Our Team

Tripod Fertility offers fertility services in North York, ON and we are here to help you.  The main goal of each member of our staff is to provide exceptional patient care throughout your fertility journey. 


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Glea Timbol RN, BScN

Lead Nurse

Glea graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ryerson University in 2011. After graduation, she worked in the Geriatric Mental Health Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health for three years. She eventually joined Dr. Frederick Dzineku and Dr. Chloé Roumain’s team in 2016 and helped to open their fertility practice in Markham, Ontario. Glea is empathetic and compassionate and has a way of connecting and supporting patients through challenging times.


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Kyle Farquhar RN, BScN

Nurse Coordinator

Kyle holds an Honours Bachelor is Science followed by a Diploma in Nursing, graduating first in her class. She quickly became devoted to the field of fertility nursing.  Over the last 30 years she has been honing her skills to help build families and joined the expanding Dzineku/ Roumain team in late 2021,  She brings strong sense of commitment and dedication to the work this team is doing.


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Tali Shvartsman RN, BScN

Nurse Coordinator and Prenatal Educator

Tali holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree and has been a practicing Nurse since 2009. She has spent the entirety of her Nursing career supporting growing families. She started her career as a labour and delivery Nurse and has spent over a decade in fertility care. Tali brings experience, compassion, and dedication to her role at Tripod Fertility. 


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Katherine Ledlie RN, BScN

Nurse Coordinator

Katherine is a Registered Nurse and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Trent University, where she graduated on the Dean's List. Katherine completed her final consolidation placement of nursing school in a women's health clinic, where she came to realize her passion for reproductive health. Katherine feels very fortunate to be able to help individuals make their dreams of having children come true, and is thankful to be a member of the Tripod team.


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Nina Bacarro RN, BScN

Lead Nurse 

Nina has her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western University. She started her career in medicine and surgery, but after joining Dr. Dzineku and Dr. Roumain’s team, quickly found a passion for fertility and gynaecology. As the Nurse Manager, Nina supports the nursing team in providing holistic care to our patients. Nina’s goal is for the nursing team to be a source of knowledge, comfort, and support for patients throughout their fertility journey.  
Nina is currently on maternity leave. 


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Emma Baznick, BA (Hons)

Office/HR Manager

Emma graduated in 2010 from Trent University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and has been with Dr. Dzineku and Dr. Roumain since they began their Ontario practice in 2016. She started as an Administrative Coordinator working at the front desk and transitioned into the role of Office Manager in 2018. Emma is passionate about creating a positive and personalized experience for each of Tripod’s patients, while also currently working towards her MBA.

 

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Cristina Perez, BBM

Executive Assistant to Dr. Frederick Dzineku & Patient Billing Coordinator

Cristina graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management (BBM) at Ryerson University in 2004 and with a Medical Office Assistant Diploma from triOS College in 2016. She has over 5-years of experience in the fertility industry and joined Tripod Fertility in 2022.  Cristina manages the Accounts Receivable in the Accounting Department and is also the Executive Assistant of Dr. Dzineku. She is dedicated to going above and beyond when it comes to fulfilling her responsibilities.

 

 


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Megan Breithaupt

Accounting Coordinator

Megan graduated from University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. When she joined Tripod’s team in 2018, she brought 10 years of experience working in family health team and hospital settings. She currently manages our Accounting office, and you will find Megan always willing to go above and beyond for our patients.

 


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Daleeta Cholakian

Lead Administrative Coordinator

Daleeta graduated from York University in 2019 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources. She has been a part of Tripod’s team since 2019. As an Administrative Coordinator, Daleeta is a friendly face that you will often see at our front desk. She is always willing to help out where needed and cares deeply about creating a calm and positive environment for our patients.


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Mariam Shaikh, RDMS

Lead Sonographer

Mariam graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2009 with an Honors Bachelor of Health Sciences degree. She has been practicing sonography since 2010 globally with most of her experience working with fertility centers all over the Greater Toronto Area. She has the distinction of setting up new centers, training staff, and ensuring best in class industry patient care standards. As a Lead Sonographer, she makes sure her patients experience the highest comfort level, and they leave with a smile every time they visit Tripod Fertility.

 

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Idman Hyder, RDMS

Sonographer 

Idman is bilingual and graduated from York University with a bachelor of Kinesiology degree. She has over 5 years of experience practicing sonography in Québec and Ontario. As a sonographer in a teaching hospital, she would often teach OB-GYN residents practical scanning techniques. Idman takes pride in her work and always makes patient care a priority.

 

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Filipa Maia, MDRT

Operations Assistant/Sterilization Technician

Filipa graduated with a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician diploma from Fanshawe College. As a Sterile Technician, it is my responsibility to ensure all medical instruments are clean and ready for use.  Since joining Tripod Fertility in 2022, Filipa maintain records of all instruments used in the sterilization process along with following all standard operating procedures and ensure all administrative tasks are completed to keep the department running smoothly.

 

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Ellaine Ruatos, RMT

Lab Technologist

Ellaine B. Ruatos graduated from Centro Escolar University in Manila with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology.  She is a certified technologist with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) and College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO).  Ellaine has 12 years of progressive experience in the fertility industry as a Registered Medical Technologist specializing in BioChemistry and Phlebotomy.  Ellaine loves talking to patients and giving them encouragement/ support in their fertility journey.

 

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Khalil Ali, MD, BSc

Lead Third Party Coordinator 

Khalil attended University of Toronto where he graduated with a BSc in Biochemistry, he continued to complete his Doctorate of Medicine at Windsor University School of Medicine. He has been a part of Tripod’s team since 2021. As a Third Party Coordinator, Khalil will help to facilitate, that intended parents meet all Health Canada Regulation to ensure an easy process on their journey to continue their families.

 

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Araz Derohan, BSc

Third Party Coordinator

Araz graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology with a minor degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto in 2021. She joined the Tripod team in 2022 as a Third Party Coordinator. In this role, she is dedicated to supporting intended parents fulfill their dreams of starting a family by helping donors and surrogates navigate the fertility journey.