Ms. Suzanne Solven, BPharm
Suzanne Solven is the Registrar and CEO of the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia. In her capacity as Registrar, Suzanne ensures successful execution of the College Board’s strategic plan, enhances stakeholder engagement and inter-professional collaboration, as well as leads the complaints, investigations and legislation departments.
Suzanne was previously the Associate Vice President of Audit, Investigations and Quality Assurance at Pacific Blue Cross for over 5 years. She led the fraud investigation branch to ensure health benefits plan sustainability as well as the Internal Audit and Risk Management branches to ensure appropriate controls and enterprise-wide risk management are in place for value add to the business.
Prior to her work at Pacific Blue Cross, Suzanne was the Deputy Registrar of the College of Pharmacists of BC for over 9 years. In her capacity as Deputy Registrar, Suzanne led the development of the award winning DrugSafe BC Initiative, changes to the ownership provisions in the pharmacy legislation, successful undercover pharmacy investigations and first in Canada successful investigative collaboration with the US Food and Drug Administration.
Prior to her work at the College, Suzanne was employed by the government of British Columbia for over 13 years in the positions of Executive Director and Senior Pharmacist of the BC PharmaCare program. While with government Suzanne led inter-professional drug policy initiatives such as evidenced based drug review processes, limited use drug coverage, special authorization expert committees and standardized product listing agreements. She was also a provincial partner in the development of the Common Drug Review.
Suzanne is a current member of the Alumni UBC Advisory Council, past member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC Prescription Review Panel, past Co-Chair of the National Pharmaceuticals Strategy, and past chair of the Advisory Committee on Pharmaceuticals, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health.
Suzanne received her Bachelor of Science of Pharmacy degree in 1987 from the University of British Columbia and has a commitment to life-long learning with a particular focus on strategic leadership.