Meet Our Team
Director & Founder
Mr. Hasan Kazmi
Dr. Abdul Rahim
Mr. Mustafa Zainy
Grants & Sponsorships
Mr. Jake Mitchell
Dr. Mike Lem
Dr. Yashas Nathani, Ms. Tanesha Woods, Ms. Sofia Aloia, Mansi Baxi, Mr. Sawm Rad, Dr. Katherine Walters, Ms. Carmen Chimiski, Mr. Jose Colon Jr.
"To me, medicine and the journey of medicine is everything encompassing good mentorship. It is an industry which requires years of sacrifice and training, regardless of your title within the healthcare profession. Having a good mentor is important to not only develop into a strong medical candidate but to also enforce a stronger health care system. Additionally, in my experience, I have found that the best physicians are those who are honorable and contributing members of society; this is not dependent on boarders, school of training or other factors of percieved division."
- Dr. Adri-Anna Aloia
"I joined the Foundation of International Medical Graduates because my time at an international medical school was some of the best years of my life. I not only gained my medical knowledge, but I also made life-time friends from around the world. I want to ensure and share that with everyone!"
- Dr. Mike Lem
"By being a part of the team I intend on bringing forward my artistic and well work driven background. I'm always accessible to one's needs. My personality is very understanding and calm. I have a caring and welcoming affect on our peers as well as bringing forward a supporting and energetic personality that is always willing and able to help out at times of need. Not only is this effort towards an amazing cause, it brings together many views and specialties as one."
- Ms. Sofia Aloia
"With an academic background in Sociology and Communication studies, the ideology of humans (human interaction, support, and ingenuity) are among the few topics that enamour me on a day to day basis. The manner in which we think, care, and act defines our call to action. Most often, when faced with hard times it is human nature to think we can’t succeed or do better. The Foundation of IMG has shown me that a little goes a long way. When you take yourself out of the equation and think of the greater good, a difference is inevitable. There’s nothing like the look of genuine sincerity when a health care worker knows that you are present to provide PPE. The Foundation of IMG is founded on being there for the people. Sometimes it takes a miracle, however miracles can look a lot like people, effort, and time to care for one another. Whether it’s spreading good vibes, helpful tips, or things to know, The Foundation of IMG has the people covered. It’s time our health care providers felt that kind of coverage too."
- Ms. Taneisha Woods
"Being a part of the Foundation of I.M.G. is a chance to help propel IMGs further in their careers by providing a supportive community, along with tips and tricks for them to build themselves an incredible foundation. It is of incredible importance that we pay it forward, as well as share our knowledge and resources so that the generation after us can be more prepared than the generation before us."
- Dr. Katherine Walters
"Having joined the foundation amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, my objective is to help the foundation fulfill their goals and project those in the front lines. I hope to lean on my technical knowledge to help bring innovative solutions to the tasks at hand."
- Mr. Sawm Rad
"I am a Software Engineer by day and a freelance web developer by night. I freelance on the side because I am passionate about building community and helping small businesses and non for profit organizations create their online presence. I am honored to be able to leverage my technical skills to build this e-commerce platform which is helping raise donations for COVID19."
- Mansi Baxi
"I joined the foundation to connect with the community and other professionals which contribute to the function of our cities overall. By being a part of the foundation, I feel like we are making a difference, increasing awareness and doing good for our people, regardless if you are a medical student or not. I believe that this time is the right time to help, more than ever. Being able to be a part of an initiative who is helping right now is a great opportunity to contribute as a team to create an even bigger impact of support."
- Mr. Jose Colon Jr.
"Currently studying advertising at OCAD University, I am also a freelance photographer and web designer. Design, for me, is an opportunity to express my creative process to the world and brings a sense of joy for people who are not used to see a unique style of development. Working with the foundation of international medical graduates allowed me to engage with such hard-working individuals who genuinely demonstrate awareness in our community. This foundation changed my mindset not only in design but to build an environment where people can sign up and be apart of a platform that is growing in the medical industry."
- Ms. Carmen Chimiski
"Being a part of a dashing new foundation like this means that I have the opportunity to help upcoming students and medical graduates on a path that looks daunting to most of us. Currently going through this path, I have seen the positive and negative aspects and I feel I could contribute my knowledge and methods of preparing for this path. In these times when teamwork is one of the most essential skills, I feel this foundation will be an invaluable resource for every medical student and graduate out there and being a part of this is a tremendous honour."
- Dr. Arun Nair