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:

2021 – 2022 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 center 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.

AlexAlex Battick Board Chair
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.
AlexandraAlexandra Boasie Board Director
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.
AviAvi Rakhra Board Director
Avi has extensive experience in the government, political and business sectors. He has previously worked in government at the federal level and brings over a decade of experience in both the political and policy realms. His experience has enabled him to grasp a firm understanding of the legislative process and how it can be applied to the not-for-profit sector in order to ensure success. Prior to his professional career, Avi’s educational background includes political science, government and public policy.
BrandonBrandon Arkinson Board Director
Brandon Arkinson is a dedicated social entrepreneur, city builder and problem solver, with significant experience in the Not For Profit, housing and fundraising sectors. Brandon is the Founder and Executive Director of Moving Hope, an organization that provides provisions for the homeless and vulnerable. Brandon has been conferred specializations or advanced certifications in fields of: Public Relations, Human Resources Management, Facility Management, Organizational Leadership, and Advanced Public Administration and Governance. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Psychological Health & Safety Advisor, Brandon is uniquely qualified to lead healthy organizations in today’s dynamic environment.
CynthiaCynthia Bour Board Director
Cynthia is currently a Portfolio Associate at a leading investment management firm. Since completing secondary school in Rexdale, she has gained a wealth of knowledge throughout her career in the areas of financial planning & reporting, best accounting practices, regulatory compliance, capital management, fundraising, and budgeting. As Founder of Moneynomx, a financial education and coaching organization, Cynthia shares her knowledge with individuals across Canada working with agencies that specifically support the needs of immigrant communities.
HarshitaHarshita Jagadeesh Board Director
Harshita is a young leader in the health care field and is passionate about working to help create systems that will lead to a better quality of life for populations and improve access to care. Harshita is currently the Manager of Space Operations at the University Health Network (UHN), leading a team of staff in all aspects related to the physical spaces across UHN sites. Prior to this role, she was a Senior Planner at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre where she helped to operationalize the strategic directions of the ambulatory and malignant hematology departments. She holds a Master of Health Administration degree and has obtained the Canadian College of Health Leaders – Certified Health Executive designation, as well as the University of Toronto Lean Six Sigma certification.
JoyeJoye Badou Board Director
Joye Badou, currently coordinator of the youth program at Connecture Canada and secretary-general of the board of directors of the Auberge Francophone, have worked as a supervisor for Francophone newcomers, as a project manager, as a database design, and as statistical analysis. Joye have also worked on projects to promote health services in French at Entité 3.
KikiKiki Lin Board Director
Kiki Lin is currently a Director of Strategy at a global financial institution. Kiki began her career as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA). International experience at Fortune 100 companies and non-profit organizations in: financial & strategic planning, operations management, risk management, performance measurement, digital strategies and design thinking.
PatiencePatience Adamu Board Vice Chair
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 Manager, Employee Experience at Aecon Groupa; 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.
SohaibSohaib Siddiqui Board Director

Sohaib Siddiqui currently works in healthcare venture capital at Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners and Kettlebeck Ventures where he supports the creation of new technologies for healthcare. He also trained as a medical doctor and pediatric clinical researcher. His area of research is focused on improving the access and quality of care for pediatric patients. He concurrently has an academic appointment at Women’s College Hospital as an Innovation Fellow where he helps evaluate how to integrate technologies into the healthcare system.

Sohaib holds a B.ScH from Queen’s University, degrees in Medicine, Surgery & Obstetrics from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and Executive Education Certification in Digital Health from Harvard Medical School.

Senior Leadership Team

The Rexdale Community Health Centre is managed by the senior leadership team who provide strategic advice and direction to the program and service coordinators to lead day-to-day operations of our Centre to ensure that Rexdale CHC is operated responsibly and efficiently.

The following are the current senior leadership members:

  • Safia Ahmed, Executive Director
  • Peter Khela, Director of Primary Health Care
  • Althea Martin-Risden, Director of Health Promotion
  • Madina Wasuge, Director of Pathways to Education Program
  • Tracy Zhang, Director of Finance and Operations
  • Stephanie McQueen, Human Resource Generalist
  • Jose Garcia, Manager, EMR & Digital Solution Management