Meet our Team

We are a team of innovators and entrepreneurs who are committed to using business as a force for good. Our all-star cast includes scientists, physicians, nutritionists, and social innovators from across the world that are working together to tackle iron deficiency.

Our Staff

Dr. Gavin Armstrong

Founder & CEO

Stephanie Bergeron

Director of Operations

Angela McMonagle

Financial & Administrative Officer

Shraddha Sekhon

Digital Marketing and Brand Director

Melissa Saunders

Fulfillment & Customer Relations Manager

Anne Pringle

Programs & Impact Director

Linda Armstrong

Administrative Officer

Caitlin McKay

Business Development & Partnerships Manager

Catherine Goncalves

Content Creator

Our Research Team

Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise is currently developing new products to combat iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia. This work is funded through a combination of grants from the National Research Council - Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), Natural Products Canada (NPC), and funds raised by investors in the company. To avoid any perception of conflict of interest, Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise has developed an arm's length relationship with a research team in Health Sciences at Carleton University, (Ottawa, Canada). This team of researchers have experience in developing and assessing the impact of innovations in maternal and child health. The research team is led by Dr. Connor, Associate Professor Health Sciences. The independent relationship between Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise and Dr. Connor's research team is managed through an agreement negotiated between the Office of Research at Carleton University and the company to ensure the independent integrity of the research activities. 

Dr. Kristin Connor

Dr. Constance Nana

Dr. Jessie Burns

Clara Miller

Hauna Sheyholislami

Our Board of Directors

Dr. Dana Brown

Dean of Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business and board chair of Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise (LIFe)

Alexandra Baillie 

Managing Director, Good & Well

Anna Perinic

Business Development Nutrition Director, Danone Communities

Karen Kuwahara

Retired, President Nestle Purina PetCare

David Petroff

Independent Consultant

William Chambers

ex-President & CEO of Save The Children

Dr. Gavin Armstrong

International Advisory Committee 

Sherri J. Ozawa, RN 

Executive Director, Society for the Advancement of Blood Management, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Patricia Ford, M.D. 

Clinical Professor ACC, Director, Clinical Research Unit at Pennsylvania Hospital

Elora Thorpe 

Nurse Manager, Transfusion Safety, Patient Blood Management and Infusion Therapy at the University of Kansas Hospital

Brent Kenny

Managing Director,

Harriet Giles 

Managing Director, Hunger Solutions Institute

Kate Stevenson 

Corporate Director

Tania Carnegie

Chief Impact Officer and Leader, KPMG Impact Ventures

Julia Christensen Hughes 

Dean, College of Business and Economics, University of Guelph