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President 
Patrick Reid, BPharm MRPharmS FACP MAIM MAICD

Patrick is the current President of the Australian College of Pharmacy. In addition to his pharmacy roles Patrick is Chief Executive Officer of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the national peak organisation for all providers of care, services and accommodation for older Australians.

Patrick’s pharmacy work includes examples of innovations that demonstrate the capacity of the pharmacy profession not only to deliver monetary efficiencies to the health care system (by reducing the Medicare burden) but also to provide a suite of professional and preventative health services that assist in keeping Australians healthy across their lifespan. In his spare time he produces digital methadone and antibiotic reconstitution pumps, is a partner in two pharmacies in the ACT and attempts to justify his 3D printer purchase to his wife.

As well as being the current President of the Australian College of Pharmacy, Patrick is also a member of the ACT Branch of the PSA, is a Board member ACT Branch of The Pharmacy Guild of Australia and a Board member Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy.


 

Vice President 
Georgina Twomey, BPharm


 

Director of Finance and Audit
Peter Saccasan
psaccasan@guildaccountants.com.au

Peter is Director of Pharmacy Services and Executive Director at Guild Accountants Pty Limited. Peter is a Fellow and a Director of the Australian College of Pharmacy. He is also a member of the NSW Chapter committee of the College and received the 2008 NSW Chapter Chairman's Award for his contribution. Peter is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Taxation Institute of Australia. Peter was part of the PBS Reforms Road Show in 2008, writes regularly in the pharmacy press, including as a columnist for Retail Pharmacy and is a regular speaker for the College and the Guild on pharmacy management issues. Peter is a father of 5, was a long time football player (round ball variety) and now enjoys sailing, with a preference to staying above the water.


Executive Member  

Dr Treasure McGuire, PhD, BPharm, BSc, GradDipClinHospPharm, GCHEd, FACP, MPSA, MSHP

Treasure is an experienced medicines information pharmacist, pharmacologist, educator and researcher. As Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Mater Health Services she manages an Academic Practice Unit that delivers pharmacology curricula to five health disciplines across four universities. In her academic role, she has conjoint appointments with the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University (Associate Professor of Pharmacology), School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland (Senior Conjoint Lecturer), and the Mater Research Institute.

Treasure has worked in a wide range of pharmacy practice settings – adult, paediatric, reproductive health, medicines information, poisoning and pharmacovigilance – in Australia, USA and the Netherlands. She has a strong belief that skilled pharmacists play a key role in the multidisciplinary team to improve Quality Use of Medicines. She is an active member of three key pharmacy organisations that represent pharmacists in the national arena: Australian College of Pharmacy (Fellow), Pharmaceutical Society of Australia; and Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia. She also represents the profession on the Australian Pharmacy Council Examining Committee; Academic Board, Australian College of Pharmacy; Clinical Advisory Committee to the Board, Greater Metro South Brisbane Medicare Local; and Expert Panel, National Asthma Council. In recognition of her services to medicines information, she received the Lilly International Fellowship in Hospital Pharmacy and the Bowl of Hygeia of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.


Board Member 
Sue Holzberger, BPharm, AACPA MPS


Board Member 

Vacant


Board Member 
Vacant


 

Board Member 
Sam Turner

president@napsa.org.au

Sam is the President of NAPSA (The National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association) and represents the interests of approximately 3500 members whom are undergraduate and masters students studying at seventeen universities across Australia as well as its interns.

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