Management Board of the ORCD

Nick MawaniMr. Nick Mawani - President
Nick Mawani is the president and CEO of Go Natural Health and Nutrition Centre Inc. (1979) since 2001 and was awarded Oshawa This Week Readers' Choice Gold Award in October 2012.
He is a graduate from the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences.
He completed his Respiratory Therapy Internship at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
He was the recipient of the Alberta Society of Respiratory Therapists Award for Academic Excellence for being the top student in the Province of Alberta, Canada.
He is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and practiced Respiratory Therapy for 7 years in tertiary hospitals both in Canada and abroad to gain international experience.
He is also a Certified Natural Products Advisor and was the recipient of Gordon Storie Award 2010 at the Canadian Health Food Association.
He was appointed as a Councillor in the Government Relations Advisory Council in the Canadian Health Food Association from 2010-2011.
On November 8th 2012, he presented a 60 minutes webinar at the University of Liverpool online on the topic: The Use of Evidence-Based Natural Health Products (NHPs) in Public Health: A Canadian Perspective. He was elected MPH Student Representative for 2012-2013.
He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in January 2013.
Nick earned his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Liverpool, UK in July 2014.
His MPH thesis was accepted for poster presentation among 20 others by the EUPHA (European Public Health Association) selected from 1075 submissions from 68 countries.
Presently, Nick is a Doctor of Public Health Student at Walden University in the USA.

 

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.

 

Dr. QudratullahDr. Qudratullah Nasrat - Field Director
Dr. Qudratullah Nasrat is a Fulbright Scholar and an Afghan Medical Doctor. He has done his Masters in International Public Health from the University of Liverpool having over 12 years of working experience in different disciplines within public health by working with various national and international organizations in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
On behalf of ORCD, he is an elected member of the following forums:
1. Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) / UNOCHA
2. Co-Chair of Health Cluster / World Health Organization (WHO)
3. Country Coordination Mechanism (CCM) / Global Fund
Meanwhile, he is one of the board member of White Ribbon Alliance Afghanistan that is advocating regulating for improving maternal health in Afghanistan.
He has been involved in the management of health care delivery, policy formulation and implementation, monitoring and evaluation and fundraising initiatives with several nongovernmental organizations. He has got capabilities of providing managerial and technical support to several multi-million projects worth more than USD 20 million in various parts of the country. In addition, he is also actively involved in the development of the programs.