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Meet the TRM Staff of Fertility Experts

generic image person | Alyssa Krause TRM Registered Nurse temp imageAlyssa Krause

Registered Nurse

Alyssa joined the TRM family as a registered nurse in 2023.

Lorie Fowler, Billing Supervisor at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine

Lorie Fowler

Billing Supervisor

Lorie brings more than 25 years of experience in medical billing to Tennessee Reproductive Medicine. She enjoys connecting with patients while working at the office. She also finds great joy in supporting patients’ miraculous fertility journeys.

The mother of two spends her free time at the movies, reading, being with family and friends, and visiting the beach.


Candy Mathis, Registered Nurse at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine (TRM)

Candy Mathis

Registered Nurse

Candy is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and has a certification in Basic Life Support. She has completed the ASRM Nurse Certificate Course in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Being a nurse is extremely rewarding for Candy, and she particularly enjoys helping others achieve their goals of having a family.

She is also a proud mother of two girls, Chloe and Emma. Candy enjoys spending her free time with family, reading, participating in church activities and going to the gym. She also collects crazy and colorful socks, so don’t miss them when visiting the office.

Emina Merdzo, Andrologist at Tenness Reproductive Medicine

Emina Merdzo

Junior Embryologist

Emina was attracted to reproductive medicine as a way to support others during a stressful and difficult time. She finds great joy in easing their fertility journey and seeing them succeed. As a first-generation college graduate, she is most proud of constantly fighting to achieve her goals of graduating and working in the medical field.

During her time off, you’ll most likely find her exploring the outdoors, traveling or wrapping up a good book.

Linda Miller, Registered Nurse on TRM staff | ChattanoogaLinda Miller

Registered Nurse

Linda is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and a registered nurse. She has completed the ASRM Nurse Certificate Course in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Linda loves the ability to help patients obtain their dream of having families of their own. Working at TRM has given her the opportunity to build close relationships with her patients and get to know them as individuals. She is honored to have patients who love her and consider her part of their family.

Some of Linda’s hobbies, besides hoarding candles, include painting, working out and most of all spending time with her family.

Cambria Morris, Medical Assistant at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine | Chattanooga, TNCambria Morris

Medical Assistant

Cambria Morris is a medical assistant who has additional certifications in phlebotomy and Basic Life Support (BLS), earning all certifications by the time she graduated high school. Cambria chose to specialize in fertility after witnessing her own family members struggle with infertility and later become parents through in vitro fertilization (IVF). She has a passion for making patients smile and helping them stay positive.

In her spare time, Cambria loves spending time with family and enjoys being out in nature. One fun fact about Cambria is that she was a pre-professional ballerina for six years and danced en pointe for Arizona Youth Ballet. She performed in shows like “The Nutcracker,” “Cinderella” and “Coppélia.”

Sofja Murphy, Medical Assistant at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine Sofja Murphy

Medical Assistant

Sofja Murphy joined Tennessee Reproductive Medicine as a medical assistant (MA) in 2022. She graduated high school with honors and earned an MA certification and a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. She continues her education to become a registered nurse. Sofja chose to work in this field to support those struggling with infertility and care for them in their journeys toward pregnancy. Sofja loves helping those in need while remaining confidential, professional and hopeful for patients.

Angie Robinson, Administrator at Tennessee Reproductive MedicineAngie Robinson


Angie has been involved with the medical field for more than 25 years, first in human resources and now as TRM’s practice administrator. She has a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a major in finance from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and is a certified medical practice executive with the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE).

She takes great pride in her work and in TRM’s commitment to patients, ensuring that they are provided with as much information as possible, from understanding their insurance benefits to understanding all of their treatment options. She is an active member of the Chattanooga Medical Group Management Association, Tennessee Medical Group Management Association as well as the national Medical Group Management Association.

She is also the proud mother of two grown sons and a wife of 30 years. When not working, Angie enjoys rooting for the Vols, watching other sporting events, reading and watching movies.

Megan Sribour, Embryologist at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine | Chattanooga, TNMegan Sribour

Junior Embryologist

Megan joined TRM as an embryologist and is passionate about the work she does in the lab. She enjoys the direct impact of her day-to-day work, aware that every minute matters. Megan chose to work in fertility because it is always evolving, presenting new learning opportunities in an exciting and dynamic environment. She’s proud of having a positive influence on the lives of others, as well as working with deeply dedicated and knowledgeable colleagues.

In her spare time, Megan enjoys traveling, reading, experiencing local art and creating paper crafts.

Julie Shadonix, Registered Nurse IVF Coordinator at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine | Chattanooga, TNJulie Shadonix

Registered Nurse IVF Coordinator

Julie joined TRM in 2023 with seven years of fertility nursing experience, including IVF and third-party reproduction coordination. She is passionate about helping individuals start and grow their families and hopes to develop meaningful relationships with her patients.

Julie works remotely coordinating IVF and frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles. She currently resides in Arizona and enjoys spending her free time outdoors with her husband and two young children. Julie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in nursing from University of Arizona, where she competed on the synchronized swimming team.

Susan Walker, TRM Patient EmbryologistSusan Walker

Senior Embryologist

Susan joined TRM as an embryologist in 2020. Susan says working at TRM is more than just a job to her, and she finds great joy interacting with couples who are on their journey to becoming parents.

Susan appreciates that fertility medicine is constantly evolving and growing, and she is prepared to meet the interesting challenges she encounters while working at TRM. Susan has completed her Embryology Laboratory Scientist (ELS) certification from the American Association of Bioanalysis (AAB).

When not at work, Susan often can be found playing golf, after catching the golf bug five years ago. She also enjoys knitting, drawing, music and painting. Susan is most proud of her amazing daughter and the woman she has become. Her favorite activity outside of work is spoiling her beautiful grandson. Most people would be surprised to learn that she is a sucker for “dad” jokes.

Terena Waters, Billing Specialist at Tennessee Reproductive MedicineTerena Waters

Billing Specialist

Terena joined TRM in 2016, bringing a wealth of experience and a warm personality to the clinic. She earned an administrative assistant associate degree with a medical emphasis from Chattanooga State Community College. She enjoys helping patients better understand their insurance benefits and financial options.

Outside of the office, she spends a lot of her time with family and friends. She is proud to be celebrating 30 years of marriage and she’s a mother of two grown sons. Terena enjoys practicing yoga or reading. Her favorite sports teams are the Auburn Tigers and Atlanta Braves and her favorite vacation destination is the beach.