OTTAWA , May 22, 2020 /CNW/ - After leading the Health Product Stewardship Association (HPSA) for more than 15 years, Ginette Vanasse will be retiring this summer.
HPSA announced that its board of directors has secured Terri Drover as Director-General to lead the HPSA starting June 1, 2020.
"We are fortunate to have someone of Drover's calibre and experience to lead HPSA through our next chapter," said Mark Nykolaichuk, Chair of the HPSA Board. "We look forward to leveraging her leadership experience to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the opportunities ahead."
Terri Drover is a 30-year veteran of the pharmaceutical industry with a proven track record of execution. She is a strong communicator who is customer focused with deep leadership capabilities. Her breadth of experience includes healthcare, sales and marketing, regulatory, government relations and distribution. She has broad exposure to board participation both professionally and through her volunteer activities.
Drover said, "I am honoured and excited to lead the HPSA team. I am committed to this important cause of sustainability and stewardship. I believe these matters to us all, both professionally and personally."
The HPSA Board would like to thank Ginette for her dedication and relentless spirit in creating a model not-for-profit organization. The HPSA Board is extremely proud of her many successes that have grown the association from its inception (under the direction of our three founding members RxA, CGPA and CHP Canada) to an association that represents more than 148 industry members. The HPSA has become a known entity in the stewardship industry such that international agencies are seeking insight from Ginette and the team she has assembled.
Ginette expressed the following "I have enjoyed the many opportunities to engage our members and the industry. With your unwavering support and financial contributions, you have helped to forge the way for a highly successful medication take back and sharp collection programs throughout the years. You have been instrumental in the growth of HPSA and provided direction with the ever-changing landscape for Extended Producers Responsibility Programs. I thank you all for your commitment and the opportunity to serve HPSA. I sincerely hope the new Director-General will enjoy similar support and commitment experienced during my tenure with HPSA."
SOURCE Health Products Stewardship Association
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