At MCRH, we pride ourselves on our caring, friendly staff. While we are an experienced group of medical professionals, it is our level of compassionate care that really makes an impact on our patients and their families. Fertility treatment is an extremely personal experience and we are committed to guiding patients through the process. We do this with compassion, understanding, and trust. So, while it is important for us to learn about our patients, we feel that it is just as important for our patients to get to know us.
Ashley joined MCRH in February 2011, as the IVF Laboratory Supervisor. In her role, she is responsible for the overall operation and administration of the IVF lab at MCRH. With over twelve years working in the human embryology field, Ashley is also a functioning embryologist and routinely performs laboratory procedures to help maximize outcomes and success for MCRH patients. Trained at the University of Minnesota, Ashley holds both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree. In addition, she has a Technical Supervisor Certificate from the American Association of Bioanalysts and is a member of ASRM, College of Reproductive Biology (CRB), and the Society of Reproductive Biologists and Technologist (SRBT). Ashley lives with her husband and three active children and says the joy and love she receives from them is what inspires her to work with patients to help them create a family of their own.
Ellen joined the MCRH Laboratory in 2017. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She has worked with fertility laboratories over the past nine years. She is also a Certified Medical Assistant and has a Graduate Certificate in the Core Concepts of Public Health.
Ellen has two children that she raises north of the Twin Cities. The fertility field is near and dear to her heart because without it, she and her husband might not have had children today. She enjoys sports, singing and playing the piano in her spare time. She also spends time as a Group Fitness instructor. "I am delighted to join this wonderful MCRH family and to help people realize their dreams of becoming parents!"
Jodi began her work in the MCRH lab in 2000 and today serves the practice as both the Andrology Lab Supervisor and Embryologist. In these positions, Jodi performs routine lab testing, semen analysis, IUI preps, ICSI, and AZH. Her background includes both clinical and research lab work and she is currently a member of the American Association of Bioanalysts, ASRM, and the College of Reproductive Biology (CRB).
Jodi finds her career extremely gratifying, as she works with her colleagues to help patients achieve the dream of having children. As a mother, she lives in the Twin Cities, near her hometown and cherishes the time spent with family and close friends.
Holly originally worked for several years at MCRH, as a medical educator. After leaving for a time to pursue a nursing degree, she rejoined the MCRH family in 2011. Holly has a B.S. in Community Health Education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and an RN degree from North Hennepin Community College. She finds that as a nurse at MCRH, she has the opportunity to combine her nursing skills, along with her passion for teaching and educating, when assisting patients throughout their journey. "It is an honor to be part of MCRH, to help couples achieve their dream of having children and to be a member of such a caring and compassionate team."
Holly and her husband are busy raising their four wonderful children. They feel very blessed and cherish each and every day.
Jennifer joined the MCRH family in 2003, as a nurse. With a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BSN, RN from the College of St. Catherine, Jen has found MCRH to be an excellent opportunity to incorporate both of her degrees. In her current position, Jen is involved in all aspects of nursing care, from education to medical procedures. She also supervises the nursing staff.
In her own words, Jen says, "It is an honor to work with such a great staff that has the common goal of making a very difficult situation easier for our patients. To have even a small role in the wondrous gift of making a child is an inexplicable opportunity and for that I am very grateful." Jen enjoys running, biking, travel, and most of all, time with her husband and children. Summer bonfires together at their home in Minnetonka, MN., is a cherished ritual.
Jessica utilizes her medical background in her role as IVF Coordinator at MCRH, since joining the team in 2010. She is responsible for coordinating the testing and requirements for IVF patients and guiding them through the IVF process with the MCRH staff. She also assists with nursing & ART procedures, as well as teaches IVF injection classes at the Maple Grove facility.
Jessica knew from a young age that she wanted to be a nurse. After high school, Jessica started as a nurse's assistant in the ER, psychiatric, surgical, and postpartum departments. She went on to achieve her LPN degree from Anoka Technical College, RN from North Hennepin Community College, and her bachelor’s in nursing & public health nurse license through Bemidji State University. She feels blessed to have the opportunity to work with such a wonderful team and help make dreams come true for many patients at MCRH. She and her husband are happily raising their children in the Twin Cities.
