Steering Committee

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Naureen Lakhani, BScN, RN

Co-Chair
Naureen Lakhani currently works as a Public Health Nurse in Peel Public Health's Family Health Division. Previously, she has also worked in the Social Determinants of Health role in public health. Naureen enjoys exploring different areas of healthcare through both professional and volunteering opportunities. In the past, Naureen has volunteered with Aga Khan Health Board for Ontario in the cardiovascular screening clinics. These highlight the importance of collaboration in health promotion and chronic disease/injury prevention - both areas of interest for Naureen. When she is not exploring the concepts of health equity, intersectionality and population health, Naureen enjoys winter activities, reading novels and having meaningful discussions with people from all walks of life.

Amina Malik RN,

Co-Chair
Amina Malik is an Oncology Certified Nurse, currently working as a Clinical Nurse Educator at North York General Hospital. She has been working in the profession for last 24 years. She brings with her extensive years of international experience and expertise in patient care management, nursing education and administration in hospital and community setting. Her area of work has been Medical/Surgical, Oncology and Palliative Nursing. Ms. Malik has completed her Master Degree in Nursing from University of Sheffield, UK and Bachelors in Nursing from The Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery in 1999. She was awarded ‘Best Clinical Nurse award’ in patient care for Oncology, neurology and orthopedics, and awarded for Nursing Education in academia. She has been involved in research and publication and got varies opportunities to present the same at national and international levels. Ms. Malik was part of various TKN projects related to health as a volunteer. She has been active in conducting workshops on various health related topics based on the need. Currently she has joined Nurses Alliance Committee to further contribute towards her profession and society.



Shaista Tejani

Member Engagement, Media and Communication Lead
Shaista Tejani - Director of Care at Hospice care. A passionate nursing professional with vast experience in the acute care setting, emergency, home health care, long-term care and Hospice setting. Currently enrolled in Master's of Nursing program from Athabasca University.

Sumaira Vastani, BScN, CON(C) MBA

Event Planning and Marketing Lead
Sumaira Vastani is an Internationally Educated Nurse. She completed her BScN in 2007 since then she is working in the domain of Oncology Nursing.She had an opportunity to work in different capacities- including inpatient and chemo daycare nurse, Assistant Head nurse, Clinical nurse specialist and nurse manager.In Canada, she was able to continue her care of oncology patients in the setting of clinical trials. Since 2018 she is associated with Princess Margaret Cancer centre and since 2019 with the Leukemia and Allo Transplant clinical trials.Sumaira is looking forward to working with INA and contributing to the upcoming projects with the team.

Sadaf Huda, RN EC, BScN MN-NP Adult, MBA

Event Planning and Marketing Lead
Sadaf Jewani did her BScN and MBA from Karachi, Pakistan. She is also a PTEP graduate from IIS and IED. She has completed her MN-NP in Adult from UofT and currently working as a Nurse Practitioner.

Mona Kabani, RN, BScN, CDE

Communications Lead and Member Engagement
Mona Kabani is a certified diabetes educator currently working at Sunnybrook hospital. She has 7 + years of experience as a diabetes nurse educator.
In the Jamat, she has completed seva as a team lead for the IVC and as a health board representative. She is currently a part of the Ismaili Nurse Association steering committee and the Access line.
She enjoys spending family time with her husband and daughter by taking walks along nature trails. She also spends her time thinking about how to increase awareness about diabetes as well as elderly care.

Mehreen Lalwani, RN

Internationally Educated Nurses Group Representative
Mehreen Lalwani is an interenationally educated nurse (IEN) with 15+ years of experience in medical, surgical, oncology and case management nursing in Pakistan and Gulf region.



Amyn Merchant, RN, BScN

Mentorship and Member Engagement Lead
Amyn Merchant currently works as a Registered Nurse in the Cardiac Cath Lab at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He has completed his Bach. Of Science in Nursing from the Aga Khan University, Karachi. He brings with him over 19 years of experience in nursing that includes the fields of Urgent Care, Emergency Room and Cardiology Nursing and most recently in the fields of Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology.During his time as a nurse at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, as an experienced member of his department he was responsible for the training and mentorship of new hires to the department, a role that he continues to enjoy in his current place of employment, which eventually lead him to declare his interest in approaching the Ismaili Nurses Alliance to see how best he can offer his mentorship skills to others in the fieldIn the Jamat he has previously held one term as a member of the Aga Khan Health Board for Ontario as Lead for the Chronic Disease Portfolio during which he was responsible for amongst other things, the arrangement and coordination of screening clinics in collaboration with the South Asian Diabetes Prevention Program.He enjoys in his free time nature hikes and trails, stargazing and astronomy.