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Board of Directors

Loving Heart International Adoption Agency is non-profit organization managed by a Board of Directors. Two of our board directors are adoptive parents. Adoption services are provided by the executive director of the agency and contracted professionals when necessary. 

Elena Georgiev- Executive Director of the Agency, President of the Corporation

Elena Georgiev received a medical degree from the Medical Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. Since 1993, Elena has worked in the infertility field in Ontario. In the beginning of 2000, Elena dedicated her time end efforts to establish the Loving Heart International Adoption agency. She is married with three children. Elena is dedicated helping children and adoptive parents.

Clara Martin – Board Director, Vice- president of the Corporation

Clara Martin attended the Atkinson School of Nursing at Toronto Western Hospital in 1969, then attended the University of Toronto where she graduated in 1972 with a BScN. For most of her nursing career she worked as a Public Health Nurse with Toronto Public Health in several different areas. She visited many families during those years, educating them on various health issues and connecting them to community resources as appropriate. In Nov. 2008, she retired from nursing to pursue other interests.

Clara believes that all children should be raised by loving parents so that they can achieve their potential.



Elizabeth Day – Board Director, Secretary of the Corporation

Elizabeth Day graduated from the University of Toronto in 1985 with a degree in Occupational Therapy. From 1985 to 1989 she worked for Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Science Centre. From 1989, Elizabeth worked for the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, in various areas including the Preschool Assessment and Sensory-Motor Dysfunction. After the adoption of her daughter from Bulgaria in 2002, Elizabeth Day works as a rehabilitation therapist in Barrie hospital, Ontario. She is married with two children.

Karolina Pironkova – Board Director, Treasurer of the Corporation

Karolina Pironkova graduated from the School of Economics, Bulgaria, in business administration in 1982. After her graduation of the Toronto School of Business in 1996, she became an assistant accountant. At present, she is an office manager at the accounting department of a Canadian company. Karolina is an adoptive mother and desires to promote the positive, lasting changes in children’s lives through a loving and caring family environment.

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