Marisol De Leon

Meet Us Monday: Marisol De Leon

My name is Marisol and I am one of the nurses at the Genesis Fertility Clinic. I recently joined the Genesis family and feel fortunate to be given this opportunity to join an innovative team. All members of the team are very accommodating and supportive. We are all working as a team to achieve the goal of providing efficient high quality care to each patient using compassion and warmth.

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Avneet Panesar, Genesis Fertility

Meet Us Monday: Avneet Panesar

Hey!

I’m Avneet, one of the medical office assistants’ that works here with the Genesis family.

Since joining the Genesis family, I have only felt love and sincerity from every individual that I have worked with. Everyone from our welcoming receptionists to our amazing doctors who ensure that everything that they do provides a warm, caring, and compassionate atmosphere for our patients. From the moment we meet our patients and begin their treatment plans, we start to build relationships that don’t just last until the end of their appointments, but rather for a lifetime.

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office manager, Genesis fertility Centre

Meet Us Monday: Ruth Cheung

Hello!

I’m Ruth, the Office Manager at Genesis Fertility Centre.

I am one of the first people you will get to connect with over the phone whether it be answering any questions you might have or assisting you with your appointments. Prior to arriving at Genesis, I spent most of my professional life working for the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, while moonlighting as an event planner.

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Meet Us Monday: Matthew Wiltshire

Matthew Wiltshire is a highly educated and skilled reproductive scientist, with multi-clinic experience. After completing his B.Sc. in Medical Science & Applied Biotechnology, Matthew started his training in the field of IVF in 2005, in a modest 300 cycle clinic in Albury, Australia. Whilst there, Matthew completed his Masters in Reproductive Medicine (with Distinction) in 2007 from the University of New South Wales and was head-hunted to join a well-established 2000+ cycle clinic in Adelaide, South Australia. During his time with this clinic, Matthew progressed from Embryologist to Clinical Team Leader, then to Satellite Clinic Manager. By way of ability, knowledge and ambition Matthew was offered the role of Business Improvement Project Officer and Laboratory Manager for a 300 cycle clinic in Darwin, Australia. He accomplished all this in just over 2 years.

Matthew took a sabbatical from the world of IVF to try his hand as a professional fire fighter in the tropical climates of Darwin, Australia. After three years of envious dry season weather, tormenting wet seasons and amazing life experiences, Matthew and his wife decided to travel the world. They have been traveling through 15 different countries, most recently Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A and Canada, finally landing in Vancouver, with the perfect timing to be invited to join the highly skilled and talented team that is Genesis Fertility Centre, as the Laboratory Supervisor.

Raluca Shaw - finance clerk at Genesis Fertility Centre

Meet Us Monday: Raluca Shaw

Hello everyone!

My name is Raluca Shaw, and I am a Finance Clerk here at Genesis.

You will get to see me every weekend on your Genesis journey. I am at the reception desk and if by chance you miss me, you will probably hear me… my laughter is quite contagious…I guess you’ll just have to come in and see for yourself!

I’m originally from Romania, but moved to Vancouver when I was 17 years old. I finished high school, completed college, got my first job and so-on in this city, so it is definitely home for me. I have been here now for 16 years, and never lived outside of Vancouver. I love everything this city has to offer.

I’ve been with Genesis for almost 4 years now, and during my time here I’ve seen many, many miracles happen. When nature says “no”, science steps in with a big “yes”! We have a wonderful team here at Genesis, and everyone works together to give you the most positive experience possible. I feel very privileged to work with such a great group of people.

Outside of the office, I recently joined a Zumba class, and I’m starting to see why people find it addictive. 5 minutes into the class and everyone has a smile on their face. I leave after 75 minutes feeling energized and with a clear mind. Dancing is good for the soul!

I look forward to meeting you on your voyage to parenthood!

Meet Us Monday: Raising Our Hands Against Racism

Here at Genesis Fertility Centre, not only do we see individuals and couples of all walks of life visit our clinic, but our own team is made up of an incredibly diverse collection of talented individuals. Whether it’s our Embryologist Larysa Fedarava from Belarus, or our RN Helen Ortojan from the Philippines, everyone here is dedicated to helping patients achieve their dream of one day starting a family. Where you’re from or the colour of your skin does not determine this passion, and we believe it’s important to recognize this.

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Meet Us Monday: Rachel Li

English

Hello everyone,

The Chinese New Year is coming, and I wish you a Happy New Year and good health on behalf of the Genesis team.

I have noticed an increasing number of Chinese couples have visited our centre. During the interactions with them, I have deeply felt that the language barriers make their fertility journey even more difficult. I, as an accountant, do not have any medical background; however, I have gained more knowledge on fertility after being an interpreter for a few of these couples. I am so proud that we get to help people’s dream come true. It is a privilege to be a part of the Genesis team, who assist people in building families.

At Genesis we are committed to providing you with latest technology and independently verified success rates while at the same time creating an environment that is caring and sensitive. We aim to provide you with an experience this is incomparable and respects cultural values to make it as smooth a process as possible. We are grateful for all of the support from you.

Thank you.

