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Advancement Office

NOSM’s Advancement Office supports the strategic direction of the School. Specifically, this means: developing and fostering internal and external partnerships, instilling philanthropic values, and increasing the financial resources available to the School for research and special projects. These goals are achieved through coordinated efforts in communications, partnership development, community engagement, research, service to NOSM alumni, strengthened relationships with NOSM’s host universities and continued fundraising.

The Advancement Team

Rahim Dharamsi
Manager, Advancement
Tel: 705-562-7774

Rahim joined NOSM in October 2019 Prior to joining the team, he held several roles in both College and University Advancement offices, most recently at Ryerson University, where he served as the Director of Development for the Athletics Department. Rahim is a graduate from the University of Windsor and went on to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Fundraising and Volunteer Management at Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning.


Julie Houle (On Leave until July 2021)

Julie joined the Advancement team at NOSM in February 2018 as the Advancement Officer. Prior to joining the School of Medicine team, Julie occupied several roles in the Development Office at Laurentian University.  Her primary responsibilities as Advancement Officer include leadership, planned and major gifts. Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and littérature française from Laurentian University and is a proud Franco-Ontarien.  Julie is passionate about music and Northern Ontario and is the Secretary of the Northern Lights Festival Boreal Board.



Jennifer McGillivray
Advancement Officer
Tel: 705-662-7154

Jennifer joined the advancement team at NOSM as an interim advancement officer in 2020. A lifelong Northerner Jennifer has previously held executive positions with the Festival of the Sound, Sudbury Symphony Orchestra and Sudbury Five Basketball Team. She is a graduate of York University’s Department of Theatre and holds a certificate in Fundraising Management from Ryerson University’s Chang School of Business.


Photo of Katie Biasiol, NOSM's Advancement CoordinatorKatie Biasiol
Advancement Coordinator
Tel: 807-766-7424
Fax: 807-766-7370

Katie is the Advancement Coordinator for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). Working closely with the Manager of Advancement and Advancement Officer to coordinate and facilitate the growth of financial support, the development and implementation of cultivation and stewardship activities.


Lianne Baron
Alumni and External Relations Officer
Tel: 807-766-7433

Lianne joined the Advancement team as the Alumni and External Relations Officer in December 2019. Prior to joining the team, she held various roles over the years at NOSM and will be a familiar friendly face to a large contingent of our alumni. Lianne is also a two-time Alumna of Lakehead University where she received her BEd and MBA.