Thank you to everyone who gathered to toast this year's recipient of the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy's prestigious Pillar of Pharmacy Award, Marshall Moleschi. The Gala dinner was held on November 22 in Vancouver.
The speakers throughout the event highlighted Marshall’s ability to develop and foster long-term relationships that allowed him to move pharmacy’s collective agenda forward within the broader healthcare system.
“Marshall worked tirelessly to raise the profile of the profession from simply medication dispensers to medication experts that make a positive difference in patients’ lives every day,” said Suzanne Solven, Executive Eirector at Pacific Blue Cross. “He empowered pharmacists to get out from behind the pharmacy counter and interact with other healthcare professionals in the team.”
B.C. College Registrar Bob Nakagawa noted that Moleschi was a true leader in the profession who could “navigate the gray” in order to advance the wellness of the population through better pharmacy services. “A gentleman in every sense of the word, Marshall is always there to work with others to make things better—a true Pillar of the Pharmacy.”
In accepting the award, Moleschi spoke of the many people who shared his vision throughout the years. “There have been a lot of changes to the pharmacy framework and I think the future has never been brighter,” he said. “Pharmacists can really make a difference.”