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Catherine Schuster RPEBC, R.Ph.T. Coordinator, Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Technician Programs Catherine Schuster is a licensed Pharmacy Technician in the province of Ontario, Canada. She graduated from the Pharmacy Assistant Program in 1974 from St. Clair College in Windso, Ontario. Catherine has many years of practicing in community and hospital settings. She began her career as a Pharmacy Assistant in a community pharmacy setting and in 1986 continued her career, working in the in-patient pharmacy at Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, Stratford, Ontario. Catherine served as Coordinator of the Pharmacy Technician Program at Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario from 2006 – 2014. Catherine has served on a number of Pharmacy committees and boards, including: the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) Pharmacy Technician Working Group; OCP Jurisprudence Steering Committee; OCP Pharmacy Technician Assessment Tool Task Force; National Advisory Committee – Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks; Canadian Council for Accreditation for Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP) Working Group for the Development of Standards for Accreditation of Pharmacy Technician Programs; CCAPP Pharmacy Technician Programs Accreditation Committee; Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Blueprint for Qualifying Exam for Regulation of Pharmacy Technicians; PEBC Evaluating Exam Question Writing Group; She served on the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technician and the Canadian Pharmacy Technician Educators Association Board of Directors. In 2010, Catherine became the first pharmacy technician in Canada to be appointed to the PEBC Board of Directors and in 2015, the first technician to become President of the Board.