Dennis Darby, CEO
Appointed CEO of the Ontario Pharmacists’ Association in March 2008, Dennis Darby leads Canada’s largest pharmacists association, representing the professional views and interests of more than 13,600 pharmacists in the province.
His objectives include enhancing the image and reputation of the pharmacy profession; achieving expanded practice models that improve patient care and the healthcare system; achieving agreement with government and other payors for new compensation systems that recognize the value of pharmacists and ensure their business sustainability; and building and enhancing the Association’s drug information and education service for healthcare professionals.
Dennis has a wealth of government relations, public relations, business development and administrative experience. He joined OPA from Procter & Gamble where, as Director of North America External Relations, he led a team of senior professionals charged with building and protecting the image and reputation of P&G and its brands. He has extensive experience working with a wide variety of stakeholders including governments and regulatory agencies, professional and trade associations, consumer advocacy organizations, and business media.
Dennis has served as Chair of Stewardship Ontario, the provincial body that oversees the Blue Box Program; the Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association and the Canadian Cosmetics Toiletries and Fragrances Association. Currently, he also serves on the boards of Opera Ontario, the Juravinski Cancer Foundation in Hamilton, Junior Achievement of Central Ontario and St. John’s Rehab Hospital.
Dennis graduated from McMaster University in 1984 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and Management, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.
Darryl H. Moore, Chair and District N Representative, 2011–12
Darryl H. Moore became chair of the Ontario Pharmacists’ Association’s (OPA’s) Board of Directors in June 2011. He has been an OPA Board member since 2006 and has contributed to the Association through his positions on the Executive Committee, Pharmacists’ Practice Committee, Governance Committee, Human Resource and Compensation Committee, and Audit and Finance Committee.
Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Darryl graduated from the College of Pharmacy at Dalhousie University. He relocated to Lambton County in 1997 and is currently the pharmacist-owner of four independent pharmacies in Sarnia. Prior to becoming an independent pharmacist-owner, Darryl was the associate of two Shoppers Drug Mart stores which, in addition to retail dispensing, also provided services to a nursing home and methadone clinic.
Darryl is an active member of the Lambton County Pharmacists’ Association and the Canadian Pharmacists Association.