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Meet the Compassionate Minds Guiding Our Mission

At Pacific Perinatal Foundation, our commitment to support and uplift families facing fertility challenges and perinatal loss is guided by a dedicated Board of Directors. Composed of passionate individuals who share a common vision for healing and hope, our board plays a pivotal role in shaping the trajectory of our organization. Get to know the empathetic hearts and dynamic minds steering our mission as we navigate the path towards providing solace, understanding, and empowerment for families during their challenging journeys.

Dr. Kim MacDonald MD, FRCSC

Dr. Kim MacDonald (he/him/his) is an Obstetrician Gynecologist in Victoria with a special interest in high-risk pregnancies. Through this work he has been inspired to expand in-hospital and in-community support for families with infertility and pregnancy loss, realized through the creation of Full Circle Perinatal Care and the Pacific Perinatal Foundation. Apart from this work, Kim maintains a busy obstetrics and gynecology practice, delicately balanced with family life including his four, spirited children.

Stephanie Curran R.TCM.P

Stephanie (she/her/hers) is a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and the clinical director of the Elements of Health Centre. She has been supporting people in growing their families, during their pregnancies, and through postpartum for over two decades. Stephanie also facilitates a variety of mindfulness programming (fertility, pregnancy loss, postpartum) and is a certified instructor of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through Brown University. She is a co-founder of the Pacific Perinatal Foundation and a member of an integrated practice called Full Circle Perinatal Care. Stephanie experienced a challenging fertility journey and cares deeply about supporting others through the heartache of infertility and pregnancy loss.

Elana Ilott

Elana is a public relations communications professional who, after experiencing the loss of her first baby at 21 weeks, began passionately advocating on behalf of bereaved parents through her work with Healing Hearts Foundation (now Pacific Perinatal Foundation). Her efforts to advocate for bereaved parents have included co-founding and serving on the Board of the Pacific Perinatal Foundation, spearheading Vancouver Island’s first illumination event for International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day at the British Columbia Parliament Buildings in 2022 and 2023, securing City of Victoria Proclamations for International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day in 2019 and 2022, and authoring content for the ‘Pregnancy After Loss’ app, the world’s first app for parents who are pregnant after a loss.

Sara Anderson

Sara is a seasoned marketing executive with extensive experience establishing and nurturing brands from their inception. Her journey into the fertility industry was deeply personal, ignited by her heartfelt experiences with infertility. Motivated by a belief in the significance of equitable access to fertility care as a fundamental aspect of healthcare, Sara jumped from a career in tech, into the fertility sector to build awareness and drive change by partnering with visionary employers to provide inclusive fertility benefits to their employees—ensuring that every member of their workforce has access to the fertility care they need.

Jaclyn Rinehart

Jaclyn is a dedicated Brand Builder and Administrative Manager. Having worked with many different companies from their initial start up stages Jaclyn has helped these companies grow and maintain internal organization. After experiencing the loss of her second child Clark who was born still at 36 weeks, Jaclyn connected with the Pacific Perinatal Foundation to be a part of a foundation that prioritizes connecting the loss community to resources that every bereaved family should be able to receive.