Tonya Heilbrun graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She is a perfect fit for our company as she has a very unique story of her own. Tonya was one of The World Egg Banks recipients back in 2003 when Diana Thomas (Founder and CEO) was still operating her fresh donor agency, X and Y Consulting. Tonya has amazing twin boys as a result of her donor egg experience. Six short months after the birth of her twins, she “miraculously” became pregnant with her third biological son.
Logistics Director/Laboratory Manager
Working in fertility for over a decade, and serving as an ART program supervisor for the past seven years, Brian has proved himself to be an expert embryologist. He has extensive experience in all facets of the embryology laboratory, including: ICSI, Day 3 and Day 5 blastocyst embryo development, assisted hatching, vitrification of oocytes and embryos, and PGD.
Amy graduated from Arizona State University with a major in Microbiology. Amy’s love for microscopic science helped guide her through an internship at ASU’s renowned Biodesign Institute where she worked in the department of Infectious Disease and Vaccinology, studying reproductive science. Through this experience, she gained the knowledge and techniques necessary to spark her interest and also jump start her career in embryology, including fine motor skills and an in-depth understanding of scientific research. Amy also has a strong background in customer service and public health which makes her an excellent communicator.
Director of Nursing & Clinical Operations
Lisa is a graduate of Arizona State University and a member of Sigma Theta Tau. She helped establish the first IVF center in Arizona resulting in the first IVF baby in Arizona in the early 1980’s and has worked in Reproductive Medicine for over 30 years. Lisa has worked with many donors and recipients, including Founder and CEO, Diana Thomas during her successful treatment cycle nearly 20 years ago. Lisa was born in Southern California and raised in Arizona. She is the mom of teenage twins.
Andrea has worked in the medical field working with infertility patients for over 7 years. Throughout her years, Andrea has grown a passion for assisting couples through the process of reaching their goal of becoming parents. She has a great understanding of everything infertility patients go through which she emphasizes to donors. She is very patient and understanding which allows her to work well with donors. Andrea is also completely fluent in Spanish.
Clarissa graduated from Western Washington University with a double major in Spanish and Linguistics. Clarissa has excelled in each position she has been in and would be described as hard working, dependable, and personable. Clarissa is an amazing asset to our team and strives to help ensure the company runs smoothly and efficiently in its day to day operations, aiding the CEO and COO as well as the various other departments throughout the company. Clarissa’s positive, friendly, and caring demeanor helps to foster the great relationships we value through our work here with donors, recipients, and vendors alike.
Customer Relations Representative
Torri graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Her education and previous work in healthcare marketing have given her the skills needed to succeed in marketing The World Egg Bank to donors, recipients, and clinics alike. Torri has a very creative mind and does an exceptional job of utilizing that in every facet of her position. Her ability to connect well and understand the people she is marketing to allows her to communicate messages more efficiently and effectively. Her dedication to The World Egg Bank and its mission to deliver hope worldwide makes her an amazing asset to our team.
Taylor graduated college with honors in Biochemistry at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. Taylor has a passion for helping others, making her a perfect fit at The World Egg Bank as a Junior Embryologist. With her past research experience and her keen ability to help others, she is a valuable asset within our company.