Our Team

At Tripod Fertility, we recognize that every fertility journey is distinct and deeply personal. Our dedicated staff are committed to delivering honest, and compassionate fertility care.  Our mission is to guide you toward your fertility goals through the most direct and supportive path possible.

Team Tripod

Glea Timbol, RN, BScN: Tripod Fertility Staff Member

Glea Timbol RN, BScN

Lead Nurse

Glea graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Toronto Metropolitan 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 joined Dr. Frederick Dzineku and Dr. Chloé Roumain’s team in 2016 and helped to open their fertility practice. Glea is empathetic and compassionate and has a way of connecting and supporting patients through challenging times.

Nina Bacarro RN, BScN : Tripod Fertility Staff Member

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 Lead, 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. 

Kyle Farquhar

Kyle Farquhar RN, BScN

Nurse Coordinator

Kyle holds an Honours Bachelor in 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 a strong sense of commitment and dedication to the work this team is doing.

Tali Shvartsman, RN

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. 

Kristin Duncan RPN

Kristin Duncan RPN

Nurse Coordinator and Educator

Kristin is a Registered Practical Nurse graduating from Fleming College in 2017. Kristin maintained her career in the Emergency Department and quickly became interested and passionate in reproductive health. Kristin brings experience and compassion to support growing families at Tripod Fertility.


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.

Mya Forsythe RN, BScN

Mya Forsythe RN, BScN

Nurse Coordinator

Mya is a registered nurse who graduated from Ontario Tech University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She began her career in labour and delivery where her passion for reproductive health and obstetrical care flourished. She is excited about providing compassionate care for individuals throughout their journey of growing their families.

Emily Pietrangelo RN, BScN

Emily Pietrangelo, BScN

Nurse Coordinator

Emily completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Nipissing University. She also holds a Bachelor in Exercise Science and a Master’s in Health, Physical Activity, and Chronic Disease. Emily has gained experience in labour and delivery, prenatal, and fertility during the course of her studies. She is passionate about reproductive health, and is dedicated to serving the patients of Tripod Fertility with compassion and professionalism.  Emily is currently on maternity leave. 

Sarah Locilento, BScH

Sarah Locilento, BScH

Embryology Coordinator

Sarah completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biology where she concentrated her studies in Cell and molecular biology and genetics with a minor in chemistry. Sarah will be working as a laboratory coordinator as well as within the embryology lab. She is passionate about fertility and is committed to providing quality and compassionate care.

Khalil Ali, MD, BSc

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 Lead 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 grow their families.

Emma Baznick, Office Manager: Tripod Fertility Staff

Emma Baznick, MBA

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.  

Cristina Perez

Cristina Perez, BBM

Administrative Lead

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

Sarah Oliveira

Sarah Oliveira

Administrative Coordinator

Sarah graduated from the Art and Design Foundation program at George Brown College in 2014.  She has worked in the fertility field since 2019 and has been a part of the Tripod Fertility team since July 2023.  Sarah prioritizes the care of the patients over everything else and ensures patients are comfortable during their appointment.

Raquel Ponte

Raquel Ponte

Operations Assistant/Sterilization Technician

As a Sterile Technician, it is my responsibility to ensure all medical instruments are clean and ready for use.  Since joining Tripod Fertility in 2023, Raquel 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.    

Mariam Shaikh, RDMS

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.  

Idman Hyder, RDMS

Idman Hyder, RDMS


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.

Ellaine Ruatos

Ellaine Ruatos, MLT

Medical Laboratory 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.



Tess Luis, MLT

Lab Technician

Tess is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology in the Philippines and holds an OSMT certificate as Laboratory Technician here in Canada.  She has worked for over 10+ years in the fertility industry and has also worked in clinical research.  Tess is happy to our patients throughout their fertility journey.

Jovelyn Masangkay

Jovelyn Masangkay, MLTA

Lab Technician

Jovelyn graduated with a Medical Laboratory Technician diploma from Medix College, Toronto, ON. She is certified by the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS). Jovelyn has 3 years experience working in family & walk-in clinics prior to joining Tripod in 2021 as the weekend Lab Technician. She is a dedicated team member and always ensures quality patient care and safety at Tripod Fertility.  Jovelyn is currently on maternity leave. 

Tiffany Gayle

Tiffany Gayle, MLTA

Lab Technician

Tiffany graduated with a Medical Laboratory Technician diploma from Medix College in London, ON and has been a Lab Technician for 5 years.  She is certified by the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS).  Tiffany has grown her experience through different lab environments and enjoys her work in the laboratory.  She prioritizes patient care and has also worked in other patient care industries.