EHL Hamilton is proud to announce their first official Executive as elected by the CCHL Hamilton & Area chapter. The first EHL Hamilton node Executive Committee consisting of the following members:
• Roxanne Patel – Co-chair
• Elizabeth Gordon – Co-chair
• Elizabeth Van Dyck – Events Lead
• Shanique Barrett – Communications/Sponsorship Lead
• Sofia Khaddadine – Treasurer
• Lebené Numekevor – Past Co-chair
• Bryan Herechuk – CCHL Hamilton & Area Representative
Roxanne Patel is currently enrolled in the Masters of eHealth program at McMaster University and is working as a Business Systems Analyst for the Division of Emergency Medicine at McMaster. Her interest in health care started during her time as an undergraduate at the University of Western Ontario. Every since then she has been passionate about creating a sustainable health care system that is also patient-centered. After completing her masters degree, Roxanne plans to obtain certifications in Lean/6-Sigma and Project Management. Knowing the great impact a mentor can have on an emerging professionals career path, Roxanne is thrilled to be involved with EHL to facilitate these opportunities for emerging professionals to learn and grow.
In her spare time, Roxanne enjoys learning different languages (Spanish, German, and sometimes Russian), travelling, and exploring all the waterfalls in Hamilton!
Elizabeth Gordon – BHA Student, Ryerson University & Nuclear Medicine Technologst, Trillium Health Partners
Elizabeth is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Administration (BHA) Health Services Management program at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. She is working as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist at Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga where she has been focused on providing patient-centred care. She has also had the privilege of facilitating reflective learning practices to improve patient safety through process improvements, training staff on incident reporting to improve organizational safety culture and working with cross discipline teams to improve patient experiences and quality. She is driven to influence Ontarians’ wellbeing in a wider scope, and is committed to pursuing graduate studies after completing her BHA.
Elizabeth is excited to be a part of the EHL Hamilton executive team and to contribute her knowledge and skills to connecting emerging health leaders with valuable opportunities to be seized for professional growth. As an individual who believes in leading by example, Elizabeth’s focus on health and wellbeing underlies her hard-core gym workouts, meal regimens, immersions in nature and outlook.
Sofia is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in eHealth program at McMaster University and is interested in strengthening the quality of patient centered care with the use of business techniques and technology. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology along with a minor in Mathematics, and has worked in cardiovascular research as well as in the financial sector. Sofia is eager to join EHL to help facilitate leadership and healthcare discussion between all emerging health leaders and mentors in the area!
During her spare time you may find Sofia dancing away to Latin salsa songs. She also has an interest in active living and can be found camping, hiking, or mountain biking on the weekends!
Elizabeth Van Dyck – MBA, McMaster University
Elizabeth Van Dyck is currently enrolled in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at McMaster University, as she is interested in bringing together the clinical and business worlds of healthcare. She is also a registered occupational therapist and graduated with a Master of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto. She has experience working in acute care facilities in both Ontario and Saskatchewan. Elizabeth is passionate about designing innovative care delivery models to provide evermore patient-centred, holistic and cost-efficient care. She is excited to be a part of the EHL executive in order to create of a forum where learning and mentorship can happen between emerging health leaders and current health system leaders.
In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, reading and travelling. When exploring new places, she loves learning about its history and culture, and is always looking for a next adventure!
Shanique Barrett, CAPM – Project Coordinator, The Arthritis Society
As an emerging health leader, Shanique gears her focus and strengths towards improving quality of healthcare services. She believes that this can be done through system-wide integration and patient centred-care models. Shanique comes from a community health and project management background. She has dedicated time and effort to developing community health services within various organizations such as VON Canada, The Arthritis Society and Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre (CCAC).
Shanique studied Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario, where she specialized in public and community health. With a passion for project management, she went on to study Project Management at Sheridan College, with an objective of grasping the fundamental concepts of the discipline. Committed to her craft, she then obtained her Certified Associate in Project Management designation from the Project Management Institute. Shanique hopes to further her learning with a masters degree with a health improvement concentration.
When she is not working or studying, Shanique likes to explore the world. As she believes in grabbing life by the horns, she has visited various countries including: England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Jamaica, St. Martin, Bahamas, and St. Thomas just to name a few! She looks forward to the next country she will conquer.
Lebené Numekevor – Project Manager, Think Research
Lebené is as an emerging health leader, striving to achieve outcomes in quality of healthcare through improvements in effectiveness and efficiency. An advocate for the use of information technology in healthcare and the promotion of innovation and excellence in healthcare.
Presently, Lebené is a Project Manager at Think Research, a Toronto based healthcare software company. As a part of the implementation team she spends her time there working with clients on the implementation of their evidence based clinical support tools.
Prior to working at Think Research Lebené worked for the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre with the West Toronto Health Link helping to improve the coordination of care for complex patients. Lebené started working with the Health Link not too long after finishing her Masters in Health Administration at Dalhousie University.
In her spare time you will most likely find Lebené hibernating (only in the Winter), watching romantic comedies, cooking (and eating), shopping, travelling, knitting or spending time with her family and her five nephews and three nieces.
Bryan Herechuk, MBA, CHE – Quality Consultant, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Bryan is currently the Quality Consultant for the Quality Planning & Performance Improvement Program at St. Joseph’s Hamilton. In his previous role as Manager Diagnostic Imaging at Hamilton Health Sciences, Bryan providesd leadership to one of the busiest and largest Diagnostic Imaging portfolios in the region. Bryan provides leadership within the region as Chair of the Hamilton & Area Chapter of the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) as well as Co-Chair of the national CCHL Chapter Advisory Council.
Bryan obtained his MBA from the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, specializing in Health Services Management. Bryan is also a Certified Health Executive (CHE) from the Canadian College of Health Leaders and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) from the National Association for Healthcare Quality.