Tabinda is a qualified and trained medical doctor from Pakistan and has a Master of Health Administration degree from Dalhousie University. Her career started at the IWK children’s hospital and Dalhousie University before she joined the Department of Health and Wellness (DHW) in 2009, and is currently working as a Senior Policy Analyst with the Corporate Policy and Planning branch.
She has extensive experience in strategic policy development and is known for her leadership that continues to date on the complex Gender Affirming Surgery policy. In 2015, she was recognized by the Minister of Health and Wellness for her work on the Mental Health and Addictions strategy “Together We Can”.
She is a champion of diversity, inclusion, equity, intersectionality and cultural competence and is the co-chair of the DHW diversity committee. She is one of the founding members past co-chair of the Immigrant and Newcomer government employee network. She is also the past co-chair of the Immigrant-Migrant Women’s Association of Halifax.
She has a keen interest in social justice and healthy public policy. She loves music and outdoor activities such as walking and likes to spend time with family, friends and colleagues.