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

Anna is originally from New Brunswick where she practiced as a Registered Nurse. She then moved to Ontario and graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery in 2014. She has practiced midwifery in both a rural and urban context and most enjoy being able to provide midwifery in its fullest scope, where choices for women and the care they receive are optimal. She is trained as a surgical assist for C-section and have worked in Canada’s first Alongside Midwifery Unit and the Toronto Birth Centre. She joined Family Care Midwives in 2020 and is fluent in English.

Cindy Riggs

Cindy was born in southern British Columbia of métis and settler ancestry and has been a practicing midwife since receiving her Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery from Ryerson University in 2017. Cindy also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD in Halifax and is a practicing artist. She continues to advocate for research on Indigenous governance models for the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives. She is fluent in English.

Elvira Grinberg

Elvira was fascinated by birth during her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Russia. She further enriched her medical knowledge by participating in research in Genetics that resulted in her PhD degree. After coming to Canada, she fell in love with Midwifery’s unique approach to pregnancy and childbirth. She received her Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery from McMaster University in 2014 and has been working with Family Care Midwives ever since. She is fluent in Russian and English.

Hillary Kwok

Hillary completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree at Western University in 2016. She was also involved with the Sexual Assault Center of London and was a research student at The Hospital for Sick Children. She then graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery in 2020 and joined Family Care Midwives. She was raised in York Region and speaks English and limited Cantonese.

Jackie French Curran

Jackie completed her first degree in Physical Anthropology at the University of Toronto in 1999 and was hooked on the pursuit of midwifery following several years of being a doula with teen parents. She graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery in 2009 and has been practicing with Family Care Midwives since it opened in 2010. She speaks English and some French.

Jyothy Nair

Jyothy first completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 2003 followed by an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery from Ryerson University in 2012. She had many diverse midwifery experiences, both in rural and urban settings that furthered inspired her to complete her Nursing degree from Nipissing University in 2017. She worked as a Registered Nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at a downtown Toronto Hospital and has now returned back to York Region. She joined Family Care Midwives in 2020 and is fluent in English and speaks some Malayalam and French.

Martha Naime

Martha was born and raised in Venezuela, where she trained and worked as a general practitioner. While working in a maternity labor ward, she discovered her passion to help expectant parents and their babies. She moved to Canada 7 years ago and has worked in a number of health-related positions and specialized in Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion until she completed the International Midwifery Preregistration Program at Ryerson University in 2019. She joined Family care Midwives in 2021 and is fluent in English and Spanish and has conversational knowledge of French.

Maureen Silverman

Maureen graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery in 1999. She has devoted more than 25 years to the growth of midwifery. First as a Childbirth Educator, then by helping to establish two midwifery clinics in York Region, including Family Care Midwives in 2010. She actively participates to ensure midwives have a solid place within our health care system. She also holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Toronto and performed as a violinist for over 10 years. She is fluent in English.

Mei Luo

Mei practiced as a Midwife in China for 4 years prior to pursing a degree from Zhongshan Medical University as an Obstetrician where she practiced for another 4 years. She then immigrated to Canada and learned about Midwifery in Ontario and was inspired by client’s rights to choose to birth at home or hospital. She graduated from the International Midwifery Pre-registration Program (IMPP) at Ryerson University in 2008 and joined Family Care Midwives in 2011. She speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Natalie Della Rossa

Natalie completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery at Ryerson University in 2020. She had the opportunity to train with midwives in the GTA as well as Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation. She is originally from Northern Ontario, following in the footsteps of her grandmothers, who were also midwives in the 1950s. Prior to training as a midwife, she worked in Project Coordination for seven years in nutrition, and sexual and reproductive health. Her passion is working together with people in culturally relevant and respectful ways through their pregnancy, birth and post birth journey. She is fluent in English.

Roya Mirmohammadi

Roya graduated in 1991 from Jondishapour University in Ahvaz, Iran, with a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery degree and worked in Tehran for 8 years in various departments related to woman’s health. Roya immigrated to Canada in 2003 and went through the International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program at Ryerson University. She has been working as a Midwife in York Region since 2003 and is one of the founding members of Family Care Midwives when it became established in 2010. She speaks both English and Farsi.

Sara Klaiman

Sara graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery in 2011. Prior to becoming a midwife, she taught dance and yoga after completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with Honors, in Dance from York University. She also was blessed to have twins and these experiences make her appreciate and trust in the body's innate capacity to give birth. She was also a certified Lactation Consultant (LCBC) from 2014-2019. She started with Family Care Midwives in 2014 and speaks English and some Hebrew.

Sharon Swift

Sharon first completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree focusing on Women’s Studies and Psychology from York University in 2000 followed by a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery from Ryerson University in 2006. After 4 years of practice in York Region, she helped to establish Family Care Midwives in 2010. In addition to midwifery, she participated as a council member for the College of Midwives of Ontario (CMO), helping to maintain the high standards of the profession. She is fluent in English.