MD, PhD, MMgmt, MEd, GradCertPHM

Founder & Executive Director

Ahmad Firas Khalid is a medical doctor, a health policy researcher and advisor, and a lecturer on health systems and policy. Firas completed his PhD in Health Policy at McMaster University with a focus on supporting the use of research evidence to inform decision-making in crisis zones. Previously, Firas worked as a health policy researcher at the Research Unit on Humanitarian Stakes and Practices (UREPH) at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Geneva, Switzerland. He also worked in the department of Child and Maternal Health at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Firas has expertise in medicine, education, health policy, knowledge translation and health emergencies working with relief and intergovernmental organizations.

RN, MMgt

Executive Lead

Ruby Gill is a Registered Nurse with a Master’s in International Health Leadership from McGill University. Ruby has worked in various clinical and non-clinical settings with a focus on change management and governance. From frontline acute tertiary care in Vancouver, BC, to public health programs in Northern Nigeria, her clinical experience is varied both in context and location. Her non-clinical roles include process improvement using Lean methodology in health care settings and International coordination for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Geneva, Switzerland. Ruby has also taught in the Bachelors’ of Science Nursing Program. Currently, Ruby is the Vice President on the board of directors for Medecins Sans Frontieres Canada and resides in Vancouver, BC.  

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