As the newest member of the Genesis team, I thought it was time I share a little about myself. I came to Genesis after seven years of working at the Fraser Health Authority, most recently as the Director of Child and Youth for the region. Although the position was extremely interesting and rewarding, I was compelled to explore the possibility of becoming the Director of Clinical Operations at Genesis. Why was that, you might ask? The answer is quite simple. Prior to my position in Fraser Health, I was the Program Director at the UBC Centre for Reproductive Health. I absolutely loved working in this area of health care. I have never personally experienced the heartbreak of infertility; however, I walked alongside hundreds as they made the difficult journey towards their dream of having a child.
As a result, I learned about the physical, psychological, and emotional challenges faced during the experience of infertility. I also learned about the bravery and courage of those who faced these challenges. And then, when treatment was successful, the immense joy of pregnancy and birth of a child. It is these experiences that drew me to Genesis. Now that I am here and am working with this amazing team, I am even more ecstatic about my decision to come on board.
So who am I outside of work? I am a wife, mom to two sons and a daughter and step-mom to three step-daughters. I am “Nana” to my granddaughter and “Nana Susie” to my three step-grandsons. I also volunteer for organizations that contribute to social change. I love the outdoors and together with my husband, run, hike, cycle, ski and kayak. I am an avid reader, enjoy local plays and concerts and am a consummate traveler.
I am very excited about my future at Genesis as I continue working with Dr. Kashyap and the team here. I look forward to meeting those who come to us with their dream of building a family and being part of their journey.