Christine is a pharmacist and has an MBL qualification as well. She has been serving as evaluator of courses, qualifications and training providers with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) for a number of years and has served as examiner for pharmacy interns. Christine was also the first female president of the South African Association of Community Pharmacists (SAACP) and is currently a Council member of the South African Pharmacy Council. She is the Managing Director of PDA. Because of her extensive knowledge of the legal landscape and pharmacy operations, she is able to perform various consultation functions through PDA for pharmacies, including the provision of operational SOPs.
Hanna du Plessis:
After completing a Master’s degree in Biochemistry, Hanna worked as lecturer at the University of Potchefstroom (currently known as the NorthWest University). She has also completed a national diploma in occupationally-directed education, training and development practices. Her area of specialization is course design and development for online and distance learning courses.
Tanya is the latest addition to the terrific trio. She maintains and coordinates the administrative functions in PDA, as well as serving as liaison between several training providers, students and tutors. Tanya is also in charge of record keeping and securing student supporting documentation.
Although initially facilitating workshop-based training sessions for pharmacy staff, PDA quickly adapted its approach to satisfy the operations-driven need for non-contact learning solutions for the pharmacy industry. All of PDA’s courses are now delivered through either the online learning platform or via distance learning methods.