Meet the Center for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Team

We are proud to support all individuals and families on their paths to parenthood. We promise personalized, comprehensive and compassionate care, from our family to yours.

Lab Director

Joan Riley, PhD, HCLD

Joan Riley, PhD, HCLD

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine

Genetic Counselors

Katie Abihider MS, CGC

Katie Abihider MS, CGC

Primary Specialty: Reproductive Genetics
Megan Hinton, MS, CGC

Megan Hinton, MS, CGC

Primary Specialty: Reproductive Genetics
Zameena Lakhani, MS, CGC

Zameena Lakhani, MS, CGC

Primary Specialty: Reproductive Genetics
Terri Lefler, MS, CGC, ​Lead Genetic Counselor

Terri Lefler, MS, CGC, ​Lead Genetic Counselor

Primary Specialty: Reproductive Genetics
Sara, Spencer, MS, CGC

Sara, Spencer, MS, CGC

Primary Specialty: Reproductive Genetics
Sarah Walterman, MS, CGC

Sarah Walterman, MS, CGC

Primary Specialty: Reproductive Genetics

Fellows

Elnur Babayev, MD

Elnur Babayev, MD

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Jen Bakkensen, MD

Jen Bakkensen, MD

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Allison  Komorowski, MD

Allison Komorowski, MD

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine

Nurse Practitioners

Tammy Chavarria, MSN, NP, CNS

Tammy Chavarria, MSN, NP, CNS

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Eleanor Condie, APN,​ WHNP-BC

Eleanor Condie, APN,​ WHNP-BC

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Melissa Pessis, FNP, MSN

Melissa Pessis, FNP, MSN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine

Leadership Team (Staff)

Olivia Pahl, Program Director

Olivia Pahl, Program Director

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Sophia Bowerman, Nurse Manager

Sophia Bowerman, Nurse Manager

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Karen Horan, Manager, IVF & Andrology Labs

Karen Horan, Manager, IVF & Andrology Labs

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Michelle Josephson, Practice Manager, Highland Park

Michelle Josephson, Practice Manager, Highland Park

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Claire  (Slayton) Abdelnour, Practice Manager, Chicago

Claire (Slayton) Abdelnour, Practice Manager, Chicago

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Kristin Smith, Program Manager, Fertility Preservation

Kristin Smith, Program Manager, Fertility Preservation

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Jennifer Stirrat, Practice Manager, Oakbrook

Jennifer Stirrat, Practice Manager, Oakbrook

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Brenda Lyons, Lead Nurse Clinician

Brenda Lyons, Lead Nurse Clinician

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Alexis Trofimchuk, Resource Coordinator

Alexis Trofimchuk, Resource Coordinator

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine

Clinical Staff

Anitra D., RN

Anitra D., RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Ann A., BSN, RN

Ann A., BSN, RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Bethany D., BSN, RN

Bethany D., BSN, RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Bridget B., BSN, RN

Bridget B., BSN, RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Christine G., BSN, RN

Christine G., BSN, RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Dana S., BSN, RN

Dana S., BSN, RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Jessica H., BSN, RN

Jessica H., BSN, RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Joyce K., RN

Joyce K., RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Kaitlin D., BSN, RN

Kaitlin D., BSN, RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Katherine B., MSN, RN

Katherine B., MSN, RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Kendall D., MSN, RN

Kendall D., MSN, RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Krista S., MSN, RN

Krista S., MSN, RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Molly P., MSN, RN

Molly P., MSN, RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Rita H., MSN, RN

Rita H., MSN, RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Sara H., MSN, RN

Sara H., MSN, RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Stephanie P., MSN, RN

Stephanie P., MSN, RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine

Procedure Team

Lauren F., BSN, RN

Lauren F., BSN, RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Sara L., BSN, RN

Sara L., BSN, RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Rachel M., MSN, RN

Rachel M., MSN, RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Sue T., MSN, RN

Sue T., MSN, RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine

Collaborative Reproduction

Patricia C., RN, ​Nurse Coordinator

Patricia C., RN, ​Nurse Coordinator

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Alexandra  E., MSN, RN, Nurse Navigator

Alexandra E., MSN, RN, Nurse Navigator

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Claire P., BSN, RN, Nurse Coordinator

Claire P., BSN, RN, Nurse Coordinator

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine

Fertility Preservation

Jennifer E., MSN, RN

Jennifer E., MSN, RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine

Clinic RN

Alexandra A., BSN, RN

Alexandra A., BSN, RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine

Nurse Navigator

Cerelle D., BSN, RN

Cerelle D., BSN, RN

Primary Specialty: Fertility and Reproductive Medicine