Get to know the team that works with you to keep our Society thriving and reaching its goals!
Dr. Goldi Gill - CFAS Executive Director
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 Assistant
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!
Kate MacGowan - Communications Coordinator
Kate is the CFAS’s Communications Coordinator. Born and raised in Montreal, she graduated from Concordia University with a B.A. in Sociology. She has worked in both the fertility sector and the the non-profit sector, so combining that experience and working at the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society felt like a natural fit! Kate has spent two years working abroad and is passionate about travel. A guaranteed way to win her over: coffee or dogs!
Sarah Sikder - Membership Coordinator
Sarah is the newest member of the CFAS team, joining as the part-time Membership Coordinator. She is an undergraduate student of Carleton University where she is pursuing a BSc in Biology. Sarah has experience in fields such as research, event coordination, member engagement and customer service via both student organizations and work, which offered her the skills to be a good fit for this role. Sarah’s ultimate goal is to combine her knowledge in Applied Biology with her passion for making positive changes in the field of public health thus CFAS looks like the perfect direction to head towards. On the side, she’s a member of the university debate team and is a bubble tea enthusiast!
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.