Judy is a Registered Nurse at MCRH. She is responsible for all aspects and rotations of nursing, including assisting new patients, procedures, and education. She earned her R.N. degree from North Hennepin Community College. Judy began her nursing career in the OB/GYN postpartum field and then spent a short time in plastic surgery. She then returned to women's health and joined MCRH in 2001.
Judy is honored to be a part of such an amazing team of professionals, who strive to make the most wonderful dream come true for our patients. She feels she is a part of a very special and talented group of people, who fulfill the physical and emotional needs of each and every MCRH patient. Judy has been married for 20 years to her best friend and high school sweetheart. They have two wonderful children that have been their priorities since the day they were born.
Before joining MCRH in 1998, Julie worked in different aspects of pediatric healthcare. She began her career as a nurse's aide and went on to complete her R.N. degree. Julie's experience includes work in pediatric clinics, a pediatric intensive care unit in Illinois, and home health care. In addition to her nursing roles at MCRH, Julie took on the position of Third-Party Coordinator in 2001, finding and matching egg donors with recipient couples Today, Julie is a member of ASRM, and is just as enthusiastic about helping patients achieve the dream of adding children to their family as she was when she started at MCRH.
Kelly joined the MCRH team in 1996, after working as a nurse in a family practice and postpartum clinic. With a B.A. from the University of Minnesota and a R.N. from Normandale Community College, Kelly has had a lifelong interest in helping children. Her studies in child psychology and work in obstetrics has made her a knowledgeable and compassionate advocate for MCRH patients.
In her current role, Kelly is responsible for patient procedures and education, IV sedation, and providing assistance to Dr. Corfman. Kelly considers it a blessing to be a part of the MCRH family. She believes there is nothing better than helping patients achieve pregnancy and have families of their own. A proud mother of two active boys, Kelly and her husband are heavily involved with their sons' functions, but still find time to travel and keep active with golf and tennis.
Since 2006, Niki has worked as a nurse at MCRH, providing all aspects of nursing care from education to medical procedures. At a young age, Niki knew she had a passion for the medical field. She began fulfilling this dream by becoming an EMT when she was a senior in high school. She went on to nursing school in Minneapolis and received her R.N. degree. Throughout nursing school and following graduation, Niki worked in Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care.
Niki feels privileged to be part of the MCRH team and says, "My empathy and desire to help others brought me to MCRH. It's a difficult situation to be in as a patient and I feel honored to help such amazing people fulfill their dreams of becoming parents." Niki is married to her husband and best friend of many years. They are busy raising their young son and daughter.
Sandi joined the MCRH team in July of 2005, after working at a sleep clinic and home medical equipment company. As an undergraduate, Sandi's primary interest was in biology and chemistry. Her volunteer experience at a local hospital led her to pursue her career in medicine. As the daughter of a health administrator, Sandi is always eager to volunteer for activities and programs at the Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare and the Ronald McDonald House. She is also an accomplished flutist and assists in youth programs at her church.
Tiffany originally joined the MCRH team in 1998, as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked at MCRH for seven years before deciding to be a stay at home mom and raise her family. After almost a decade away, she decided to get back into the workforce and knew that MCRH is exactly where she wanted to be.
Rejoining the team in Sept. 2012, she feels honored to be a part of a team full of kindness, compassion, and integrity. Tiffany’s greatest joy in life is being a parent. She hopes she can help make a difference in patients' lives by helping them fulfill their dreams of becoming parents.
Before joining the MCRH team in March of 2015, Vina began her nursing career as a Licensed Practical Nurse in palliative and memory care. An interest in women's health led Vina to earn her R.N. degree from North Hennepin and eventually to MCRH, where she assists Dr. Corfman. She is responsible for rooming patients, procedures, and provides patient education. Vina feels blessed to be a part of an amazing group of talented, kindhearted people that inspire her to be her best. For Vina, the best part of being on the MCRH team is helping patients achieve their dreams of starting a family of their own. Vina is happily married to the love of her life and together they have two sons. Their favorite pastimes involve traveling, eating out, and trying new restaurants around the Twin Cities.