Meet The Team

IMAGINE consists of a team of students from several health faculties and programs (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, speech-language pathology, and health administration) as well as preceptors that span all ranks within the university's health science faculties.

IMAGINE has secured the support of Deans as well as multiple faculty-specific advisors. St. Christopher House: The Meeting Place and the Central Toronto Community Health Centre-Queen West Site have also been immensely supportive of the IMAGINE initiative.

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Executive Co-Director

Matthew Hacker Teper

Medicine Y3

As one of IMAGINE’s executive co-directors, Matthew is responsible for managing the overall operations and strategy for the clinic. Prior to this role, he severed as a member of the Process and Quality Improvement (PQI) committee for two years. Outside of medicine, you can find him completing his part-time culinary degree, playing sports, or doing crossword puzzles.

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Executive Co-Director

Kelsey Yang

Medicine Y2

I’m interested in health equity, quality improvement, and medical education, so being part of IMAGINE is truly the sweet spot for me! It’s an exciting and humbling challenge to revamp IMAGINE’s services in response to the pandemic and changing community needs. It’s a privilege to be working with all these dedicated individuals on this page, and I’m always amazed by how quickly their ideas become initiatives across the different committees!

Fun fact, Matt and I are both cycling enthusiasts, and we opted to have one of our co-director meetings on a bike ride instead of on Zoom! That was our first time ever meeting in person having also worked together on the PQI team last year.

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Clinic Flow Co-Director

Curtis Sie

Pharmacy Y3

Interested in illustration and 2D animation. Excited to work alongside like-minded individuals at IMAGINE who are passionate about interprofessional collaboration in patient care.

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Clinic Flow Co-Director

Amy Choi

Pharmacy Y3

I joined IMAGINE because I wanted to be part of an organization that supports marginalized populations and their health.  I enjoy being in Clinic Flow because of our direct involvement in providing accessible healthcare services.  Fun fact: I am learning how to play the ukulele!

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Clinic Flow Manager

Caitlin Monaghan

Medicine Y2

Hello! I joined IMAGINE because I’m passionate about breaking down systemic barriers to accessing safe, effective care and collaborating with a diversity of disciplines to provide holistic support to structurally marginalized individuals. In my downtime I like to explore new places in Toronto (mostly restaurants), read, and take my cat for a stroll.

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Clinic Flow Manager

Erin Grennell

Medicine Y2

I joined the IMAGINE clinic last year as a volunteer in health promotions. I loved working with students from other programs and promoting healthy living to our community partners. I was motivated to become a Clinic Flow Manager because I wanted to gain firsthand exposure to multidisciplinary care in the treatment of marginalized populations. I really enjoy learning from the amazing volunteers and preceptors at the clinic. In my free time I enjoy getting outside, going on runs, and learning new recipes!

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Clinic Flow Manager

Candice Lin

Pharmacy Y3

I joined IMAGINE because I am passionate about optimizing patient care through interprofessional collaboration with a focus on healthcare equity.

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Clinic Flow Manager

Madeleine Harris

Medicine Y2

As part of IMAGINE, Madeleine is excited to collaborate within an interprofessional team and work to decrease barriers to accessing healthcare services in Toronto. In her free time, Madeleine enjoys running, taking dance classes, and spending time with her dogs.

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Clinic Operations

Brenna Kelly

Social Work Y1

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Health Promotions

Olivia Hansen

Nursing Y2

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Health Promotions

Bernice Lau

Physiotherapy (2021) 

I joined IMAGINE as I am passionate about education and improving health literacy within the community. I am also an avid foodie, always looking for new and interesting spots to try around the GTA!

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Health Promotions

Gar-Way Ma

Medicine Y2

Hello! My name is Gar-Way, and I am one of the Co-Chairs for the HP team this year! I joined IMAGINE because I believe that good quality healthcare begins at the individual, where proper education and resources can help communities stay healthier and happier. It is because of this that I was particularly interested in the Health Promotions team, where we aim to provide clients of our community partners with the skills, knowledge, and information they need to meet their own health goals. Doing this type of work is incredibly rewarding, and I hope our team can continue to make an impact in the communities of Toronto, particularly those that are underserved and vulnerable.

