Meet Our Fertility Staff
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 is very excited that she will soon be graduating 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.
Certified Andrology Laboratory Scientist
Certified Embryology Laboratory Specialist
Ashby’s constant love of learning has driven her to excel in the field of embryology, and she applies this drive to stay current in new techniques and information relating to advanced reproductive medicine. She is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and is a certified andrology and embryology laboratory scientist through the American Association of Bioanalysts. She is also licensed by the State of Tennessee as a medical laboratory professional.
One of Ashby’s favorite hobbies is saltwater fishing with her husband in both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. In her spare time, she likes to work out at her local CrossFit gym and hang out with her three dogs.
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 is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and has certifications in basic life support and advanced cardiovascular life support. She has completed the ASRM Nurse Certificate Course in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She enjoys building lifelong relationships with her patients, and has focused on fertility to pursue her love of women’s health.
Candy and her spouse, Jamie, enjoy teaching their church’s youth group. Candy’s hobbies include reading, going to the gym and spending time with her family. She has more than 100 pairs of crazy socks. Don’t miss them when visiting the office!
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.
Patient Care Coordinator
Melissa achieved quite the skill set before becoming part of the TRM family. She has worked in merchandising and advertising for a men’s clothing company, co-facilitated a securities training class with Delta Airlines, and even worked in a funeral home driving a hearse.
If there is one thing to know about Melissa, it is that she puts family above all else. Her greatest gift is her children, and she is most proud of them. Melissa has also come to cherish the family she has found at TRM. She is immensely grateful to be part of a family that gets to help others build families of their own.
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.
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 29 years. When not working, Angie enjoys rooting for the Vols, watching other sporting events, reading and watching movies.
Terena joined TRM in 2016, bringing a wealth of experience and a warm personality to the clinic. She earned an administrative assistant associates 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, practicing yoga or reading.
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 has more than 15 years of experience in human embryology, andrology and IVF techniques with 13 of those years as a lab supervisor.
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 children. To unwind, she crochets, bakes and eats copious amounts of dark chocolate.