The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) oversees all aspects of the Association's operations and reports to a Board of Directors elected by the membership. The Executive Assistant supports the CEO and the Board of Directors.

Tendai NzumaTendai Nzuma
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

With a Masters in Public Health and experience working in the non-profit sector, Tendai brings to this role an in-depth understanding of the health care sector, policy development, advocacy, and building community relations.

In her previous role as the NHPC Membership and Credentials Manager, Tendai developed and implemented member retention and recruitment strategies. She determined how to enhance the membership experience through membership benefits and partnerships with organizations whose mission, vision, and values align with those of the NHPC.

Tendai is passionate about a holistic and integrative approach to the health care system, making the NHPC the perfect fit for her. Her strong knowledge of NHPC initiatives, along with her background working with non-profit organizations, makes Tendai a natural choice for CEO.

A strong proponent of social entrepreneurship, Tendai dedicates her free time to exploring ideas that will empower individuals and communities in the developing world. Tendai also enjoys a good cup of tea, running, hiking, and baking.

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Executive Assistant

Michel joined the NHPC in 2018 as the Executive Assistant. She provides administration support and organization to the Chief Executive Officer, the NHPC Board of Directors, and various committees.

Michel brings with her over 20 years of administrative experience, with seven years working directly within the government offices of senior executives. She is looking forward to being a contributing part of the NHPC team.

Michel has a BA in Anthropology, with coursework in MEd. Prior to returning to the office environment, Michel taught internationally for 10 years and had her own business providing workshops for the hospitality industry in Foodsafe and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems.

Outside of the office, Michel enjoys exploring various parks, yoga, reading, crafts, and cooking.

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