Our Board consists of volunteers from different professional backgrounds. We believe that having a diverse group of people helping lead the way of Humanity Auxilium benefits our organization greatly.
Dr. Fozia Alvi
Board Chair & Founder
Dr. Fozia Alvi, grew up in Pakistan and is an American-trained physician who has been working in Calgary, Alberta, for the past 13 years. Her and her husband Tahir Alvi have always been passionate humanitarians and have organized several health and education-related projects in developing nations, including opening a charity-based maternity hospital in rural Pakistan. She has been traveling to Bangladesh to support Rohingya refugees since 2017, when Myanmar’s army began mass killings of the country’s minority Muslim Rohingya population. The medical mission to the Bangladesh refugees’ camps in 2017 was moved by the plight of the Rohingya and she has since been an advocate for them. She has spoken at various international levels about this genocide and is also involved in advocacy for the Uyghurs of China and putting a stop to illegal organ harvesting. She currently runs Humanity Auxilium and organizes medical relief missions. Dr. Alvi firmly believes it is our role and responsibility to help in any way that we can. “You need to do what you can and live with your actions later on; donate, write to an MP, or even simply tell a friend or family member. The best case scenario is you’ll have played a small role in mitigating a genocide. Worst case, you’ll have fulfilled a commitment to your fellow human beings,” Alvi says. She has been given various awards for her advocacy work including being a Nobel Prize Nominee in 2019 and the recipient of the Advocacy Award in 2019 by CAMSS. Alvi is incredibly passionate and dedicated to her work and continues to work hard every single day to support people around the world.
Dr. Mohsina Chaklader
Dr. Mohsina Chaklader is a Gastroenterologist based in Toronto. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador and her Gastroenterology Fellowship at University of Alberta. She is a Fellow of The American College of Physicians and The Royal College of Physicians of Canada. Dr. Chaklader’s practice is clinic based and she is the Medical Director of Dynamic Medical Endoscopy Clinic in Toronto. In 2017, Mohsina travelled to Bangladesh to volunteer in the Rohingya camps and treat patients. Following her first visit, she has been advocating for the Rohingya communities. She is the Medical Lead Coordinator and in charge of dispatching physician volunteers to low resource areas and refugee camps to treat patients and train local physicians. During the COVID-10 Pandemic, Dr. Chaklader was overseeing Humanity Auxilium’s COVID Response Team (MMT) which consists of different medical specialist volunteers and IT support to conduct virtual sessions with the local partner NGOs regarding COVID related concerns.
Dr. Arsalla Islam
Dr. Arsalla Islam is a practicing Bariatric and Vascular surgeon in Decatur/ Dallas/ Fort Worth area. She obtained her MD from King Edward Medical University Pakistan and trained at UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas for both General Surgery Residency and Laparoscopic Surgery Fellowship. She did her Vascular and Endovascular Surgery training at Wake Forest University. She has been associated with Humanity Auxillium for past several years and recently became a board member and is passionate about its cause.
Dr. Samreen Malik
Dr. Samreen Malik is family physician currently practicing in Ontario. She completed her Medical from Pakistan and training from Alberta. She has practiced in Alberta/Saudi Arabia and Ontario. Dr. Samreen Malik has been a core part of Humanity Auxilium since the beginning.
Mr. Khalid Javaid
Khalid Javaid is a seasoned academician and a consummate operation leader with over 20 years of functionally diverse experience, driving profitable growth in not for profit environments. He attended the Central Missouri State University and graduated with a Master of Arts in Economics in May 1994. Khalid has gone on to work in mass communication and media, in the healthcare industry, and for several years in the non-profit and social organization sector. Khalid is an expert at optimizing operations and re-engineering business systems. As well, he has a proven track record for increasing productivity, quality, efficiency, and restructuring the management and organizational system. Khalid is a natural leader with qualities of strong motivational and communication skills