From the founders
Our paths to motherhood weren't linear. We didn't feel good about the process, and want to change that for other families.
Building your family should be an incredible experience, centered on your family and honoring the person making it possible. When you work with us, you become part of the Cofertility family. No smoke and mirrors, no icky marketing, and no empty promises.
We’d be honored to be part of your journey.
Lauren, Arielle, and Halle
Meet our founders
Lauren previously founded Uber Health, where under her leadership, the business helped millions of patients get the care they need. Prior to that, Lauren spent the early years at Uber launching the core business throughout the east coast. Her own fertility journey gave her immediate clarity that she wanted to build something meaningful in reproductive health.
Halle previously founded Rock Health and then Natalist (acquired by Everly Health). Halle is a Board Director at Resolve and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School. Halle received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her MPH from Johns Hopkins University with a concentration in Women’s and Reproductive Health.
Arielle previously founded the original CoFertility, a community and content platform that aimed to answer every fertility question. Before that, Arielle spent several years working in digital marketing at Victoria’s Secret PINK. CoFertility was inspired by her own experience trying to conceive and she is passionate about starting the fertility conversation at an earlier age.
Our medical advisors
Meera Shah, MD, FACOG, is a double board certified OBGYN and reproductive endocrinology and fertility specialist at NOVA IVF in Mountain View, California. She received her Bachelor's degree at UC-Berkeley and completed a post-baccalaureate research fellowship at the National Institute of Health Academy program. She attended Stanford Medical School and completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco. She rounded out her training with a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Stanford University. She is an active member of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and Bay Area Reproductive Society.
Dr. Shah has authored numerous research articles on topics ranging from fertility preservation, pregnancy loss, reproductive genetics, and ethnic differences in IVF outcomes. Her work has been featured in Fertility and Sterility, Fertility IQ, and Natalist. Her medical practice incorporates the highest level of evidence based medicine and the most cutting edge technologies to optimize outcomes for her patients.
When Dr. Shah isn’t busy working with her patients at NOVA IVF, she enjoys playing pretty much any sport, learning new piano pieces on YouTube, and spending quality time with her husband and three boys.
You can find her on Instagram providing fertility related advice and education.
Dr. Samuel Pang is a board certified OBGYN and subspecialty board certified reproductive endocrinologist at Boston IVF. He is the medical director of the Third Party Reproduction Team at Boston IVF – The Lexington Center. He attended the University of British Columbia and completed his internship and residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Toronto. He completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at UCLA.
Dr. Pang joined IVF America Boston (later Reproductive Science Center of New England) in 1993 and was appointed Medical Director in 2007. He has been the director of the Third Party Reproduction program since 1997, serving patients who utilize IVF with donor eggs and/or gestational surrogacy to have children. In October 2014 he joined Boston IVF following a merger with RSCNE.
Dr. Pang is a pioneer in providing reproductive care to LGBTQ+ patients. In 1998, he was among the earliest physicians applying ART to gay men who sought parenthood via donor eggs and gestational surrogacy. In 2007, he began providing IVF services to lesbian couples without infertility, coining the term “reciprocal IVF” for one person providing oocytes and the other gestating. In 2012, he began treating transgender men for fertility preservation and reciprocal IVF, and transgender men who choose to gestate themselves. He was recently selected by ASRM for their Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award in 2022.
Dr. Mare Mbaye is a top OBGYN based in New York City. She has worked in the private practice setting caring for pregnant and non-pregnant people with a variety of medical concerns. Dr. Mbaye also boasts several years of experience as a medical advisor, digital health startup consultant, and content creator. She is on a mission to bring empathetic, holistic, and affirming reproductive healthcare to all, with a particular focus on historically marginalized groups.
You can follow Dr. Mare on Instagram.
Dr. Saira Jhutty is a licensed clinical and industrial organizational psychologist in private practice specializing in fertility. She obtained her PhD from California School of Professional Practice. She has spent the last 11 years focusing on assisting people build their families using third-party reproduction. Her expertise lies in the evaluation of potential surrogates and egg donors and meeting with intended parents to discuss their decision to use alternative methods to build their family.
Dr. Jhutty is a member of the Mental Health Professionals group for ASRM and sat on the committee to help revise surrogacy guidelines.
Pomi started her career in a leadership development program spanning finance, supply chain efficiency, and IT across various businesses at General Electric. Pomi then moved into a role bringing products to life at Uber where she helped develop the business case for Uber Health. After Uber, Pomi led Growth & Partnerships for Token Transit. She is deeply curious about tech that transforms how people live and manage their basic needs in the physical world and building partnerships across public and private sectors that address human needs. This curiosity has led her career from mobility to fertility. Originally from Ethiopia, Pomi holds a BA in Finance and International Business from the University of Minnesota.
