Dr. Ruby Edet appointed Manager, Anti-Racism & Anti-Oppression & System Change Somerset West Community Health Centre
Nigerian-born Dr. Ruby Edet has been appointed to a one-year pilot position as Manager, Anti-Racism & Anti-Oppression and & System Change, with the Somerset West Community Health Centre. An announcement by Executive Director, Naini Cloutier indicated that the new appointee will be responsible for the ongoing development, service delivery and evaluation of the Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre, Mental Health and Counselling, Black mental health Coalition, ACB HIV Prevention Programs including Anonymous HIV Testing and other anti-racism Community Initiatives. According to her, this position is structured to support the centre’s programs by advancing its commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, and systemic change. The incumbent will be collaborating with staff, managers, volunteers, communities, and partners to develop SWCHC programs that reduce or eliminate inequities, oppression, and racism, resulting in improved health outcomes. She will also be supporting leadership, program development and strengthening partnerships with respect to health and mental health for immigrants, refugees and racialized communities.
Dr. Ruby Edet holds a bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Jos in Nigeria, West Africa. She also possesses numerous certifications from the University of Washington, including epidemiology, conducting research, project management in global health, and leadership and management in health, among others.
She has over 10 years of experience working with key stakeholders across the international public health landscape, as well as significant experience working with marginalized communities in Ottawa.
Ruby Edet is passionate about improving health and wellbeing, and ensuring better health care access for marginalized communities, including the African, Caribbean & Black (ACB) communities of Ottawa.