Nadia Batara, Co-Chair
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.
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.
Helen Ng, Membership Lead
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.
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!
Catherine Wang, Financial Management Lead
Catherine Wang has recently graduated from the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. She also holds a Bachelor of Economics from York University. Currently, Catherine is a policy analyst at the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Prior to joining the Ministry, she interned at Public Health Ontario and worked on the Smoke Free Ontario Action Plan by providing evidence-based policy analysis. Outside her policy work, she is also an entrepreneur. She founded a Mandarin training school called Fir+Pine that provides the most interactive and engaging classes to her students.
As part of the executive at EHL, Catherine looks forward to working with health professionals and emerging young leaders, helping them connect and engage, making great changes in the field!
Kevin Ho, Communications
Kevin Ho is a healthcare management professional with a diverse set of experiences, including bench research, procurement, 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.