MFC’s Leadership

Board Members

    Trish Barbato

    Co-Founder and Director,
    The Menopause Foundation of Canada

  • Janet Ko
    Janet Ko

    President and Co-Founder,
    The Menopause Foundation of Canada

Our Story – We had looked forward to menopause as a time of freedom and an exciting second act in life. Instead, we were blindsided by a host of symptoms we did not appreciate were part of the menopause transition. We realized that women – like us – were struggling to find answers and to get help. Many were suffering in silence. Our journeys to get support through the health care system and beyond convinced us that menopause was an age and gender equality issue that required urgent attention. We created the Menopause Foundation of Canada to lead a national conversation on menopause and to advocate for concrete action to improve mature women’s health.

Medical Advisory Board

Members of the Medical Advisory Board will offer guidance on The Menopause Foundation of Canada’s advocacy goals and public awareness campaigns. These clinical experts provide a front-line perspective on women’s experience during menopause and direct us to the best sources of evidence-based health information.

  • Dr. Marie Christakis
    Dr. Marie Christakis, MD, FRCSC, NCMP, MPH

    Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Menopause Specialist St. Michael’s Hospital

  • Dr. Natasha Deshwal
    Dr. Natasha Deshwal, MD, FCFP, BSc

    Founder and Director, Bedford Basin Women’s Health Clinic, Nova Scotia

  • Dr. Debra Evaniuk
    Dr. Debra Evaniuk, MD, FRCSC

    Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba Obstetrics & Gynaecology

  • Dr. Michelle Jacobson
    Dr. Michelle Jacobson, MD, FRCSC

    Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Menopause Specialist Women’s College and Mount Sinai Hospital in Ontario

  • Dr. Radomir Jarcevic
    Dr. Radomir Jarcevic, MD, FRCSC

    Clinical Lecturer, Université de Montréal, Menopause Specialist IUSSS-de-l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal

    Dr. Kelsey Mills, MD, FRCSC

    Associate Professor, University of British Columbia and Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Victoria

    Dr. Shafeena Premji, MD, CCFP, MHA, BSc, NCMP

    North American Menopause Society Certified GP Operating a Menopause Clinic in Alberta

  • Dr. Alison Shea
    Dr. Alison Shea, MD, PhD, FRCSC

    Assistant Professor, McMaster University, Obstetrician, Gynecolgist and Menopause Specialist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Ontario

    Dr. Lindsay Shirreff, MD, MSc(HQ), FRCSC

    Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Menopause Specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Ontario

  • Dr Wendy Wolfman
    Dr. Wendy Wolfman, MD, FRCS(C), FACOG, NCMP

    President of the Canadian Menopause Society and board member of the International Menopause Society