Ottawa Chapter

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Saif Dababneh


Hello, my name is Saif and I am a fourth year student in Translational and Molecular Medicine at the University of Ottawa. I’ve lived the first 14 years of my life in Amman, Jordan and I moved to Ottawa 7 years ago (still haven’t adapted to the cold). I have been passionate about the science behind the cardiovascular system ever since I first learned about it in Grade 6. I decided to pursue a co-op position at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in Grade 10 to further explore my passion, and I was amazed by how complex our hearts are. I am also currently a research assistant in one of the labs there, investigating the molecular biology behind our hearts. However, I have quickly realized that behind such amazing science are people who are experiencing it. I find myself not only interested in the field itself, but also the people who are affected by it, hence why I joined Heart4Heart. Heart4Heart is my opportunity to help those who are less fortunate, those who suffer from CHD but are unable to receive the medical attention they deserve.

George Liu



Helllooo! My name is George and I'm a fourth year student studying Biomedical Sciences at the University of Ottawa. Born and raised here in the nation's capital, I'm a fan of the cold weather and a solid game of hockey. I live and breathe fitness, as well as healthy living, and try to get outdoors as much as I can! I fell in love with this charity because every child deserves a shot at life, and it's so unfair that a treatable heart condition is often what takes that opportunity away. If all it takes is buying a brownie or playing a game of soccer to help fund these life-saving procedures, wouldn't you want to help? The kids impacted may never know who you are or where you're from, but sometimes it's the silent heroes that make the greatest impact :) 

Georges Khalaf


Hi my name is Georges and I am currently a fourth year student studying health sciences with a minor in life sciences at the University of Ottawa. I was born and raised here in Ottawa and I wouldn't have it any other way. My hobbies include playing the piano and the violin, photography, keeping up with hockey, and watching (too many) shows. Heart 4 heart is an amazing charity that I am very excited to help. There is no better feeling than knowing that you are helping others in need and for that reason I am honored to be able to help bring this charity to the University of Ottawa as the good it brings is heartwarming and real. I am proud to contribute and I am looking forward to success with my team in helping kids around the world. 

Andrea Nguyen

VP Event Organization

 Hey! My name is Andrea and I’m in my fourth year of nursing at the University of Ottawa. When I was born, I was diagnosed with a rare medical condition and it was because of the healthcare coverage that I was able to receive in Canada that makes me so passionate about this organization. I’m so excited to be able to directly help children with CHD who may not be able to get the health care they need through this amazing team and I invite you guys all to join in!

President of Montreal Chapter

Dominic Ranger




Hi, my name is Dominic Ranger and I am currently in my fourth year of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. My hobbies include playing sports and I love to spend time outdoors. It is through sport that I realized the difference fundraising and being part of an organization can make, which is why I am very excited to be a part of Heart4Heart! I believe our efforts can truly make a difference and help children in need.

Florence Parweez

VP Outreach

Hello! My name is Florence Parweez and I’m a fourth year student at the university of Ottawa studying Biomedical Sciences. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, along with playing soccer and basketball. Heart 4 Heart stood out to me as a chance to contribute to the world and help save the lives of many children. Not only do I get the chance to help contribute to a good cause, but I also get the opportunity to work with a group of intelligent and dedicated individuals.

Abbigail Tremblay

VP Event Organization

Eric Yu

VP Graphics

Hi! My name is Abbigail Tremblay and I am a fourth year student studying Human Kinetics of Science, with a minor in Business Management at the University of Ottawa. I am originally from Matheson, a very small town in northern Ontario. Moving to Ottawa has brought me many new opportunities and experiences that have progressively shaped me into the outgoing and determined woman that I am today. Some of my hobbies include dirt biking, baking, hockey and
spending time with family. Being part of H4H is a way for me to give back to my community and contribute to a cause with a great purpose. I am extremely honoured to be part of this team!

Hi, my name is Eric and I'm in my fourth year of nursing at uOttawa. I was born and raised here in Ottawa and I have an immense love for this city. When I'm not at school/clinicals/work, you can find me around Ottawa taking photos. I joined Heart4Heart because I've always been interested in the physiology/pathophysiology of the heart, and with my current job that the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, I am surrounded by a great team of nurses and physicians that are just so knowledgeable and they have furthered that passion for learning about cardiovascular diseases and how to prevent, diagnose, and treat them. Being a part of Heart4Heart is such a pleasure for me as it's great to be around like-minded individuals that care so greatly about giving back to those less fortunate. 

Elizabeth Rosochova

VP Social Media

Hi! My name is Elizabeth and I am currently in my fourth year of Human Kinetics in the University of Ottawa. I have lived in Ottawa pretty much my whole life and unfortunately so, I have still not been able to adapt to the cold weather. My hobbies include, swimming, reading, playing piano and enjoying outdoor adventures! Volunteering and assisting in developing countries such as the Dominican Republic, I would come across many injured kids that have had to succumb to pain due to not being able to afford treatment and/or help. Still to this day I send money to the families that have welcomed me during my stay, and have successfully collected money via Go Fund Me donations to assist them financially. I believe a little goes a long way and I cannot wait to implement myself in this wonderful organization and assist those that are less fortunate.