Caitlin James (Nurse Coordinator)
Caitlin is an excellent health promoter whose passion for Fertility Nursing was apparent with her volunteer efforts at Lakeridge Fertility. In addition to Caitlin’s Nursing education she possesses a strong background in health promotion including expertise in Nutrition and exercise instruction. Life Quest Centre for Reproductive Medicine and True North Imaging have provided Caitlin with state of the art training for her position at Lakeridge Fertility. Caitlin’s passionate and caring nature ensures couples a comfortable and informed journey on their way to achieving pregnancy.
Jessie Dunn (Assistant Nurse Coordinator)
Jessie graduated on the Dean’s list from George Brown College with honors, and obtained several academic awards of excellence. She came highly recommended from her superiors and peers alike when Jessie expressed her passion to work in the fertility field and specifically at Lakeridge Fertility. Jessie received personal, hands-on mentorship in advanced ultrasound technique from Esaote in addition to a comprehensive term of general fertility training. She also participates in on-going learning to help implement advancements in fertility treatments for our patients here at Lakeridge Fertility. Jessie has an outgoing personality with a warm and engaging sense of humor that has been very appreciated by our patients in their fertility journey.
Gabrielle Van Schaik (Fertility Nurse)
Gabrielle graduated from Durham College with letters of recommendation from many of her professors and instructors. She gained valuable experience working in healthcare during her schooling and was hired at Lakeridge Fertility immediately after graduating. She has a passion for helping people and finds great reward in working as a nurse, especially in the fertility field. Gabrielle has received a foundation of fertility knowledge through the EMD Serono’s ABC’s of Artificial Reproductive Technology as well as an advanced ultrasound techniques course from Esaote. She also uses every opportunity to attend information sessions to further her understanding of fertility and the latest breakthroughs in fertility treatment. She wants to thank every patient, past, present and future for allowing her the opportunity to be part of their fertility journey.
Dr. Andrew Browning (Medical Director)
Dr. Browning completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology prior to commencing Medical School at McMaster University. He graduated from McMaster in 1989 and completed a rotating internship at the University of Toronto the following year. Doctor Browning completed specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, with a special interest in infertility, at the University of Western Ontario in 1994. Dr. Browning has many years of experience as the Medical Director of a network of Fertility Clinics that are some of the busiest and most recognized in the country. He is a consultant and advisor to several Pharmaceutical and Medical Device companies. Dr. Browning is also commonly retained as an Expert Witness for the Canadian Medical Protective Association. Dr. Browning is the Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie as well as a clinical teacher for the Rural Ontario Medical Programme and the University of Toronto Family Medicine Teaching Unit at RVH in Barrie. Dr. Browning has constructed a practice that allows him to focus the vast majority of his time on infertility.
David Weeks (Managing Director)
David is an experienced business person that has worked in various senior management positions with a number of multi-national companies in North America including a role as Director of Marketing, Sales Planning and Business Communications at Gillette Canada. David developed expertise in the health care field after spending a number of years employed with Bristol Myers Squibb, as well as being a client with his wife in their own successful fertility experience under the care of Dr. Browning a number of years ago. David will be responsible for the efficient and smooth operation of the clinic with a focus on customer care, and will maintain strong collaborative relationships with the medical community and local municipalities.