Lynn Paulitsch was the first person hired by ACP when the college was formed in 2000. She served over 20 years as ACP’s Operations and Finance Director before retiring in 2020. On June 8, 2022, Lynn received ACP’s Honorary Membership award at the Celebration of Leadership in Calgary. The award is presented to individuals who have never been regulated members and have, in the opinion of Council, rendered distinguished service to the practice of pharmacists or pharmacy technicians.
Lynn contributed to the success of pharmacy practice in Alberta by providing oversight over the college’s operational portfolio including finance, human resources, information technology, and facilities. Her commitment to ensuring the college was a “workplace of choice” was essential to building a strong team, having the skills and resources necessary to the college’s achievements. Her leadership was imperative during the inception of ACP and the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA), as it was during implementation of pharmacists’ new scope of practice, and when pharmacy technicians became regulated.
“It was a real time of building, building our own team, and a time of divesting ourselves from the association. It took us and RxA a few years to figure out each other’s clear roles,” said Lynn of her early days with the college. “It was an exciting time to begin something new.”
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