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IFA serves, creates and inspires its members through a team of dynamic hard-working individuals that push boundaries and generate opportunities.

Come and talk with our team about what they do, why we do it and for whom. The Secretariat is a learning environment for all of us, sharing the excitement of new-found knowledge and the opportunities for personal growth.

Jane Barratt SECRETARY GENERALJane M Barratt, Ph.D. is the Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing (IFA) an international non-government organisation with general consultative status with the United Nations and its agencies including formal relations with the World Health Organisation (WHO).View Profile
Greg Shaw DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL & CORPORATE RELATIONSGreg Shaw serves as Director of International and Corporate Relations for the International Federation on Ageing. Prior to joining the IFA, he held senior management positions within the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, working with residential and community aged care programs … View Profile
Megan Acton PROGRAM MANAGERMegan Acton joined the IFA team as a Project Officer in February 2018, leading the Vaccines 4 Life, Hearing, and IFA United Nations projects.From 2016 to 2017, Megan spent a year abroad in London, UK to complete her master’s degree in Ageing Society, taught by the institute of Gerontology at … View Profile
Anna Sangster PROGRAM MANAGERAnna Sangster joined the IFA team as a Project Officer in 2019. She recently graduated from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health with a Master’s in Public Health specializing in Behavioural Health Sciences and Addiction Studies. Anna also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University … View Profile
Nathalia Wittingham CONFERENCE AND EVENTS MANAGERNathalia Wittingham first joined the IFA team in 2018, and has since been promoted to Conference and Events Manager, leading various events from planning to execution.She holds a diploma in dental assisting from Fanshawe College, London Ontario and she worked in the dental industry for over 7 … View Profile
Vanessa Alphons PROJECT OFFICERVanessa joined the IFA team as a Project Officer in 2019. She completed an Honors BSc from McMaster University with a Minor in Sociology and is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Health at Lakehead University, Canada. View Profile
Chesley Ryder COMMUNICATIONS OFFICERChesley joined the IFA team in early 2020. Since completing a BA in Professional Communications through Royal Roads University on Vancouver Island in 2014, she has lived in Australia, Thailand, Lithuania and the Netherlands.... View Profile
Andra Stancu PROJECT OFFICERPrior to joining the IFA team in November 2019, Andra worked with a variety of stakeholders in the field of healthcare. At the Canadian Blood Services, she coordinated volunteers, community groups, corporate stakeholders, and engaged with several media platforms to increase local engagement of donors. View Profile
Jun Wang SPECIAL PROJECTS OFFICERJun joined the IFA team as an Administrative Assistant in September 2019. After her seven-year career as a Marketing Specialist in an international corporate travel company, Jun returned to college to continue her education in Toronto... View Profile
Yifan Zheng PROJECT OFFICERYifan joined the IFA team as a Project Officer in August 2019. Yifan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Her interest in gerontology and passion for serving older people has been developed ever since she was an undergraduate at the university…. View Profile
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