Sian FitzGerald joined HealthBridge in 1996 as Nutrition Advisor. In 1997, she became Executive Director of HealthBridge, responsible for overseeing all programs, including nutrition and maternal and child health. Her role includes building capacity, and designing, implementing and monitoring programs.
Sian has a Master of Science degree in international nutrition, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. She has worked in international development since 1992, when she joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN´s program to eliminate vitamin A deficiency. Based in Rome, she was responsible for programs in francophone Africa, specifically Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger, and in Vietnam, where she lived from 1993 to 1995.
Following her return to Canada in late 1995, she worked as a consultant for CIDA and the Micronutrient Initiative, before joining HealthBridge (then PATH Canada) in 1996. She has been a contributor to articles in the area of nutrition, health, and gender equity, as well as the value of women’s unpaid work.