Susan Lessard-Friesen is the registrar of the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba. The College is mandated to protect the public and promote safe, patient-centred pharmacy practice. Ms. Lessard-Friesen’s experience at the College also includes coordinator of the Professional Development Program (1996 – 1999) and acting chair of the Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development Network for the Health Professions. She has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare field including pharmacy practice in hospital and the community in Manitoba and Ontario and teaching at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Pharmacy. Ms. Lessard-Friesen has received numerous professional awards including the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association Patient Safety Award and the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety Patient Safety Champion Award. She is member of a number of provincial, national and international pharmacy related associations and serves on the board of Partners Seeking Solutions for Seniors. Ms. Lessard-Friesen was nominated by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba.