Planning Committee

Anna Banerji O.Ont MD MPH FRCPC DTM&H
Conference Director and Chair
Faculty Lead, Indigenous and Refugee Health, Post MD Education
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Associate Professor Pediatrics and Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Hind Adam MBBS
Ahfad University for Women- Sudan
Former refugee

Aniyizhai Annamalai MD
Associate professor at Yale School of Medicine
Medical director of the Yale Adult Refugee Clinic
New Haven, Connecticut

Marc Altshuler MD
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Associate Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
Director, Jefferson Center for Refugee Health
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Assistant Clinical Professor Family Medicine (part-time)
McMaster University
Adjunct Professor Family Medicine
Western University
Adjunct Professor Environment and Resource Studies
University of Waterloo

Carolyn Beukeboom PHC-NP, MSc in Public Health
Adjunct Assistant Professor,
Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing,
Western University, London
Assistant Clinical Professor,
School of Nursing,
McMaster University, Hamilton

Mahli Brindamour MD, FRCPC
General pediatrician
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Saskatchewan

Jennifer Cochran MPH
Director, Division of Global Populations and Infectious Disease Prevention
Bureau of Infectious Disease
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Peter Cronkright MD FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
SUNY-Upstate Medical University
Primary Care Internist
Syracuse, New York

Paul L. Geltman MD MPH
Medical Director for Refugee and Immigrant Health
Division of Global Populations and Infectious Disease Prevention
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Health Services Research
Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Andrea Green MDCM, FAAP
Associate Professor Pediatrics, University of Vermont
Director Pediatric New American Clinic
Burlington, Vermont

Brian D. Gushulak MD
Migration Health Consultants, Inc.
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia

Manisha Hladio MSc, MD, CCFP
Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre, Kitchener
Assistant Clinical Professor (adjunct), Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University

Patricia Li MD MSc FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Paediatrics
Division of General Paediatrics, Montreal Children’s Hospital
McGill University Health Centre
Montreal, Quebec

Beata Pawlowska MA PhD
Former refugee
Consultant, advocacy, and educational development.
Toronto, Canada.

Rachel F. Spitzer MD, MPH, FRCS(C)
Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Global Health,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynacology, University of Toronto
Mt Sinai Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynacology
Toronto, Ontario

James B. Sutton RPA-C
Director, Office of Community Medicine
Director, Refugee Healthcare Program
Rochester General Health System
Rochester, New York

Hassan Vatanparast MD,PhD
Professor, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition/
School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan

Patricia Walker MD DTM&H
HealthPartners Center for International Health
and Travel Medicine Clinics
Associate Program Director, Global Health Pathway
Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Disease
and International Medicine
Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mei-ling Wiedmeyer MD, CCFP
Clinical Instructor | University of British Columbia Department of Family Practice
Family Physician | Umbrella Multicultural Health Co-op, British Columbia

Vanessa Wright
Nurse Practitioner
The Crossroads Clinic, Women’s College Hospital
Toronto, Ontario

Janine Young MD, FAAP
Medical Director, Denver Health Refugee Clinic
Medical Advisor, Colorado Refugee Services Program
Associate Professor, Dept of General Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver Health and Hospitals