Advisory Board of the ORCD

Mr. Nick Mawani

Nick Mawani is the president and CEO of Go Natural Health and Nutrition Centre Inc. (1979) since 2001 and was awarded Oshawa This Week Readers’ Choice Gold Award in October 2012. He is a graduate from the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences. He completed his Respiratory Therapy Internship at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He was the recipient of the Alberta Society of Respiratory Therapists Award for Academic Excellence for being the top student in the Province of Alberta, Canada. He is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and practiced Respiratory Therapy for 7 years in tertiary hospitals both in Canada and abroad to gain international experience.
He is also a Certified Natural Products Advisor and was the recipient of Gordon Storie Award 2010 at the Canadian Health Food Association. He was appointed as a Councillor in the Government Relations Advisory Council in the Canadian Health Food Association from 2010-2011. On November 8th 2012, he presented a 60 minutes webinar at the University of Liverpool online on the topic: The Use of Evidence-Based Natural Health Products (NHPs) in Public Health: A Canadian Perspective. He was elected MPH Student Representative for 2012-2013. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in January 2013. Nick earned his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Liverpool, UK in July 2014. His MPH thesis was accepted for poster presentation among 20 others by the EUPHA (European Public Health Association) selected from 1075 submissions from 68 countries. Presently, Nick is a Doctor of Public Health Student at Walden University in the USA.
Nick Mawani BSc. RRT. CNPA. MPH. DrPH (Candidate 2020)
Public Health – Global Vaccination Research 2020 President and Founder – ORCD Canada Inc. (Non-Profit) 2016 Organization for Research and Community Development www.orcdcanada.org
Co-Founder – ORCD Ghana Inc. (Non-profit) 2018
Techiman, Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana www.orcdghana.com
Board – ORCD Global – USA (Non-Profit) 2017
www.orcdglobal.org
Board – ORCD Afghanistan (Non-Profit) 2015 www.orcd.org.af
Doctor of Public Health Student (2014-2022)
Appointed DrPH Student Advisory Councillor 2020
DrPH Program,Walden University, USA Master of Public Health (2014)
Elected MPH Student Representative 2013-2014
MPH, University of Liverpool, UK
Recipient of Gordon Storie Award 2010
RRT, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton, Canada
Recipient of Academic Excellence (Alberta Society of Respiratory Therapists)
RRT Internship, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
BSc. (Biological Sciences) University of Ottawa, Canada
Recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal 2013
For the promotion of health care and healthy living
Recipient of Canada 150 Medal 2017
For Community Service
CADTH Symposium 2018 Abstract selected for Panel Presentation
Inspired and helped create the Abstract: Health Technology Assessment: Examining Conventional, Complementary, and Traditional Approaches to Health Care Chair and participants: Prof. Dev Menon, Dr. Sunita Vohra, Dr. Dugald Seely, Prof. Amy Bombay, and Prof. Heather Boon.
Founder – Oshawa Ismaili Students Group – 2019
Sustaining improvement of quality of life of international students in Oshawa

Dr WongDr. Chun Wong
Visionary and Design Strategist for NGOs
Palm Desert, California, USA

Dr. Wong is a visionary and design strategist for NGO with special interest in public health design. He is a primary care physician for over 15 years in a market-based healthcare system in USA, and is also thoroughly familiar with socialized medicine by growing up in Canada. Dr. Wong's entire graduate and post-graduate academia are trained in Canada, USA and England. He is a well-rounded scholar that continuously pushes the limits of education and research in the field of health, environment and society. For this reason, his professional and academic accolades include several doctorates of chiropractic medicine, natural medicine, and humanitarian service, and fellow and board certification in internal medicine, integrative medicine, pediatric, acupuncture, holistic healthcare and naturopathy including a MPH in management of health systems from the University of Liverpool.
Dr. Wong's expertise is in integrating capitalism and socialism values to create sustainable organizational structure that can withstand the 'winds' of globalization. As a naturally born entrepreneur from the age of 16 years old he has been involved and excelled in multi-tier marketing, direct bureaucratic management, and personal and group coaching for motivation, performance and wellness. His charismatic and transformational leadership are addictive and has single-handed brought a 'mom-and-pop' business to a million dollar business in less than 10 years without debt obligations and is profitable since day one. Therefore, his strengths are in alignment with ORCD in "reshaping the future of communities through best practices".
Dr. Wong's achievements as a young entrepreneur are not an accident. His perseverance and courage are not the norm because he believes that each failure bring success closer. Because of his predatory behaviors, he is ready to 'pounce' on the opportunity. His great vision and the ability to see and think 'outside and inside the box' provides the expert consultancy on market, human and economic reforms. He secures vision and emerging missions, communicating 'insights' and 'outlooks' for best practices, and engineering an innovative compass for strategic placement of organization expansion and performance elevation. For example, his blog about autism received worldwide readership of over 10,000 subscribers in less than 3 years based on his strategic placement using power of social medias.
Last, Dr. Wong has an intense desire to equalize the broad social determinants of health and this attribute is in alignment with ORCD Canada mission. He has published a study about the public health impact of using volunteer health professionals in a community center to enlighten policy makers about the potential.

Dr. QudratullahDr. Qudratullah Nasrat
Dr. Qudratullah Nasrat is a Fulbright Scholar and an Afghan Medical Doctor. He has done his Masters in International Public Health from the University of Liverpool having over 12 years of working experience in different disciplines within public health by working with various national and international organizations in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
On behalf of ORCD, he is an elected member of the following forums:
1. Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) / UNOCHA
2. Co-Chair of Health Cluster / World Health Organization (WHO)
3. Country Coordination Mechanism (CCM) / Global Fund
Meanwhile, he is one of the board member of White Ribbon Alliance Afghanistan that is advocating regulating for improving maternal health in Afghanistan.
He has been involved in the management of health care delivery, policy formulation and implementation, monitoring and evaluation and fundraising initiatives with several nongovernmental organizations. He has got capabilities of providing managerial and technical support to several multi-million projects worth more than USD 20 million in various parts of the country. In addition, he is also actively involved in the development of the programs.

 

JamesJames B. Foster
Currently studying at the University of Ottawa, James has a wide background of experience in a variety of fields. Initially writing algorithms on spec for clients, James went on to create a small fund trading bitcoins, stocks and bonds with automated trading algorithms. With D.J. McCready, James has co-lectured a course on generational differences, offering a millennial's perspective, as well as co-authored a book on economic justice and ethics, set for publication in 2017.