About Us

Our Mission and Values

To put it simply, we believe all individuals should be given the best opportunity to create a family. We help make it happen by striving for excellence in everything we do. By always showing respect and compassion for the people we treat and work with. By staying committed to expertise in our clinical setting, in our laboratory, and in our business practices. By maintaining a constant focus on teamwork, honesty, and ethics. And by educating—not only our patients, peers, and community, but also ourselves. Every day, every patient, and every fertility experience is a chance for us to learn, grow, and provide better care.

Our Technology

Our state-of-the-art facility houses both clinical and laboratory services with the latest in diagnostic, surgical, and laboratory equipment. Our comprehensive on-site treatment facility offers:

  • In vitro fertilization
  • Egg and embryo donation
  • Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
  • Inseminations
  • Reproductive surgery
  • Ovulation induction
  • Andrology services (including sperm and egg cryopreservation)

Our Team

All Pacific NW Fertility team members have been specifically chosen for their professionalism, commitment to the care of our patients, and something else—the ability to create a positive, personal experience for each person who walks through our doors.

Our Physicians

Meet Pacific NW Fertility's experienced team of reproductive professionals—including Doctor Marshall, who has been rated among the best doctors in Seattle.

    Dr. Lorna Marshall

    Dr. Lorna Marshall

    • In clinical practice in the Seattle area since 1987
    • Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
    • Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
    • Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at University of California San Diego
    • Subspecialty Training in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at University of California San Francisco
    • Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Washington
    • Past President and Current Officer of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
    • Top Doctor Honors by Seattle and Seattle Metropolitan magazines
    Dr. Lora Shahine

    Dr. Lora Shahine

    • Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
    • Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
    • Subspecialty Training/Fellowship Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at Stanford University
    • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of California San Francisco
    • Doctor of Medicine from Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    • Member of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine
    • Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Clinical Faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Washington
    • Top Doctor Honors by Seattle and Seattle Metropolitan magazines
    Dr. Julie Lamb

    Dr. Julie Lamb

    • Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
    • Subspecialty Training/Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at University of California San Francisco
    • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Washington
    • Doctor of Medicine from Northwestern University
    • Fulbright Scholar in International Women's Health
    • Member of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine
    • Clinical Faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Washington
    • Top Doctor Honors by Seattle and Seattle Metropolitan magazines
    Dr. Brad Swelstad

    Dr. Brad Swelstad

    • Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
    • Subspecialty Training/Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility – Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
    • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
    • Doctor of Medicine from St. George’s University School of Medicine
    • Member of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine

    Our Laboratory Team

    Our embryologists and laboratory personnel have over 60 years of combined laboratory experience. Cindee and Amin Khabani lead this compassionate and skilled team of reproductive professionals.

    Cindee Khabani, BS. ELD – Laboratory Director

    Cindee Khabani, BS. ELD – Laboratory Director

    • Pacific Lutheran University graduate in Biology & Chemistry
    • Worked over 15 years at Swedish Medical Center Reproductive Technology before co-founding Pacific Northwest Fertility and IVF Specialists in 2005
    • Certified Embryology Laboratory Director from the American Board of Bioanalysis
    • Member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the American Association of Bioanalysts
    • One of the few Embryology Laboratory Directors in the country who works as a "hands on" embryologist
    Amin Khabani, BS. ELD – Embryology Laboratory Director

    Amin Khabani, BS. ELD – Embryology Laboratory Director

    • University of Washington graduate in Molecular and Cellular Biology
    • Led the University of Washington's Fertility and Endocrine Center as their Embryology Laboratory Director
    • Served as the start up Embryology Laboratory Director for Seattle Reproductive Medicine, before co-founding Pacific Northwest Fertility and IVF Specialists in 2005
    • Certified Embryology Laboratory Director from the American Board of Bioanalysis
    • Member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the American Association of Bioanalysts
    • With over 15 years of experience, he focuses on increasing the implantation potential of an embryo through the latest breakthrough technologies
    Anna Hoff, M.S., T.S – Clinical Embryologist

    Anna Park, M.S., T.S – Clinical Embryologist

    • Colorado State University graduate with a Bachelors degree in Biology followed by a Masters in Zoology
    • Began training in Andrology at Virginia Mason's Center for Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology
    • Joined the original laboratory team at Pacific NW Fertility and IVF Specialists when it opened in 2005
    • Certified as a Technical Supervisor in Andrology
    • Member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the American Association for Bioanalysts

    Our Donor Team

    Our experienced and compassionate donor team works together drawing from their collective clinical experience to develop a personal treatment plan designed specifically for each patient.

