Contact

Contact us by email:

  • Contact us at our Toronto office:

    Rainbow Health Ontario
    Sherbourne Health
    333 Sherbourne Street
    Toronto ON M5A 2S5
    tel 416.324.4100
    fax 416.324.4262

  • Esther Chan

    Instructional Designer

    Esther Chan is the Instructional Designer at Rainbow Health Ontario. She provides instructional design for RHO’s knowledge and skills development initiatives. Esther has extensive experience in adult learning, IT in education and vocation education. She joined RHO after having worked as an Education Specialist in Public Health Ontario where she played an integral role in designing and developing engaging online modules for healthcare providers across the province.

  • Gael Hinnighan

    Administration

    Gael provides administrative support to the entire RHO program and team. She handles all accounts payable, accounts receivable, meeting minutes, office systems and event planning and coordination. Gael also operates RHO’s online store, mailing out resources on LGBT2SQ health to customers throughout Ontario and beyond.

  • Devan Nambiar

    Education and Training
    Devan Nambiar, MSc. delivers most of RHO’s training and education. He has been working in the 2SLGBT2SQ+, ethno-racial and HIV sector for over 20 years.  He was a co-investigators of the national Trans*Needs Assessment Project, CAS (2015). In 2008, he was the Co-principal Investigator of Improving the Capacity of the HIV Sector to respond to the Ethno-Racial MSM: Tapping Front-Line Expertise and Wisdom, OHTN. In his previous position at the CATIE (www.catie.ca), Devan co-authored four national publications. In 1998-2002, Devan initiated an antiretroviral drug recycling program at Gov. Hospital of Thoracic Medicine, Chennai, India.
    In 2006, he was the recipient of the Canadian AIDS Society Leadership Award. In his professional capacity, Devan is a guest lecturer on 2SLGBT2SQ+ cultural and clinical competencies for MDs, NPs, RNs, RSW and psychologists. In addition, he lectures on Integrative medicine, provides input on Community Based Research and has served on numerous boards and Ethics Review Boards.
  • Colleen Westendorf

    Communications Officer
    Colleen is responsible for RHO’s communications, including digital and media relations. In previous bilingual communications roles, Colleen has worked for Legal Aid Ontario, CBC/Radio-Canada, and the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies. She also volunteered in Planned Parenthood Toronto (PPT)’s youth services clinic.
  • Silvana Bazet

    Trans Health Clinical Educator

    Silvana is RHO’s Trans Health Clinical Educator, working to increase the capacity of primary health care systems across the province to provide high-quality, comprehensive care to trans communities through training, education, mentorship, resources, and networking.

    Silvana has a passion for education and has designed and facilitated numerous workshops in a variety of settings. Since the early 1990s, Silvana has trained law and health care professionals, board members, and community members on topics such as gender identity, sexual orientation, working with racialized clients, invisible chronic conditions, and cross-cultural communication.

    Silvana is a Registered Psychotherapist who has worked with trans, non-binary, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming clients from the beginning of her career as a mental health professional in 2000. Her work is informed by her commitment to social equity.

    Silvana is also a community organizer and the founder and executive director of the Latin American Queer Education Project (LAQEP).