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PAS Board

PAS Board

Jahnaya Mann

Chair

Jahnaya Mann is a graduate of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan. She has over 20 years of practice in community pharmacy. In May of 1999 she joined the Pharmasave team in Swift Current as a staff pharmacist and has transitioned to owner and manager of Pharmasave #406 in Swift Current and Pharmasave #403 in Ponteix.

Jahnaya worked as a Drug Information Consultant for Saskatchewan Drug Information Service from 2008 to 2010. She has served on the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan Board of Directors since 2019. Jahnaya was part of the Rubicon team that was responsible for the development and growth of Rubicon’s flagship program, SimplTM, since its inception in 2015 and has served as the lead of the Retail Pharmacy Ambassador Group until 2021. Jahnaya has a deep desire to drive pharmacy forward and has a true passion for widening the scope of practice. She is a solutions-focused individual who strives for continual improvement, and the stores she ran have benefited from her innovative approach to care. Jahnaya’s strong leadership earned her a promotion to the Director of Pharmacy Operations for Rubicon at the end of 2020 with a hope that her forward-thinking approach will benefit the entire organization.

Jahnaya has extensive experience providing Long Term Care services in both the public and private sectors. Jahnaya’s strengths include her devotion to her patients and her ability to build relationships with ease. She believes in treating her patients like friends and family. Jahnaya specializes in osteoporosis management and is a certified Heart Health Coach. She enjoys providing clinical services including medication reviews and minor ailment prescribing. In her past 20 years in the community Jahnaya has worked hard to develop a network of Health Professionals she can reach out to and work together with to provide the best care for the patients she serves.

Jahnaya is an avid supporter of her community evidenced by her being the 2015 recipient of the Bowl of Hygiea Award, a national pharmacist award recognizing outstanding service to the community. She is an innovator and a first adaptor of new pharmacy services. Jahnaya and her team have also been the recipients of numerous business and innovation awards and nominations both locally and nationally.

Melanie Cann

Vice Chair


Melanie graduated from University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor Of Science in Pharmacy in 2006. She has diverse pharmacy experience working in both community and hospital practice in Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

Melanie has worked in long term care, oncology, dialysis, clinical hospital pharmacist, and with patients with substance use disorder. She is the Pharmacy Advisor for PharmaChoice Canada and enjoys being able to support their members across Canada.Working casually at a PharmaChoice pharmacy allows her to maintain her pharmacy practice skills and she loves the personalized care and connection with the patients. Melanie lives in Saskatoon with her husband, children and their dog.

Monique Zwack

Past Chair

Monique graduated with Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy and Nutrition in 1993. 

Monique began her career as a community pharmacist in the community of Nipawin.  She then moved back to her home town of Prince Albert where she continued working in community pharmacy.    In 1996 she accepted a staff pharmacist position at the Victoria Hospital where she worked for 21 years. 

In 2017 Monique decided to challenge herself with a career change and began working as the Director of Pharmacy for the Lake Country Co-operative Association.   

Monique is currently the Executive Director of Pharmacy and Customer Experience for the Lake Country Co-operative Association in Prince Albert. 

Monique is passionate about her career in pharmacy.  Over the years she has had the opportunity to apply her drug expertise in areas such as acute care, diabetes education, primary care, order set development and ambulatory clinics.  Monique believes that pharmacists have the potential to bring exceptional value to the health care system and enjoys having the opportunity to communicate this message to everyone she meets.      

Christine Hrudka

Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) PAS Representative

Christine is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan.   She currently is an owner of Pharmacy First on 8th Street and Pharmacy First at Lifebridge in Saskatoon.  Previous to this Christine was a Shoppers Drug Mart franchise owner for 16 years in both Regina and Saskatoon.  

Christine served and chaired the Pharmacy Economics Committee for 5 years.  She served on the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Council for 3 years and was President in 2010.  Christine currently serves on the PAS Board, which she chaired for 2 years. 

Christine is the appointed  PAS representative on the Canadian Pharmacists Association board. She was chair of the board of CPhA from 2018 to 2020   She has volunteered for many community boards such as SREDA , YWCA , United Way, and Women Entrepreneurs. Christine lives in Saskatoon with her husband Gordon Wyant.  

Robyn Despins

Born and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Robyn received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2015.

She worked in Prince Albert as a community pharmacist and travelled across Saskatchewan providing outreach clinical care to First Nations and rural communities with Wellness Wheel for the first few years of her career.

In 2020, Robyn moved to Thunder Bay, Ontario. She is currently the Executive Director of Oak Medical Arts, which is a locally owned group of six pharmacy and clinic locations in Thunder Bay. In her spare time, Robyn enjoys staying active, spending time at the lake and drinking coffee!  