    Stephanie Frickleton – Seattle Egg Bank Director

    Stephanie Frickleton, BS – Director, Donor Egg Bank

    • Graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health and Psychology
    • Advisory Consultant to RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
    • Adjunct faculty at Swedish Medical Center
    • Certified Prenatal and Childbirth Educator
    • Member of American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the Seattle Tacoma Area Reproductive Society
    • As a Fertility Counselor since 1999, she has matched over 2,000 couples with an egg donor
    Alyssa Schoenemann, RN, BS, BSN - Donor IVF Coordinator

    Alyssa Schoenemann, RN, BS, BSN – Donor IVF Coordinator

    • Graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    • Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences from Marquette University
    • BLS and NRP Certified
    • Specializes in coordination of Intended Parent/Gestational Carrier/Donor Egg cycles
    • Joined the team at Pacific NW Fertility in 2014
    • Member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
    • Member of the Seattle Tacoma Area Reproductive Society (STARS)
    Amber Hopkins, RN, BSN - Donor IVF Coordinator

    Amber Hopkins, RN, BA, BSN - Donor IVF Coordinator

    • Graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    • Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Anthropology with a Minor in Chemistry from Western Washington University
    • Specializes in coordination of Intended Parent and Donor Egg cycles
    • Joined Pacific NW Fertility in 2016
    • Member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
    • Member of the Seattle Tacoma Area Reproductive Society (STARS)
    Christy Costa, RN - Donor IVF Coordinator

    Christy Costa, RN - Donor IVF Coordinator

    • Graduated from Holmes College of Nursing in Jackson, Mississippi
    • Experience as a Reproductive Infertility RN in Chicago for 2 years
    • Joined the team at Pacific NW Fertility in 2016
    • Member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
    Luciana Svilpa, RN, BSc - Donor IVF Coordinator

    Luciana Svilpa, RN, BSc - Donor IVF Coordinator

    • Lake Washington Institute graduate in Nursing
    • University of Washington graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
    • Worked as an Undergraduate Researcher in a University of Washington Pathology Lab
    • Worked as a prenatal and birth Doula
    • Joined the team at Pacific NW Fertility in 2017
    • Member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
    • Member of the Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
    Rachelle Whitby, BSN - Donor IVF Coordinator

    Rachelle Whitby, BSN - Donor IVF Coordinator

    • Graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    • Worked as a nurse in Oncology, Obstetrics and Long Term Care before coming to Pacific NW Fertility
    • Originally joined Pacific NW Fertility in 2013, returned after some months off to focus on family in 2017
    • Specializes in coordination of Intended Parent/Gestational Carrier/Donor Egg cycles
    • Member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
    • Member of Seattle Tacoma Area Reproductive Society (STARS)
    Alyse Brindle, BA – IVF Administrative Coordinator

    Alyse Brindle, BA – Donor Program Coordinator

    • Graduated from Gonzaga University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and minor in English Literature
    • Worked in the fishing canneries of Alaska
    • Member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Seattle Tacoma Area Reproductive Society
    • Joined Pacific NW Fertility in 2014
    Sara Campbell, BS – Genetic Testing Specialist

    Sara Campbell, BS – Genetic Testing Specialist

    • Graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science and a Minor in Chemistry
    • Worked as an Undergraduate Research Assistant in Parasitology Lab
    • Joined Pacific NW Fertility in September 2015
    • Member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
    • Member of the Seattle Tacoma Area Reproductive Society
    • Certified Medical Assistant Phlebotomist
    Emilee Agosta, BA – Donor Program Assistant

    Emilee Agosta, BA – Donor Program Assistant

    • Graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and minor in Anthropology
    • Joined Pacific NW Fertility in February 2016
    • Member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
    • Certified Medical Assistant Phlebotomist
    • Member of Seattle Tacoma Area Reproductive Society (STARS)