A pharmacist and co-owner of an independent pharmacy, Hanna is a sought-after adviser in the pharmacy industry, Neighbourhood Pharmacies said. In her new role at the association, she will work closely with members to devise policy, formulate positions and prepare recommendations to government on legislation and regulations.
“Since Sandra began working with us as a consultant in 2017, she has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities, in-depth knowledge of pharmacy business models and a passion to advocate for the advancement of pharmacy,” Neighbourhood Pharmacies chief executive officer Justin Bates said in a statement.
Hanna’s extensive industry knowledge includes more than 10 years of experience working in, owning and operating community pharmacies.
“I’ve seen how the team at Neighbourhood Pharmacies works hard with and on behalf of its members to deliver on their priorities,” she stated. “I know my experience working on the frontlines of community pharmacy will help the association strengthen its collaboration with members to drive care innovation.”
Sulliman, who previously was vice president of public affairs at Neighbourhood Pharmacies, has more than 20 years of senior-level experience in the government and health care sectors.
“Since joining Neighbourhood Pharmacies, Aimee has brought a sophisticated and professional approach to public affairs and shown success in achieving advocacy objectives,” Bates commented.
In addition, Sulliman has held senior roles in market access and government relations at several research-based pharmaceutical companies, National Public Relations and the Ontario government.
“I am excited to continue to work with Justin and the rest of the team at Neighbourhood Pharmacies to build partnerships with government and bring results for our members,” she stated. “I know that, together, we can deliver the highest-quality care in pharmacies across the country.”