Fatma Hassan is a public policy expert currently working as Director of Public Policy at the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. She has worked in business, the not for profit sector and at the provincial and federal government. As a founder of Wanasah, she is Chair of the Board since Wanasah’s incorporation in 2021. She lives in the Downtown East area of Toronto.
Dr. Leslie Shanks
Leslie is a physician trained in public health who has worked in Nunavut, northern Ontario and inner city Toronto. Internationally she has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a variety of countries and roles. She currently practices Family Medicine in Toronto and is a founding director of Wanasah.
Mohamed Osman is a CPA who currently works as Finance and Reporting Advisor at HydroOne. He has 10 years of experience working in the private sector as a financial analyst. He completed his MBA at Schulich School of Business at York University and lives in the Downtown East area of Toronto. He joined the Board as Treasurer in 2022.
Joulaika is Program Manager Mental Health and Substance Use at Unison Health and Community Services. She is a Masters level registered Social Worker with over 20 years’ experience managing community mental health. Her areas of focus include individual and group psychotherapy, trauma counselling, community mental health and youth work. In addition, she is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Faculty of Social Work at University of Toronto. She joined the Board in 2021.
Dr Russell Goldman
Russell is a Palliative Care Consultant and Director, Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at Sinai Health. He initially practiced as a Family Physician in Toronto, and then focused on providing palliative care. He joined the Board in 2021.
Dr. Andrew Ssawe
Andrew is the Director, Integrated Primary Care Services at South Riverdale Community Health Centre. He is physician, with post graduate degrees in Public Health, Surgery and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. He has board and governance experience both locally and internationally. He joined the Wanasah Board in 2022.