Health Promotion

Kezia Amoako
Kezia Amoako (she/her)
Health Promotion Coordinator

"I am a first-generation Ghanaian-Canadian born and raised in Scarborough as well as a proud U of T alum. I am passionate about utilizing models of culture, community, and joy in promoting health outcomes. I have enjoyed supporting diverse clients in health-care spaces for almost 8 years. I love roller skating, travelling, listening to music, and exploring new restaurants - I will try anything once! I also have 7 houseplants which are all named after my favourite celebrities. My most notable quality is that I am a professional Netflix binge-watcher and can talk about new shows or documentaries for hours!"

Elsa Kiosses
Elizabeth (Elsa) Kiosses (she/her)
Administrative and Health Promotion Lead

"I am a first gen, UofT Alumni, born and raised in Scarborough, passionate about building a supportive community and health promotion! I am a Registered Nurse and worked in hospital and public health before joining the Health & Wellness Centre team at UTSC!  Every day I try to do something that makes me happy and appreciating the little things in life. I love making a bucket list and look forward to doing everything on that list one day!!"

Abisha Pathmanathan (she/her)
Health Promotion Program Assistant

"I was born in Canada, but my background is Tamil Sri Lankan.  I have a Honours Bachelor of Science. My go-to healthy habit involves staying connected to my family and friends on a daily basis.  I love the show "This is Us"."

Monica Ventura Khoshaien (she/her)
Equity Engagement Coordinator

"I am a biracial individual with a Salvadoran and Persian background - in my experiences as a second generation immigrant, I have been taught the importance of intersectional approaches in the pursuit of health equity. Furthermore, I was born in Windsor, Ontario and lived there for most of childhood. My role works to support equity and inclusion education at the intersection of student wellness. I truly value opportunities to foster community connections and collaborating with student leaders on campus. Please feel free to connect with me if you have any questions or concerns regarding student services and supports on campus! My expertise include health equity & inclusion education.  My go to healthy habit is journaling. I love the following quote from Malala Yousafzai, “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful." "

Rachel Wood (she/her)
Health Promotion Program Assistant

"I was born in Iqaluit, Nunavut and grew up there for the first 11 years of my life. I am First Nations, Irish, and Belgian. I feel very interconnected with my First Nations background and really make an effort to always include my culture in my life.  My areas of expertise include: health promotion, sexual health, mental wellness, Indigenous health, and student engagement.  My go to healthy habit is skincare! I love doing my daily skincare especially since my skin is so dry.  I love tacos, watching Law and Order: SVU, and playing cards or board games with friends."