September 2017 - February 2020

Conversations on leadership, networking and community-building in public health


Our Story

A Timeline of our History

January 2021

Expanded our team to 6 individuals

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October 2021

Expanded our team again with more members

March 2020

Public Health Connect came into existence (formerly Public Health Champs)

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March 2021

Rebranded to Public Health Connect


Meet our Team

Zoha Anjum


Executive Director  

A Doctor of Dental Surgery student at the University of Toronto (Canada) and has completed a Master of Public Health from McMaster University.

Ritika Arora


Executive Director  

A Master of Public Health student at McMaster University and has recently completed the Water Without Borders graduate diploma program offered by the United Nations University, Institute of Water, Environment & Health.


Harman Sandhu




A public health policy and research professional with an interest in advancing research on public health systems. Harman is currently a PhD student  at the University of Toronto.


Sahidha Arulanantham


Executive Assistant 

An Honours Bachelor of Science graduate in Population Health and Human Biology from the University of Toronto and has completed the Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion Graduate Certificate program at Centennial College.


Alefiya Eski


Content Creator  

Alefiya has an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from McMaster University. Her passion for public health stems from her numerous collaborative community engagement projects.


Megan Fleming


Content Creator  

Megan just wrapped up her MSc in Health Promotion at Queen’s University. She had been studying the influence of wildfire message framings on B.C. community members’ risk perceptions and behavioural intentions.


Camisha Rahmatian


Events and Program Coordinator

A recent McGill University Psychology graduate and is currently pursuing a second bachelor's degree in Public Health at Ryerson University.


Sarah Lagler-Clark


Events and Program Coordinator  

Sarah is currently finishing up her MPH at McMaster.

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Ali Bukhari


Grants and Fundraising Coordinator  

Ali is a first-year Master of Public Health student at the University of Alberta.


Fathema Ghare


Grants and Fundraising Coordinator  

She holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from University of Western Ontario and has extensive experience working in interdisciplinary teams. She also received her Master’s (MSc) degree in Biochemistry and a Bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Microbiology & Biochemistry.

Land Acknowledgement 

Public Health Connect would like to acknowledge that the land on which we work is the traditional and unceded land of many Inuit, Métis, and First Nations people that have long called this land their home. We recognize that the impact of colonization and presence of settlers has adversely impacted the Indigenous people of Turtle Island and tainted our relations. We commit to facilitating reconciliation by learning more about existing treaties, our shared history, and engaging with Indigenous communities through the work we do.