Dr. Srivastava began her role as Chief of Nursing and Professional Practice at CAMH in 2010. In this role, she oversees the Professional Practice Office, which includes professional practice, quality and safety, ethics and client relations. She also holds the position of Assistant Professor at the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, and Adjunct Professor at York University in Toronto and Dalhousie University in Halifax.
She is recognized as an industry leader in the area of diversity and cultural competence education. Dr. Srivastava is the author and editor of a textbook entitled The Healthcare Professional’s Guide to Clinical Cultural Competence, and has written several book chapters and articles on topics such as culture, religion, ethics, and family-centred care. She is a passionate advocate for integrating issues of equity, diversity, and access into day-to-day practice, at the individual and organizational level and developing academic practice environments through evidence, inquiry, and scholarship. She regularly serves as a consultant, speaker, and workshop facilitator for a variety of audiences.
Dr. Srivastava received a bachelor of nursing with honours from Dalhousie University and earned a master of science in nursing and PhD from the University of Toronto. She is a member of the executive committee for Academy of Chief Executive Nurses (ACEN) and serves on the board of Aurat Health Services, a non-profit agency dedicated to empowering South Asian women through education and community support.