Chris has been leading tech teams at startups for over a decade. Prior to Cofertility, he lead the product and engineering group at Uniform Teeth that modernized orthodontics to make treatment more accurate and personalized. An industry veteran with five acquisitions under his belt, the throughline to Chris' career is that, regardless of industry or application, he has built robust systems that act as a force multiplier for the humans that use them. Chris has a B.S. in Computer Science from Trinity College.
Meela has led Marketing teams at several startups (Aaptiv, Noom, Seated, Jumprope), and held advisory roles at companies like Vestwell, Google, Lyft, SoWell Health, etc. She holds dual Master's degrees in Professional Writing and Investigative Journalism and dual Bachelor's degrees in Creative and Professional Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. Her passion for health tech, particularly the fertility and maternity spaces, stems from the challenges she faced when expanding her own family.
Jessie began her career leading best practice research and offering consultative services to medical device, pharmaceutical, and health care technology companies. Her passion for improving health care access stemmed from her experience a health clinic volunteer, where she connected lower income patients with social services that could improve health outcomes. Jessie has a BA in History from the Unviersity of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia Business School with a focus in healthcare management.
Cailin has 5 years of experience in the healthcare tech space, where she began her career as a Member Advocate at Collective Health, helping members navigate their health plans. She then worked at Uber Health helping health systems and patients access reliable transportation. Her fiancé is donor conceived and Cofertility's mission is close to her heart. She works to provide Cofertility's members with a seamless experience on their egg freezing and family building journeys and optimize internal operations. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Public Health.
Rachel has 6 years of experience as an egg donor and third-party coordinator. She has worked as a coordinator at two different fertility clinics and is exceptionally well-versed in the matching process. Her experience working with intended parents and egg donors is what drives her passion for her work at Cofertility, where she uses her prior experience and knowledge of the industry to offer support through every step of the process. Rachel has a BS in Public Health from James Madison University.
Coco started her career in fertility over 7 years ago, at RMA NY, and later Spring Fertility, where she coordinated treatment cycles, educated patients on the various reproductive health options and technologies available to them, and encouraged them to feel comfortable advocating for themselves. She’s passionate about making her patients feel seen and validated throughout the emotional landscape of fertility. Coco graduated from Occidental College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry.
Michelle has 6 years of extensive experience in coordinating egg donor cycles and overseeing egg bank operations. She received her Master's Degree in Education from the University of San Diego and studied Management for her undergrad. She has passion for creating and implementing new concepts and streamlining processes. Michelle recently joined Cofertility to reform the egg freezing and donating experience for all women and families in need. She is originally from China and is fluent in Mandarin.
Erin has completed 3 journeys as a gestational carrier, which inspired her to build a career helping people reach their family building goals. She previously worked for an online fertility marketplace connecting fertility patients with the providers best suited to meet their individual needs and preferences. She has also worked for a surrogacy and egg donation agency matching intended parents with gestational carriers and coordinating surrogacy and egg donation journeys. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and is also certified as lactation counselor through the ALPP.
Franki has worked in marketing for over 7 years. She has spent the majority of her career focused in women’s health and is passionate about building meaningful, mission-based brands. She is an avid believer that everyone deserves access to family-building and reproductive care, and connects deeply with Cofertility’s mission to make this care more equitable and accessible for all. Franki has her BFA in Photography and a Master's in Digital Audience Strategy. Outside of her role at Co, she enjoys art, reading, and spending time with her husband, newborn daughter, and two dogs.
Emily has worked in marketing for 7 years supporting brands in a variety of different verticals grow. She holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and Communication along with a Bachelors Degree in Intercultural Studies. Her passion for reproductive access for all and gender equality drive the work she does. Outside of her role at Cofertility she enjoys live music, spending time with her family, and cooking.
Cicely is a Nurse passionate about reproductive health. She has experience in the women's health start up space as a Nurse Health Coach and Fertility Specialist. She also brings 5+ years in inpatient & outpatient OB/GYN settings. She has a B.A. in Creative Writing from The City College of New York & 2 Nursing degrees from BCTC. With personal & professional experience in IVF, she is excited to empower people with ovaries to take the reigns of their reproductive health journeys.
Allison graduated from Physician Assistant school in 2021. She has practiced medicine in various fields for 2 years now and is passionate about providing high quality, compassionate healthcare to everyone. She joined the Cofertility team as a Member Advocate to help members make informed and educated decisions in their egg freezing and donation journeys.
Mia has worked in many roles in the women's reproductive health sector, including Planned Parenthood and a private OB/GYN office. She graduated with a degree in Sociology with minors in Social Work and Intercultural Studies. Now as a mom of four, she balances her passion for women's health and family building with raising good humans. She recently created a photography storytelling series focusing on moms and their experiences with fertility, pregnancy, and parenthood.
We’re a mission-driven company full of individuals who are fired up about making egg freezing and third party reproduction more accessible for all. Our team is fully remote and we’re hiring for multiple roles across our organization.