Meet the TF-PAN team

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Meet the TF-PAN team

Here’s a peek at the staff team behind the new Task Force Public Advisors Network (TF-PAN) who helped bring this citizen panel to reality. They share enthusiasm, dedication as well as a love of reading and staying active.  

Kyle Silveira, Lead  

How long have you been with the Task Force?
I have supported KT work for the Task Force for just over 2 years.

What excites you about the TF-PAN?
It’s going to be a way that we can meaningfully engage the public and help the Task Force produce guidelines that will make an impact in patient care. 

What are your hobbies?
Sports (more watching than playing these days), hiking, cooking.  

What are your plans for 2021? 
Hopefully to get to see friends more often! I am looking forward to nicer weather where I can go on hikes and enjoy some patio time.

 

 

Clara Narcisse-Merveille, French Lead 

How long have you been with the Task Force? 
I’ve been with the KT Program for 2 years  

What excites you about the TF-PAN? 
I am excited to learn about the public’s perspectives on health care and preventive health. 

What are your hobbies? 
I enjoy reading and cooking.  

What are your plans for 2021? 
I don’t have any plans! I want to enjoy life and take live one day at a time. 

 

Sarah Deshpande, Patient Engagement 

How long have you been with the Task Force?
Since February 2021 

What excites you about the TF-PAN?
The TF-PAN brings together a group of diverse, passionate and enthusiastic people from across Canada who will provide input that will directly inform guideline development and dissemination. The feedback from the community jury is invaluable as it ensures that patient perspectives, opinions and experiences are not overlooked or ignored, but instead, actively incorporated into guidelines and tools.  

I am so excited that through dialogue, education and collaboration, TF-PAN can be a space that allows for patient voices to be heard and valued.  

What are your hobbies?
A benefit of staying at home amidst the COVID-19 pandemic is finding new and exciting ways to spend time! I love reading, hiking and finding new trails to explore, practicing yoga, and watching a good TV show or movie 

What are your plans for 2021? 
The year 2021 will hopefully bring along new joys and experiences. Starting this new position has been extremely exciting, and I hope to collaborate with new colleagues to generate solutions to complex problems within our current healthcare landscape.  

I also hope that we will be able to slowly reconnect with loved ones from whom we have been physically isolated from for so long. 

 

Fariha Mosaddeque, Patient Engagement 

How long have you been with the Task Force?
Since January 2021 

What excites you about the TF-PAN?
The opportunity to work with a pan-Canadian network of diverse patient partners and researchers which captures the dynamism of the Canadian population.  

What are your hobbies?
I really enjoy photography, and have recently picked up painting which has been enjoyable and very relaxing. 

What are your plans for 2021? 
This is not much of a plan, but more of a goal. I would like to be able to learn roller blading once the weather outside gets better. 

 

Suvabna Theivendrampillai, Recruitment and Onboarding 

How long have you been with the Task Force?
I supported the TF

-PAN project for 5 months with participant recruitment and onboarding. 

What excites you about the TF-PAN?
It is great to see such a diverse advisory panel, bringing various perspectives and experiences to the table. 

What are your hobbies?
Coffee tasting! I enjoy trying coffee from different countries, different roasts and blends and expanding my coffee palate.   

What are your plans for 2021?
Take each day as it comes and reconnecting with old hobbies such as reading more regularly.