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CFAS Team

Get to know the team that works with you to keep our Society thriving and reaching its goals!

Click here to consult the Contact Guide at CFAS and access our team's emails! 

Dr. Goldi Gill - CFAS Chief Executive Officer

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Goldi Gill is an experienced executive leader who has demonstrated excellence in strategic and operational management in multi-site for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Her professional experience is based on a strong foundation of evidence based organizational practices, theory, and research. Goldi comes to this position having been the Executive Director of The Arthritis Alliance of Canada, a pan-Canadian assembly, where she was successful in developing and implementing strategic goals in awareness, advocacy and fund development. Prior to working with The Arthritis Alliance of Canada, she held several roles within the public and private sectors. She has a solid background in leading teams in the areas of advocacy and strategic planning. Goldi possesses a strong political acumen and is well versed in working with not-for-profit organizations and government agencies. Goldi has a high regard for continuous learning and education. Her educational background includes a degree in communications, a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Queen’s University and a PhD in Organizational/Business Psychology.

Lorinda Jakubonis - Administrative AssistantCFAS_TEAM/Lorinda.jpeg

Graduating from the Paralegal Technologies field in 2000, our resident jack of all trades Lorinda has had an interesting career in a variety of different fields from administration, to ground transport, to event planning. She has spent the last 13 years at various positions within the Royal Victoria Hospital’s Ob/Gyn dept and MUHC Reproductive Center with the last five as admin assistant to the embryology department. Making the jump from clinical and patient care to helping the professionals in the field is a welcome change!

Deirdra Danovitch - Communications Coordinator

Deirdra, born and raised in Montreal, is the newest addition to the CFAS Team. Having recently completed her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media from Concordia University, she is thrilled to join such a passionate team of change makers! Not only does she enjoDeirdra_-_Images_/Deirdra_Danovitch.jpegy storytelling and impactful writing, but media development and networking as well. She is always looking to further her knowledge while applying valuable skills learnt and plans to pursue a Masters in Journalism in 2024.

Melissa Silver- CFAS Bookkeeper

Melissa graduated from McGill University with a Bachelors in Commerce, specialization operations management. She then went on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Accounting at McGill University and is a UFE candidate.  She has held various controller roles and done work in many different sectors including non for profits. In her free time, Melissa loves spending time and doing activities with her children.