Dr. Jane Alcorn

Dean and Appointed Representative of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan

Jane Alcorn is a Professor of Pharmacy and Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrtition. She has a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacokinetics) from the University of Kentucky.Jane has expertise in pharmacokinetics which has been applied to research focused on the determinants of neonatal exposure risk in the medicated nursing mother/neonate dyad and to the health benefits of phytochemicals such as flaxseed lignans and the cannabinoids. Further, Jane provides pharmacokinetic expertise to a significant number of collaborative drug discovery and translational research projects.Jane is a co-lead of the Cannabinoid Research Initiative of Saskatchewan (CRIS), an interdisciplinary research cluster whose goal is to provide Canadians with the evidence-based knowledge needed to effectively and appropriately use medical Cannabis, as well as a member of the Drug Discovery and Development Research GroupAs Dean, Jane works to maintain the applied research tradition of the two divisions and works with stakeholders to ensure the college provides high-quality professional programs and graduates.

Lindsey Ziegler

Lindsey graduated in 2008 from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Science, followed by her Bachelor of Pharmacy in 2013 from James Cook University in Townsville, Australia and in 2020 she completed her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Alberta.

Her passion for practice has always been in mental health and in March 2017, an opportunity to work in a novel community pharmacy with a mental health focus presented. Lindsey is the current manager at Vital Care Pharmacy, a novel, independent community pharmacy in Regina, Saskatchewan; additionally, she practices casually for the Saskatchewan Health Authority at the Regina Mental Health Clinic. 

Lindsey is a strong advocate for the development of the pharmacy profession and strives for professional integrity. She brings her leadership and contributions toward improving patient health outcomes. She currently sits on the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan Board of Directors where she feels strongly that independent pharmacists should have an adequate representation and voice at stakeholder tables and in the decision-making process for the health outcomes of Saskatchewan residents. She acts with honesty, professional integrity, and advocates for the promotion and financial sustainability of pharmacist practice in all capacities

Reid Nyhof

Senior Stick Student Representative (Appointed)

Reid is currently a second-year pharmacy student at the University of Saskatchewan. She completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry at the University of Regina prior to entering the College of Pharmacy. 

Reid was born in Winnipeg and moved to Moose Jaw 9 years ago. It was in Moose Jaw, through a work experience course in high school, where she discovered her love of pharmacy and how it can support and equip patients to be involved in their healthcare. She spent 6 years as a pharmacy assistant and now works at the Saskatchewan Drug Plan. 

Reid is excited to be stepping into this role and working as a student advocate for PAS. 

Carolyn Gray

CSHP-SK Representative (Appointed)

Following graduation from the University of Saskatchewan Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy program, Carolyn completed a hospital residency at the Regina General Hospital. After a brief time in community practice, she returned to RGH as a staff pharmacist. Over the years, she’s held numerous leadership positions within the organization, as Pharmaceutical Care Coordinator, Team Leader, and now Clinical Coordinator for the Pediatric/NICU and Adult Critical Care Pharmacist teams in Regina. Her primary practice area is in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit setting, a pharmacy practice she developed in 2002.

Within CSHP Saskatchewan Branch, Carolyn has volunteered on numerous committees and held executive position as branch secretary. She has been a long-time member of both PAS and CSHP.

In her spare time, Carolyn enjoys camping, kayaking, cross-country skiing, and being with family and friends.

Paraag Trivedi

Paraag Trivedi graduated from the University of Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy in 2016.

From time spent volunteering with the Kids Help Phone as a Student Ambassador, service with the Saskatchewan Elocution and Debate Association, advocating for and educating seniors on aging healthily , acting as a preceptor for the next generation of Pharmacists, serving several roles in a research capacity with the Saskatchewan Transplant Program, serving as the national Finance Officer on the board of the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns and now on the Board of Directors with the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan. His passion for serving his community has been important to him since a young age. He is proud to continue that commitment, returning to practice in his hometown of Regina in a variety of roles, from pharmacy intern, to pharmacist, pharmacy manager, health educator and now pharmacy owner.

Since graduating, he has quickly become a trusted source of information for his patients, fellow healthcare providers and community, often being asked to speak on a variety of panels ranging from local to national. He is a firm believer in the saying “we all do better when we all do better” and uses this as a guiding principle every day.

When away from the pharmacy, he is an avid hockey fan, loves to travel, and can often be found in the kitchen enjoying his passion for cooking (and eating!).

JarronYee

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 where he gained valuable board member experience.

Jarron spent six years on the Board of Directors with the Association of Compounding Pharmacists of Canada (ACPC) where he served as  President for three years. He currently owns and operates a Compounding Pharmacy in Regina, Saskatchewan. 

Jarron is also a PCCA clinical consultant with an interest in pain and sterile compounding. 

Spiro Kolitsas

Born and raised in Regina, Spiro graduated in1991 with a BSP from the University of Saskatchewan. Spiro began his career with Bi-rite drugs, eventually transitioning to Shoppers Drug Mart in1995. He has been an Owner of a Shoppers Drug Mart for the past 11 years.

Spiro has served on the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals council and served as President in 2014. He was, until recently, a member of SCPP Discipline Committee. Outside of pharmacy he enjoys volunteering his time for many of the Regina Greek community events.

Spiro loves spending time with his wife and family, and you can likely find him at most Rider games.