Boston IVF Nursing Staff

RSC New England nursing staff

Boston IVF nurses provide culturally sensitive care for LGBT couples who want to become parents.


Nurses play a vital role in every health care specialty. At Boston IVF, physicians create treatment plans and work with their nursing teams to guide, instruct and care for patients through the day-to-day tasks involved in treatment. Depending on each patient’s needs, treatment can take anywhere from a few clinic appointments to several months of regular contact with the nursing team by phone and in person.

Nursing staff at RSC New EnglandOur nurses become our LGBT patients’ primary caregivers. Consequently we choose specially-trained professionals who possess superior reproductive medicine expertise, diversity awareness training and compassion. They are involved in the following aspects of patient care:

• Nurses coordinate scheduling for tests, procedures, and follow-up appointments.

• Nurses consult with Boston IVF physicians about optimal ways to carry out treatment protocols

• Nurses assist in various procedures
• Nurses are patient advocates

Meet Our Nursing Teams Patient Care Coordinators

Lisa Butters RN
Somerville Hospital School of Nursing
“The road to parenthood can be such a big roller coaster ride. I have the privilege to help patients through the process and hopefully make their dream come true!”

Anna Risman., RN, BSN
University at Buffalo, New York
“I have looked forward to coming to work ever since I joined Boston IVF in 2000. I like our nursing team and everything we do to make sure our patients are getting the best care they deserve during their journey.”

Ann Moegle RNC, Third Party Reproduction Team Nurse
LA County/USC School of Nursing
“I enjoy helping patients go through their journey in any way I can and, hopefully, get the result they are looking for. It’s a very special experience for me.”

Paula Dwan, RNC, MS, WHNP-BC (MyEggBank Program Director)
Boston College
“I have two grown children who have given my husband and me much joy. I feel that if I can help patients achieve their dreams of having a child and becoming a family, then I have succeeded.”

Christine Carlson, RN
LaSalle College Newton, MA
“I have worked in the field of infertility for over 15 years, the last 8 at Boston IVF. Although I have seen many medical changes throughout my career, the personal experience remains the same. Helping patients through the emotional ups and downs, whether it’s good news or bad, is the most important part of my job.”

Melissa Culverwell, RN, BSN
Rivier College, Nashua, NH
“My passion for Women’s Health started before I became a nurse, and I am honored to work in this field of nursing. One of my goals is to provide the individual support for each patient with coaching, and guidance throughout the treatment process.”

Aza Martirosyan, MA
Bryman Institute, Brighton, MA
“I’m happy to be part of RSC New England, where we have the opportunity to help people become parents. It brings joy to my heart when our patients see their dreams come true.”

Liz O’Shea, RNC, MS, NP
Boston College, Boston, MA
“I really enjoy my job at Boston IVF because of the patients. Going through this journey together we get to know them really well. Ours is a unique and very enriching experience.”

Christen Anderson, RNC, MS, NP
St. Anselm College
Boston College, Boston, MA
“In my free time, my husband and I enjoy planning and traveling to new destinations in the world and immersing in new cultures! I look forward to assisting my patients with the many aspects of their care at Boston IVF.“

Karen Page, RN, BSN
The State University of New York
“This is the most rewarding job one could ever have. I leave work every day knowing that I have touched the lives of many people who are trying to become parents. Being a parent is the most rewarding job that I would like everyone to experience.”

Yona Kravets, RN, BSN
Northeastern University
“We have a wonderful team in the IVF suite, many caring and compassionate professionals who I greatly enjoy working with. I believe that having children is one of the most precious gifts in life, and helping my patients achieve parenthood makes my work worthwhile.”

Kathy Kohler, RN, BSN
Mass Bay and Regis College
“I enjoy working at Boston IVF because of the people I work with on a daily basis. This unit is run so well because we all work well together. I also enjoy teaching patients and their partners. I like knowing that the end result is the miracle of having a baby and to be part of that makes my efforts worthwhile.”

Vallorie O’Donnell, RN, BSN
Regis College, Weston, MA
“My passion as a nurse comes from providing education. Every day, as a patient advocate, I look forward to guiding and helping our couples through the fertility treatment process.”



Boston IVF Nursing Staff
Boston IVF nurses provide culturally sensitive care for LGBT couples who want to become parents.