Board of Directors

Kirk Morrison, Board Chair, Alberta
Kirk has come to know IPF through the experiences of his mother, Barbara Morrison of Niagara-on-the-Lake, who has lived with the disease for a number of years now.

Kirk is a professional engineer with over 35 years of experience in the energy & resources, environmental and infrastructure industries. His career has progressed from the design, construction and management of a variety of projects to his current executive, strategic planning and management responsibilities at Stantec Consulting where he serves as the Executive Vice President of Energy & Resources.

Kirk has served on the Boards of a number of non-profit organizations including most recently the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (2014 to 2017), where he was a founding Board member and Chair of the Membership Committee; and Silvera for Seniors (2009 to 2017), where he served as Board Chair and Chair of the Governance Committee.

Kirk has Bachelors and Masters degrees in civil engineering from the Universities of Waterloo and British Columbia respectively, and is a graduate of the Directors Education Program from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Kirk resides in Calgary He has been married to Michelle for 34 years, and has two adult sons, Robert who lives in Kamloops, and Andrew, who resides in Calgary.

Heather Davidson, Treasurer, Ontario
Heather Davidson is Robert’s wife. They have been working together at CPFF since 2009. Heather has an accounting background, working for a bank initially and then in accounting departments of various companies since moving to Canada in 1973. Heather lives in Markham, Ontario. She has 2 children and 3 children.

Todd Georgieff

“I am happy to be joining CPFF to help lead the organization through its next stage of growth. I have spent my whole career in healthcare, first as a hospital pharmacist and then managing global drug development programs for major pharma companies. I am hoping to apply some of that learning and experience to support patients, families, health providers and researchers working in this under-recognized disease area.”

Todd Georgieff, a resident of Montreal, Quebec, is a collaborative, strategic leader and excellent communicator with almost 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical drug development in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. He is currently an industry collaborations lead at Roche and Genentech.

Todd holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA from York University.

On a personal note, Todd’s father-in-law passed away in February 2019 after a nine-year battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Todd joined the CPFF Board in 2019.

Tom Hunter
As CEO, Tom leads the strategic renewal and redevelopment of CityHousing Hamilton’s portfolio, the first phase of which includes four new builds and one high-rise retrofit, all to the Passive House standard, along with two neighbourhood revitalization projects with development firms.

An experienced senior leader from the healthcare sector, he has deep experience in fostering high performance culture, guiding organizational transformation, and is known for his work in the field of mental health. Tom’s integrated approach to understanding what impacts health outcomes has shaped his determination to create high-performance buildings that meet the needs of individuals while benefiting the local community and contribute to a socially sustainable city.

He champions the City’s vision to be: “the best place to raise a child and age successfully,” bringing a human-centred approach to housing.

George Kaminsky, British Columbia

Moyra Martin, Alberta
Moyra is presently Executive Director for the Calgary Catholic Education Foundation. As an educational leader Moyra served the Calgary Catholic School District as teacher and principal for 25 years. She has served on numerous educational committees at the district and provincial level focusing on teacher professional development. Moyra is a proud Calgarian and an active volunteer with the Calgary Stampede. She is an avid reader and theatergoer who loves to travel and enjoys challenging herself with the latest technology but a family gathering will always be her greatest joy.

“My husband Dick was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2006. Our family was devastated by this diagnosis but we faced this most difficult challenge as we always do as a family – together. I believe that to affect change, we must be involved. I am honoured to be a Director with the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. I have opportunities to move forward with actions that impact all patients and caregivers across Canada. I am dedicated to supporting the mission of CPFF and choose to spend my time and energy promoting awareness of this disease, supporting patient care and to seek resource support for research and hopefully a cure. I believe we are and will continue to make a difference.”

Verity Pringle, CPA, British Columbia

Verity is an experienced Staff Accountant with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Financial Accounting, Teamwork, Microsoft Excel, and Auditing. Strong accounting professional graduated from Sauder School of Business.

Dr. Gokul Vidyasankar, Newfoundland & Labrador

Dr. Gokul Vidyasankar is a Respirologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Dr. Vidyasankar grew up in St. John’s and has always considered Newfoundland his as home.  He joined Memorial University in 2014, and has been happy to be a part of their robust and diverse group of faculty.

He received his BSc. in Biological Engineering, from the University of Guelph in 2005 and his medical degree from Memorial University in 2009. He also trained in Internal Medicine at Memorial, and completed his clinical fellowship in Respirology in 2014 at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Vidyasankar’s primary focus as a faculty is in teaching and education, and is one of the most satisfying parts of his job.  He is committed to teaching and training both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and is also involved in numerous initiatives dedicated to improving the management of chronic Respiratory diseases in the province.

Clinical Interests include Cystic Fibrosis and Interstitial Lung Disease.

Ex officio, Sharon Lee, Executive Director

“I am honoured to use my fundraising experience and leadership skills to expand CPFF’s services for Canadians living with pulmonary fibrosis and to continue to invest in research for advances in treatments and a cure.”

Sharon Lee is responsible for supporting CPFF’s board of directors and volunteer groups. She serves as the main public contact and spokesperson for the organization and represents the foundation in all professional business capacities. She works to continue Founder Robert Davidson’s vision and dedication to Canadians touched by pulmonary fibrosis.

A 20-year veteran of the non-profit sector, Sharon was most recently with the Allergy Asthma Information Association.  She has also held positions with the Canadian Council of Human Resources, ErinoakKids Foundation and Ontario Real Estate Association Foundation. She joined CPFF as Executive Director in 2018.

Sharon holds a MA from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Philanthropy & Development, specializing in non-profit management, high-level fundraising and donor relations. Sharon currently volunteers on the board of her Rotary Club, and has been a presenter at various conferences, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals GTA, Canadian Association of Gift Planners, Human Resources Association of Manitoba, North American Human Resource Management Association and