Lisa Russell (Nurse Coordinator)
Lisa graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from York University. She obtained a sought after position at the prestigious Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. Geographic demands prompted a move to the Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton where Lisa continued to work with patients requiring the utmost care and compassion. Lisa has gained valuable experience in hospital nursing before being presented with the opportunity to pursue a passion for Fertility Nursing. Life Quest Centre for Reproductive Medicine has provided a wonderful opportunity for Lisa to be trained at one of the premier IVF centres in the country. Lisa has also completed laboratory training with Roche (Indiana) and imaging training with True North Imaging in Toronto. Lisa’s attention to detail, combined with her empathetic and compassionate demeanor, are ideal attributes for the Nurse Coordinator position at Niagara Fertility. Lisa is committed to providing superior nursing care and is the perfect person to guide clients on their journey to parenthood. When you meet Lisa you will realize why she was chosen out of over 200 applicants for her position.
Ashley Wright (Fertility Nurse)
Ashley, a graduate of Mohawk College with Honours, gained valuable experience in hospital nursing at Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga prior to being presented with the opportunity to pursue a passion for Fertility Nursing with Niagara Fertility. Ashley’s compassionate and caring demeanor is an asset to our patients. Life Quest Centre for Reproductive Medicine, True North Imaging and Roche have provided Ashley with state of the art training for her position at Niagara Fertility. Ashley continues to advance her knowledge through her continued commitment to obtaining a certificate in perinatal nursing. Ashley’s solid knowledge base ensures couples a comfortable and informed journey to achieving pregnancy.
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. Dr. Browning completed specialty training in Obstetrics & Gynecology, with a special interest in fertility, at the University of Western Ontario in 1994. For the last 16 years Dr. Browning has functioned as the Medical Director of the Barrie Fertility Centre. In 2013 Dr. Browning and partners strove to improve fertility treatment access in Durham region by forming Lakeridge Fertility Centre. The success and profound client satisfaction with this medical model has prompted the desire to expand access to fertility treatment in the Stoney Creek, Niagara Peninsula Region. Dr. Browning is the Chief of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie and is a clinical teacher for the Rural Ontario Medical Programme and the University of Toronto Family Medicine Teaching Unit at RVH in Barrie.
Sarah Fawcett-Bice (Fertility Nurse)
Sarah graduated from Durham College with Honours and has received numerous awards for exceptional work in both nursing practice and research. Sarah gained valuable experience in hospital nursing at Lakeridge Health before being presented with the opportunity to pursue a passion for Fertility Nursing. Sarah has completed training at Life Quest Centre for Reproductive Medicine and has also completed Laboratory training with Roche in Indiana and Imaging training with True North Imaging in Downtown Toronto. Sarah has a full year of experience at Lakeridge Fertility and has proven to be a true asset to that clinic and a caring and compassionate provider to many couples in their successful journey to achieving pregnancy. We are very happy to have retained Sarah’s services in support of Niagara Fertility.
Katie Christensen (Fertility Nurse)
Katie graduated in nursing from Mohawk College in Hamilton with a comprehensive set of skills and certifications. When Katie presented herself to the staff at Niagara Fertility and expressed her passion for Fertility nursing, there was an overwhelming feeling of a clear fit for us with her outgoing and warm personality, compassion and commitment to excelling in her career. Katie received personal hands on mentorship during her fertility training with advanced Ultrasound techniques from Esaote and a comprehensive term of general fertility training from the Trio Reproductive Care facility in Toronto and the Mississauga offices of EMD Serono. We are proud to have Katie as part of our patient care team.
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.