Rosemarie graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Toronto, after which she completed her hospital pharmacy residency.
She has been a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist since 1998 and has worked in various practice settings in Toronto, including community and teaching hospitals, community pharmacy and long-term care. She also held a management position in the corporate office of a national pharmacy chain. Rosemarie's breadth of experience has allowed her to gain an appreciation of the unique role of the pharmacist, and to understand the opportunities for interprofessional collaboration in different healthcare environments.
Rosemarie’s enthusiasm for the profession has kept her engaged in pharmacist education and training throughout her career. In addition to her role as the Regional Clinical Coordinator for Toronto, she is a consultant pharmacist, working with clients to develop patient and pharmacist educational and practice change programs, and continues to be involved in community pharmacy.
Rosemarie has published several articles and continuing education lessons, and has delivered numerous presentations to the media, pharmacists, pharmacy students, other healthcare professionals and public groups on various topics related to patient care, pharmacy professional service and geriatrics.
Rosemarie is excited to be a part of the University of Waterloo’s Experiential Learning Program, bringing students together with preceptors for inspirational learning experiences that contribute to both exceptional patient care and professional fulfillment.