Dr. Sarita Verma
Dr. Sarita Verma is the Dean, President and CEO of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. She currently serves the board of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada and the Health Sciences Network Research Institute in Sudbury, Ont. Until January 2016, Dr. Verma – who is a Family Physician – was the Associate Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions and Special Advisor to the Dean of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Having served numerous boards over the years for various organizations, Dr. Verma was also a Diplomat in Canada’s Foreign Service, working with UNCHR in Sudan and Ethiopia for several years. She is known for her advocacy for marginalized populations and in her current role, she has developed a keen lens on truth and reconciliation, wellness, Indigenous health as well as health care in rural and remote areas. Among several awards, Dr. Verma is the 2016 recipient of the Charles Mickle Fellowship for excellence in medical education from the University of Toronto.