BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. Jeffrey Roberts, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Jeffrey Roberts, MD, FRCSC

President

Dr. Roberts has B.Sc. and M.D. degrees from the University of British Columbia. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University, then a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University.

Upon completing his training, Dr. Roberts was appointed Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brown University, where he served as a Reproductive Endocrinologist and director of the Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island Egg Donation Program. Presently he practices clinical and academic medicine as the co-director of the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine (PCRM) and Assistant Clinical Professor in the University Of British Columbia Faculty Of Medicine departments of Anesthesia, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
He is an active member of the Reproductive Medicine community in Canada and has served on the board of executives for the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) since 2008 as the National Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Director, and presently sits on the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Technical Subcommittee on Reproductive Tissues.

Dr. Roberts is particularly dedicated to advancement of the field of fertility preservation for young women with cancer. Through his work as the director of the PCRM Fertility Preservation Foundation and the chair of the CFAS Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group, he has contributed widely to this important topic within our discipline, through lecturing, research and publication.

Caitlin Dunne, MD, FRCSC

Caitlin Dunne, MD, FRCSC

Vice-President

Dr. Dunne is doubly certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Obstetrics & Gynecology and in Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. After studying science at McGill University and the University of London (UK), Dr. Dunne obtained her medical degree from the University of Western Ontario. She then completed her residency and subspecialty training at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Dr. Dunne is also a registered sonographer for gynecologic ultrasound with the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Dr. Dunne’s goal is to provide compassionate and patient-centered care based on a foundation of scientific evidence. She has participated in numerous clinical studies and published research on in vitro fertilization, gynecologic surgery and ovarian disease. She is also active as a reviewer for the Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology Canada. Her ongoing involvement in education includes lecturing to medical students and residents at the University of British Columbia medical school.

As a mom and a professional, Dr. Dunne appreciates the importance of fertility and the challenges that women and men can face in creating their families. She is committed to understanding each patient’s unique circumstances and developing a treatment plan that best suits a couple’s, or individual’s, vision for growing a family.

Danielle Dubois

Danielle Dubois

Director

Dubois joined the Ottawa Fertility Centre in 2011. Danielle completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Queen’s University, receiving the AJ Baumgart Outstanding Achievement Award. She is now completing her Masters of Health Studies through Athabasca University and maintains professional affiliations with CFAS, CNO, RNAO with special interest groups in Nursing Research and the Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario.
Danielle began her nursing career in Edmonton, working at the University Hospital, the Birth Control Centre and the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). While with SART, she received the Alberta Health Regional Reach Award in Teamwork. Danielle has worked within the world of fertility and endocrinology since 2005. She was an integral part of developing the IVF Program at the Edmonton Fertility and Women’s Endocrine Clinic, receiving the advanced practice SMART ART X Community Outreach Award for her achievements in the success of Edmonton’s IVF program.

As the Clinical Manager at the Ottawa Fertility Centre, Danielle oversees the nursing, phlebotomy and ultrasound department team members, as well as participates in quality control and clinical improvement measures. She is active in the centre’s research program, currently working with the research team on a Phase 3 Clinical trial. Danielle has developed poster presentations at the 2012 & 2013 CFAS conferences, participates in the OFC Community Outreach events, and has contributed her extracurricular time towards two independent fertility related projects.

Vilja Jaako

Vilja Jaako

Director

After studying at Queen’s University School of Business (BComm, Hons.), Vilja joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in Toronto to pursue a career in accounting. Vilja completed her CPA, CA designation in 2005 and is now back at PwC Vancouver after a recent three year secondment to PwC Sydney, Australia. Vilja is now an Exp. Senior Manager at PwC, with over 12 years of experience in accounting public practice. Vilja has technical experience providing audit & assurance in the industry, technology and not-for profit sectors, as well as working with client service teams on prospectuses, business combinations, US filings, due diligence, annual audits (incl. SEC & SOX clients, US foreign private issuers and domestic filers) and quarterly reviews.

Vilja is also a dedicated mom of two young boys who keep her life busy and fun. She is excited to be a member of the Board of Directors for Fertile Future, and support the organisation’s mission to provide hope and opportunity for all patients to experience the joy of being a mom one day.

Ellen Greenblatt, BSc, MDCM, FRCSC(REI), ABOG(REI)

Ellen Greenblatt, BSc, MDCM, FRCSC(REI), ABOG(REI)

Director

Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Toronto; Head, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, MSH; Medical Director, Mount Sinai Fertility (MSF), Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Greenblatt is working to optimize outcomes from assisted reproductive technology by combining translational research on endometrial receptivity and clinical assessment of embryo development to improve implantation rates and lower multiple pregnancies. Her clinical research interests include Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, obesity, and fertility preservation for young people facing cancer.. She served as chair of the Advisory Panel to the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care regarding fertility services that led to the launch of the Ontario Fertility Programme (OFP) by the Ministry of Health in Dec 2015. Dr Greenblatt advocates regularly for improved access to fertility treatment and is passionate about access to fertility preservation.
Amanda Hancock

Amanda Hancock

Director

Amanda is a graduate of Queen’s School of Business and a Fellow of Memorial University’s Applied Health Services Research Master’s Degree program. Amanda is a Human Resources professional in St. John’s, Newfoundland and coaches swimming in her spare time.

 

Having gone through breast cancer and oocyte cryropreservation herself in 2014, Amanda is now passionate about raising awareness and funds for fertility preservation so that cancer patients from all over Canada can access this service with ease. She is a proud founder of The Ultimate Egg Hunt fun walk/run at Quidi Vidi Lake and values physical activity as a critical part of her recovery and wellness. An athlete for life, Amanda is now healthy and still enjoys participating in rowing and triathlon

Una Radoja

Una Radoja

Director

Una is a partner in Harper Grey’s Commercial Litigation and Environmental Regulation & Disputes practice groups. Una frequently lectures on various aspects of contaminated sites law for the Pacific Business and Law Institute, BC Environmental Industry Association, the Environmental Managers Association, and the BC Continuing Legal Education Society. She is the co-author of BC Environmental Management Legislation and Commentary and the recipient of the 2017 Lexpert® Leading Lawyers Under 40 award. Una is recognized by the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as a Leading Lawyer to Watch in the area of corporate commercial litigation and by Benchmark Canada® as a Future Litigation Star. Una has also been included in Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List for two consecutive years – in 2018 and 2019. She has also been ranked by Best Lawyers® in Canada 2019 as a “Leading Lawyer in the area of Environmental Law.
Andrea Mestrovic

Andrea Mestrovic

Director

Andrea has 15 years of experience in global marketing, communications strategy, luxury brand management, digital and social strategy, and media planning. Her work spans a wide spectrum of industries, including publishing, advertising, hospitality, food and beverage, travel and tourism, technology, fashion and retail. In 2004 she was the founding partner of a global public relations firm, and is an accomplished lifestyle journalist and published author – she has been the international editor for Olivia Palermo for over six years and a contributor to Vogue AUS since 2014. Andrea headed global public relations for Kit and Ace, a technical apparel retailer with record international growth, between 2014 and 2016. Prior to founding Very Polite Agency in 2017, she was the Vice President of marketing for Mark Anthony Group of Companies. Andrea has been honored with 2017 Top Forty Under 40 Award by Business in Vancouver Magazine. Andrea has employed, mentored and propelled the careers of many young women, as well as raised over 1 million dollars for various charities throughout her career.