Janie is the Regional Clinical Coordinator for Hamilton and Brantford as well as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor.
Janie’s career in pharmacy practice spans 21 years. She began as a clinical hospital pharmacist, after which she entered community pharmacy practice. She currently practices as a primary care clinical consulting pharmacist.
In community practice, Janie works with diabetic, cardiac, psychiatric and geriatric patients. Home visits are scheduled for homebound patients and the pharmacy team, of which she is a member, liaises with hospice palliative care organizations and support homes. At the Community Health Centre, Janie meets directly with patients, identifying and resolving drug-related issues and integrating efforts with the healthcare team.
Janie also works with the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant CCAC in a home-visiting pharmacy program to help prevent high-risk patients from being readmitted to hospital after having been discharged home. This is an exciting evolution to formally include the pharmacist on the provincial home care teams.
Janie’s professional credentials include completion of a post-graduate hospital pharmacy residency (ACPR) and Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE) credentialing through the Canadian Diabetic Association. She has successfully completed numerous certificate courses through the University of Waterloo, University of Toronto and the Ontario Pharmacists Association.
Janie lectures and mentors students at Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy as well as at the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. In May 2014, she became the School's Regional Clinical Coordinator for Hamilton and Brantford, a position where she combines her accomplished and diverse career in pharmacy practice with experiences in academia.