Vice President of Operations
Hi there! My name is Ali Inayat and I am the President of the Heart 4 Heart Charity Toronto Chapter. I’m an undergraduate neuroscience student at the University of Toronto with the ambition of pursuing a career in the medical field. I enjoy taking part in various activities such as recreational aviation/flying, tennis, as well as spending time with friends and family. I am passionate about medical research and have been fortunate to work in areas including stroke, cancer, and leadership in medical education. Volunteering for the global community has always been a privilege which I intend to continue; MSF (Doctors Without Borders) and CPSSA (Canadian Pediatric Stroke Support Association) are organizations to name a few. Being grateful and honored, I always look forward to working with H4H’s team to bring awareness, and hope to continue in raising funds as well as awareness for children with congenital heart disease. We are the present and the children are the world’s future. Keep in mind of J. Holmes’ words, “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”
Hey! I am a 2nd year student from Calgary, AB studying Neuroscience and at the University of Toronto. We are extremely excited to be bringing Heart 4 Heart at UofT because it’s a cause we all feel strongly towards. Looking forward to the events ahead and looking forward to seeing its impact within the UofT community! When not working with Heart 4 Heart, I love doing research which is aimed at tackling skin and neural injuries with the help of stem cells. In the future, I hope to be a clinician-scientist. In addition, I also enjoy working with MSF (also known as Doctors Without Borders) by being involved with our university chapter.
Vice President of External Affairs
Hey there! My name is Mihil I am a 4th year student specializing in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto with the ambition of pursuing medicine. I have had the privilege of being involved in research at the university and am currently involved in the study of saccadic eye movements through the use of the Electroencephalogram. I am also involved in tutoring at the university through student run services such as the Physics Aid Centre. In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano, pursuing astronomy, and doing some computer programming. While these activities bring me joy, nothing compares to the joy brought by helping a child in need. Being a part of Heart 4 Heart provides me with the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life. It brings me great joy to be part of a team of dedicated and ambitious individuals with an altruistic common goal of helping children with Congenital Heart Disease.
Vice President of Finance
Hello there! My name is Adeel Fareed and I am currently a student at The University of Toronto Scarborough campus. I am a first year student and I am enrolled in the Life sciences program. My hometown is Markham, Ontario. When I’m not hitting the books or paying attention in a class I enjoy listening to music, driving and helping those who are less fortunate. Heart 4 Heart has a chapter here at UofT and I am looking forward to its successful growth. I am proud to be working with these outstanding individuals in making Heart 4 Heart a more amazing children’s charity and to give children another chance at life. I look forward to helping Heart 4 Heart grow so we can make a difference in more children’s lives.
Vice President of Events
Hello I’m Anna! I’m currently 4th year student at University of Toronto studying Neuroscience. I like being involved in the community and trying out new things, especially if it is for a good cause. This is why Heart 4 Heart caught my attention. The fact that we are able to raise awareness about heart conditions and at the same time change kids’ lives makes it so much more special. Meeting amazing people along the way and being a part of fun events is just the cream on top. Speaking about meeting people - I have a passion for traveling. Each place you visit is a new adventure, with lots of new discoveries and memories. In my free time away from school and routine, I enjoy painting and exploring new places in seemingly familiar city I live in. My biggest dream is to become a doctor, but that work is currently still in progress.
Vice President of Internal Affairs
Hi! My name is Zaiba Parekh and I am a 3rd year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto. I am currently studying a major in Neuroscience with two minors in Biology and Psychology in hopes to pursue a career in the medical field. Other than being a full time student, I volunteer my time assisting in research, which studies the effect of social out-group interactions. In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, riding my bike and spending time with my friends and family. I also have a passion for traveling and have had the privilege to visit cities across the globe throughout my lifetime. In addition, I have taken part in many student run initiative and organizations, which has led me to be apart of Heart 4 Heart. Being involved in organizations such as Heart 4 Heart has provided me with an outlet to make a change in the lives of the less fortunate and has proven to be a gratifying and memorable experience. I am devoted to spreading awareness about congenital heart disease and I’m looking forward to making a positive impact on the lives of these children.
Vice President of External Affairs
Hi! I am an undergraduate student from London, Ontario, studying Neuroscience at the University of Toronto. We at Heart 4 Heart are very passionate about the work we do, and motivated to help and impact lives around the world in a positive manner. I hope to purse medicine in the future and am currently involved in many extra-curricular activities with organizations such as MSF (Doctors without Borders), and conducting research in the medical field. I am very excited and honored to be a part of the H4H team in Toronto, and hope to make a big impact in the lives of little children suffering from congenital heart disease while bringing the global community together to raise awareness for this cause.
“Love is not patronizing and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same -- with charity you give love, so don't just give money but reach out your hand instead.” - Mother Teresa
Vice President of Communications
Hi everyone, my name is Moaz Shoura and I am part of the Heart 4 Heart Toronto chapter. I grew up most of my life in Kuwait, but I am from Syria. I moved to Toronto when I was 12 years old and I’ve been there ever since. I am currently double majoring in Neuroscience and Psychology, with a hope of continuing my scientific path in the future. I try to spend a lot of my time helping out and volunteering. Ever since I became part of UofT, I started volunteering with organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and UNICEF, and I hope to continue supporting great organizations by joining Heart 4 Heart. In my free time I’m usually hanging out with friends or watching TV shows. If you would like to find out how you can become a part of Hear 4 Heart (or would like to discuss Breaking Bad), you are welcome to contact me anytime!
Vice President of Internal Affairs
Hey everyone! My name is Matthew Metcalfe. I am currently in my 3rd year at the University of Toronto studying Human Biology and Mental Health Studies. Providing healthcare to those who are unable to afford it has always been a passion of mine. I currently serve as a Co-President for the UTSC Division of the International Service Learning Health Education and Resource Team (ISL HEART) which works in affiliating with other Canadian Universities to provide continued health care to poor villages in the Dominican Republic. When I was informed of the great work that H4H was doing around the world I was thrilled to get involved. I look forward to helping to raise funds, spread awareness and most importantly, to help make a difference in the lives of those children who are suffering from congenital heart disease.