9983 Keele St., Unit 102 
Vaughan ON, L6A 3Y5
F: 905 553-5949
Elvira Grinberg

I was fascinated by birth the first time I saw a woman giving birth during my medical rotation. I continued to be amazed while delivering babies as a resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Russia. Childbirth continued to be a miracle to me with the birth of my two sons.

I started my carrier in Russia being trained as an obstetrician. Later, I enriched my medical knowledge by participating in research in Genetics that resulted in my PhD degree. After coming to Canada, I encountered Midwifery and immediately fell in love with the unique approach that this profession has to pregnancy and childbirth. I realized midwifery could be a good opportunity for me to return to where I started but on a different, more sensitive, woman-centered level with continuity of care and appropriate use of technology. I graduated in 2014 from the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University.

I am very excited to work with Family Care Midwives because I want to support the community that became a home to me since coming to Canada in 2009. I look forward to participating in your birth and helping you achieve a positive experience.

Jackie Curran

Growing up, I was the kid whose ideas about what I wanted to be when I grew up changed continuously. The one constant was health care, but it took a while to find my calling. I spent many years doing volunteer work with the Red Cross and the cardiac unit at Sick Kids Hospital while I completed my first degree in Physical Anthropology at the University of Toronto. Then in 2000 I started volunteering as a labour coach at a center for teenagers and I was hooked! Through this experience, I heard about midwifery and knew immediately that this would be my career path.

I graduated from Ryerson’s Midwifery Program in 2009 with honours. The combination of promoting and encouraging women’s health, along with the clinical and joyous component of birth, keep me motivated and fulfilled in a way that words cannot describe. My daughter was born at home into the loving and skilled hands of midwives and their students and has made me even more committed to this profession and to the education of future midwives. Currently, I live in Toronto and am one of the lucky people in this world who can honestly say that I love my job! I speak English and some French.

Maureen Silverman

I grew up on the West Coast of British Columbia and moved to Toronto to follow my dream of becoming a violinist. I graduated in 1978 from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Music in Performance and enjoyed ten years of performing with my violin.

The birth of my first child Sarah, in hospital (1979), awakened an interest in women’s health and a desire to help others learn about choices and alternatives in childbirth. Joseph’s homebirth (‘82), with a doctor, strengthened my intention to work with birthing women. After midwife-attended homebirths with Daniel (‘85) and Benjamin (‘87) I knew being a midwife would be my way to help women experience birth their way.

In 1986 I became a certified Childbirth Educator. Since this time I have been involved in teaching, initially as a Childbirth Educator, and now as a clinical preceptor for the Midwifery Education Programme. In 1999 I graduated with honours from Ryerson University, earning a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery. Four years of practice later, in 2003, I recognized the growing need for midwifery care and decided to establish a new clinic of my own in York Region. With the need continuing to grow, I then helped to establish a second clinic, Family Care Midwives, in 2010. Now I’m the proud grandma of Charlotte (“Charlie”) and Lou, and was thrilled to attend their home births in NYC.

Mei Luo

I was born in the south of China. My father was a traditional Chinese medicine doctor, so I was able to learn about alternative holistic medicine from very early in my life. I graduated from a 4-year program of Woman and Children’s Care Practitioner in Zhangjiang Hygiene School, and practiced 4 years as a midwife. After this, I attended Zhongshan Medical University and became a medical doctor, then practiced another four years as an obstetrician in China.

After I immigrated to Canada, through an International Medical Doctor's Transition Program, I learned about midwifery in Ontario. I was excited about women having the choice to give birth at home and at hospital. After graduating from the International Midwifery Pre-registration Program (IMPP) in Ryerson University in 2008, I practiced in Ottawa and downtown Toronto for 2 years. In December 2011, I joined Family Care Midwives. I speak both Mandarin and Cantonese.

I love being a midwife and look forward to being a part of your health care team and sharing in one of the most significant experiences in your life, when your baby first arrives in this world.

Roya Mirmohammadi

I graduated in 1991 from Jondishapour University in Ahvaz, Iran, with a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery degree and worked more than 15 years in various departments related to woman’s health. I came to Canada in 2003 and then went through the International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program at Ryerson University to become registered in Ontario.

In 2003 I joined a practice in York Region then moved to Family Care Midwives in 2010 when it became established. I enjoy being part of this community as I have been a resident of York Region since coming to Canada with my family. I speak both English and Farsi. I love being part of the team with Family Care Midwives and I look forward to being part of your special life experience.

Sara Klaiman

I graduated from the Ryerson Midwifery Program in 2011 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery. I am most passionate about empowering women to give birth in a safe and dignified way. Prior to becoming a midwife, I taught yoga and dance. I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours degree in Dance from York University and a Certificate of Advanced Yoga Training from The Yoga Sanctuary in Toronto.

This background, including my experience of giving birth to twins, has given me a deep sense of appreciation and trust in the body's innate capacity to give birth. Furthermore, I love midwifery’s attention to post partum support, specifically breastfeeding, and as such, I have attained the status of an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I started with Family Care Midwives in 2014 and I look forward to being part of this very special time in your and your family's life. I speak English and some Hebrew.

Sharon Swift

I first learned about midwifery in 1998 when I was working toward my Women’s Studies & Psychology degree at York University. I then started volunteering with a young parent resource centre, where I worked as a labour coach supporting young, single mothers through pregnancy and birth. It was these early experiences that confirmed my passion for Midwifery. I then completed my Bachelor of Arts degree at York in 2000 and was accepted into the Midwifery Education Program at Ryerson, graduating with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery in 2006. I started practicing in York Region right after graduation.

After being in an established clinic for 4 years, when an opportunity presented to open a new midwifery clinic in Vaughan, I jumped at the chance. I helped establish Family Care Midwives in 2010 and I’m excited to be a part of this diverse, multicultural community, where I am able to support women’s choices and play a role in helping families grow. As of Sept. 2014, I also became the head midwife for Mackenzie Health Hospital, where Family Care Midwives has become an integral part of the Maternity team.

I also support new midwives by being involved as a clinical preceptor for the Ontario Midwifery Education Program. Furthermore, I have participated as a council member for the College of Midwives of Ontario (CMO), helping to maintain the high standards of the profession and making midwifery is accessible to all.