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Board of Directors

The Rexdale Community Health Centre is governed by a volunteer board of directors who provide strategic advice and direction to the leadership of our Centre to ensure that Rexdale CHC is operated responsibly. The following are the current board members:

2019 - 2020 Board of Directors

The Rexdale Community Health Centre Board of Directors believes that communication with the community is an important part of the governance process and encourages community members to express their views. When appropriate, the Board may instruct management to respond on its behalf.


Note: The purpose of this email address is to solicit community feedback, comments and suggestions about the centre only.

We ask that if you have a medical concern to please contact your medical professional. Do not share health information through this email address.

Alexander Lim is a Group Manager, Implementation, Cancer Screening with Cancer Care Ontario. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Master of Public Health graduate, he has 10 years of experience in project management within government and the health care sector. Areas of expertise include project delivery and implementation, strategic and corporate planning, leadership, risk management, and stakeholder engagement. In addition to serving as the Vice Chair for the Board of RCHC, he also serves as Secretary for the Board of Toronto Standard Condominium Corporation #2238 in Etobicoke.

Alexandra Boasie: Alexandra is a health care leader with experience working in both the hospital and government sector. As a local Etobicoke resident, she has worked for over 6 years improving the diagnostic care for cancer patients and most recently is the manager of the surgical oncology program at Cancer Care Ontario where she oversees the delivery and quality of cancer surgery delivery across the province.

Alex Battick is a Student-at-Law completing the licensing process of becoming a lawyer in Ontario, with a focus in Education Law. Alex is the Non-Profit Housing Trustee for The United Achievers Club, a board member for the Rexdale Community Health Centre and the Founder of BattLaw Resources. He has assisted with events that bring together the Brampton community, fundraised for Scholarship Awards to high school students, and has been a resource for individuals completing the process to have their foreign law degrees recognized in Canada.

Antoinette Clarke is Chief Strategy Officer at Vincam Healthcare where she provides leadership and operational oversight for long term growth. She's also the CEO of BOLD Leadership Institute where she uses the latest research in neuroscience to develop effective leaders and create a robust organizational culture. Antoinette has held senior roles in the private and public sectors in information infrastructure and communication, strategy execution and business development. She's the President of The Congress of Black Women of Ontario (Toronto Chapter); President of Let's STEM IT! A Member of Providence Healthcare Women In Philantropy (WIPP) & the Fundraising Committee.

She has a Master of Laws, MBA, BSW and currently completing a Master of Behavioural Science.

Atul Goela has over 15 years of strategic, operational and leadership experience in digital health, financial services, retail and healthcare. Atul is originally trained as a pharmacist and worked in a community setting providing direct patient care. Having worked directly with patients and having held various leadership roles with major Canadian organizations that impact the healthcare system, he has been involved in a diverse range of initiatives aimed at improving the health outcomes of Canadians. He also holds an MBA from Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

David Opare is currently going through the process of attaining the Chartered Professional Accountant designation. He has 3 years of experience in small business accounts receivable and 2 years of experience working in internal audit for a large entertainment organization. His skills include budgeting, operations management and financial analysis. He also educates and mentors youth in the Rexdale community.

Hugh Williams is currently Executive Director of the Kiwanis Club of Toronto and its Foundation. He’s an oft-published writer and communications professional with years of experience in both the private and public sectors. He is a founding director of a youth mental health charity “Team Unbreakable”; Past President of Rotary Etobicoke; and former Chair of the Toronto Ribfest annual fundraiser. In recognition of his volunteer work, Hugh is a recipient of a Paul Harris Award, a Community Recognition Award, a Friend of Africa Humanity Award, and a Canada 150 Sesquicentennial Award; and he joined the Rexdale CHC Board because he is a strong advocate for and believer in the community health care model.

Jennifer Birch is the current Human Resources Manager for Spicers Canada ULC . Jennifer is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and is finishing her Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a focus in Human Resources. For over 8 years, Jennifer has worked both in-house and has consulted for a multitude of organizations and industries specializing in employee relations and employment law. Jennifer has been a resident of Rexdale for many years and has been a volunteer with the local Girl Guides of Canada units for the past 12 years.

Karen Osagie is a project management professional with training in the areas of marketing, information technology, urban planning and construction. In her current role as lead project manager at Above the Baseboard Inc., she manages a variety of projects spanning various disciplines to met the needs of her private and public-sector client base. In the past, while working at Purolator Inc. Karen was honoured with multiple marketing awards for developing marketing campaigns, shaping retail presence in new markets and maintaining high levels of consumer engagement. Karen also enjoys her volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity and is a member of the Toronto based Tool Library that promotes the borrowing of equipment to community members who have temporary needs for basic to highly specialized tools. Karen joined the board of the Rexdale Community Health Centre in September of 2017.

Patience Adamu is currently: a PhD student in Ryerson University's Policy Studies program, focusing on the intersections of racialization and immigrant status on health in Canada; a contract professor who teaches at various post-secondary institutions in the Greater Toronto Area, and: Patience also leads the community investment team at Crosslinx Transit Solutions. She has many years of experience in communications, media relations and community development working in the education, sports and construction sectors. Patience brings a critical academic focus to immigrant health, as well as a background in media and communications to the board.

Safia Ahmed is a Public Health Nurse with the City of Toronto and has over 19 years of experience in the public health/community health field. She has been widely recognized for her contributions to the well-being of women and children. In recognition of her international humanitarian sector work, she was nominated by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) for the Nightingale Award, as was featured in the Toronto Star on May 5th, 2012.

Her past volunteer involvement includes Sudbury Regional Palliative Care Association; Red Cross-Emergency Response Team; and Diabetes Canada-Advocacy Team. Safia worked in Etobicoke North for over 15 years engaging individuals, families, groups and external organization to promote health, prevent illness, and to build community capacity.  Her expertise and commitment in public health and community health, her working knowledge and awareness of the social determinants of health in Etobicoke North, are the reasons why she joined Rexdale Community Health Centre (RCHC) Board.  As part of her board duties, Safia is also a member of the Community Liason Committee (CLC).

Sheila Baroro is a Chartered Professional Accountant with progressive experience in the not-for-profit sector including: Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and Budgeting and Reporting Analyst at Public Health Ontario. She is currently a Delivery Manager and is working towards her Project Management Professional certification.