Natalie Borden of Dartmouth was appointed as a Public Representative on Council in 2015 and also currently serves on the Society's Complaints Investigation Committee. She is a former Chair of the Credentials Committee and also served on the Governance and Nominating Committee.
A pharmacist and administrator, Natalie has extensive management and leadership experience with the Department of Health and Wellness, where she has worked since 2008. In her current post as Program Director, Drug Information System (DIS), she is responsible for program operations including strategy and planning, budget, human resources, vendor management, stakeholder engagement and technical oversight, and also supports audit and privacy processes. Her duties also involve liaising with licensing bodies and advocacy groups provincially and nationally, and with other provinces on drug information system issues. Previously, she served as the Department’s Manager, Drug Utilization Review – leading the development and implementation of generic pricing reform – and as Manager, Business Solutions.
Upon graduating from the Dalhousie University College of Pharmacy in 1994, Natalie worked as a pharmacist until joining Medavie Blue Cross in Moncton in 2001. There, she was a senior pharmacy services consultant prior to becoming the Manager, Pharmacy and Travel Operations. She facilitated Medavie’s Managing Change Workshops and managed the operations of the Special Authorization Unit, Drug Adjudication Policy and Claims System, among other responsibilities. She also consulted with Towers Perrin.
Natalie is an accomplished instructor and mentor, currently with the Nova Scotia Community College’s African Nova Scotian Student Tutoring Program and as a lab demonstrator with the Dalhousie University College of Pharmacy. She is an assessor for the College of Pharmacy’s Examining Board of Canada Pharmacy Technician National Qualifying Exam. Extracurricular activities also include speaking engagements and serving as a Simulated Patient at the Dalhousie Learning Resource Centre.
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