40 for 40

In honor of the NBPA’s 40th anniversary, we've launched a new series of profiles to highlight the unique and excellent work of 40 pharmacy professionals. Know a New Brunswick pharmacy professional whose work we should highlight? Send your suggestions to Laure Piccetto at membership@nbpharma.ca

#2 of 40 - AYUB CHISHTI

Meet Ayub Chishti!

Ayub is the pharmacist/owner at Campus Pharmacy at the University of New Brunswick (which all houses St. Thomas University and NBCC), in Fredericton. The pharmacy services all ages but the majority of clients are young people, especially post-secondary students and athletes, due to the store’s location. A graduate of Portsmouth University in England, Ayub started his career as a hospital pharmacist in London but has worked as a pharmacist in the Fredericton area for nearly 35 years. Campus Pharmacy specializes in travel and sports medicine, and Ayub also recognizes mental health as a major issue due to academic and social stresses, which have been exacerbated by the Pandemic.

“My goal has always been to make the Pharmacy a safe and positive space for everyone who walks in,” says Ayub. “My staff and I do our best to create a great atmosphere: a lot of laughter, a lot of fun; and the customers, they really appreciate it. I hope customers of all ages feel comfortable coming here. I do what I can to support them with their health needs.” Ayub has earned recognition from both UNB and St. Thomas University for the best service provider in the city. Additionally, he has served on the Board of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC), Pharmasave Atlantic, ARP (now changed to Pharmachoice), the Abony Tennis center, and served on committees with NBPA and NBCP and was a medical appointee for the federal Disability Pension Tribunal. He supports various charitable organizations such as the Chrysalis House, a youth in transition house in Fredericton.

Thank you for always being there to help your patients and your community, Ayub!

#1 of 40 - Angela Sheasgreen

Meet Angela Sheasgreen!

Angela is the pharmacy manager at the Elsipogtog Pharmasave, the first pharmacy in Canada owned by a First Nations community.

Angela quickly reacted to the onset of the pandemic by implementing safety protocols such as wearing PPE, enforcing physical distancing, and spacing out visits for the 80-100 people involved in the addictions program. Her ongoing collaboration with doctors, nurses, and nurse practitioners helped her move quickly to deliver necessary supplies to community residents as part of the pharmacy’s addictions program. “One of the reasons I love what I do so much is that I get to work alongside other health professionals as a team to help patients find the care they need” says Angela. “Knowing our work can make a difference in their lives is immensely rewarding.”

She packaged methadone doses and other supplies for a licensed practical nurse to deliver directly to residents’ driveways, ensuring safe, remote distribution. Going above and beyond, Angela also provided after-hours Narcan information sessions separate from the addictions program to provide reliable education on the use of Naloxone. Having adapted to this ‘new normal’, Angela hosts COVID vaccination clinics once or twice a week to make it easy for eligible members of the community to get vaccinated.

Thank you for your continuous efforts dedicated to the well-being of Elsipogtog residents, Angela.