Meet the TRM Staff of Fertility Experts


Julie Baird

Andrologist

Julie joined the TRM team at its inception and after some time away, eventually returned to our
practice. Julie says she’s so proud to work with a staff of people who really care about all the
patients. She feels everyone at TRM is fantastic at what they do and goes the extra mile to make
sure everyone receives the best care possible. After experiencing infertility herself, she finds it so
rewarding to help others who are going through the same journey.

Julie loves working in the lab because it reminds her of solving a puzzle with all of the results
that are put together for each individual patient. She has completed her State of Tennessee and
College of American Pathology Medical Technologist certification.

Julie loves to learn new things and would be a professional student if she could. She also enjoys
traveling and studying about different cultures.


Rachel Chapman, Registered Nurse at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine (TRM)Rachael Chapman

Registered Nurse

Rachael is a certified REI RN by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and graduated summa cum laude from her nursing class. She has completed the ASRM Nurse Certificate Course in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Rachael takes pride in her work at TRM and the joy it brings to the lives of others. Rachel graduated with her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Western Governors University.

Aside from nursing, Rachael’s great love is makeup, both for fun and special events. She also enjoys music, crafting and being outdoors. Rachel loves spending time with her husband and bulldogs.

 


Lorie Fowler, Billing Supervisor at Tennessee Reproductive MedicineLorie 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 who is 19 years old and Emma who is 15 years old. 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

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.


Elise Momberger

Clinical Assistant

Elise is a licensed certified phlebotomy technician and also earned her Basic Life Support certification. New to the fertility field, Elise loves interacting with patients and witnessing their journeys through fertility. She feels privileged to be a part of patients’ stories and to be able to help them, whether through drawing their labs or comforting them through difficult times.

Elise is most proud of moving to Tennessee all the way from California and completing her degree in pre-nursing. In her spare time, Elise loves being outdoors going on hikes or walks. She loves Tennessee so far, but she does miss the California beaches. She also loves hanging out with friends as well as staying in and cooking or watching movies.

Some of her hobbies include making calligraphy and playing a double-reed bassoon, which she has played since 6th grade. Elsie also is proud of being awarded the best sportsmanship award all four years of high school.


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 Medicine Angie Robinson

Administrator

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.


Kayla Sadler, LPN at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine - TRMKayla Sadler

LPN

Kayla, a licensed practical nurse who has spent 20 years of her life in school, is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Nursing to go with her bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology. She finished at the top of her LPN class and has a nursing certificate in reproductive technology. Kayla says the best part of her job is making people’s infertility journey less stressful by being a friend and someone they can talk to.

She loves watching patients leave with their dream of family fulfilled and enjoys meeting their babies when they come back to visit. She enjoys such rewarding aspects of working in fertility medicine, which she sees as a fast-paced, every changing field. Kayla says Drs. Murray and Scotchie are two of the best people she knows, to patients and staff. She enjoys spending time with family, friends and her three dogs, as well as being outdoors and listening to live music.


Taylor Tomlin

Patient Services Coordinator

Taylor has earned hemodialysis technician certification as well as CPR certification. Taylor has always loved working in healthcare and building a strong rapport with patients. In both her personal and professional life, Taylor is someone who can be depended upon. She truly enjoys helping others and thrives on being a strong support system for patients and their families.

Her interests include spending time outdoors and creating floral arrangements for special occasions such as proms and weddings.


Susan Walker, TRM Patient EmbryologistSusan Walker

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.


Brandie White, Medical Assistant at Tennessee Reproductive MedicineBrandie White

Medical Assistant

Brandie White joins Tennessee Reproductive Medicine as a certified medical assistant. She has a passion for giving patients the best care and making sure they have a positive and memorable experience in the clinic.

Brandie is a proud mother of three beautiful daughters and enjoys fishing and doing crafts in her spare time.

 

 


Shan Wilkinson, Senior Embryologist at Tennessee Reproductive MedicineShan Wilkinson

Senior Embryologist

Shan has a Bachelor of Science in biology from Mississippi University for Women and a Master of Science in reproductive physiology from Mississippi State University. She began her embryology career working with dairy and beef cattle in Pennsylvania, where she handled over 10,000 embryos in a few short years. Shan began her experience in human embryology, andrology and IVF in 2003 and has been an IVF lab supervisor since 2005.

She is honored to have helped many couples become parents and takes pride in maintaining a successful laboratory. Shan is certified by the American Board of Bioanalysis as a technical supervisor in embryology, by the American Association of Bioanalysts as an andrology laboratory scientist, and she is licensed by the State of Tennessee.

Shan was born in Louisiana and loves to take epic road trips with her husband and their two teenagers. To unwind, she crochets, bakes and has recently learned the art of making bean-to-bar chocolate.

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Taylor Wilson

Patient Services Coordinator

With a passion for patient care, Taylor is looking forward to getting to know everyone and caring for their needs. As someone who has polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and dealt with infertility, she has firsthand experience in what patients are going through. Working at TRM is more than a career, and reducing patients’ fear and anxiety that surround infertility is her passion.

In her spare time, Taylor enjoys being with her husband, family and friends. Sports are another priority, whether coaching her daughter’s softball team, cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs or watching her husband coach their local football team. She also enjoys crafting – including making vinyl T-shirts and decals.