Deb Saltmarche, BScHons(Pharm), RPh, MRPSGB
Deb Saltmarche became past chair of the Ontario Pharmacists Association’s Board of Directors in May 2015. She joined the Board in 2012 as the Ontario Chain Drug Association Representative, and has since chaired the Audit and Finance Committee and the eHealth Working Group, and been a member of the Audit and Finance Committee and the Human Resource and Compensation Committee. In 2015-16 she chaired the Governance and Nominating Committee and the eHealth Task Force in addition to her responsibilities as past chair of the Board.
An experienced executive level pharmacy professional, Deb has worked in a broad range of environments, including provincial and national advocacy associations, national pharmacy organizations, corporate retail, pharmacy information technology, and retail pharmacy management. She has practice experience in England and Canada, in independent and corporate retail pharmacy, and hospital pharmacy. She specializes in creating strategic and tactical direction, introducing and championing change, and finding and implementing solutions that meet the disparate needs of multiple players in complex situations. She has broad strategic perspective and experience in policy development, and in positioning pharmacy and pharmacists within the healthcare system.
Deb has provided consultation services to a wide range of clients including national associations, retail pharmacy organizations, brand and generic pharmaceutical manufacturers, suppliers to the pharmacy industry, and independent consultancy firms. Since November 2011, Deb has been with Shoppers Drug Mart, where she currently holds the position of senior director, Professional Affairs. Her most recent prior positions include vice-president, Pharmacy Affairs at the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores, vice-president, Policy and Professional Practice at the Ontario Pharmacists Association, and vice-president, Rx Canada.
Deb is a past Board member of the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy.