Local pediatrician assumes Na'amat Canada presidency

October 2020
Phyllis Shragge

As incoming national president of Na’amat Canada, Sandi Seigel brings superb leadership skills fine-tuned by her volunteerism with Na’amat and her professional expertise as a pediatrician. 

Sandi has been a member of Na’amat Hamilton for over 20 years.  She has been co-president of the Hamilton chapter, has served two terms chairing the Na’amat Canada National Education Committee, has served as national vice-president, and for the past three years has served as chair of the Na’amat Canada National Development Committee.

In 2015, she participated in the Na’amat International Solidarity Mission in Israel.  In 2017, she headed the Israel leadership seminar, and in 2019, she and Susan Inhaber represented Na’amat Canada in Israel at the Na’amat International and WZO meetings.

Sandi is a general pediatrician practicing in the Hamilton community and at St. Joseph’s Healthcare and McMaster Children’s Hospital.  She has cared for HIV+ patients and children and infants of HIV+ mothers for over 20 years in the SIS (Special Immunology Services) clinic in Hamilton.  She has also been involved with the Child Advocacy and Assessment Program assessing children when there is a concern of possible child maltreatment.  In St. Joseph’s Special Care Nursery, she cares for newborns with such issues as prematurity and neonatal abstinence syndrome.  She served as Deputy Chief of Pediatrics at St. Joseph’s Healthcare for 13 years.  She was the recipient of the Sister Joan O’Sullivan award in 2020.

Sandi and Joel, her husband of 34 years, are the proud parents of three sons, Samuel, Jonathan and Robert.