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Elise Apolloni wins Telstra Australian Young Business Women’s Award

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November 22, 2017

The peak national body for pharmacists, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA), has congratulated ACT pharmacist Elise Apolloni for receiving the 2017 Telstra Australian Young Business Women’s Award at a national gala dinner in Melbourne last night.

The prestigious Award recognises exceptional business women from diverse industries across Australia and Asia.

PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson congratulated Ms Apolloni, Managing Partner of Capital Chemist Wanniassa, on her outstanding achievement.

“Ms Apolloni’s innovation and leadership are an inspiration to all pharmacists,” Dr Jackson said. “She has been a tireless advocate for the role of pharmacists, including as a PSA ACT Branch Committee member since 2013.

“Her strategic and innovative ideas have transformed Capital Chemist Wanniassa to address gaps in health services in her community.”

In addition to her work in community pharmacy, Ms Apolloni dedicates her time to volunteering as a telephone crisis supporter for Lifeline Canberra and phone counsellor for the Pharmacists’ Support Service. She raises awareness of mental health in her community as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, and was the first ACT-based and accredited Credentialed Diabetes Educator.

Capital Chemist Wanniassa has claimed several awards this year, including 2017 Pharmacy of the Year in Excellence in Professional Innovation. In July, Ms Apolloni received the PSA Early Career Pharmacist of the Year at PSA17. Professional services pharmacist Kayla Lee also took home the UTS Innovative Pharmacist of the Year Award in November for her mental health program Pharmafriend.

“I am delighted to see the team at Capital Chemist Wanniassa recognised for their exceptional achievements in transforming pharmacy for the future,” Dr Jackson said.


Media contact: Jarryd Luke Communications Officer (02) 6283 4784


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