Careers Panel: An exploration of career pathways in global health

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Lisandra Lannes, International Project Manager, Unité de santé internationale
Diplômée en administration internationale, ma carrière a débuté dans les groupes de femmes au Québec pour se poursuivre à l’international dans divers pays d’Afrique, d’Amérique latine et des Caraïbes, d’Asie et du Moyen-Orient, en occupant divers postes dans le domaine du genre, de la communication et de la gestion de projets dans les secteurs de la santé et de l’éducation. Actuellement en poste au sein de l’Unité de santé internationale de l’École de santé publique de l’Université de Montréal, je gère plusieurs projets de développement international axés sur le renforcement des capacités pour mon unité d’attache (projets de renforcement des systèmes de santé, projets en gestion hospitalière, projets en gestion de la qualité des services de santé, etc.) et pour le Vice-rectorat aux partenariats communautaires et internationaux (projets de coopération interuniversitaire multidisciplinaires et multifacultaires et programmes de bourses).

Sophie Geffros, PhD candidate, McMaster University
Sophie Geffros is a Ph.D. candidate in Health Geography at McMaster University, studying under Dr. Allison Williams, focusing on the experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ carer-employees and the gendered geographies of work and care. Their MA work, under Dr. Meridith Griffin at McMaster University, focused on the experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ older adults and informal caregiving. Outside of the academy, they have worked in community-based research organizations and in 2SLGBTQ+ health advocacy work.

Julia Anderson, CEO, Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH)
Julia is CanWaCH’s Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operations Officer. She previously served as the organization’s Acting Executive Director (2018-19) and Senior Director of Programs and Operations. She is responsible for all day-to-day management of CanWaCH’s strategic direction and program portfolio, including managing program deliverables, human and financial resources, reporting, and liaising with CanWaCH Funders. She works closely with the Board of Directors to implement the organizational strategic plan and long-term fund diversification and sustainability plan. Julia holds a Master of Arts degree in Canadian and Indigenous Studies from Trent University where she focused her studies on the role of civil society in Canada’s international cooperation activities. Julia has over 15 years of experience in the international development and not-for-profit sectors. She has worked with youth from across the globe on international development policy-related issues and held senior human rights positions. She is also an active volunteer working with the New Canadians Centre to support refugee resettlement and has served on the board of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation and as the Vice-President on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Council for International Cooperation.

Hasan Merali, Pediatrician and Professor of Pediatrics, McMaster University
Dr. Hasan Merali is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University where he practices pediatric emergency medicine. He also holds an Associate Facultyposition at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, where he works with the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit. Dr. Merali is highly active in global child health research, particularly involving newborn resuscitation in low- and middle-income countries. He holds two Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health grants for projects designed to lower neonatal mortality in Pakistan and Uganda.

Hayley Mundeva, Founder & CEO, ThriveHire (moderator)
Hayley Mundeva is the Founder and CEO of ThriveHire, an online career platform for the Global Health industry. Before this, Hayley worked for 4 years on Global Health research projects in Tanzania, Malawi and Ethiopia and earned 2 degrees in Global Health. Despite starting her career in research, Hayley was surprised to find little information on ways to launch and develop a Global Health career. This is what motivated her to start ThriveHire. Since launching the organization, Hayley and her team have launched job readiness services (such as CV and cover letter reviews), formed partnerships with over 60 organizations including the Red Cross and the Clinton Health Access Initiative, and were awarded the National Innovation Award by the United Nations Association in Canada and the British Council Canada. Hayley is currently based in Kigali, Rwanda where she is spearheading partnerships with local and international organizations.

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