Donnie Edwards is currently serving as the representative of the Owners Advisory Council (Independent Caucus). Over the last 15 years, he has been involved with OPA in a number of capacities including as interim CEO, past chair and chair of OPA’s External Relations Committee. During this time, Donnie initiated OPA’s Drugs of Addiction strategy, and in 2015, he received the lifetime achievement award from OPA.
Donnie has also been a member of the Provincial Methadone Maintenance Task Force, and the Narcotics Monitoring Working Group. He has served as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor and Regional Clinical Coordinator for the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, and is a co-owner and operator at Boggio Family of Pharmacies.
Donnie has been involved in the United Way, AIDS Niagara and other local associations. He has published several education articles on diabetes, hypertension, pain management and addiction. In his spare time, Donnie enjoys coaching local basketball teams.