CPRB Standards Group Profiles

According to the policies and procedures of the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board, the Standards Group works under the direction of the CPRB to regularly review and propose updates to the Accreditation Standards.


Debbie Kwan

Preceptor Education and Engagement Coordinator 
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, M5T 2S8

University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario

Debbie Kwan is the Preceptor Education and Engagement Coordinator and Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. Debbie completed her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Toronto and a combined Master of Science-Hospital residency at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She currently practices at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network. She previously co-coordinated the Primary Care Residency at the Toronto Western Family Health Team. She was the Assistant Director, Educational Development at the Centre for Faculty Development, University of Toronto. Debbie served on the CSHP Ontario Branch Education Committee. Debbie is a CSHP fellow and co-chair of the CPRB Standards working group.

E-mail: debbie.kwan@uhn.ca

Phone: 416-978-4241


Mike Legal

BSc (Pharm), ACPR, PharmD, FCSHP

Pharmacy Director
Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services
2nd Floor 8521-198A Street
Langley, British Columbia V2Y 0A1

Mike Legal is a Pharmacy Director with Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services in Vancouver and is a Clinical Associate Professor with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia. Mike completed his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Manitoba, Year 1 Residency with Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg and his Post-Graduate Doctor of Pharmacy Degree at the University of British Columbia. Mike practiced as a Clinical Pharmacist and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver for 20 years before entering his current role.  Mike also worked as the AGILE Project Lead and as the Lead for Inpatient Practice with the Office of Experiential Education at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences UBC from 2013-2016. Mike is a CSHP Fellow and is co-chair of the CPRB Standards working group.


Phone: 604-806-8147


Henry Halapy

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist / Leader - Diabetes
St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
c/o Pharmacy Department
30 Bond Street
Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8

Henry Halapy has been the diabetes pharmacist at St. Michael’s Hospital since 2000, providing care to ambulatory diabetes patients. Henry has co-coordinated the St. Michael’s Hospital residency program since 2001 and assumed sole coordination in 2018. He chaired the Hospital Pharmacy Residency Forum of Ontario in 2004-05. Henry also teaches undergraduate students and pharmacy residents in the ambulatory care environment.  Henry is also currently an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy of University of Toronto, where he teaches undergraduate students. Henry completed his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Toronto in 1991, his hospital residency at Toronto General Hospital in 1992, and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Wayne State University in 1994. 

E-mail: Henry.Halapy@unityhealth.to

Phone: 416-867-7460
ext. 6165

Fax: 416-864-6058


Nicole Bruchet

Pharmacy Coordinator, Residency and Education,   
Interior Health Pharmacy Residency Program
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of British Columbia
Interior Health                                                               
Kelowna General Hospital
2268 Pandosy Street
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2

Nicole Bruchet received her bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the University of British Columbia.  She completed her pharmacy residency with Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care and then completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree with the University of British Columbia.  Nicole is the Pharmacy Coordinator of Residency and Education for Interior Health.  She coordinates the Year 1 Interior Health Pharmacy Residency Program and also coordinates the entry to practice student rotations for Interior Health.  Nicole is also the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Medicine and maintains a patient care practice with the Internal Medicine Service at Kelowna General Hospital.  She regularly precepts pharmacy residents and entry-to-practice pharmacy students as part of her patient care practice, using a variety of precepting models.  She also teaches pharmacy residents and other health care professionals and is involved in research projects related to pharmacy education.


Phone: 250-862-4300 x 27484

Janice Yeung

Director, Office of Experiential Education
Faculty of Pharmaceuticals Sciences
University of British Columbia
2405 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3

Janice Yeung is the Director of the Office of Experiential Education at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia (UBC).  After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Janice worked in community practice for four years before returning to complete her hospital residency at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver and post-graduate Doctor of Pharmacy degree at UBC.  She has practiced as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplantation at Vancouver General Hospital since 2002 and served as the Residency Coordinator for the Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services (LMPS) Pharmacy Practice Residency Program from 2012 to 2016. Within CPRB, Janice holds the position of AFPC representative and is a member of the CPRB Standards working group. 

E-mail: janice.yeung@ubc.ca

Phone: 604-827-4846

Fax: 604-822-3035


Brendon Mitchell



Rhonda Roedler

Clinical Practice Leader
Alberta Health Services Residency Coordinator, Calgary Zone
c/o Inpatient Pharmacy Department

South Health Campus

4448 Front Street SE

Calgary, Alberta

T3M 1M4

Rhonda Roedler received her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Alberta in 1999 and her Pharm D degree from the University of Washington in 2007.  Following the completion of her residency with the Calgary Health Region in 2000, she has worked in a variety of clinical areas throughout the Calgary Zone including cardiology, critical care and anticoagulation management.  She currently is a Clinical Practice Leader based out of South Health Campus.  Rhonda maintains a clinical practice in the area of diabetes and is also the pharmacist representative for the Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network.  Rhonda has been the coordinator for the Alberta Health Services Calgary Zone Pharmacy Year 1 Residency program for 13 years.
She recently joined the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board and is a member of the Standards committee for residency.




Katherine Desforges

Clinical pharmacist in geriatrics
Glen site, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal
Assistant clinical professor in geriatrics
Faculty of Pharmacy, Université de Montréal

Katherine Desforges obtained her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy at Université de Montréal in 2009 and completed her master’s degree in pharmaceutical practice, hospital-based practice, in 2010 at the same university.  Between 2011 and 2022, she worked at Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont of the CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal in geriatrics and dialysis.  Over the years, she gave talks and lectures, published articles, and participated in research projects in those two domains.  Since January 2022, she is a clinical pharmacist working with the geriatric consultation team at the McGill University Health Centre and an assistant clinical professor in geriatrics at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University de Montréal.  In 2019 she obtained the title of Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP).  She is a member of the « Regroupement de Pharmaciens Experts » (gathering of expert pharmacists) in geriatrics of the Quebec Association of Hospital Pharmacists since 2015 and is the secretary since 2021.  In 2023 she spent five months in Melbourne, Australia, to complete her fellowship in deprescribing under the supervision of Dre Emily Reeve, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety at Monash University.