Management Board of the ORCD

Dr. Nick Mawani,DrPH, MPH, RRT, CNPA, BSc

NickDr. Nick Mawani founded ORCD Canada Inc. (Non-Profit) in 2016 and co-founded ORCD Ghana in 2018. ORCD is Organization for Research and Community Development.
Dr. Nick was awarded Queen Elizabeth II, Diamond Jubilee Medal, in January 2013 for his promotion of health care and healthy living in Canada.He is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, Canada in Biological Sciences. He is also a graduate in Respiratory Therapy.
Dr. Nick received the Alberta Society of Respiratory Therapists Award for Academic Excellence as the top student in the Province of Alberta, Canada. He was elected as the Master of Public Health (MPH) student leader at the University of Liverpool, the UK in 2013.
He graduated successfully with a Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Liverpool, UK. His MPH Dissertation abstract was accepted at the European Public Health Association 7th Conference in June 2014 for poster presentation in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Dr. Nick also received the Canada 150 Award for Community Service in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada in 2017. He inspired and helped create the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health Symposium 2018 Abstract which was selected for Panel Presentation: Health Technology Assessment: Examining Conventional, Complementary, and Traditional Approaches to Health Care.
He was appointed on the Doctor of Public Health Student Advisory Council, Walden University, USA. Dr. Nick was also appointed to the School of Health Professions Assessment Council in 2020.
Dr. Nick is currently developing an ambitious plan to create a rural hospital in Ghana.


Douglas McCreadyDr. Douglas. J. McCready - Secretary & Treasurer
Professor Douglas (DJ) McCready currently lives in Richmond Hill, ON, Canada. He was born and raised in Ottawa and the Windsor areas of Ontario. His undergraduate degree is in Economics and Political Science from the University of Windsor and he has a MSc (Econ) degree from London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London. His education finished with a doctorate from the University of Alberta.
Dr. McCready held a tenured position at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo in the economics department from 1969 to 2009 when he retired from full-time classroom teaching as Professor Emeritus. He has also taught on-line for Walden University, Capella University, Meritus University and University of Liverpool and in Sept. 2016 will have completed 50 years of teaching. He lived in St. Louis MO for a year sabbatical and of course lived in London England for a year.
His research interests have included "public finance" and "health care" and have included research in Nairobi and Kigali. He was also VP of the Canadian Health Economics Research Association from the mid-90's to the mid-00's. He has served on the editorial boards of several academic journals and on the international executive of the International Institute of Public Finance. He has also served on a number of Boards including the National Executive of a Political Party, Church Council, and health-related community organizations.