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Nicole Servinis is the Community Correspondent for Breakfast Television. Born and raised in Richmond Hill, Nicole grew up as a lover of arts and entertainment, including figure skating and dance, and has won national dance championship titles across North America. Nicole’s love for TV started in high school after completing a co-op program at Rogers tv in 2007, and she hasn’t looked back since.
Nicole received a full dance scholarship to Hawaii Pacific University where she studied journalism (and received the Rookie of the Year Award!). Nicole came home to finish her studies at Ryerson University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism, and had the opportunity to intern at Citytv and Entertainment Tonight Canada. Before joining Breakfast Television, Nicole was an Entertainment Producer where she interviewed many A-list celebrities, including Meghan Markle, Natalie Portman and Melissa McCarthy.
On the weekends, you’ll find Nicole spending time with family and friends enjoying good food, some wine, and relaxation!
Panel Moderator: Jennifer Harrison
Jennifer Harrison left the corporate world in search of a better life... and that's exactly what she found when she started her public relations consulting firm, Lifestyle PR. After recovering from the bumps on her head from that glass ceiling, Jennifer held on to the positives of working with a large company, like structure and work systems, and added in schedule flexibility, work-life balance and giving back to the community into her work life. As the primary consultant for Lifestyle PR, she creates compelling, targeted, relevant content for clients in the corporate, political and not-for-profit arenas. Jennifer is a firm believer that everyone has a story - including businesses - and it is that authentic story that will connect with audiences, customers and stakeholders. Lifestyle PR specializes in brand building, reputation amplification and customers connections. Jennifer is the Chair of the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Board, Vice President of Public Relations with the Bradford Board of Trade and mom to 7 year old twins. Reach out to Jennifer here: lifestylepr.ca/
Dr. Fareen Karachiwalla is a Public Health & Preventive Medicine physician working as an Associate Medical Officer of Health with the Regional Municipality of York. Fareen primarily works in the area of communicable disease control (including case and outbreak management, TB, and vaccine preventable diseases) and has helped lead the COVID-19 case and outbreak management response as well as the COVID-19 health equity group. Previous to joining York Region, she worked as an Associate Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health in Kingston Ontario where her main portfolios included: Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention, Primary Care engagement, Health Equity, and Social Determinants of Health. Her main interests include health equity, healthy public policy, and working across sectors to address the Social Determinants of Health. Fareen completed her Public Health & Preventive Medicine residency program at the University of Toronto, her Master's in Public Health degree (with a focus on health systems and policy) at Johns Hopkins University, as well as Family Medicine training at St. Michael's Hospital. Throughout her career, she has maintained a part time clinical role primarily serving the general health needs of vulnerable populations including the homeless and under-housed. Fareen currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Inner City Health Association (ICHA) serving the health needs of the homeless in Toronto and recently co-authored the 6th edition of Shah‘s Public Health & Preventive Health Care in Canada – a leading Canadian public health textbook.