Board of Directors

Executive

Jann is a nurse and retired public health nursing leader with over 35 years of experience.  She has worked in many areas of public health including Tuberculosis Control, AIDS Prevention, and Mental Health and Addiction. She also worked extensively behind the scenes to help bring supervised injection services to Toronto. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at OISE, the University of Toronto, and her research is focused on how there can be a more humane and holistic response to the drug crisis in Canada. A lover of dogs, she is also fostering a future Dog Guide. Jann has been a member of the Street Health Board since 2021

Amanda is the Clinical Leader Manager of the outpatient Women’s Health Care Centre and Pediatric Clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Social Work from York University. As a passionate advocate for harm reduction frameworks and equitable access to healthcare for all, Amanda joined the Board in April 2021. Amanda currently sits on the Board of Directors’ Fundraising Committee.

Hormuz Dadabhoy is a Senior Venture Manager and Stream Lead for Blockchain with the Creative Destruction Lab. Hormuz was most recently with the Business + Higher Education Roundtable, where he was the Director of Operations. Prior to that, he worked for RBC Ventures and the Aga Khan Foundation Canada. Hormuz has an HBA from the University of Toronto and a Masters’s from Oxford University, where he worked on a variety of projects related to affordable housing. Hormuz lives in the StreetHealth catchment area and has been a passionate advocate for policy that incorporates harm reduction and increases access to healthcare services for all.

Paula has practiced as a criminal defense lawyer for over 30 years.  In her work, she has seen firsthand how the criminalizing of drug use and addiction is harmful and dangerous. What attracted her to working with StreetHealth is the efforts to decriminalize drug possession and the provision of a safe supply of drugs for people who are using drugs.

Board Members

Megan Kee is the Founder and Director of Twentytwenty Arts, a nonprofit that facilitates the production of social impact art projects, and Twentytwenty Design, a design and marketing agency that supports the communications goals of charities, non-profits, and social enterprises. Megan comes from a fine art background, with an MA with distinction in Museum and Gallery Studies. In addition to being an experienced project manager, graphic designer, copywriter, and strategic thinker, Megan is passionate about advocating for social change. Megan joined Street Health’s board in June 2021.

Katias holds a Master of Public Health from the UK and an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto. Her skill set enables her to practice the key population health principles: health promotion, health protection and disease prevention. Her interest in public health drives her to support the development of strong organizational partnerships. Through collaboration, she believes closing the health inequity gap is possible. Katias endeavors to improve health outcomes, across all socioeconomic backgrounds, and is keen on being part of a solution. She is an elected board member and currently serves on the Strategic Steering Committee.

Usman brings over 15 years of experience in public policy and health care. He has worked across various levels of government developing and implementing strategies and leading initiatives in business informatics, chronic disease prevention and management, and working with and for Indigenous and equity deserving populations. Currently, he is a candidate for the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program. He holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Saskatchewan and an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto. Outside of work, Usman enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, playing soccer, and volunteering with various charities across the city.

Michael is an Actuary and has worked in the financial industry since 2002. He believes that everyone has a responsibility to care for their neighbours, especially the vulnerable. Michael joined the Board in 2024 and is a strong supporter of Street Health’s mission and vision.  He currently serves on the Finance Committee. Three things that he is crazy about are beaches, dark chocolate cakes and Sudoku!

 

Tina Ranta is the current Assistant Director of Well-being at York University, bringing over a decade of nursing expertise in mental health, harm reduction, and strategic leadership. Tina joined the Board of Directors at Street Health in 2024. Her commitment to and passion in working with inner-city populations and individuals experiencing homelessness is clear. Pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, her research pursuits focus on Safe Consumption Sites with an aim to improve community integration and create more accepting spaces for people who use substances. Her dedication to addressing pressing issues within healthcare research underscores her passion for advocating for people who are experiencing barriers in accessing care. Tina brings forward her strengths in strategic visioning, collaboration, and compassion as an invaluable asset to Street Health as they continue to make a meaningful impact in the community.

Executive Director – Lin Sallay