Our NPs

Zarna Patel, NP – Clinical Director/Lead NP

Zarna joined EKNPLC in 2019 after graduating from Athabasca University with a Master of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner degree. Prior to becoming an NP, Zarna worked at the University Health Network for 11 years as a registered nurse in the blood and marrow transplant program. She is passionate about working in primary care, providing care to individuals of all ages across their lifespan with a special interest in health promotion and women’s health. She describes her journey as an NP so far as a rewarding experience. In her down time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, trying different cuisines, and traveling.



Mahrokh Fazl, NP-PHC

Mahrokh holds a BScN and MN from the University of Toronto. After almost seven years as a RN with Mt. Sinai, Mahrokh made the decision to pursue a career in primary health care as a nurse practitioner. Her career interests are pre-natal and post-natal care and she possesses a passion for preventative care. She also speaks Farsi. Mahrokh continues to bring her wealth of career experience to the NP-led model serving the communities of North York.


Rachel Seewald, NP

Rachel has been a dedicated member of Emery Keelesdale NPLC and has been serving the surrounding communities since 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing Science from Queen’s University and a Master of Nursing and NP Certificate from Toronto Metropolitan University. Prior to becoming an NP, her nursing experience spanned hospital care in a remote northern Ontario community and labour and delivery in a Toronto hospital. As an NP, Rachel is experienced in and passionate about inclusive approaches to healthcare, mental health, and women’s, and LGBTQ2S+ health.


Kavita Bailey, NP

Kavita joined the EKNPLC team after spending over a decade working within her community and seven years providing care to newborns, children and individuals with cardiac issues in her role as a registered nurse at a community hospital. She wanted to help people throughout their lifespan, not just their stay in the hospital, so she successfully pursued her Master of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner degree at the University of Toronto. As an NP at EKNPLC, Kavita hopes to continue championing her values of community, equity, diversity and inclusion while encouraging individuals to take a proactive approach to their health.