Simplified Chinese

大家好,

春节就要到了,我在这里代表Genesis的全体员工祝大家新年快乐, 身体健康。

我发现越来越多的中国朋友来到了我们的中心, 通过跟他们的接触和交谈,我深深地体会到语言上的障碍让他们的不孕不育的道路更加难行。 作为一个没有专业医疗知识的会计, 通过当客户的翻译, 自己对不孕不育也有了更深的认识和了解, 也深深地感受到我们工作的意义。我非常荣幸能成为Genesis大家庭的一员,在帮助他人组建家庭的过程中贡献一份力量。

Genesis作为加拿大首家采用第三方认证成功率的诊所,在北美有着很高的成功率。我们致力于为大家引进最新技术的同时我们也本着对不同文化的尊重为大家提供一个无与伦比的舒适环境而努力。我们的努力与成功离不开大家的支持。

谢谢大家。

Traditional Chinese

大家好,

春節將要到了,我在此代表Genesis仝人祝大家新年快樂,身體健康。

我發現越來越多的中國朋友來到我們中心, 通過跟他們的接觸和交談,我深深地體會到語言上的障礙讓他們不孕不育的路更加難行。作為一名沒有專業醫療知識的會計,通過當客戶的翻譯, 自己對不孕不育也有了更深的認識和了解, 也深深地感受到我們工作的意義。我非常榮幸成我Genesis大家庭的一員, 在幫助他人組建家庭的過程中貢獻一份力量。

Genesis作為加拿大首家採用第三方認證成功率的診所,在北美有著很高的成功率。我們致力於為大家引進最新技術的同時我們也本著對不同文化的尊重為大家提供一個無與倫比的舒適環境而努力。我們的努力與成功離不開大家的支持。

謝謝大家。

Happy Chinese New Year from Genesis Fertility Centre in Vancouver

Meet Us Monday: Helen Ortojan year in review

Genesis Fertility Centre in Vancouver looks back at their achievements over the past year.

Maligayang bati!

Isang taon na naman ang nakalipas at pinagmamalaki kong sabihin na maraming magandang nagaganap dito sa Genesis. Matagumpay ang aming open houses at egg freezing event. Ang pinaka-unang eEva baby ng Genesis ay pinanganak na rin.

Noong nakaraang  Oktobre, ako ay nagkaroon ng pagkakataon na makapunta sa ASRM convention sa Hawaii. Para sa akin, ito ay isang magandang karanasan dahil sa mga bagong updates at mga bagong pag-aaral para matulungan ang mga pasyente sa kanilang infertility issues.

Kami po dito sa Genesis ay nagkakaisa sa aming layunin na matulungan ang lahat sa kanilang hangarin na magkaroon ng kumpletong pamilya.

Kami din po ay taos pusong nagpapasalamat sa lahat ng sumuporta at naniniwala sa aming kakayahan. Patuloy po  kaming tutulong sa inyo. Maraming salamat at mabuhay tayong lahat.

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We are proud of the many positive things that have happened at Genesis over the past year, like our successful open houses and egg freezing event. As well as the birth of the first EEVA baby in Canada achieved through our clinic.

Last October , I had the opportunity to attend the ASRM convention in Hawaii . It was a great experience because I got to learn about new updates and new studies to help patients with their infertility issues.

We here at Genesis are united in our goal to help all of those hoping to complete their family. We are deeply grateful for all of the support from our patients and believe in our abilities to help make their dreams a reality. We look forward to helping you in the year to come. Thank you!

 

Meet Us Monday – Shalyn Arejola and her trip to Thailand!

It was great to be able to end 2014, and begin 2015, with a trip to Thailand. I visited Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket.

Some highlights of the trip I would like to share, in no particular order, include:

  • Spending the day with newly rescued Elephants. These elephants were rescued from being abused (logging, trekking, circus, etc). The rule was that we were there fore the elephants, not the other way around. We fed and bathed them. No riding :-). They were a pleasure to spend the day with.

Genesis Fertility Centre employee visits an elephant sanctuary in Thailand.

  • Food, food and more food! So many things to eat, so little time. We tried lots of street food, restaurants that didn’t have any English on their menu (these were the best!), and my favorite of all, the Northern Thailand Specialty “Khao Soi.” It is a curry-based broth with both soft and crispy noodles.

A Genesis Fertility Centre employee enjoys some Khao Soi while visiting Thailand

  • New Years Eve in Chiang Mai – The floating lanterns everywhere made me feel like I was in a storybook. They were beautiful to watch and fun to light up and release with our 2015 wishes scribbled on them.

A Genesis Fertility employee spends her New Year in Thailand.

  • Thai Cooking Class – Besides learning to cook delicious food, we got to tour and learn the main Thai ingredients at the market.

A Genesis Fertility Centre employee takes a cooking class while vacationing in Thailand

  • The view of Bangkok from skybar – one of the most spectacular views I’ve ever seen.

Genesis Fertility Centre employee visits Thailand

  • Colors and details – Thailand is such a colorful country. I lost count of the different taxi colors that existed in Bangkok. And their architecture (specially the temples) have such intricate details. It was beautiful.

Genesis Fertility Centre employee visits Thailand

 

There were so many other places I wanted to explore and so many more things to do. Clearly, two weeks was not enough. But now it’s back to work with all of the lovely people at Genesis Fertility Centre!  See you soon!

 

Meet Us Monday: Paul Wilkinson, Embryologist

Hi, my name is Paul Wilkinson and I am an embryologist here at Genesis Fertility. You will meet me during your OPU and embryo transfer and I’ll talk with you about your embryos as they grow in the lab. You could call me your first baby sitter.

Genesis Fertility Center in Vancouver

I’m originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia. I went to school at Dalhousie University and spent time working in research labs after my degree. I was able to work on multiple projects during that time, including research into heart disease and obesity, that inspired me to seek out a field where I could help people in a more direct way.

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