Fertility Center Staff

Palm Beach Fertility Center Staff

Compassionate Assistance for Growing Families

At our clinic, we only employ caring individuals who are truly dedicated to helping couples and individuals throughout South Florida. Our commitment to your family shows in almost everything we do. From being fully trained in the latest technologies to taking the time to understand your situation and create an infertility plan that is best for your family, to helping all patients in a caring, comfortable environment, our staff is dedicated to helping you.

Call (888) 819-5177 to make an appointment with our friendly staff at Palm Beach Fertility Center today.

Irina Livschutz, BSN, RNC - Clinical Nurse Manager & IVF Nurse Coordinator

Irina has a Bachelors Degree of Nursing Science from DePaul University and an Associates Degree of Business from Loyola University. In 1986, she assisted with the development of one of the first In Vitro Programs in Chicago Metropolitan area as well as the country. In 1989, she participated in the First Study Pilot Nationwide Certification for nurses specializing in Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology.

Irina is Past President of Infertility Nurse Association of South Florida and is currently on the Advisory Nursing Board for several pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies specializing in fertility. Irina makes presentations and conducts round table discussions at the Annual Nursing Fertility Meetings. In 1999, Irina joined the Palm Beach Fertility Center.

She coordinates IVF cycles and ensures each cycle is optimized for pregnancy. Irina is also a Reiki Master and Energy Treatment healer. Together with Dr. Denker, Irina strives to maintain our reputation as the best and the most patient-friendly program in Florida.

Eliza Roberts - Practice Manager

As the Practice Manager, Eliza has been contributing to the success of The Palm Beach Fertility Center since 2007. In addition to her role as Practice Manager, she is a Certified Medical Assistant and maintains her knowledge by attending Fertility conferences throughout the year. She works closely with Dr. Mark Denker to ensure patients receive the highest level of care.

She is your "go to" person who "makes it happen." Eliza recognizes that financial considerations are very important to our patients. Understanding insurance benefits and obtaining the necessary referrals or authorizations can be cumbersome, confusing and frustrating.

At the Palm Beach Fertility Center she is available to explain the costs of fertility treatment. Eliza's goal is to make infertility treatment as stress-free as possible and to provide compassionate support to our patients.

Kari Caswell - Medical Assistant

Kari graduated from Keiser University of West Palm Beach with an Associates Degree in Medical Assisting. She was introduced to Dr. Mark Denker and The Palm Beach Fertility Center through her externship with Keiser University. Due to Kari’s work ethics and outgoing personality we decided to make her a permanent part of our team.

Kari is responsible for assisting Dr. Denker during exams and procedures as well as medication injection teaching and phlebotomy. In addition, she works closely with our patients to help them with the emotional highs and lows of infertility. Kari is a mother of two and wants to help others experience the joy of having a family of their own.

Tara Mears - Health Coach

Tara and her husband, Brad are Certified Health Coaches and proud parents of three wonderful children. They decided to become health coaches to fulfill their passion for working with individuals to improve their health and build vibrant families.

Brad and Tara received their training at Integrative Nutrition in New York City. They are certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and have obtained Continuing Education Units from Purchase College, State University of New York.

Brad and Tara lead workshops on nutrition and offer individual health and nutrition coaching to Plam Beach Fertility Center patients and families.

Dr. Lisa K. Perdue - Acupuncturist

Dr. Lisa K. Perdue is a Japanese-American Acupuncture Physician board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She seeks to integrate the branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Medical Qigong and other healing modalities, alongside each patient's conventional western medical treatments, assisting them in reaching their highest potential for optimal health.

In addition to her board certification as an acupuncture physician, Dr. Perdue is also certified as a Medical Qigong Therapist, following the curriculum of the International Institute of Medical Qigong, and a Master Energy Facilitator. She is a Certified Qigong Instructor & Advanced Food Healing Practitioner with Supreme Science Qigong and Certified Qigong Instructor with Grand Master Zhou Ting-Jue. Dr. Perdue began her training in qigong with Dr. Huo learning the art of Qigong Needling Techniques in 2001. Since then, she has trained extensively in Qigong with Grand Master Sunyata Saraswati, Jeff Primack, Grand Master Zhou Ting-Jue, and Medical Qigong with Dr. Isaac Goren.

Blanca I. Duque, B.A.

With more than 16 years of laboratory experience, Blanca work as an embryologist / andrologist in our fertility clinic, joining the practice eight years ago. Passionate about learning, Blanca completed a fellowship in Endocrinology and Techniques of Assisted Reproduction in Valencia, Spain.

She is proficient in all aspects of embryology, including:

  • Assisted hatching
  • Embryo biopsy and fixation for PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis)
  • Embryo and oocyte freezing and thawing
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
  • Semen analysis and freezing
  • Preparation of sperm for IUI, TESA and MESA

Certified as a medical technologist with the American Association of Bioanalysts (MT AAB), Blanca is also a technologist supervisor with the American Board of Bioanalysts (TS ABB). She is licensed in Florida as a laboratory supervisor and holds a membership in the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Blanca has contributed to medical publications in Colombia, Spain and Germany.

Fluent in English and Spanish, Blanca enjoys reading, swimming, and spending time with her husband. She is also a Reiki Master and Energy Healer.

Angela Maple - Patient and Physician Liaison

Angela started working with Dr. Mark Denker and the team at the Palm Beach Fertility Center 3 years ago. She is a Patient Liaison and the Physicians Outreach Program Manager. As a Patient Liaison she connects with each patient during their transition from Dr. Denkers care to the care of an OB/GYN physician.

Angela's role encompasses reaching out to the OB/GYN physicians and their staff. She coordinates Educational Seminars, Staff Luncheons, and Physician Dinners. When Angela visits OB/GYN offices she provides educational information to ensure excellent medical communication and care. Angela spreads the word about all the great things happening at the Palm Beach Fertility Center through social media on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and on our website. Angela is very family oriented. She is married and has two sons. She is the 12th child in a family of 13. Angela loves working with Dr. Denker and the team because "Dr. Denker creates a family culture. I'm part of a family that works together to do everything possible to help other families give birth to their dreams".

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