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Advocacy

Larkin Davenport Huyer

Accelerated Nursing Y2

Larkin is entering her second year of University of Toronto Nursing program. Prior to this program Larkin completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master’s in Public Health at Queen’s University. Larkin currently works in research focused on the following topics: knowledge translation, nurse-industry relations, and corporate influences on health. Larkin is interested in working in a community health center following the completion of her nursing program and this has driven her to support the IMAGINE clinic as the Advocacy Co-chair. Outside of school and work, Larkin loves to be outdoors riding her bike and running. She enjoys getting to know people in all areas of her life, thriving on interpersonal relationships. She is an avid dog lover, and you can find her completing the Globe and Mail crossword on Saturdays.

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Advocacy

Yuliya Lytvyn

Medicine Y2

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Communications and Public Relations

Fahmeeda Murtaza

 Medicine Y3

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Communications and Public Relations

Cathy Lu

Medicine Y4

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Community Partnerships

Nicole Wallace

Pharmacy Y2

Larkin is entering her second year of University of Toronto Nursing program. Prior to this program Larkin completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master’s in Public Health at Queen’s University. Larkin currently works in research focused on the following topics: knowledge translation, nurse-industry relations, and corporate influences on health. Larkin is interested in working in a community health center following the completion of her nursing program and this has driven her to support the IMAGINE clinic as the Advocacy Co-chair. Outside of school and work, Larkin loves to be outdoors riding her bike and running. She enjoys getting to know people in all areas of her life, thriving on interpersonal relationships. She is an avid dog lover, and you can find her completing the Globe and Mail crossword on Saturdays.

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Community Partnerships

Lauren Wintraub

Medicine Y2

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Process and Quality Improvement

Matthew Yip

Medicine Y3

I'm an MD student in my 3rd year of studies, also pursuing an MSc in Systems Leadership and Innovation. I volunteered with IMAGINE Clinic in my first year, working with the Health Promotions team to do outreach work in Toronto shelters. I'm passionate about health systems, quality improvement, and anything and everything to do with food!

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Process and Quality Improvement

Camilla Parpia

Medicine Y2

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Volunteer Recruitment

Shantel Aboagye-Mensah

Social Work, MSW Y2

Shantel is in her 2nd year of the Masters of Social Work Program at Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, specializing in Mental Health and Health. She completed her undergraduate degree in Mental Health Studies (Co-operative) Specialist at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Throughout her studies, Shantel has been involved in various leadership positions addressing mental health advocacy, culturally adapting practice and student empowerment. 
I joined the IMAGINE team as I am very passionate about social determinants of health and using trauma informed and strength based approaches to working with clients from marginalized communities. My responsibility is to ensure that volunteers are equipped with adequate training to best serve our community population.
In her free time, Shantel loves watching reality television, engaging in mindfulness walks, and listening to 90s RnB music.

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Volunteer Recruitment

Negin Sadeghlo

Pharmacy Y3

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Volunteer Recruitment

Kimya Shahi

Social Work Y2

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Social Work Public Relations Liaison

Ivana DiCosola

Social Work Y2

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Finance

Joe Mader

Pharmacy Y3

My interests include playing basketball, listening to music, staying active and travelling. I joined IMAGINE to collaborate interprofessionally with fellow students to improve our community’s access to health services.

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Finance

Edgar Akuffo-Addo

Medicine Y2

Edgar enjoys cycling and exploring new neighborhoods within the city. He is passionate about improving healthcare delivery and access to care in vulnerable communities.

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Preceptor Recruitment

Anisha Akhtar

Medicine Y3

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Preceptor Recruitment

Aya Akrawi

Pharmacy Y3

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Internal Coordinator

Amy Tian

Pharmacy

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Pharmacy PR Liaison

Minahil Rafiq

Pharmacy Y3