The Ontario Association of Medical Laboratories is saddened to announce the sudden passing of our President and Chair of the Board of Directors, Naseem Somani. For the past 13 years Naseem was CEO of Dynacare Laboratories. She was a humble, compassionate, and pragmatic leader who created and modeled a culture at Dynacare that reflected her own strong character and values.
Naseem was a role model to business professionals, women, and immigrants across Canada, as a highly successful Chief Executive who inspired those around her through her vision, sincerity and genuine respect for others. She was awarded Canada’s Top 25 Immigrants Award by RBC in 2018. This national award recognizes outstanding achievements of inspirational Canadian Immigrants who have made a positive impact in their community since arriving in Canada.
During her more than 30 years in the medical laboratory industry, Naseem spent nearly 18 of them serving on the OAML Board of Directors. In this capacity her insights and contributions were invaluable. Her passion and commitment to the industry and to the healthcare system in Canada inspired everyone who had the privilege of working with her.
Naseem was a model of integrity, a mentor to many, and a friend to all. She will be deeply missed.