Our Staff

Avi D'Souza - Director of Communications

Avi D’Souza is the  Director of Communications of UOSSM. Avi has created and implemented a communications strategy covering press, websites, social media, branding, fundraising, research, and advocacy. 

Avi holds his Honours of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Wilfred Laurier University. He is the founder of the Toronto chapter of Not Just Tourists, a non-profit organization that has sent over 1.000,000 pounds of medical supplies to aid more than 82 countries, including some of the world’s largest humanitarian disasters.


Zarlasht Jamal- Program Manager

Zarlasht is the program manager at UOSSM – Canada. She will be leading and developing fundraising initiatives for emergency medical response to humanitarian crises. Zarlasht is also involved in the research development and conference planning domains of the organization.

Zarlasht holds an Honours BSc. in Global Health from York University. She is passionate about health equity and access, especially in humanitarian situations. Previously, Zarlasht worked as a Research Assistant at the Dahdaleh Institute of Global Health Research. 


Dr. Jamal Kaby Koly - Canada/Turkey Liaison

Dr. Jamal Kaby Koly has been working with UOSSM International since its inception in both management and frontline roles. His roles have included Regional Director (2013-2015), Trauma & Hospitals Director (2015-2016), Secondary and Tertiary Healthcare Director (2016-2018) and currently, Liaison Coordinator. 

With years of experience in project planning, tracking, evaluating and reporting, he continues to contribute to grant and proposal development, stakeholder engagement, and management for UOSSM Canada. He has spoken at several events and training programs for UOSSM and he guides the implementation of program activities through international field officers. 

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