Executive Committee


Ali Damji

Ali Damji

chair: aLI dAMJI

The chair of OMSA is the elected chief officer and is responsible for working with the Co-Chair to provide strategic direction for organization, support all senior Directors and VP Externals in their work to develop & implement existing and new programs to serve Ontario’s medical students, and listen, respond to, and represent the interests of Ontario's medical students as a spokesperson for OMSA. 

If you have an idea, a question, comment, or a concern of any nature that you would like to bring to OMSA’s attention, Ali would love to hear from you.

Medical School: University of Toronto, Class of 2017
Contact: chair@omsa.ca 


Justin cottrell

Justin cottrell

Co-Chair: Justin Cottrell

The Co-Chair of OMSA is responsible for working with the Chair to provide strategic direction for the organization, support all senior Directors and VP Externals in their work to develop & implement existing and new programs to serve Ontario’s medical students, and listen, respond to, and represent the interests of Ontario's medical students as a spokesperson for OMSA. 

If you have an idea, a question, comment, or a concern of any nature that you would like to bring to OMSA’s attention, Marianne would love to hear from you.

Medical School: Western University, Class of 2017
Contact: co-chair@omsa.ca


Bushra Khan

Bushra Khan

Director of Communications: Bushra Khan

The Director of Communication is responsible for engaging all Ontario medical students by promoting and making accessible the organization's advocacy, events, and services. This includes developing and maintaining the website and blog, sending regular e-mails out to all students, social media, and coordination of orientation and first-year presentations.

The Director of Communications (along with the chairs) liaises with the OMA, channels communication with other external bodies, and coordinates the dissemination of press releases for the organization.

Medical School: McMaster University, Class of 2018
Contact: communications@omsa.ca


Lauren Crosby

Lauren Crosby

 

Director of Representation: Lauren Crosby

The Director of Representation leads OMSA's efforts to advocate for changes in education, health policy and care delivery that will benefit both Ontario medical students and the people we serve. This portfolio represents medical student perspective on educational, political, and social issues through:

a) Determining and promoting key issues of concern for lobbying the Ontario government
b) Empowering medical students in grassroots advocacy initiatives
c) Educating students on healthcare issues and ways to advocate
d) Fostering ongoing collaboration between Ontario’s medical students and health system stakeholders from community and professional organizations, universities and government

Medical School: Western University, Class of 2019
Contact: representation@omsa.ca 


Jon Gravel

Jon Gravel

Information Officer and Treasurer: Jon Gravel

The Information Officer and Treasurer (also referred to as Director of Finance and Internal Affairs) oversees council duties and liaises closely with the Chairs. The primary responsibilities focus on finance and accounting, governance, and internal operations. She also acts as the meeting chair for OMSA executive council. 

Medical School: University of Ottawa, Class of 2017
Contact: information_officer@omsa.ca


Christine Prudhoe

Christine Prudhoe

Director of Services: Christine Prudhoe

The Director of Services works within OMSA to benefit medical students across the province on various different levels. The most well known portfolio is wellness. With the help of the wellness committee, the wellness retreat is organized to remind us as future physicians to take a break from the busyness of our professional lives.  Director of Services also helps organize equipment sales for your clinical skills. Lastly, in order to help keep that line of credit spending down, Services also works closely with OMA Advantages to get discounts for medical student needs.

Medical School: University of Ottawa, Class of 2017
Contact: services@omsa.ca 


Rishad Khan

Rishad Khan

DIRECTOR OF Education: Rishad Khan

The Director of Education takes responsibility for encouraging and supporting the voice of Ontario’s medical students in the continual improvement of the medical education system. The Director facilitates the work of the OMSA Education Committee and represents Ontario’s medical students to provincial educational organizations such as the Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Education Committee.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Director with plans for position statements, suggestions for interventions, descriptions of exciting innovations, or questions about education.

Medical School: Western University, Class of 2019
Contact: education@omsa.ca


OMSA VP External Representatives

Each Ontario Medical School has 2 VP Externals (one Junior and one Senior) that sit on OMSA.

McMaster University
VP External Senior: Vivian Ng, vivian.ng@medportal.ca
VP External Junior: Daniel Turski, daniel.turski@medportal.ca

VIVIAN NG, CLASS OF 2018

VIVIAN NG, CLASS OF 2018

Daniel Turski, CLASS OF 2019

Daniel Turski, CLASS OF 2019

 

Northern Ontario School of Medicine
VP External Senior: Talia Ryan, tryan@nosm.ca
VP External Junior: Benjamin Cassidy, bcassidy@nosm.ca

TALIA RYAN, CLASS OF 2018

TALIA RYAN, CLASS OF 2018

Benjamin Cassidy, CLASS OF 2019

Benjamin Cassidy, CLASS OF 2019

 

University of Ottawa
VP External Senior: Max Deschner, mdesc034@uottawa.ca
VP External Junior: Shreya Jalali, sjala037@uottawa.ca 

MAX DESCHNER, CLASS OF 2018

MAX DESCHNER, CLASS OF 2018

Shreya Jalali, CLASS OF 2019

Shreya Jalali, CLASS OF 2019

 

Queen's University
VP External Senior: Andrew Dawson, vpexternal@qmed.ca
VP External Junior: Julia Lew, vpexternaljr@qmed.ca

ANDREW DAWSON, CLASS OF 2019

ANDREW DAWSON, CLASS OF 2019

 

University of Toronto
VP External Senior: Sujen Saravanabavan, sujen.saravanabavan@mail.utoronto.ca
VP External Junior: Victoria Reedman, victoria.reedman@mail.utoronto.ca

SUJEN SARAVANABAVAN, CLASS OF 2019

SUJEN SARAVANABAVAN, CLASS OF 2019

Victoria Reedman, CLASS OF 2020

Victoria Reedman, CLASS OF 2020

 

Western University
VP External Senior: Brandon Chau, bchau2018@meds.uwo.ca
VP External Junior: Cory Lefebvre, clefebvre2019@meds.uwo.ca

BRANDON CHAU, CLASS OF 2018

BRANDON CHAU, CLASS OF 2018

Cory Lefebvre, CLASS OF 2019

Cory Lefebvre, CLASS OF 2019