Our Board

Executive Director

James Sutton, Society Executive DirectorJames Sutton, PA-C, DFAAPA
Executive Director
Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers
Chair, North American Refugee Health Conference (United States)
Rochester, NY



Sarah Clarke, Society CoordinatorSarah K. Clarke, MSPH
Public health consultant
Monitoring & evaluation officer, C3 Collaborating for Health
Communications lead, PoTS UK and Smart Health Solutions
Calgary, AB


Board President

Anna Banerji, Society Board PresidentAnna Banerji  O.Ont., MD, MPH, FRCPC, DTM&H
Faculty Lead, Indigenous and Refugee Health,
Post MD Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Associate Professor Pediatrics and Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Chair, North American Refugee Health Conference (Canadian)



Board Members

Ani Annamalai, Society Board memberAni Annamalai, MD
Associate Professor
Departments of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
Director, Yale Refugee Clinic
Newhaven, CT


Brian Gushulak, Society Board memberBrian Gushulak, MD
Migration Health Consultants, Inc.
Qualicum Beach, BC




Gayathri Suresh Kumar, Society Board memberGayathri Suresh Kumar, MD, CPH
Medical Officer/LCDR, USPHS
Domestic Team/Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health Branch
Division of Global Migration and Quarantine
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA


Ghayda Hassan, Society Board memberGhayda Hassan, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
Professor of Cultural Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychology
UQAM University
Montreal, QC


Fatima Karaki, Society Board memberFatima M. Karaki, MD
Founding Director, Refugee and Asylum seeker Health Initiative (RAHI)
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California



Katherine McKenzie, Society Board memberKatherine C. McKenzie, MD, FACP
Director, Yale Center for Asylum Medicine
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT


Mahli-Brindamour, Society Board memberMahli Brindamour, MD, FRCPC
General Pediatrician
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK



Manisha Hladio, Society Board memberManisha Hladio, MSc., MD
Family Physician, Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre
Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct), Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University
Kitchener, ON




Mei-ling Wiedmeyer, Society Board memberMei-ling Wiedmeyer, MD, CCFP
Clinical Instructor, University of British Columbia Department of Family Practice
Family Physician, Umbrella Multicultural Health Coop
Research Associate, Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity
Vancouver, BC



Najah Zaaeed, DrPH, MSW, MPA
Adjunct Professor
Department of Public Health
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Paul Geltman, Society Board memberPaul L. Geltman, MD, MPH

Medical Director for Refugee and Immigrant Health,
Division of Global Populations and Infectious Disease Prevention,
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Medical Director of Ambulatory Care Services,
Franciscan Children’s, Brighton, MA
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Health Services Research,
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA

Peter Cronkright, Society Board memberPeter J. Cronkright, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY



Rebecca Warmington, MD
Family Physician, Locum
Centretown Community Health Centre
Ottawa, ON



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