Meet Our Staff
Jeff Olliffe, M.D. Medical Director Dr. Jeff Olliffe conducts the initial and follow-up exams for our donors. He also works alongside our geneticist in the process of approving candidates into our program. Dr. Olliffe is a Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Washington State Medical Society, the King County Medical Society and affiliates with Swedish Medical Hospital. Dr. Oliffe is a precept/instructor at the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine and has an affinity for bringing fertility options to those who are biologically incapable of producing offspring.
Steven L. Mardis, MSW, Donor Counselor Steven provides initial and follow up counseling services to donors who participate in the SSB program. He specializes in providing counseling and educational information for our international clients, to ensure donors are informed of the differing guidelines/regulations inherent within the international community. Steven is an active member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), Fertility Society of Australia (FSA), Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counselors Association (ANZICA), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Angelo Allard, Compliance Supervisor Angelo’s responsibilities include our compliance with the FDA’s regulations and guidance. This key role of ensures the safety and quality of the specimens. He is also responsible for our directed donor program, and manages allocations to international clinics. Angelo’s experience with regulated quality control and database management are essential to the overall efficacy and efficient nature of our program.
Alan Dowden, Donor Coordinator Alan is a key member of the ESB-USA team. He brings three years of experience in engineering, quality control, and customer service while also having obtained an undergraduate degree in Biology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics. Alan’s diverse background contribute to his high skill levels in both laboratory and compliance procedures which are essential to the ongoing success of European Sperm Bank USA.
Claire Johnson, Laboratory Supervisor Claire completed her undergraduate studies in biology and chemistry at Whitman College, where she developed a passion for learning and applying the newest scientific techniques. Her research on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome while abroad in New Zealand helped her to develop meticulous data collection and microscopy skills. Claire’s commitment to quality control and microscopy are reinforced with her organizational skills and attention to detail.
Eric Kendall, Clinic Liaison Eric’s focus is to improve our relationships with clients and clinics. His main responsibilities are comprised of helping clients with customer service issues and expanding outreach to the clinics who serve our patients across the U.S. and the world.
Manny Colon, Cryo-Logistics Manny is responsible for all domestic and international shipments. His work includes ensuring the accuracy and timely dispatch of orders, and Manny is in frequent communication with clients and clinics to provide on-time deliveries.
Elizabeth Repass, Genetic Counselor Elizabeth is a board certified and licensed genetic counselor with 11 years of experience in the field. She has worked in both prenatal and infertility genetics and has an interest in the screening of gamete donors. She received her BS in Secondary Education and Biology from Northwestern University and her ScM in Genetic Counseling from Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health.
Fredrik Andreasson, Chief Financial Officer Fredrik is responsible for all financial and operational aspects of our company. He is also in charge of IT, including Web Development, and Digital Marketing. Fredrik is our primary liaison to the European Sperm Bank, our sister labs in Denmark.
Josh Sharp – IT Director Josh has more than sixteen years of experience as an IT professional, with the last decade spent working on IT systems in the healthcare industry. His responsibilities include maintaining and improving our infrastructure, systems, and databases. Josh’s experience with HIPAA and the healthcare industry contribute to his ability to implement secure systems that ensure quality control and privacy of information.