We welcome Mina Mawani as our new President and CEO

Mina Mawani
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is pleased to announce that Mina Mawani will be joining the organization in the role of President and CEO, effective April 13, 2015. Mina is a change navigator who leads nonprofits from vision to strategy to results. She has guided nonprofits towards improved capacity, stronger partnerships, better funding models and clearer vision for the future. Har Grover, Chair of the Board of Directors of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, says, “The Board is extremely pleased to appoint Mina to this important role. Her passion and enthusiasm complement a strong track record in leadership positions in the not-for-profit sector and knowledge and experience in health science and administration.”

Mina brings to the role over 15 years of experience in nonprofit, private sector, hospital, and governmental roles. Recently, she has served as President and CEO of the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Chief Development Officer for CivicAction where she was a member of the Executive Committee, and as CEO of the Aga Khan Council for Canada.

Mina also serves as a Director for Women’s College Hospital and is a member of the International Women’s Forum Canada (IWFC) and serves on several IWFC Committees. Earlier in her career, she held key roles at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mina says, “Living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis can significantly impact one’s quality of life, and I have personally witnessed this in people who are very dear to me. Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s promise and mission deeply resonate with me. I am honoured to lead this organization and I look forward to working with the board and staff, along with its stakeholders, to execute the mission and fulfill the promise of finding cures and improving the lives of children and adults living with these chronic diseases.”

Mina has earned a Masters in Health Science/Health Administration from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Administrative Studies from York University, and a diploma in Nuclear Medicine Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Please join us in welcoming Mina Mawani to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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