Contributors

DanielleDanielle E Lane, MD, Reproductive Endorcinology and Infertility Specialist. Dr. Lane attended McGill University before completing her medical training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and her fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She opened the Center for Reproductive Health at Kaiser Permanente in Napa-Sola-no in 2005. In 2009 she founded Lane Fertility Institute. The Institute has grown to a three physician practice with a state of the art embryology laboratory. She is committed to providing education for women about preservation of their fertility and developing lower cost models to improve access to care.

 

KellieKellie Nugent, Freelance TV Chef, Culinary Instructor, Blog Editorialist. Kellie has a passion for converting recipes from traditional to health-supportive. After receiving her culinary degree in New York City, she worked for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia on several television shows. She is currently continuing her work in San Francisco.

 

 

CamileeCamille T.C. Hammond, MD, MPH, CEO, Cade Foundation, Physician-Researcher, Author, Educator. Dr. Hammond completed her medical training at the Univer-sity of Maryland School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University. She now runs the Tinina Q Cade Foundation (Cade Foundation), a non-profit organization that she and her husband, Dr Jason Hammond, to provide support to families with infertility.

 

 

JenniferJennifer Agard, MD, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist. Dr. Agard completed her medical training at UCLA, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Eastern Virginia Medical Center. Her special interests are in polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid disease, therapeutic reproductive surgery, and diminished ovarian reserve. Dr. Agard is committed to the model of delivering individualized patient-centric care. ??er greatest reward is being able to help create the family and life plan that is unique for each of us.

 

ValerieValerie Mendels, L.Ac., Acupuncturist (specialized in fertility). Valerie’s practice is based in Petaluma, California. She has been treating patients with acupuncture since 1999, and holds a Master’s degree from the traditional acupuncture Institute, School of Philosophy and Healing in Action (TAI Sophia) in Maryland. In addition to acupuncture, Valerie uses Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional and dietary therapy, and lifestyle counseling to help her patients gain optimal health and fertility. Valerie is passionate about helping her patients experience greater peace, joy and well-being while working with them to achieve their fertility goals. Her website is www.valeriemendels.com

 

S. FenellaS. Fenella das Gupta, PhD, marriage and family therapist. dr. das gupta is a licensed marriage and family therapist and infertility Counselor working in the Bay area of northern California. her practice, the inner mirror, includes counseling individuals, couples and running support groups. Her professional memberships include resOlVe, the national infertility association, the american society for reproductive medicine and the California association of marriage and family therapists. Dr. das Gupta also interacts with individuals on her fertility blog at www.fertilityhelpishere.blogspot.com

 

Jabir Ponce, Private Chef. Jabir Ponce’s first passion is food and its preparation. While working in the pastry line and bake shop at the Ritz Carlton Manalapan, Mr. Ponce received his culinary degree in 1993 from the Florida Culinary Institute. After returning to San Francisco Mr. Ponce helped to open several small restaurants while running his own catering company. He served as the Lead Concierge for the Archbishop’s Mansion until its closing. Since July 2009, he has worked in San Francisco as a private chef. His email is jabirponce@sbcglobal.net

 

Sandra Cisneros, RN, Ms. Cisneros is an IVF Nurse at Lane Fertility Institute. She has been in the field for almost 20 years. After receiving her nursing degree from the College of San Mateo in 1993, she began her career in the field of fertility. She has worked at Pacific Fertility Center and UCSF Center for Reproductive Health prior to her current position. Ms. Cisneros’ goals are to help patients achieve their dreams of being parents. She strives to lessen their stress along the way. She is currently very interested in empowering women to take control of their future fertility with egg freezing and embryo banking.

 

Kyra Lumpkin. Kyra Lumpkin is the Administrative Coordinator for Lane Fertility Institute. Kyra has been in the Administrative field for over 7 years. She commits herself to patient satisfaction and outstanding patient service. She has a strong belief that one’s business is only as good as the treatment provided to its patrons. Being a parent herself, Ms. Lumpkin is passionate about her ability to aide and prepare patients for their journey to parenthood. Her email is kmlumpkin@lanefertility.com

 

Qin Fan, PSY.D. A licensed clinical psychologist and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, I support the family building efforts of all clients, including single women and men and same sex couples. Starting a family can be an exhilarating time for many, yet for some it can be an emotional roller coaster. To help you navigating through the fertility treatment maze, I offer psychological psychotherapy for individuals and couples dealing with infertility or fertility preservation; consultation for intended parents and recipients of egg, sperm, and embryo donation; psychological evaluation for your donor or gestational carrier. For more information or schedule a consult, please visit us at www.drqinfan.com