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Meet your Elora Apothecary Pharmacy team, proudly ready to serve you!

Bronwyn Tolmie (nee Williams) - RPh, BSc.Phm, ACPR

Pharmacist/Owner

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Originally from Elora, Bronwyn is a registered pharmacist and holds her Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Toronto. Post bachelor, Bronwyn completed a Hospital Pharmacy Residency program in Windsor, ON, during which she achieved certification as an Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist.

Bronwyn has gained a passion for providing care to patients in the oncology (cancer) care setting, having practiced in the areas of palliative care and malignant hematology at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Bronwyn continues to provide care in the hospital setting at Groves Memorial Community Hospital and enjoys bringing her hospital pharmacy experience to the community setting.

Patient education and medication safety through medication consultations are priorities in Bronwyn’s practice and are a few of the many ways Bronwyn contributes to the health and well-being of the Centre Wellington community.

Andrew Tolmie - RPh, BSc.Phm

Pharmacist/Owner

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Andrew is a registered pharmacist and holds his Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Toronto. Upon completion of his degree, Andrew practiced in a variety of independent community pharmacy and outpatient clinic settings within the Windsor- Essex region. Prior to opening Elora Apothecary, Andrew split his time as the lead pharmacist within a comprehensive outpatient community health centre (Riverside Medical Centre), as a consultant pharmacist with the Erie – St. Clair Clinic for Addictions Medicine, and as a community diabetes educator at various capacities.

Andrew brings his skills, knowledge, and experience in community level patient education initiatives to the community of Centre Wellington.

Heidi May - RPh, BSc.Phm

Pharmacist

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Heidi graduated in 1990 from University of Toronto with a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy. She is currently a registered pharmacist in Ontario.

After working a short while in Penetanguishene after graduation, Heidi returned to the local area to continue working in community pharmacy. She worked in a number of pharmacies within the area including managing a Big V pharmacy for a short while before the purchase of the pharmacy chain by Shoppers Drug Mart.

Heidi has been thankful to work in the local community where her 3 daughters, who are now teenagers, have gone to school and where her husband works in his third-generation family business. Being involved with her churches’ activities and volunteering at the dance studio which her girls attend are two of the activities that are important to her. Heidi recently had the opportunity to go on a medical mission to Tanzania and on a mission trip to Swaziland. Likely those won’t be the last!

Her focus in pharmacy is to encourage patients’ understanding of their medications with the goals of minimizing negative consequences of medication and maximizing benefits.

Mary McKenzie – RPh, BSc.Phm

Pharmacist

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Mary has lived and practiced pharmacy in Centre Wellington for almost 22 years. Originally from the Niagara Peninsula, Mary attended the University of Toronto completing a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy.

She worked at St. Michael’s Hospital for two years providing clinical services to the cardiology and cardiovascular surgery units. She spent the next 6 years working in clinical research and drug information for two pharmaceutical companies.

The move to Centre Wellington gave Mary the opportunity to work in community pharmacy while raising a young family. Many years later, Mary is still enjoying practicing pharmacy expanding her knowledge and skills to keep abreast of changes in the pharmacy profession.

Julia Jennings – RPhT

Pharmacy Technician

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Julia is a Regulated Pharmacy Technician with 23 years of invaluable experience in the community pharmacy setting. Julia represents the highest level of quality pharmaceutical patient care and compassion. This is certainly recognized by the community and her pharmacy peers, as Julia was the recipient of the 2016 Ontario Pharmacists’ Association Outstanding Pharmacy Technician award. Julia’s dedication to her profession is most deserving of its recognition as being the best in the province!

Born and raised in the Centre Wellington community, Julia is a highly compassionate and caring person. Over the years, she has actively volunteered her time within the community through her involvement with the Elora Co-Op Preschool, Fergus Fall Fair, Elora-Fergus Ringette Association, and at her children’s school. Julia and her family currently live in Elora and enjoy participating in the many local activities and events offered by this great community.

Shannon Smith

Pharmacy Assistant 

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Shannon’s passion for pharmacy started when she was just 17 years old. While working part-time at a retail pharmacy and delivering prescriptions, she always knew she wanted to be a part of the pharmacy world. Over the years she’s been fortunate to have gained experience and knowledge in both hospital and community pharmacy settings.

Shannon currently resides in Wellington County and enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. Skiing, camping and baking are just a few of her favourite things to do. What she enjoys most about pharmacy is being part of a team that strives to put patient care and the community’s well being first!