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.

Schedule an appointment online today with Palm Beach Fertility Center. Call (888) 819-5177 with any questions.

Irina Livschutz, R.N.C - Nurse Manager, IVF Coordinator

Irina has a Bachelor’s Degree of Nursing Science from DePaul University and an Associate 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. 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, Financial Counselor

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.

Blanca I. Duque, TS/ALT/MT (ABB) - Laboratory Supervisor, Embryologist, Andrologist

Since 1996, Blanca has been working as an embryologist / andrologist. She joined Palm Beach Fertility Center in 2005. Passionate about learning, Blanca completed a Masters in Endocrinology and Techniques of Assisted Reproduction IVI in Valencia, Spain.

She is proficient in all aspects of embryology, including:

  • Embryo biopsy for PGT (Preimplantation Genetic Testing)
  • Embryo and oocyte freezing and thawing
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
  • INVOCELL Culture
  • 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 walking. She is also a Reiki Master and Energy Healer since 2000.

Estrella Rosemberg, MSc, ELD, TS (ABB) - Laboratory Supervisor, Embryologist, Andrologist

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Estrella joined our Palm Beach Fertility Center Embryologist team in 2015. She received her Master’s Degree in Physiology of Reproduction at Cornell University, New York City in 1984. She also did a fellowship in the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Since that time, Estrella has been working as an Embryologist, Lab Director, IVF lab Consultant in all basic and advanced IVF techniques including micromanipulation, embryo grading and vitrification of oocytes, ovarian tissue and embryos. She has extensive experience with andrology lab work, sperm preparation for IUI, sperm DNA fragmentation, sperm bank management.

She is an expert in embryology staff training, laboratory management and quality control. She has also participated in numerous international IVF conferences as panelist and presenter.

She has written two book chapters in Embryo and Oocyte Cryopreservation. Estrella serves as the Supervisor Representative to The American Association of Bioanalysis Southern Regional Board of Governors. Estrella is licensed in Florida as Laboratory Supervisor in Embryology and Andrology. Licensed Embryology Laboratory Director (ELD) and Technical Supervisor of Andrology and Embryology (TS) by the American Board of Bioanalysis. Member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. (ASRM)

Kari Ratty -Patient Care Coordinator

Kari graduated from Keiser University of West Palm Beach with an Associate Degree in Medical Assisting. In 2009 Kari was introduced to Dr. Mark Denker and The Palm Beach Fertility Center through her externship with Keiser University.

Kari has an outgoing personality and will make you feel comfortable and cared for while she insures you have the superb individualized care you deserve. Kari 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 - Fertility Medical Assistant, Certified Holistic Nutritionist

Tara is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and received her certification through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Tara joined the Palm Beach Fertility team in 2014 counseling patients in improving their health during their fertility journey.

In 2016, Tara joined the nursing team as a Fertility Medical Assistant. As a mother of three, Tara’s passion is to help patients achieve their goals to create a family.

Danielle Feliciano - Fertility Medical Assistant

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Danielle graduated Summa Cum Laude from FAU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and Health Promotion. She served six years in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman where she gained invaluable experience in the medical field. While in San Diego she deployed to Kuwait where she was trained extensively in combat and Emergency Medicine and worked alongside the U.S. Army and Marines for seven months.

Danielle decided to join the Palm Beach Fertility Center team because of the family-like atmosphere, the intellectually challenging aspect of fertility medicine and, most importantly, to have a hand in helping others experience the joy of parenthood.

Jessica Villano - Administrative Assistant, Patient Coordinator

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Jessica joined Palm Beach Fertility Center in 2016. She coordinates authorizations, referrals, surgery scheduling, financial consults, and transfers for specimens. Jessica loves to be challenged with opportunities to learn and grow.

With the knowledge and understanding that going through fertility treatment can be difficult and stressful she anticipates patient needs. With her compassionate and professional care Jessica strives to exceed patients’ expectations. With her infectious enthusiasm she will brighten your day.

Selena Agosto - Insurance Specialist

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Selena has been in the medical industry for 5 years. Selena enjoys helping people and bringing a smile to their face. “Joining the medical field has been one of the best decisions I have made in my life.” My main goal is to make sure every single patient seen at the Palm Beach Fertility Center has a stress free and excellent experience.”

Theresa Hibbs - Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

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Before joining the Palm Beach Fertility Center in 2015, Theresa was a medical assistant for 12 years in an OB/GYN setting. She was inspired by the the successes of fertility treatments that helped many to become parents. It has always been in her heart to bring families together, and Theresa has been fortunate enough to help two families welcome children into their lives by becoming their gestational surrogate.

Theresa attended Keiser University in Fort Lauderdale and graduated with her Associates Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Shortly after, she joined the Palm Beach Fertility Center team. She is a member of the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. During her time off, Theresa enjoys reading, movies, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Lisa K. Perdue - Acupuncturist

Dr. Lisa K. Perdue is a Japanese-American Acupuncture Physician, board certified by the NCCAOM- National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Kiiko Matsumoto Style Japanese Acupuncture Practitioner, Certified Laser Provider, and Medical Qigong Practitioner. Since 2000, Dr. Lisa has treated a wide range of medical and health concerns with advanced training in: Fertility, Auto Immune, PTSD, Pain Management, Sport Specific Injuries, Women’s Health and Laser Therapy. She is one of the few practitioners integrating laser technology for fertility along with reproductive medicine.

Angela Maple - Outreach Program Manager

Angela started working with Dr. Mark Denker and the team at the Palm Beach Fertility Center in 2010. 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 Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and on our website. 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”

Neil R. Stoddart, Ph.D., HCLD, ELD (ABB) - Laboratory Director

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Dr. Stoddart began his career in Human Embryology in 1994 upon receiving his PhD degree in Mammalian Developmental Biology from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. He served four years at NURTURE (Nottingham University Research and Treatment Unit) at University of Nottingham, one of England’s most prestigious and largest IVF programs. He is board certified, as a High Complexity Laboratory Director, & Embryology Laboratory Director, by the American Board of Bioanalysts (ABB) Dr. Stoddart joined the Palm Beach Fertility Center, as Off-Site Laboratory Director, in July 2018, where he supervises the Embryology & Andrology Laboratories and the Clinical Embryologists / Andrologists.

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