• Our SSIPP Team

    Our Founders

    Monisha Persaud

    SSIPP Co-Founder, University of Toronto

    Monisha is a third year MD student at the University of Toronto and MSc student in Systems Leadership & Innovation, with a previous BHSc degree from McMaster University. She decided to become an advocate for social isolation in older adults after seeing the heartbreaking impacts of isolation on her grandmother before she passed away. Monisha is passionate about building a society that is kinder to older adults and socially accessible to all.

    Geoffrey Sem

    SSIPP Co-Founder, University of Toronto

    Geoffrey is a third year medical and Master's student in Systems Leadership & Innovation at the University of Toronto. His passion for SSIPP stems from early caregiving experiences of his grandfather with dementia. This led him to volunteer at long-term care facilities as a youth activity coordinator to help seniors combat loneliness. Geoff's previous volunteer work with refugees, immigrant youths, and Canadian war veterans further inspired him to advocate for social justice. Outside of SSIPP, he enjoys breakdancing in his spare time.

  • Our National Board of Directors

    Monisha Persaud, Geoffrey Sem, Victoria O'Driscoll and collaborating physician, Dr. Sabrina Akhtar

  • Our National Executive Team

    Co-Chief Operating Officers

    Anna Kristina

    Catherine Meng

    Communications Committee

    National Officer of Internal Relations

    Mehrin Ahmed


    National Officer of External Relations

    Misha Dhuper

    Co-Chief Financial Officers

    Jane Wong

    Tulip Marawi

    Outreach Committee

    Media Officer

    Golsa Shafa


    Education and Advocacy Team

    Evelyne Guay

    Legality and Liability Committee

    Liability and Logistics Officer

    Yujin Suk

    Research and Evaluation Committee

    Research and Evaluation Officer

    Sumana Naidu

    Quality Improvement Officer

    Jia Yan Zhang

  • University of Toronto SSIPP Chapter:

    *Founding Chapter

    Monisha Persaud
    Geoffrey Sem
    Victoria O'Driscoll
    Sumana Naidu
    Nitish Dhingra
    Laura Diamond

    Natalie Pitch

    Lauren Kanee

    Catherine Meng

    Grace Huang

    University of Toronto Mississauga SSIPP Chapter:

    Andrea Rossos
    Emily Evans
    Sarah Khan
    Catherine Meng
    Grace Juang

    Western University (UWO) SSIPP Chapter:

    Jia Yan Zhang
    Karina Liubchenko
    Erika Haberfellner

    University of Calgary SSIPP Chapter:

    Sarah Moore
    Chin-Vern Tan
    Scott MacKay

    University of Ottawa SSIPP Chapter:

    Jennifer Rowe
    Evelyne Guay
    Chelsea Haliburton
    Celina DeBiasio

    Stephanie Chevrier

    University of Saskatchewan SSIPP Chapter:

    Masooma Bhatti
    Kristina Swatzky
    Leah Rusnell
    Madeline Parker
    Jessica Froehlic
    Tayyaba Bhatti

    University of Manitoba SSIPP Chapter:

    Kaleigh Ducas-Mowchun
    Ann Ding
    Kara Frejuk
    Nebojsa Oravec