam Silvertown

Board Member

Adam is a licensed pharmacist who graduated from the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto.  He also has a Bachelor’s degree from McMaster University. With over 20 years of pharmacy experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge in the practice of pharmacy. He has extensive specialized training in both non-sterile and sterile compounding from many reputable organizations across North America.  He has been actively involved in improving the profession of Pharmacy through his involvement in professional organizations, such as the Association of Compounding Pharmacies of Canada (ACPC), the University of Toronto, Ontario Pharmacists’ Association (OPA), and the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP).

Adam currently owns and operates 2 independent compounding pharmacies in Toronto. The first location opening in 2010 and the second location opening in 2018. Adam works closely with many healthcare professionals and their clinics across Canada to meet the unique needs of patients.  Healthcare professionals across the country reach out to Adam regularly for his insight, knowledge, experience, and opinion.

Claudia Johnston

Board Member

A graduate of the University of Alberta in 1990, with over 30 years of pharmacy experience.  Her early experience in corporate pharmacy began as a pharmacist and pharmacist manager for Safeway Canada, then as District Manager of Alberta and Regional Manager in Western Canada for Walmart.  Her exposure to the world of independence began when working with franchisees for Target Canada and then as GM for Dispensaries Ltd in 2016.  That is when the intriguing area of compounding opened her eyes to what is possible within pharmacy practice and how much the increased knowledge, scope and skill can benefit patients who otherwise might feel stuck

Her record of success throughout her career is attributed to her ability to foster an environment of continued innovation and deliver exceptional value to both external and internal stakeholders. Recognizing the diversity of peers, direct reports and independent business owners, identifying each individual’s unique and specific talents, and building and supporting a solid team best suited to drive our success and the growth of the business.
She firmly believes that the business of compounding pharmacy has such potential to be a collaborative and inclusive business among compounding pharmacies.  By supporting each other and creating awareness together, compounders can elevate this fascinating niche of our profession without undercutting or sacrificing quality in Canada.
Rob Heaton
Rob Heaton

Rob Heaton

Board Member

Bio coming soon