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CIFAR Staff Directory

The directory is an alphabetical listing of staff members currently working in the office. Any staff members on leave are not listed here. If you would like to contact the Office of President and CEO, or if you have any general inquiries, media inquiries, or inquiries about programs and research, donations or events, please refer to our page Contact CIFAR (opens in a new window).

Brent Barron
Brent Barron
Government Relations Officer
(416) 971-2202

Karen Bell
Karen Bell
Intern, Knowlege Outreach


Alan Bernstein
Alan Bernstein
President and CEO
(416) 971-4255

Bristy Chakrabarty
Bristy Chakrabarty
Advancement Administrative Co-ordinator
(416) 971-4866

Rachel Clark
Rachel Clark
Manager, Administration and IT
(416) 971-4883

Amy Cook
Amy Cook
Director, Knowledge Outreach
(416) 971-4885

Ana Paula D’Avila
Ana Paula D’Avila
Advancement Research Officer
(416) 971-4882

Paula Driedger
Paula Driedger
Programs and Information Officer
(416) 971-4156

Lori Dunn
Lori Dunn
Event and Meeting Co-ordinator
(416) 971-4880

Renée Elio
Renée Elio
Senior Advisor, Special Initiatives


Rebecca Finlay
Rebecca Finlay
Vice-President, Communications and Knowledge Outreach
(416) 971-4878

Trina Foster
Trina Foster
Director, Research Programs
(416) 971-4870

Marc Frigault
Marc Frigault
Manager, Research Programs
(416) 971-4181

Heather Gordon
Heather Gordon
Chief Administrative Officer
(416) 971-5066

Denzil Green
Denzil Green
Administrative Assistant
(416) 971-4251

Sharon Hainey
Sharon Hainey
Event and Meeting Coordinator
(416) 971-4881

Claudia He
Claudia He
Accounting Clerk
(416) 971-4891

Lindsay Jolivet
Lindsay Jolivet
Writer & Media Relations Specialist
(416) 971-4876

Jessica Kamphorst
Jessica Kamphorst
Senior Director, Advancement and Government Relations
(416) 971-4888

Kurt Kleiner
Kurt Kleiner
Managing Editor
(416) 971-4257

Don Lawrence
Don Lawrence
Interim Digital Media Officer
(416) 971-4145

Mariko Kojima Manhas
Mariko Kojima Manhas
Advancement Officer


Gail Martin
Gail Martin
Executive Assistant to the President
(416) 971-4255

Laura Matthews
Laura Matthews
Director, Marketing and Communications
(416) 971-4152

Jonathon Millard
Jonathon Millard
Manager, Annual Campaigns
(416) 971-4869

Tatyana Narchayeva
Tatyana Narchayeva
Programs and Research Officer
(416) 971-4887

Melisa Ngan
Melisa Ngan
Advancement Coordinator
(416) 971-4453

Tracy Ollivierre
Tracy Ollivierre
Events and Outreach Officer
(416) 971-4450

Aimee Park
Aimee Park
Senior Director, Research and Partnerships
(416) 971-4253

Jenna Scott
Jenna Scott
Junior Accountant
(416) 971-6214

Andrea Sharkey
Andrea Sharkey
Programs and Research Services Officer
(416) 971-4254

Pekka K. Sinervo
Pekka K. Sinervo
Senior Vice-President, Research
(416) 971-4884

Kara Spence
Kara Spence
Vice-President, Advancement
(416) 971-4439

Denis Thérien
Denis Thérien
Vice-President, Research and Partnerships
(416) 971-1096

Jennifer Wlodarczyk
Jennifer Wlodarczyk
Manager, Major Gifts
(416) 971-4886

Kathy Zhang
Kathy Zhang
Controller
(416) 971-4218

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