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Meet the Executive Team

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president elect
 

Kamyab

president

president
 

Rohit

past president

secretary
 

Melisa

president elect

treasurer
 

Amber

secretary

treasurer

Kornelija

treasurer

treasurer
 

Alice

networking chair

treasurer
 

Murtuza

marketing chair/webmaster

treasurer
 

Stefanie

co-webmaster

treasurer

Alex

education chair

 

 

 
 

WHO ARE WE?

 

kamyab ghatan

Kamyab joined Sienna Senior Living as an Infection Control Consultant in 2015. He has a M.D degree from Windsor University School of Medicine and also holds a CIC designation and a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. He is a member of IPAC Canada and president of the IPAC-Canada GTA chapter.
Email Kamyab: kamyab.ghatan@siennaliving.ca

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rohit garg

Rohit is a Regional IPAC specialist at Public Health Ontario (PHO) where his key role is to assist in building infection prevention and control knowledge and capacity in stakeholders across the continuum of healthcare. He is involved in developing networks of stakeholders for discussions and development of initiatives on broad range of IPAC topics and concerns. Prior to coming to PHO in 2014, Rohit has held Management positions at IPAC department of Staten Island University Hospital, NY and at Regional Epidemiology Program at New York State Department of Health. Rohit holds a medical degree from India, MPH from Yale University, USA and is CIC certified. Rohit has published and presented at both International and American journals and conferences.
Email Rohit: rohit.garg@oahpp.ca

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melisa avaness

Melisa is an Infection Prevention and Control coordinator at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She received her Honours Bachelor of Science from University of Toronto and completed Bachelor of Applied Science from Ryerson University specializing in Public health and safety. She started her infection control career in 2010 and obtained her C.I.C designation in 2012. She has worked in infection prevention and control in various hospitals including both Rehab and Acute care settings. She has been a member of IPAC Canada’s Education Core Committee since 2014 and active member of IPAC Canada since 2011.
Email Melisa: melisa.avaness@sunnybrook.ca

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amber linkenheld-struk

Amber is an Infection Prevention and Control coordinator at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She received her Bachelor of Arts from York University and completed Medical Laboratory Technologist diploma from The Michener Institute. She started her infection control career in 2017 and obtained her C.I.C designation in 2018. She has worked in infection prevention and control in various hospitals including both Rehab and Acute care settings.
Email Amber: amber.linkenheld-struk@sunnybrook.ca

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kornelija delibasic

Kornelija is  a Certified Public Health Inspector (CPHI (C)) since 2006 and has received certificate in Infection Control (CIC) in 2012.  She holds bachelor degree from School of Occupational and Public Health from Ryerson University in 2006, and in 2011 she obtained Masters Degree in Food Safety and Quality Assurance from University of Guelph. Kornelija has been an IPAC GTA member since 2012, and has assumed role of treasurer in 2018.
Email Kornelija: kornelijajurisic@hotmail.com

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alice silva

Alice Silva is an Infection Control Practitioner at the University Health Network - Toronto General Hospital covering the surgical portfolio. Alice has her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Queen’s University. She completed her CIC in 2018. Alice has experience working with multiple health organizations at the local, provincial and federal levels.  She has interests in infectious disease epidemiology, infection prevention and control, as well as quality improvement initiatives. Alice has published and presented at both Canadian and American journals and conferences. Alice is also the IPAC Canada representative for the Immunize Canada board.
Email Alice: Alice.Silva@uhn.ca

murtuza diwan

Murtuza is currently an infection control professional at the Halton Healthcare with special interests in tuberculosis and creating IPAC electronic surveillance systems. He graduated from the University of Toronto with Honors in Bachelor of Science, specializing in the Human Biology program with minors in Mathematics and Zoology. He then completed his Post Graduate Diploma and Master of Science degree in Infectious Diseases from University of London (United Kingdom). He has been an active member of IPAC Canada since 2009 and currently holds the role of Chair of Marketing committee, and Webmaster along with committee member on the IPAC-Canada Endorsement Review Committee, IPAC-GTA and IPAC-GTA Education committee.
Email Murtuza: mdiwan@haltonhealthcare.com

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stefanie siauw

Stefanie is currently working as an infection control practitioner at Mackenzie Health Hospital in Richmond Hill and achieved the CIC designation in 2019. She graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science with High Distinction. She majored in "Molecular Genetics and Microbiology" and "Human Biology: Fundamental Genetics and Its Applications". Stefanie is particularly passionate about widespread IPAC education through social media.
Email Stefanie: Stefanie.Siauw@MackenzieHealth.ca

alex kusiewicz

Alex has worked as an infection control practitioner at Baycrest Health Sciences,
Email Alex: AKusiewicz@baycrest.org

Nominations for positions on the executive for 2019

We are always looking for fresh faces to add to our executive committee. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the executive team for 2019, please complete and submit this form.