Dawn Jennings, BSc Pharm, R.Ph.
Previous member, Advisory Committee, Ontario Pharmacy Research Collaboration
Clinical Director, Pharmacy Services
HealthPRO Procurement Services Inc.
Dawn Jennings is a Director of Pharmacy Services with HealthPRO Canada, managing the Drug Shortages Portfolio. Her varied career of almost 20 years in hospital pharmacy includes a concentration in oncology followed by six years as the Manager of Pharmacy at Sault Area Hospital, a 300-bed acute care community hospital.
In the past 10 years at Sault Area Hospital, Dawn has safely planned and executed the New Hospital Move for the department of Pharmacy and Cancer Clinic Pharmacy, on time, on budget, without incident or patient care disruptions. She has championed the medication management system, including the design, evaluation, and implementation of automated medication technology. Dawn spearheaded multiple medication safety initiatives, including Medication Reconciliation, Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis, and Unit Dose distribution including Centralized Intravenous Admixture Program. As lead of the medication management portfolio, Dawn championed two successful accreditation cycles.
Over the last 20 years, Dawn has expressed her dedication to lifelong learning through her involvement with various teaching and mentorship roles, including Teaching Associate for University of Toronto School of Pharmacy, Ferris State University School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, Ontario College of Pharmacists, and Part Time Professor for Sault College Pharmacy Technician Program within Health Sciences.
Her commitment to advocacy and devotion to advancing the profession of pharmacy has led her to numerous advisory positions, including board appointment to the Sault College Pharmacy Technician Advisory Committee, Chair of Pharmacy Advisory Committee for HealthPRO representing over 300 hospitals across Canada, Chair of Product Evaluation Committee, active member of Drug Shortage Task Force , Northern Ontario Chapter Chair Delegate and President for Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Ontario Branch(CSHP-Ontario Branch), Professional Practice Committee Member of Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA-PPC), Examination Committee Member for the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC), and Board member of Joint Group Health and SAH Review and Ethics Committee
Dawn has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy and is a Registered Pharmacist in Ontario and in Michigan, USA. When Dawn is not concentrating on her chosen profession, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. Dawn lives in Sault Ste. Marie where she fills her leisure time with running, photography, visual arts, and hockey.
We thank Dawn for her contributions to OPEN and her guidance as a member of our Advisory Committee.