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.


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.

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.

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.

 Nadia 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.

2 Responses to “Executive”

  1. Omar SiddiqiJanuary 29, 2018 at 9:08 pm #

    Hi there,
    How am I able to contact the Toronto executive here?


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