Michelle Moonesar, Co-Chair

Michelle Moonesar is an ambitious MBA candidate at McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business specializing in Health Services Management. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree which along with her extra-curricular leadership experiences sparked her interest in health care administration. She has a passion for clinical project management and quality improvement. She has experience as an Administrative Coordinator at Hamilton Health Sciences where she developed several skills and knowledge of the health care sector. Michelle has travelled to Nicaragua and Costa Rica as a volunteer to bring mobile medical clinics to rural areas. As an EHL executive, Michelle is looking forward to continue to give back to the health care community and support leadership development.

 Adnaan Bhyat, Co-Chair

Adnaan has worked and studied health and healthcare system management for almost ten years. An alumnus of McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business Masters of Business Administration – Health Services Management stream, he has had the experience of many different areas of the system providing him with a multiple perspective lens to appreciate its complexity. Adnaan is a specialist in quality and process improvement and has a deep passion for innovative healthcare solutions.

Outside of his day job, Adnaan loves to chat with and coach early career health professionals towards their goals, and as co-chair is excited to have a larger platform to continue to do so.

photoHelen Ng, Membership Lead

Helen is an analyst with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. Her role’s responsibilities include data integration and coordinated data development. She holds a bachelors of science in life sciences degree from McMaster University and a Masters of Science in kinesiology degree from the University of Waterloo. Throughout her schooling, she has volunteered with different patient populations such as individuals with spinal cord injuries and individuals undergoing treatment for cancer, in exercise settings. Helen’s current interests include technology transfer and commercialization and finding ways for which research can make the broadest impact possible. She is also interested in learning more about health innovation and health systems research. As an EHL member, she is interested in meeting others that work in areas of health that she has not encountered and helping fellow members make meaningful connections.

0 (1)Tharshini Navaratnarajah, Events Management Lead

Tharshini Navaratnarajah is a project management professional with several years of experience in healthcare.  She currently works as a Project Manager at the Central Community Care Access Centre and prior to this at Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.  Tharshini completed the Science and Business program at the University of Waterloo and  holds a Honors Bachelor of Science degree.   As a member of the EHL executive, she looks forward to connecting with emerging health leaders and providing opportunities for EHL members to meet and share knowledge through engaging events.

  0 (1)Melisa Foster, Communications, Marketing & Media Co-Lead

Melisa Foster is a Consultant in the Toronto office of Global Public Affairs, working within the Queen’s Park and Health and Life Sciences practice groups. She has extensive knowledge in public affairs, strategic communications and public policy. Prior to joining Global, Melisa worked in health policy for Canadian Blood Services and the Ontario Association for Community Care Access Centres, where she supported policy development, issues management and strategic communications on a wide variety of issues. She also completed a Junior Fellowship with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) where her research and publications contributed to the development of CIGI’s research strategy. Melisa holds a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management from Carleton University and a Master in International Public Policy from the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University. As a member of the EHL executive, she looks forward to connecting with like-minded professionals, engaging in meaningful dialogue and serving the EHL members!

Kevin Ho, Communications Co-Lead

Kevin Ho is a healthcare management professional with a diverse set of experiences, including diagnostics research, seniors health, IT implementation, corporate strategy, and medical education. In addition to 10 years in private, public, and non-profit environments, Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from University of Calgary and a Master of Science in Health science, technology and policy from Carleton University.

Kevin currently has a position with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, focusing on accreditation policy development in medical education, IT implementation, and program evaluation.

Glen McCammon, Communications Co-Lead

Glen is a marketing and communications professional with extensive experience driving communications campaigns in both the public and private sectors.

Currently, he is serving as a Senior Communications Advisor at Health Quality Ontario, a provincial agency that facilitates improved health care delivery and
patient experiences across Ontario. In this role, Glen leads communications initiatives to raise awareness of health care priorities and is responsible for
communications strategy and planning, project management, stakeholder / media relations, and product development. Glen has a nuanced understanding of public relations, social media, video production and brand marketing, and has played a lead role in the execution of a global brand refresh, several website redesigns and numerous organization-level marketing campaigns.

Previously, Glen held positions at a global commercial real estate company, the United States Embassy in Ottawa, and worked overseas teaching English in South Korea. He attended Carleton University and graduated with a double major in Political Science and Canadian Studies. As a member of the Emerging Health Leaders Executive Team, Glen enjoys making connections with young leaders and supporting the development of a strong and diverse community.

Lauren Leon, Financial Management Lead

Lauren is a healthcare management professional with experience in strategic planning, project and change management and quality improvement.  She completed her MBA at DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University specializing in Health Services Management, while completing co-op terms in strategy management, healthcare consulting and quality improvement.

Lauren currently works as a senior strategy consultant at Mackenzie Health hospital in Richmond Hill.  In this role she is responsible for supporting hospital strategic planning and reporting initiatives, working with programs to develop and implement improvement projects, and is actively involved in planning for the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital.

As part of the EHL Executive, Lauren looks forward to connecting and sharing experiences with other young professionals to mentor and develop the next generation of health leaders.

bataraNadia Batara, Advisor

Nadia Batara is a health management professional with experience in a variety of health care settings and organizations, including Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto and Vancouver Coastal Health Authority’s home and community care.  She completed her Master of Health Administration at the University of British Columbia after discovering her knack for business while working in finance.  However it was kind guidance from seasoned public health leaders and ongoing mentorship from other leaders that encourages the passion for health her University of Waterloo undergraduate degree sparked.  Through EHL, Nadia is excited to pay it forward as tomorrow’s system awaits emerging health leaders.

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